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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 Fresh Traditional Easter Tablescape with Spring Flowers

April Cornell cottage rose placemats add a colorful, bold pattern to the Easter table setting

Dress your Easter tablescape with spring flowers, bold pattern, and a riot of color to create a fresh traditional style that echos the hopeful promise of spring. The great gift of Easter is hope. ~ Basil C. Hume The sun pours in on a brand new spring – full of promise, new life, and His …

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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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10 Christmas Gifts for the Hostess with the Mostest

Christmas gift guide flat lay featuring Annie Glass, Thyme's diffuser, champagne, and place cards

Show your love and appreciation for the paragon of hospitality in your life with one these Christmas gifts for the hostess with the mostest! You know these charming ladies! They can whip up a gourmet cheese board in about 3 minutes flat; they have an endless supply of themed cocktail napkins and the perfect recipe …

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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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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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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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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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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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