A picture of a September succulent display

September Succulent Display

Look no further than a windowsill succulent garden for a creative component in fall arrangements.
 Succulent Charm Almost all Southern kitchens have them—those much-adored miniature plants…

Autumn Tablescapes

3 Charming Autumn Tablescapes

Maybe it’s the nostalgic air of a fading summer or the hurry of harvest to put up the last of the bumper crop, but…

Tailgating in the South

Tailgating in the South

From fishing trips to football games, a number of favorite occasions here in the South call for tailgate-style entertaining. These portable recipes and clever…

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6 Perfect Places for Accent Chairs

Sit a Spell Like magic, the right seating invites passers-by to sit down with a good book or have a chat over cups of…

a picture of tableware for tortoiseshell mix and match

Mix and Match: Golden Glow with Tortoiseshell

A sophisticated tortoiseshell motif, its mottle of amber and mahogany framed by subtly gilded edges, brings versatility and delightful depth to harvesttime settings.  …

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Leaves and Blooms: Make this Fall Container

BEFORE THE LANDSCAPE IS FULLY awash in autumn hues, Mother Nature offers a beautifully blended palette of brilliant warm-weather colors and cool, rich jewel…

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Soirée to Welcome Fall

Toast the turning of the seasons by serving up a spread of fresh appetizers and creative cocktails inspired by the bountiful flavors of fall….

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Spruce Up Your Kitchen with Structured Style

Keep your kitchen in kilter with organization-inspiring open shelving that adds plenty of style while conveniently displaying cooking essentials. It’s often said that the…

A detailed picture for summer lights for outdoor dining with wire lampshade frames.

Summer Lighting for Outdoor Dining

As the sun slips below the horizon, the shadows of dusk try to nudge us inside, but what we really want is to linger…

A detailed picture of tableware used for an easy breezy place setting.

Mix & Match: Easy Breezy

Answer summer’s call for easy, laidback entertaining with multiple looks centered on a set of casual dishes.   THE INSPIRATION With its interesting shape,…

A picture of a recipe from The Chili Cookbook by Robb Walsh

The Chili Cookbook Giveaway

The Chili Cookbook showcases the deep-rooted past and endless adaptations of the time-tested, one-pot comfort. By Elizabeth Bonner With school back in session, and…


Bella Tuscany: An Alfresco Italian Feast

Transport guests to enchanted Italy with a simple summer luncheon on the loggia.  Calling to mind the sun-washed green valleys and ancient hill towns of…

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Fresh Look: Repurposed Screen Door

Creative solutions and easy embellishments  open the door to organization in the entryway. The  constant slamming of a screen door, once provided the soundtrack…