Tablescape Tuesday: Father’s Day

Father’s Day is just around the corner!  I have received more comments about the Father’s Day Table from my book, Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style, than almost any other in the book!  We made the table cloth from inexpensive houndstooth intended for a man’s suit.  The overlay was made from neck ties that we…

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5 Reasons to use your good dishes:

-They can bring a little smile everyday!  Add little luxuries into your every day life and treat yourself!  Find joy in the simple things like setting a beautiful table, whether it is for two or twenty! -Although I am a big advocate of using the good things everyday, there is no better time to start…

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Tablescape Tuesday: Haunted Mansion Halloween

I set a fun Haunted Victorian Mansion table for my demonstration at Taste of Charleston last weekend.  It was such a blast and I wanted to share some of my fun ideas with you! You can see all of the holiday tables I set in this image but it also shows the layers of lace…

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Tips for Bridal Registries

My sister just got engaged!  We are so excited and there has been a lot of wedding talk! Kari was asking me a million etiquette questions about her Bridal Registry so I was inspired to put together a few tips: Once you are engaged, it is never too soon to register!  Many people like to…

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Silver Botanicals

I am just crazy about the collection that Lunt Silversmiths has made in partnership with the New York Botanical Garden. Both institutions have been around for over 100 years and I am thrilled that they took the time to explore the archives and bring these designs to life again. My favorite pieces are the Chinois…

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