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Easter Dinner Table

Easter Dinner Table

This year Easter is going to be very different thanks to the arrival of Covid19 to America. However, Easter is not cancelled! We can still celebrate the life, death and resurrection of our Savior even though we can't sit in the church pew next Sunday. As my little nephew answers when you ask him where Jesus lives, He is in our hearts, and our hearts are made to worship Him! This week, I decided to have a little fun and create this Easter tablescape even though no one will sit at my table next weekend. I used heirloom pieces and newer items that I already had. The color scheme revolved around the heirloom lace Easter egg tablecloth that I put at the center of the table and the floral Anthropologie salad plates from my collection. I certainly enjoyed myself while putting this together, and it brought a little joy into my week despite the uncertainty we all face. Happy Easter, my friends! Remember that because He lives, we can face tomorrow! #tables #grandmillenialstyle #grandmillenial Sources - Easter Egg Tablecloth, Gold-rimmed Glasses, Fire King Egg Plate & Gold Flatware: heirlooms - Chargers: TableclothsFactory.com - Gold-rimmed Dinner Plate: Houzz.com - Blush Pink Napkin: Pier1 - Floral Salad Plate: Anthropologie - Amber Champagne Coup: Pier1 - Candlesticks: Target (similar) - Southern Living at Home Gallery Pitcher (discontinued): Ebay - Southern Living at Home Gravy Boat & Tray (discontinued): unable to find - Fitz & Floyd Classics Rabbit Cabbage Pitcher: Ebay - Easter Eggs & Cherry Blossom Stems: Seasonal Hobby Lobby

Spring 2020 Grandmillenial High/Low Guide

Spring 2020 Grandmillenial High/Low Guide

My favorite thing to do is find pieces that look high-end but for an affordable price. In an effort to share my finds with you, I have created a High/Low Guide of some of my favorite Spring 2020 finds! This guide is all about wovens - rattan, seagrass, bamboo, etc. Woven textures are everywhere in #grandmillenialstyle, and it is easy to find great items at incredible prices if you do the research. The high-end pieces are from Ballard and Serena & Lily. The lower priced options are from Target, Amazon and Wayfair! Here's the breakdown. Highs: - Serena & Lily Capistrano Outdoor Dining Chair - $798 - Ballard Designs Dayna Counter Stool - $389 - Ballard Designs Piper Woven Chargers, 4 pack - $79 - Serena & Lily Beaufort Tray - $228 Lows: - Target Mulberry Outdoor Patio Chair, set of 2 - $400 - Amazon Kouboo Rattan Chippendale Counter Stool - $245 - Amazon Jay Round Rattan Chargers, 4 pack - $22.86 (at time of publishing) - Wayfair Kelly Clarkson Home Hadley Tray - $79 (at time of publishing) Happy Hunting! #grandmillenial #grandmillenialstyle #highlowfinds

Summer 2020 Grandmillennial High/Low Guide

Summer 2020 Grandmillennial High/Low Guide

Happy first (official) day of summer! Since the summer season is kicking off today, I thought I would share my Grandmillennial Decor High/Low Guide for Summer 2020. Highs: Serena & Lily South Seas Side Cart, $448 One Kings Lane Benedict 96" Gilt Étagère, $2300 Williams Sonoma Natural Bamboo Flatware, 5 piece setting for four, $240 Lows: Target Opal House Cassia Rattan Bar Cart, $150 Walmart Gold Étagère, $129 Wayfair Allison Flatware, 5 piece setting for four, $33 I actually have two of the low options - the Target bar cart and the Wayfair flatware. I love both very much, but you should know that the Wayfair flatware has plastic bamboo handles as opposed to Williams Sonoma's set with natural bamboo. I do love the Wayfair set for an inexpensive option to "get the look," and I don't use them daily so they've held up well. I'll be posting more about the bar cart soon! Happy hunting! (***Prices listed are prices at time of publishing. Commissionable links.***) #grandmillennial #highlowguide

