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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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Rattan Bar Cart DIY: Inspired by Society Social

Rattan bar cart DIY in navy blue - perfect for chic entertaining

Get the charming sophistication of a Society Social bar cart with this bar cart DIY for under $40 Ask any hostess with the mostest and she will tell you a bar cart is an essential entertaining tool, especially if you don’t have a built in bar.  Bar carts are functional, offering storage for your liquor …

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One Rustic Thanksgiving Table: Two Centerpiece Ideas

A Rustic Thanksgiving Table is warm and inviting as family and friends gather for the holiday.

This rustic Thanksgiving table provides a rich and warm setting for friends and family to gather around this holiday.  The multi-colored plaid in autumnal tones lays a bold foundation for Mason’s Ascot plates, antique silver, and Laguiole bone knives. Monogramed linen napkins, soft candle light, and brown glass stemware add that extra oomph. To get …

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Set an Elegant Autumn Table

Set an elegant autumn table with this blue and orange color palette. Learn tips to make your fall tablescape gorgeous.

A blue, white, and orange color palette makes for a rich fall tablescape.   Hosting a dinner party this fall? Want an elegant autumn table with seasonal touches that doesn’t go overboard to gimmicky? Let me suggest a timeless color palette of blue and white with pops of orange! Blue and orange are complimentary colors …

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A Black and White Themed Tablescape for Any Occassion

Black and White Themed Tablescape

Need an effortless but elegant tablescape? As a hostess, you know that the look and feel of your table matters. Not only does it set the mood for gatherings, but it is also a prominent place for festive décor. Sometimes though time is short or inspiration low, and every good hostess needs a “go to” …

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Etiquette Guide — The Art of Receiving a Call

The Art of Receiving a Call: Rule No. 4 Always Offer Refreshments. Get more etiquette tips on penderandpeony.com

I was inspired to write The Art of Paying a Call after accompanying my mother on her round of social visits. Not only did I observe her behavior as the caller, but also how we were greeted and welcomed by our hostess/host. But while writing this etiquette guide, The Art of Receiving a Call, I …

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Etiquette Guide – The Art of Paying a Call

The Art of Paying a Call Print. Master these rules at penderandpeony.com

So…I couldn’t resist creating a cute little print to go with my earlier post about the rules of paying a call in the South.  Just think of this as a quick etiquette guide! Want to read the full rules? I would love to hear your opinion! Did I cover everything? Is there a ritual you …

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The Art of Paying a Call in the South

The Art of Paying a Call - Learn the etiquette at penderandpeony.com

In centuries past, women dressed up in their best day gowns and went visiting. They paid calls on friends and acquaintances within their social circle who were “at home” on such and such a day. Tea was served. Cakes eaten. Best manners displayed, and calling cards left. This was a great time for gossip, and …

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