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A Rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving Table

Al fresco Thanksgiving in Blue Ridge Mountains on Christmas tree farm. Set a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table for 2019 with toile, colorful china, dahlias, and brass.

Embrace bold. Embrace vintage. Embrace color this year with a rustic Chinoiserie Thanksgiving table set amidst the rolling fields. Thanksgiving has always been a working holiday in my family given that we own a Christmas tree farm. There are trees to sell as families romp in to roam the fields, tractor trailers to load, and …

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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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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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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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Al Fresco Summer Dining with Hydrangea Tablescape

hydrangea centerpiece with glass hurricane and white candle

Grab a glass of bubbly Prosecco and join me for some al fresco summer dining at this hydrangea tablescape! It’s a sultry evening in July. The sun is wistfully sinking and the fireflies are just beginning to flash. The smell of charcoal wafts across the back yard and effervescent Prosecco tickles your nose as the …

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Wedding Registry – The Most Useful Wedding Gifts 5 Years Later

Useful wedding gifts - wrapped in pretty gift bag with pink bow

Add these useful wedding gifts to your registry for their lasting practicality a.k.a. 10 present ideas that will make brides & grooms deliciously happy! Of course the best part of our wedding was marrying the love of my life, but a close second was having our friends and family travel from all around the country …

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Tea for Two

Brew a pot of tea and invite your kindred spirit to spend a lovely afternoon nibbling on delicious treats with a spring tea for two! #teafortwo #teaparty

Brew a pot of tea and invite your kindred spirit to spend a lovely afternoon nibbling on delicious treats with a spring tea for two! Is there any problem a good gossip and a cup of tea can’t solve?  Highly unlikely, if you ask me! And yet we don’t indulge in low tea nearly often …

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New Year’s Eve Party Decor

Pop the bubbly and celebrate 2018 in style with bright and charming New Year's Eve Party Decor!

Pop the bubbly and celebrate 2018 in style with bright and charming New Year’s Eve Party Decor! The 12 Days of Christmas are just getting started, and I thought I would share this bright and charming tablescape with you for a festive New Year’s Eve table idea.  I believe in leaving up my Christmas decorations …

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A Whimsical-Glam Christmas Table with Hoskins in the Flat

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments.

Embrace the unexpected this holiday season with a whimsical-glam Christmas table bedecked with mixed metals, pink and green hues, Arté Italica dinnerware, poinsettia, and fanciful ornaments. Candlelight flickers over a carefully laid table. The air is laden with evergreen and mama’s cooking. A Christmas tree shines merrily in the corner, while presents peak from underneath. …

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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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