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Al Fresco Summer Dining with Hydrangea Tablescape

hydrangea centerpiece with glass hurricane and white candle

Grab a glass of bubbly Prosecco and join me for some al fresco summer dining at this hydrangea tablescape! It’s a sultry evening in July. The sun is wistfully sinking and the fireflies are just beginning to flash. The smell of charcoal wafts across the back yard and effervescent Prosecco tickles your nose as the …

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An Easter Tablescape with Blooming Basket & Boxwood Topiaries

Set a bright and colorful Easter tablescape with a blooming Easter basket and boxwood topiaries for a whimsical centerpiece + get my recipe for pesto asparagus and poached egg!

Set a bright and colorful Easter tablescape with a blooming Easter basket and boxwood topiaries for a whimsical centerpiece + get my recipe for pesto asparagus with poached egg! Hey Y’all & Happy Easter!! What a joyous season this is with the flowers budding, temps rising, and sun shining…rebirth and renewal all around.  I love …

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Tea for Two

Brew a pot of tea and invite your kindred spirit to spend a lovely afternoon nibbling on delicious treats with a spring tea for two! #teafortwo #teaparty

Brew a pot of tea and invite your kindred spirit to spend a lovely afternoon nibbling on delicious treats with a spring tea for two! Is there any problem a good gossip and a cup of tea can’t solve?  Highly unlikely, if you ask me! And yet we don’t indulge in low tea nearly often …

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Holiday Etiquette & Hospitality + My Plaid Christmas Table

The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea.

The Southern approach to holiday etiquette and hospitality plus a plaid Christmas table idea perfect for holiday entertaining. Good manners the world over are important even today when it feels like propriety has fallen out of favor and civility is long forgotten. Here in the South, being courteous and well-mannered have a certain sine qua …

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A Whimsical-Glam Christmas Table with Hoskins in the Flat

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments.

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments. Candlelight flickers over a carefully laid table. The air is laden with evergreen and mama’s cooking. A Christmas tree shines merrily in the corner, while presents peak from underneath. …

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Aloha! A Hawaiian Luau

Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho'okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau.

Experience the aloha spirit and Hawaiian Ho’okipa at a joyful Hawaiian luau. Aloha! While traveling in Maui this Southern girl truly felt the aloha spirit.  It was evident everywhere we went from the warm greetings of “Aloha!” to the giving of lei and the ready extension of a helping hand to the pleasant conversation offered …

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Grab a Guinness for This Lucky Green Saint Patrick’s Day Tablescape

Celebrate St. Patty's Day with a Guinness beer tasting party, yummy shepherd's pie, and one lucky green Saint Patrick's Day tablescape.

Saint Patrick’s Day (March 17th) is exciting for many reasons not least of which are lots of bold, kelly green, Guinness, and the imminent arrival of spring!  This year I’m celebrating with a Guinness beer tasting party, yummy shepherd’s pie, and one lucky green Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape. For my Saint Patrick’s Day tablescape, I …

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How to Style a Party Bar Cart with FTD

No party is complete without a handy bar cart. Learn how to style your party bar cart with this quick guide.

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start planning your New Year’s Eve party! No celebration is complete without a stylish party bar cart to carry the affair throughout the night. They are an essential entertaining tool – both chic and functional! With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, it is time to …

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Throw a Charming Holiday Brunch

holiday entertaining with Pender & Peony

I’m sharing my family’s Christmas brunch tradition and ways to set a festive table for your holiday brunch with plaid placemats, splashes of red, and winter greenery! The magic of Christmas morning is undeniable.  Childhood delight fills the air as family gathers around the Christmas tree to see what Santa brought.  Wrapping paper flies, carols …

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Are You Ready to Host Thanksgiving?

A wood box centerpiece with pumpkins,wheat, antlers, and acorns is the perfect fall centerpiece for your Thanksgiving table.

To Host Thanksgiving is a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful headache. Use this checklist to host Thanksgiving with warmth and panache! We all want our holiday dinners to be a triumph with delicious food and a festive atmosphere. We want our family traditions to be honored and the opportunity to …

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