Living Room

My Blue and White Living Room

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Living rooms should be both comfortable and welcoming, and that’s how I designed mine! Blue and white is such a classic color combination so I chose the lovely duo for my great room. I just love the high vaulted ceilings and the tall wainscot paneling on the walls! My black grand piano sits by the front window so I can play …

Lemon-Coconut Scones

An Easter Tea Menu

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With Easter just around the corner, what better way to prepare for Sunday afternoon get-togethers than a light snack and tea menu from our lovely TeaTime magazine? From guest editors of TeaTime magazine:    Easter is a time for rejoicing. Our simple but elegant menu—featuring traditional favorites such as deviled eggs, ham and cucumber tea sandwiches, and chocolate—is sure to enchant …

Spring Cleaning Sale

Shop Our Spring Cleaning Sale and Find Great Deals!

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Who doesn’t love a good sale? I know I do, and spring is the perfect time to clear out some of your old magazine collections and refresh with brand new content! We have so many good titles—just what you need for this upcoming season. Find outstanding entertaining ideas in our Entertain & Celebrate Easter special issue, and be on the lookout …

Make Time

Today’s Time is Tomorrow’s Gift

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“Ask yourself today if what you are doing is moving you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.” I read that quote this weekend, and it really spoke to me. This time of year is crazy busy for most people, and we find ourselves involved in many wonderful things. But are all our activities and commitments leading us to where …

Courage to Believe

Courage to Believe in Yourself

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“Oh, I could never do that!” “I would be scared to try that!” You and I have heard these phrases many times when people admire another person for something they have accomplished. It could be a dish that was prepared from a complicated recipe or a flower arrangement that was made for a luncheon. Oftentimes we shy away from trying …


Southern Spotlight from Southern Lady Magazine: Silver Lining

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From guest editors of Southern Lady magazine:  Atlanta’s time-tested Beverly Bremer Silver Shop preserves the legacy of sterling with a remarkable inventory and unmatched industry knowledge.  The year was 1975, and Atlanta mom Beverly Bremer was in need of a way to provide for her three children. Looking to sell her set of Reed & Barton Francis I silver, she headed to a …

Distracted from Best Intentions

Distracted from Best Intentions

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Like most busy people, I am easily distracted or pulled away from things I intend or want to do. I have a friend named Joan who sends cards to many people for encouragement, birthdays, or just to say, “I love you.” Whatever the occasion, she never misses a chance to send a beautiful card. I am always overwhelmed when I …


My Pantry: An Organized Space

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Nestled behind my kitchen, the central pantry contains everything I need while cooking delicious meals. The purpose of my pantry is storage of and easy access to items essential to the kitchen. The Diamond Cabinets were designed by MasterBrand with the focus on beauty and function. My pantry keeps food, dishes and china, glassware, and crystal organized and easily accessible. Some …

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you all are having a wonderful Valentine’s Day spending time with your loved ones. Valentine’s Day is such a happy time to celebrate the people in your life who really mean the most. It’s not just about the flowers and chocolate; it’s truly taking time to recognize all the things your loved ones do for …