Children’s Tables

Last week I posted a brunch table setting for the mimosa drinking crowd, but let’s not forget the little ones. Holidays are a fantastic opportunity to create place settings fit for the smallest of guests. Including color, texture, and activity in a child’s dining experience are ways to ignite interest, appease the senses and keep them satisfied to remain in their seats.

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It was about (tea) time!

A little history: 100 years ago, a trailblazing group of women were shaking things up on the political scene. They became known as the Suffragists, and their mission was clear cut and simple: They wanted ratification of the 19th amendment, which would afford women the right to vote. This revered group of ladies handled much of their business over tea- And on what turned out to be quite an historic day for women, they gathered in the lobby of the historic Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, before taking the Tennessee capitol by storm. Their voices were heard. The Volunteer state came through for the Suffragists, and in 1920, women gained the right to vote!

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Joy in the New Year!

Yesterday was just beyond special for our family❤️How incredibly grateful we are~Four generations of our family stood with my mother, as she was sworn in by the Vice President.  She placed her left hand on her childhood Bible, which was held by her two grandsons, while the oath was administered.

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

The countdown is on, evidenced by Santa sightings, all things retail, and in my home, nightly excitement over advent calendars. And I say calendars, plural, because we have many. The advent is well observed by my children-in which case I’m praying for their little hearts- that the true message of the season reveals itself more meaningful than the arrival of Santa Claus!

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All Saints Eve🎃 Tuesday Table Talk

Haunted house style was the inspiration for this table of terror. I started with fabulous black glitter beeswax candles, white pumpkins, and a bag of spider web material. I love the simple white of Kells. Versatility made this pattern the perfect choice for a dramatic black and white table scape. I layered antique silver pieces and candelabra for a haunted mansion feel. After all, witches prefer sipping from silver goblets:) It is fun to carry a theme into the details, and I loved the way this antique apothecary seemed to beckon, “pick your poison.”

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