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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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Frosted Forest – Winter Tablescape Tutorial

Winter tablescape tutorial for a frosted forest tablescape in green, gold, and white with poinsettia, snowflakes, birch, and cedar garland

Celebrate the beauty of the frosted forest with this winter tablescape tutorial for a woodsy table setting that plays up winter’s magic for post holiday entertaining. The hustle and bustle of the holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean all the glistening snowflakes and pretty evergreen has to get boxed up!  Set a beautiful …

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Budget Friendly Pumpkin Centerpiece Fall to Halloween

Autumn tablescape with budget friendly pumpkin centerpiece, Mason's ironstone, striped table runner, glass hurricanes, fall florals, and copper mugs.

This budget friendly pumpkin centerpiece under $50 will take you from fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving with just a few easy change-ups! Pumpkin Centerpiece for Fall: Pumpkin Centerpiece for Halloween: If like me you love decorating for the autumn season and all the holidays up ahead but find yourself short on time then you need …

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Hydrangea Centerpiece with Hurricane Lantern

How to create this hydrangea centerpiece with hurricane lantern

Learn how to arrange a simple hydrangea centerpiece to stunning effect for $15 in under 5 minutes that is perfect for any summer dinner table! Hey there lovely peonies! Today, I wanted to share with you a quick and easy how-to post to create this stunning hydrangea centerpiece with hurricane lantern that I created for …

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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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Beyond Pumpkins – An Elegant Thanksgiving Table + 2 Side Dish Recipes

Set an elegant Thanksgiving table with traditional flair this year adorned with romantic roses, pineapples, cotton, sterling silver, and brocade table linens!

Set an elegant Thanksgiving table with traditional flair this year adorned with romantic roses, pineapples, cotton, sterling silver, and brocade table linens! Don’t get me wrong! I love pumpkins…love them! But sometimes you want to break out of the tried and true to experiment with something new.  For my Thanksgiving tablescape this year, I played …

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How to Set an Autumn Harvest Table

Gather friends and family around this autumn harvest table to celebrate the bounty of the season!

Gather friends and family around this autumn harvest table to celebrate the bounty of the season! A natural table runner made from the fruits, foliage, vegetables, and flowers of fall is a simple, yet sophisticated way to decorate your table for autumn.  Not only does it reflects the bounty of the autumn harvest, but it …

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3 Rules to Hosting a Summer Dinner Party

Follow these 3 rules to host a noteworthy summer dinner party filled with good conversation, delicious food, and plentiful libations.

Follow these 3 rules to host a noteworthy summer dinner party filled with good conversation, delicious food, and plentiful libations + 2 recipes perfect for your menu! Summer and al fresco dining are just two little delicious peas in a pod.  They go together hand in hand like PB&J, salt & pepper, and I don’t …

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Set a Sophisticated Easter Table

Set a sophisticated Easter table with pastel details and rustic elements.

Set a sophisticated Easter table with this mix of rustic tableware and pastel details. As a child Easter was always an important celebration in my family.  We woke up to beautifully decorated Easter baskets, donned new frocks, and set out to a special church service.  Lunch at my Grandmother’s followed; and then a happy afternoon …

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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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