Tablescapes

A picture of a table setting inspired by the sea

Tablescapes Inspired by the Sea

The South’s midsummer heat waves call for tributes to the cool, refreshing waves of the ocean. Set your summer table with these ideas that…

Rainbow Table Setting - Southern Lady Magazine

Create a Rainbow Table Setting

Before spring showers bring fresh blooms to your garden, rainy days color the sky with that spectrum of bending light—the rainbow. Let this abiding…

napkin rosette

A Napkin Rosette How-To

Sometimes a table setting calls for an extra-special touch. You have the flowers arranged, the china selected, and the perfect flatware laid out, but…

Autumn Enchantment

Set a table rich in autumn color this season using velvet pumpkins.

A Back Porch Gathering

Gather loved ones together on the back porch to escape the stress of everyday life. Casual plates and linens take on a special presence when…

Casual Elegance: An Outdoor Dinner

Simple-yet-chic designs by Southern artisan extraordinaire Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin inspire an outdoor dinner to usher in the first days of fall. Venerable oak…

A Dockside Dinner

Host a dockside dinner this summer filled with good food and good friends. Set the table in bright colors to evoke the carefree feel…