Famille Verte: A Modern Classic with a Rich History

Apr 18, 2021 |

Famille Verte Porcelain has a very rich history dating back to 1685!  Under the fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty, Kangzi, the fines Famille-Verte porcelain was made at the Jingdezhen Imperial factories and others were made in Canton. It was made for use in China but also for export and was loved for its dramatic…

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Ginori 1735’s Oriente Italiano Eggs

Mar 26, 2021 |

Looking for an Easter decoration or gift that excites? I adore Ginori 1735’s Oriente Italiano Eggs.  Malachite, Iris, Porpora, Pervinca, and Azalea are in stock and ready to be gifted or added to your collection now at ShopKSW.com.  The tricky part is selecting the color you want as they are all so beautiful! But beyond…

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Please Join Veranda and KSW to talk about Regency Dining.

Mar 8, 2021 |

I hope you will join me today at 12:30 EST for a chat with Veranda Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Steele Marcoux.  We are going to chat about the dining tables of the Regency Era and the protocols of that era that impact the dining styles of today.

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Your Custom Pet Crystal

Mar 2, 2021

My friends know that I am a passionate pet lover!  I even wrote a book about Dog Parties!  So when these custom pet portrait pieces from my favorite cut crystal company, Artel, came across our ShopKSW desk, I knew I had to offer them to you right away! Here is how it works: To begin…

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English Taste: The Regency Tablescape – Bridgerton Inspired

Feb 9, 2021

Like most Netflix subscribers, I felt jet-lagged for a week after staying up late to binge watch Bridgerton.  I was enamored by the sets, fashions and tables even more than the romance. When it was over, I longed for more!  I went back and studied the scenes at the tables, watched carefully as they dined…

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Sugar Diorama Eggs

Feb 3, 2021

Even though we haven’t hit Valentine’s Day, I’m already preparing for my favorite holiday, Easter. I love all of the meaningful Easter traditions we celebrate and I also love the cheerful decorations and DIY projects that we take on.  It is time to start preparing for my favorite of them all, Sugar Diorama Eggs!  If…

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Millie’s Pancake Donut Recipe

Feb 2, 2021

Millie was so excited when she found some donut shaped class valentines in Minted’s big selection this year.  She was planning to give them to her friends along with some sprinkles!  When she learned that we were not allowed to give anything edible away, not even sprinkles, she had to think of a plan B!…

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Renewed Routine – A New Beauty Edit

Jan 9, 2021

This time of year, I always try to do an edit of my vanity and all of the products that pile up around it.  Below are a collection of my favorites!  What are your favorites!  Comment here and let me know!  

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Styling your Ginori 1735 Oriente Italiano

Dec 18, 2020

Colorful, vibrant, whimsical and elegant are just a few of the words often used to describe Oriente Italiano. This wildly popular pattern by Ginori 1735 was designed by the Italian architect Gio Ponti in 1946.  He was inspired by 18th Century Florentine and Far Eastern Ceramics.  The stylized floral design features a Garafano carnation and…

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NorthPark Center Gift Guide

Dec 2, 2020

I love working with NorthPark Center on their Ambassador Program and as their Lifestyle and Fashion Ambassador. There are so many treasures there for the holiday season, from experiences to gifts!   Here is my edit from the fantastic 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.  Reach out and let their personal shopping team help you with your gift…

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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas!

Nov 27, 2020

The Christmas music is playing. I made cinnamon roles for breakfast (recipe from my book Parties Around a Punch Bowl.) There are lots of decorations going up around here – all hands on deck to help! Click here to download my Holiday Favorites from Spotify – It’s full of classics that I love! Here are…

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A Holiday Table in Rust and Rose

Nov 10, 2020

I was honored to be asked to host “Home for the Holidays Live” for Veranda Magazine today with Jan Showers.  It was so much fun to set a holiday table that could move from Thanksgiving to Christmas!  So many of you asked great questions and I’ll try to put all of the links to my…

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Veranda’s Home for the Holidays Live!

Nov 9, 2020

Don’t worry – If you missed our Instagram Live (IGTV) with @Veranda, just click here to watch!  Jan and I tried to answer all of your questions about Holiday Gift Giving and Tablescaping!  Let me know if you have any other questions you might have by leaving a comment here and I’ll try to get…

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