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My Whimsical Christmas Mantel + DIY Garland

White ceramic houses on this Christmas mantel suggest a snowy winter village

Decorate a whimsical Christmas mantel with a festive holiday village, amaryllis, milk glass, ribbon garland, and star lanterns plus an easy tutorial to make an ornament garland. Today, lovely peonies I am sharing my whimsical Christmas mantel with you all. Of course, it had to be just as colorful and bright as my chic and …

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Guide to Mixing Plaid Decor for the Holidays

Mix complex plaids with deconstructed plaids in your Christmas decor like this placemat with a wide spaced plaid and this more complex plaid tablecloth.

10 ways to mix and match plaid decor for the ultimate festive look and feel this Christmas! Mad for plaid this holiday season? Me too! I can never get enough! Plaid decorations and tableware are perfect for the holidays, but plaid can be a complicated pattern to coordinate. Mixing and matching plaids together and with other …

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How to Style Majolica Displays

Majolica display in bookcase

A grandmillennial approach to styling Majolica displays with bold color, charming patterns, and natural decor. Oh Majolica! Your rich tones, whimsy, and natural motifs charm me every time! I love seeing you proudly hanging on plate walls, reclining on hutches, and beautifying traditional interiors. If you are a fan of the French or English country …

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How to Get the Perfect Ginger Jar Floral Arrangement

Blue and white ginger jar floral arrangement with dahlias and fern on antique sideboard with books

An easy 5 step tutorial to create the perfect ginger jar floral arrangement with expert tricks to make it stunning and lush! Ok ladies, I have a pet peeve to confess today: teeny tiny florals in classic ginger jars. You know the ones I’m talking about where the flowers just barely peek above the opening …

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An Easter Brunch Table with The Knoxville Flowerpot

An Easter brunch table in pretty pastels with bunny placemats, antique china, etched stemware, and vibrant floral centerpiece

Want to host an elegant Easter brunch? Get inspired by this pastel Easter brunch table with antique china, vibrant florals, and whimsical touches, and learn 5 tips for floral arranging at home from an expert florist. It’ll be the happiest spring gathering you host yet! Happy Easter lovely peonies! I am so pleased to share this pastel …

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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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5 Simple Steps to Choose the Colors in Your Home Color Scheme

Whole home color scheme in blues and grays - how to choose the colors in your home color scheme

From inspiration to decision time, these 5 steps to choose the colors in your home color scheme will help you select a color palette you love that works with your style and home. A home color scheme is a palette of colors (usually 5 – 6) you choose to use throughout all the rooms of …

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DIY Christmas Wreath with Fresh Greenery

DIY Christmas wreath with fresh mixed greenery, including boxwood, cedar, and juniper hang on front door with plaid bow.

Mix fresh boxwood, cedar, and juniper for a cheery DIY Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door this holiday season! Tutorial below! Walking up the front steps to a house with a fresh greenery wreath is one of the magical parts of Christmas. There is the intoxicating scent of evergreen… the vibrant color…the cheery …

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DIY Outdoor Christmas Decoration: Joy PVC Sign

DIY outdoor Christmas decoration - PVC joy sign lit at night by spotlight in front of white brick house

Learn how to make this festive “Joy” PVC sign! The perfect DIY outdoor Christmas Decoration for those who like simple decor with warmth and cheer under $80! I love coming home to a festive exterior during the holiday season. As the cheery song says, “But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will …

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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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