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A Fall Table with Pastel Hues & Pretty Chintz

Fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an elegant but playful look !

Set a memorable fall table with pastel hues and pretty chintz for an autumn celebration that gathers loved ones near and reminds us all how important the dinner table is to family connection and civility!   The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners, but of conversation, …

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Colorful Summer Decorating Ideas – Home Tour

Summer decorating ideas: new floral art in my entry by Nancy Thompson Mills.

 4 summer decorating ideas to refresh and brighten your home — part of It’s a Colorful Life Home Tour, Summer Snap Shots. Sunny weather, Family time, Barbeques on the patio, Cheerful summer style… That’s what summers at home are made of — everyday pleasures! This week, I am excited to participate in the It’s a …

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Patriotic Table Decor for July 4th

Katherine sets patriotic table with red and blue china, Fostoria goblets, and hydrangea centerpiece

Mix antique china with Indian block print and rustic wicker with cheery hydrangeas for festive patriotic table decor this July 4th celebration! The official start to summer is just days away. It’s time to start thinking about Independence Day celebrations and backyard BBQs! The smoky smell of roasting pork… The crackle and fizz of sparklers… The …

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A Splendid Spot of Tea for Valentine’s

Katherine pours tea

Red & Pink roses, velvet ribbon, Rose Medallion, silver, and delectable macarons make for a splendid spot of tea for Valentine’s Day! Join me in hosting a Valentine’s Day tea party for your dearest gal pals. Valentine’s Day is of course for sweethearts, but I think it is also a day to celebrate all forms …

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Set a Bold Christmas Tablescape in Pink & Green

a bold Christmas tablescape set with a William Morris print, centerpiece of white roses and magnolia, polka dot placemats, and layered pink and green china

5 Tricks to create a bold Christmas tablescape in a colorful palette that is whimsical and swoon-worthy! Forget boring ole palettes of red and green! Forget your stereotypical Santa and reindeer figurines! Forget pine boughs and plaid! Oops, not the plaid. Never the plaid…whew…almost went too far there! 😂 This year, join me in mixing it up …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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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