Table Setting

Etiquette Q&A: Table Setting Tips from Southern Lady

Phyllis Lifestyle 10 Comments

With Thanksgiving next week, I wanted to share some table setting tips to help you prepare for the holidays. I wear many hats and am always involved in many projects. As editor-in-chief of Southern Lady magazine, I enjoy hearing readers’ questions and responding with solutions and tips. Getting everything ready for Turkey Day can sometimes be daunting, but these table setting …

Pickles

The History of Pickle Forks

Phyllis Lifestyle 15 Comments

We all know the dainty fork perched on the side of relish trays during holiday meals or family get-togethers. But where did this pickle fork come from? In the South, it doesn’t matter if there’s a holiday or not, we love our home-cooked meals. Anytime company comes, you should just go ahead and expect a kitchen full of dishes and …

Holiday Etiquette Guide - The Ribbon in My Journal

Your Holiday Etiquette Guide Continues

Phyllis Lifestyle 20 Comments

When I posted a series of etiquette tips for being the perfect guest last month, I was so impressed to see your responses. We all know that good manners are essential at any time of year. The busy holiday season—with all of its parties and occasions for entertaining—means we have more reason than usual to be on our best behavior. …

Etiquette Guide to being the Perfect Guest - Ribbon in My Journal

How to be the Perfect Guest this Season, an Etiquette Guide

Phyllis Lifestyle 26 Comments

I love the holidays and look forward to gatherings of friends and family. I have been asked by several people to write some etiquette suggestions for being a well-mannered guest this holiday season. Now, I do not profess to be the holiday etiquette queen, but I have learned a few interesting things in my life. Watching guests arrive and seeing …