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A Romantic Picnic on the Pond

Picnic blanket and table set up for some romantic al fresco dining in the mountains

It’s a fine summer day in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and I’m in the mood for a picnic — a picnic on the pond! Let’s escape the heat and monotonous chores piling up at home and head to the farm. Grab your picnic basket, some yummy fare, and a bottle or two of wine…OK make …

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Summer Staycation Favorites

Summer staycation favorites for backyard fun

Your guide to backyard fun with affordable products, games, toys, and fashion for our summer staycation ahead. Backyard fun is not canceled! The next few months are shaping up to be an unusual summer there’s no doubt. Between the face masks, 6 foot distancing between friends, and limited openings of public parks and outdoor spaces …

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A Rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving Table

Al fresco Thanksgiving in Blue Ridge Mountains on Christmas tree farm. Set a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table for 2019 with toile, colorful china, dahlias, and brass.

Embrace bold. Embrace vintage. Embrace color this year with a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table set amidst the rolling fields. Thanksgiving has always been a working holiday in my family given that we own a Christmas tree farm. There are trees to sell as families romp in to roam the fields, tractor trailers to load, and …

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