New Year, Starting Slow

New Year, Starting Slow

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! At the start of every year, I feel a sense of hopeful anticipation. What will the year hold? Will it be a season of joy and contentment? Will it be a season of trial and growth? I am blessed to have had my fair share of each type of season, and I have seen and felt the goodness of God in both. As this new year dawns, I want to make sure to spend time reflecting on last year and preparing my heart for this fresh one. Most years I try to identify a word that I can use to focus myself when the busyness and routine of life starts to set in. I take the word and find related Scripture to memorize and books to read that will encourage me throughout the year as I seek to draw closer to the Lord. This year, I have chosen the word "slow." There probably won't be much Scripture with this particular word in it, but my focus for the year will be to slow down and find more time for rest and more time for those I care about. Life seems to flash by at the speed of light, especially as I get older. As the saying goes, "the days are long, but the weeks and years are short." My goal this year is to not get into too much of a rush and to not overcommit. I want to focus on quality and quantity of time with the people I love...to spend a whole afternoon sipping coffee and talking with a friend, to take a long nap on the couch with my pups, to spend all day preparing a meal to savor with family. And so, I'm starting this year by spending most of today slowly cooking the traditional Southern New Year's Day meal - pork roast and gravy, black-eyed peas, greens, rice, deviled eggs and crispy fried cornbread. I hope your first day of 2020 is just what you need it to be to start the new year right! #tables

My Home at Christmas

My Home at Christmas

Hey, Siri! Take down the Christmas decorations! Don't we wish it was that simple? But, in all honesty, I'm not ready to take down the trees and the lights and all the pretty that makes my home feel so magical and cozy during the holidays. This year, the holiday season seemed to fly by. Maybe because we had a "late" Thanksgiving, or maybe because there was so much packed into those 4 weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have decided that I'm not going to push myself to get it all down before I go back to work on January 3rd. Why not savor it a little longer? My home, at Christmas and otherwise, is filled with many of my mama's treasures that she collected or beautiful things that she gave to me. I also have a lot of both of my grandmothers in my home including vintage Shiny Brite ornaments and vintage dishes and glassware. I have a lot of Fitz & Floyd, including the Winter Holiday dishes that my mama started giving me at 15. She gave me a place setting every Christmas until I had 10 settings. So smart! I love the #Chinoiserie look, and I have decided that I am definitely a #grandmillenial!

Friendsgiving 2019

Friendsgiving 2019

I love Thanksgiving! Since I go home to Georgia for family Thanksgiving each year, this year I decided to host a Friendsgiving for the Bible study group that meets at my house every Thursday evening. I catered the meal from a local restaurant - Zack's Family Restaurant, and my bestie Anna and I set the table. Because the weather was expected to be nice, we decided to set everything up outside, and my friends Bob and Ellen helped with hanging the lights and setting up all the tables and chairs. Anna is extremely talented at arranging greenery and flowers, and she created these beautiful garlands for our tables from yard cuttings! We used these plastic disposable plates, utensils and cups from Amazon along with gold plastic chargers, fall plaid napkins from Kirkland's and various-sized candles to set the table. We had the tablecloths on hand. My paternal grandmother's vintage turkeys centered the serving table. We had a wonderful time, and I couldn't have done it without Anna! #tables (Sorry that the photo quality on this post isn't the greatest!)

Happy Galentine's Day!

Happy Galentine's Day!

Today is the day you celebrate with your ladies, your girls, your gal pals! It's February 13 and Galentine's Day! Have you heard of Galentine's Day? “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” - Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation This year I decided to set a pretty table and invite a few friends over (a few days early). We all pitched in and had breakfast for supper. For the runner, I used white butcher paper and acrylic paint to make the pattern. The dishes are an old Anthro Francophile pattern that I adore! Simple gold candlesticks with tapers and my favorite blush pink "rose of dawn" camellias from my yard served as the centerpiece. I hope you find time today to celebrate with your gal pals! #tables #grandmillenial

Happy Easter! He Lives!

