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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Five things you need to make it Feel like Fall!

It's time!  I'm ready for this heat and humidity to head off and make room for Fall!  This image above is of an old clock face representing the four seasons. I took it a few years ago on a trip to Charleston, one of my favorite cities! Are there things ...
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Fall Florals

I've always favored florals for Fall.  Here are few of the prettiest patterns I have found for this year.  Read more to see the selections and scroll for prices. Turn on your JavaScript to view content
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The Ark Elements

I had a "playdate" of sorts last week while in Los Angeles!  One of the many things I love about social media is the fun connections and new friends that can be made, especially while we are all doing our best to stay socially distanced.  While admiring the beautiful tabletop ...
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Friday Favorites

This image of my husband's closet from my book, Monograms for the Home, always motivates me to get my closet ready for Fall!  Check out the sale link below for a major sale on hangers! -I was so sad to miss the on line chat with Veranda and Mark D. ...
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Friday Favorites and a Special Announcement

KSW photo by David Tsay for Vernada.   I'm thrilled to announce that the amazing Shelley Johnstone Paschke and I are working on a new book together!  The book will be called A Loving Table and will feature over 20 amazing women who will share family traditions to inspire our ...
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Madeira Linens

I have a weakness for beautiful Madeira table linens.  The embroidery work coming out of the Portuguese Island of Madeira is really like no other! It was first discovered in 1850 when an Englishwoman was impressed with the hand-work of the Portuguese pheasant ladies and took trunks of it back ...
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A Beach Side Tablescape with Fete Home

It was such a joy to collaborate with Fete Home on this beach side tablescape.  My family is soaking in the last bit of summer before remote learning begins and I have enjoyed creating tablescapes on our rental's terrace overlooking the ocean.  I was thrilled when the opportunity to collaborate ...
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My Home Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I think this Fall is shaping up to be one that is full of time at home trying to get as cozy as possible!  I'm looking forward to getting some fresh new bedding, throws, candles and kitchenwares from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  It is now in it's "open access" phase ...
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My Beauty picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordtrom Anniversary Sale has become something akin to a national holiday in the last few years!  It is in its "open access" stage now and that means you can take advantage of all the wonderful exclusive beauty offerings that are selling fast!  Read more to see my favorites. Turn ...
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Charmed I’m Sure!

Jacqueline Kennedy's Charm Bracelet Three of my charms on a lariat necklace by Dilara Saatci. A collection of charms on a wire necklace. I cherish my charms more than almost any other piece of jewelry.  They carry sentimental meaning as my husband commemorates most special occasions by gifting one to ...
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