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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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Elegance on the Half Shell – The Oyster Plate

Elegant antique oyster plate - refined dining must have

Entertain in style with the ever elegant oyster plate, delighting refined diners since the 1800’s. Learn more about these charming dishes, their history and how to collect. Candlelight flickers, music stirs the air, and elegant florals cascade across the table as guests saunter into the dining room. Chairs are pulled, napkins unfurled, and delighted chatter …

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10 Holiday Hosting Hacks

Butternut squash soup in a pumpkin dish - jazz up pre-made soup for an easy holiday hosting hacks

10 holiday hosting hacks to help you prep for the party in less time with less headache and create a memorable, charming holiday event! Hosting for the holidays is enough to cause anyone a bit of stress even if your blooming Martha Stewart. Ok, well, maybe not if you are Martha. For the rest of …

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How to Brine a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Brine a turkey for the perfectly cooked Golden turkey with moist, tender meat and delicious taste

Want to cook the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving this year? Yes, then you need to learn how to brine a turkey! I’m sharing tried and true tricks, the recipe, and what you need to know to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving. Y’all this maple brown sugar brined turkey will melt in your mouth and wow …

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