Happy Easter! He Lives!

In Christ Alone In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone! Who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand Sources - Carved White Charger Plates: Pier1 - Spode Jane Seymour's St. Catherine's Court Plates (discontinued): Wayfair (similar) - Southern Living Gallery Collection Flatware (discontinued): can be found on Ebay - Vintage Churchill Blue Willow Mugs: similar on Ebay or go with the Spode listed above! - Seagrass Sleeve Tumblers: Pier1 - Ballard Designs Bunny Napkins (discontinued): similar on Etsy - Maxcera Cabbage Bowls: Replacements.com - Fitz & Floyd Classics Rabbit Salt & Pepper Shakers: Ebay - Runner: Heirloom Linens - Egg Nests: Seasonal Hobby Lobby

Perfect Guacamole (for a crowd)

Perfect Guacamole (for a crowd)

Is it even #CincodeMayo without a big 'ole bowl of guacamole? My most favorite Mexican restaurant makes their guacamole to order right in front of you at your table, and it is always spectacular. I have learned a lot from watching the servers make it and have now perfected my own guacamole recipe. It's a crowd-pleaser! Here is what you need: - 4 ripened avocados, sliced and slightly mashed (I like mine kinda chunky) - 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced - 1/4 red onion, diced very small (about 2 tbsp) - 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced very small (you can leave seeds if you want it spicy!) - 1/4 tsp minced garlic - 1/2 cup chopped cilantro - the juice of 2 limes (some people do less lime juice, but I love a lot...plus it keeps the guac from browning too quickly) Combine all the ingredients and don't "over-mash" for a chunky, perfect guacamole! Sources Macrame Table Runner: Amazon Macrame Wall Hanging: Etsy Driftwood Centerpeice: Home Goods find Mini Succulents: World Market

Patriotic Perfection

Patriotic Perfection

With Independence Day coming very soon, I was inspired to set my table with a patriotic theme. I know it's a few weeks early to post, but I'm happy to see my home decked out in red, white and blue for a few weeks as we celebrate the opportunity to live in The United States of America. I'm hoping this early post will inspire you to pull out your patriotic decor! My table is set with these cute round placemats from Pier1 (may it rest in peace), Churchill Blue Willow dinner plates, white American Sweetheart Monax luncheon plates and red Masons Vista dessert plates. The napkins are a cheap find from Home Goods (ages ago), and the napkins rings belonged to my mama. The flatware is my Southern Living at Home Gallery Collection that can be found on eBay. The glasses are my paternal grandmother's. For the centerpiece, I simply added hydrangeas and flags to a blue and white ginger jar. Here a few other patriotic spots in my home. My two front porch urns have white calibrachoa ("million bells"), foxtail ferns and sweet potato vines. I added the flags since I do not currently have a flag pole to display a big flag on my porch. My mantle is decorated with a cute banner found in the "dollar section" at Target a few years ago. This cute USA free printable was found on Pinterest! Happy Independence Day! #independenceday #tables #redwhiteandblue

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you will take a moment today to remember the sacrifices of so many men and women in their efforts to insure our freedoms. “Greater love has no one that this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

Fall is My Favorite

Fall is My Favorite

I did a little re-arranging this week and added a few fall touches to my front living room. This room is my favorite! I wanted to highlight the traditional colors of fall (oranges and yellows) without it being too overwhelming. I found these lovely stems at Hobby Lobby and added them to my large blue and white vases. They flank my Samsung Frame TV perfectly! I placed my collection of Target Dollar Spot pumpkins collected through the years to different spots around the room and this year added the fantastic raffia pumpkins from Target. The new leopard print pillow cases from Etsy are another perfect way to "warm up" the space, and my Nest Pumpkin Chai candle sets an aromatic mood. I've ordered this rug from Home Depot that is coming in soon to add to the space!