Bold and Elegant Tea China

Bold and Elegant Tea China

Phyllis Décor 10 Comments

I very much enjoy a good cup of tea, and I especially enjoy a beautiful set of Tea China to accompany the occasion. My attention was quickly drawn to the elegant Royal Albert Lady Hamilton china pattern, while flipping through the pages of TeaTime magazine’s January February issue. Truly, any way this tea set is styled, the bold and elegant …

Tea Party Planning Tips from Victoria

Tea party planning tips from Tea Pleasures

Phyllis Inspiration 21 Comments

I so enjoy a tea party. There’s nothing quite like it. The diminutive fare, each course specially crafted and then paired with a delicious tea—there’s so much to love. It’s an especially great way to teach children proper manners. The ceremony of tea captures their young imaginations and allows them to enjoy each step of the process. For those of …

Fall entertaining

Fall Entertaining: An Intimate Outdoor Supper Club

Phyllis Inspiration, Lifestyle 9 Comments

I was sitting at home the other evening minding my own business when I started getting these texts from my son Brian who was at a supper club with our own Brooke Bell, Taste of the South editor. Apparently she had put her magic touch on the evening, and the group was completely blown away. Upon later discussion with Brian, …


Silver Settings: Spoons & Bowls

Phyllis Lifestyle, Video 20 Comments

Spoons are a lovely part of the table setting. Today’s flatware does not include all the different types of spoons that were customary years ago, and we may only have one shape of spoon. So many times, the choice of the type of spoon is puzzling when soups are being served. This short video will explore the soup bowls and …