Oct 5

How to Set Up a Buffet on a Dining Table or Sideboard

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How to Set up a buffet for parties or family gatherings

It’s the season for entertaining, which means if you haven’t already started planning your holiday gathering or family events, you will be soon! As they should, most get togethers revolve around food, so while you don’t have to make things complicated, it’s always important to put some advanced thought into either making or buying something (hey, we aren’t above prepared dishes or catering!) delicious for your guests. The next step is setting up a buffet, which can sometimes feel intimidating.

We’re going to walk you through it, step by step — whether you’re using your dining table or a sideboard!

Sep 29

15 Holiday Place Setting Ideas

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The holidays are nearly here, and we’re helping you get ready for a busy season of entertaining! We love the ceremonial feel of taking out your favorite china pieces at the start of this festive season — whether that’s your holiday pattern, your grandmother’s china, your wedding pieces, or your favorite everyday collection. Traditions are an important part of what makes this time of year special, but we also love the idea of picking a few new pieces to complement your tried and true entertaining favorites.

Nov 3

A Thanksgiving Table Setting from Mandy Kellogg Rye

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A Thanksgiving table setting designed by Mandy Kellogg Rye
The countdown for Thanksgiving is on, so we have table settings on the brain. To get us in an inspired, festive mood, we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to style us up on of her gorgeous designs. We’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you today! Let’s see how she did it:

Oct 10

Fall-Inspired Tablescape from Mandy Kellogg Rye

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Fall tablescape with Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we’ve found ourselves thinking more and more about table settings, Fall desserts, and entertaining! This is the perfect time to pull together that well-appointed table just in time for the holidays, so we asked Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha to show us how it’s done. Mandy’s a pro a designing a beautiful table, so we’re thrilled to share this fabulous entertaining space with you! Let’s see how she did it:

Oct 3

6 Printable Place Card Designs for your Bunny Williams Place Card Holders

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Bunny Williams place cards and place card holders

With the launch of Bunny Williams’ New Collection, we’re inspired to throw an elegant dinner party! One of Bunny’s must-do’s for a successful dinner party is to put thought into the seating and let her guests know with place cards where they will be seated for the evening. She says it eases confusion and feels thoughtful. To compliment the beautiful place card holders she’s designed as a part of her new collection, we pulled together some place card designs to coordinate. Find all of the printable place card designs, and host your own dinner party in style!

Jan 14

3 Hearty Chili Recipes

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Pulled Pork chili from How Sweet Eats blog

Photo: Jessica of How Sweet It Is

Maybe you’ve heard – it’s cold out there … pretty cold. Okay, really cold.

In bitter winter months like these, we love curling up on the couch, fireside, with a hearty bowl of soup. There’s really nothing else like it! So today, we’re sharing three chili recipes from some of our favorite food bloggers to help you get through this (record-breaking!) winter. Try them out and let us know which one’s your favorite.

Nov 25

7 Printable Place Cards for Your Thanksgiving Table

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Printable place cards for Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we’ve not only begun meal planning and grocery shopping, but it’s time to iron our festive linens, polish silver, and map out seating arrangements for the big feast! We love to use designated seating arrangements to encourage conversation and new friendships, which is why a simple, printable place card is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner!