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BEST OF SUMMER BLOOMS AND A ROUNDUP OF BEAUTIFUL VASES

The only upside to the end of summer, for me, is that there is a plethora of dahlias in bloom to soothe the sadness of my littles returning to school! One of my dear friends started her own flower farm a few years ago and I always looked forward to her end-of-summer subscription for the…

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JULY 4TH 2022

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend and a fabulous Fourth of July! The tropical storm that was supposed to blow through diverted and we had the most amazing weather, which lent itself to an equally incredible long weekend with friends, family, food and pool time and it was truly one of the…

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RATTAN ROUNDUP

Taking a quick break from ignoring the mountain of laundry glaring at me from the corner of my living room to hop on here and share a few pretties for summer! If you’ve been following along for a while, you know that rattan and wicker are two of my favorite ways to accessorize for the…

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RED, WHITE + BLUE FAVORITES FOR THE 4TH

The Fourth of July is this weekend already, and we are ready to celebrate with a bevy of red, white and blue decorations, good food and, hopefully, amazing weather! I’m not usually the biggest fan of red, but this time of year, I love to display small pops of it in full force, alongside navy,…

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GET THE LOOK: SAG HARBOR SPRING TABLE SETTING

I asked on Instagram last weekend what kind of posts you’d like to see here on the blog and an overwhelming number of you requested more table settings with sources for getting a similar look! I feel like I post quite a few of my settings on a regular basis, but if more is what…

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REAL VS. FAUX BAMBOO FLATWARE

After posting this faux bamboo flatware set in my post last week, I got a ton of questions about how close to the real version this was, as well as the quality of the two and whether or not the fake version was what I post in my tablescapes or not. Since I have both…

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OUTDOOR FAVORITES FOR SPRING + SUMMER

Spring is on its way out the door, as the heat and humidity are quickly on their way in, so we are currently all about cleaning up the yard, flower beds and waiting patiently for the last of the pollen to clear so we can power wash the exterior and move full-on into summer mode!…

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MY FAVORITE TIRAMISU RECIPE

Tiramisu is my hubby’s all-time favorite dessert and since this is really the only sweet treat he will eat, I’ve been trying to find the perfect recipe for the past few years and I’ve finally landed it! I’ve been making this for special occasions, deployment homecomings and just because, for a few years now and…

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GARDEN-INSPIRED FINDS FOR SPRING

Blue and white may be my all-time favorite color pairing, but fresh spring green and rattan, wicker and everything woven is a very close second. I’ve found myself gravitating toward the house plant section of the grocery store and grabbing another bird’s nest or stag horn fern every time I go in there lately, just…

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SPRING THINGS, PART I

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are off to a great start this new week! Just popping in quick to share a few pretties that have landed on my radar for spring this morning, from a beautiful burl wood tray and a rattan wine holder to a gorgeous and incredibly reasonably priced…

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FALL-INSPIRED ENTERTAINING PIECES TO ADD TO YOUR EVERY DAY BASICS

It’s finally starting to feel like fall around here and it’s a pleasant reminder that the holidays are right around the corner! I’ve already started adding little touches of fall to my every day dinnerware and serving pieces; wood, marble, ironstone, bamboo, unlacquered brass and tortoise go such a long way in adding warmth and…

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CHARCUTERIE FOR TWO

Lately, we’ve been celebrating the end of another week with a simple cheese plate and a cocktail on the porch while the kids play outside. The weeks just seem to fly by at warp speed, so, come pickup time on Friday afternoons, I’m ready to down shift and enjoy every moment of having my littles…