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Patriotic Table Decor for July 4th

Katherine sets patriotic table with red and blue china, Fostoria goblets, and hydrangea centerpiece

Mix antique china with Indian block print and rustic wicker with cheery hydrangeas for festive patriotic table decor this July 4th celebration! The official start to summer is just days away. It’s time to start thinking about Independence Day celebrations and backyard BBQs! The smoky smell of roasting pork… The crackle and fizz of sparklers… The …

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A Fresh Traditional Easter Tablescape with Spring Flowers

April Cornell cottage rose placemats add a colorful, bold pattern to the Easter table setting

Dress your Easter tablescape with spring flowers, bold pattern, and a riot of color to create a fresh traditional style that echos the hopeful promise of spring. The great gift of Easter is hope. ~ Basil C. Hume The sun pours in on a brand new spring – full of promise, new life, and His …

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10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest! You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail napkins and the perfect recipe …

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A Hostess Caftan for the Holidays

Katherine of Pender & Peony sitting on settee sipping tea in blue caftan

Entertaining at home for the holidays? Throw on a fab caftan for just the right mix of casual chic and comfort! Comfort and style don’t have to be at odds! There is something to spice up leisure-wear, and no it’s not leggings.  Whether you are going for the 60’s glam vibe or boho-chic the caftan …

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Thanksgiving Side Dish: Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Potatoes, & Beets

Antique white tureen filled with roasted brussel sprouts for a delicious Thanksgiving Side Dish

Roasted Brussel sprouts are a classic for Thanksgiving side dishes, but liven up this traditional recipe with a healthy twist by adding pickled beets and sweet potatoes! Brussel sprouts, beets, and sweet potatoes are three of my favorite autumn foods! So I figured why not put them all together and see what kind of magic …

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The 5 Essentials of a Southern Autumn Table

A Southern autumn table set with Mason's china, monogrammed napkins, fall florals, and trellis runner

Looking to host a quintessentially Southern dinner affair this autumn? Then be sure to set your table with these 5 must-haves of a Southern autumn table! Autumn is short and truly worth celebrating in style! Gather friends and family around a beautifully laid table this fall to honor the harvest and kick off the holiday …

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Blueberry Lemon Mint Fizz

blueberry lemon mint fizz cocktails on a tray with peonies and patchwork quilt underneath

Take a blanket out to the lawn and enjoy a blueberry lemon mint fizz on a sultry summer evening amidst the fireflies. Looking for a refreshing summer cocktail with fruity flavors to enjoy at your next porch party or picnic? This blueberry lemon mint fizz is the perfecto choice! It is sweet with a hint …

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5 Summer Table Styling Tips

Monogram blue and white napkins add the preppy touch to this summer table

Light the charcoal, pour the sweet tea, and set an effortless summer tablescape with these 5 summer table styling tips! Y’all spring is giving way to summer with a lovely burst of sunny weather and deliciously warm air! I for one cannot wait for al fresco dining, picnics, and easy summer suppers. There is something …

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Spring Table Setting in Pink & Blue

A feminine spring table setting with blue lace Mottahedeh china, rattan charger, and pink gingham napkin with pearl ring

Freshen up the dining room with this spring table setting in pink and blue, mixing romantic florals, elegant china, and feminine details. Spring is almost here y’all! Are you ready for warm weather, pretty blossoms, and fresh green foliage? I most certainly am, and to get us all in the mood I’ve set a spring …

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Build Your Own Southern Bloody Mary Bar + Recipe

Build your own Southern Bloody Mary bar

Learn the art of building your own Bloody Mary Bar and how to make it quintessentially Southern! My mother and I love to drink Bloody Marys! Whether out and about for brunch or breakfasting at home a Bloody Mary is a delicious start to the day with its piquant spice and yummy garnishes. When we …

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