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The Charming Index – March

Seersucker dress and pastel scarf - The Charming Index

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1 Catherine Wiley Paintings at the KMA  Her work is simply incandescent! I love the rich colors and the bold strokes contrasted with the serene scenes of women in intimate settings. …

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Strawberry Champagne Trifle Cake

Strawberry champagne trifle cake

A delightful and bubbly spring dessert perfect for luncheons and celebratory showers: the strawberry champagne trifle cake! Y’all this is literally the most delicious trifle cake on the planet! And just what sends it over the top? CHAMPAGNE!!! I have made plenty of trifles over the years after all it is an easily assembled dessert …

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The Charming Index – February

French Toast at The Mockingbird, Nashville - The Charming Index

Charming | ADJ. | The power or quality of giving delight… Your monthly guide to charming things, people, places, reads, eats, and style! No. 1 Antiques & Garden Show, Nashville One of the oldest antique and garden shows in the South, this show mingles over 150 antique, art, and horticulture dealers with beautiful indoor gardens.  Lots …

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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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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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