Category: Side Dishes

Simple Place Setting for Spring

Easter, Mother’s Day and brunch all deserve a table well set, but that doesn’t mean it has to be fussy! This simple place setting in white and other neutrals shows off the elegant freshness of spring. Even though this place setting showcases some lovely farmhouse neutrals, let’s not forget that spring is also full of vibrant color! A gorgeous bunch of orange and peach Alstramarium from the local grocery store in a white milk pitcher offer just the right burst of color. Egg cups with large brown eggs are nestled in little grapevine wreathes. What’s more spring than eggs...

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Woodland Easter Tablescape to Celebrate Spring

New leaves are unfolding; plants are sprouting; flowers are blooming- like little mini celebrations complete with party hats and confetti popping up all along the landscape.  It’s those kinds of celebrations of life and starting again that inspired this year’s woodland Easter tablescape.  Don’t you just get excited about Easter?  I’m not talking about Easter bunnies, baskets, or bevies of colored eggs (though those are fun too).  I mean the real deal Easter.  Capital E.  Jesus.  New life.  Second chances.  Renewal. The stuff that is really something to get excited about!  This woodland Easter tablescape is a simple, but...

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Host a Spring Dessert Bar

A spring dessert bar is nothing to sneeze at.  Ha!  A pollen joke.  I couldn’t help it.  Seriously, y’all the yellow stuff is everywhere! For this special post, I got together with Morgan of M&M Event Rentals and The Blessing Barn in Humboldt, TN to brave the pollen and put together the cutest little dessert bar party you’ve ever seen.  I am not kidding.  Just wait until you see it for yourself.  Yummy sweets, Kate Spade stripes, bright spring colors- it’s just the kind of get-together that let’s you do what you do best, focus on your guests. Dessert...

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Fresh and Easy Outdoor Easter Table

Gosh, I’m glad for spring!  Aren’t you?  Me and mine have been positively reveling in all the green!  Dogwoods and azaleas and tiny leaves popping open… Ahh, makes me feel like a brand new person.  And to celebrate, I’ve got a fresh and easy outdoor table setting full of vintage southern charm that is just perfect for that Easter meal right around the corner.  That’s right!  Easter is just 11 days away.  Have you started planning yet? Easter is my favorite time to plan our first outdoor meal of the year.  Usually we have ham, sometimes fried chicken, paired...

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Valentine’s Day Table

With the Day of Love right around the corner, I am thinking of little ways The Engineer and I can celebrate. The older we get, it becomes less about making a big deal and more about creating quiet moments we can share. A cup of evening coffee on the patio that’s not hurried or squeezed in between a long ‘to-do’ list seems like just the thing we’re needing. Who knows, we might even be able to squeeze in a page or two of those books that have been lying on our bedside tables patiently waiting for us to slow...

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3 Hacks for Creating A Spring Farmhouse Wreath

It’s spring!  It’s the perfect time to dust off the gray doldrums of winter and freshen things up a bit.  It’s also the perfect time for a blog hop which is exactly why a few of us girls from The Southern Blog Collective have gotten together to bring you some some fabulous spring ideas to help you fluff, floof, and have your tables and porches ready just in time for Easter.   So make sure to click on the link buttons at the end of this article to hop on over to Holly and Kristen’s blogs for more bright and...

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Christmas Brunch in the South (with Recipes)

Wrapped in the magic of curly ribbon and sparkly lights, the Christmas holiday just beckons to be enjoyed with brunch. More of an experience than a meal, a good Yuletide brunch exists in that in-between place that conjures up images of leisurely time spent taking in the world at your own pace. Yes, a Christmas brunch calls for us to slow down. To savor a little. To relax. A portmanteau of breakfast and lunch, we enjoy brunch whenever we like. Without any hustle or bustle. No getting up and hurrying about. And because of that, brunch is like a...

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Easy Fall Decor To Get Your Home Season Ready

This week boasts that long-awaited, highly anticipated first day of fall everyone has been talking about!  And as usual here in the south, Mother Nature isn’t quite cooperating.  But that’s ok.  Because even though today might have us sweltering and sweating, tomorrow could have us cooking chili and thinking about bonfires.  Such is the fickle way of that golden painted lady, our southern Autumn.  But ready or not, Madame Fall, we’re taking this week to get our houses in order, to get ready for those falling leaves, cooler temps, football weekends, and county fairs!  We’ve waited long enough! And...

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Rustic White Pumpkin Table

Fall is here!  And that means that it time for pumpkins.  But not just any pumpkins.  It’s those white pumpkins that seem to capture our imaginations the most.  And with variety names like Full Moon, Casper, and Baby Boo (oh my gosh, yes), who can blame us.  These white beauties were definitely the inspiration for the neutral fall tablescape, I planned with M&M Event Rentals for a showcase table this month. M&M rents all sorts of gorgeous table linens, flatware, stemware, China, tables, chairs, and a variety of lovelies to make your special occasions just about as fabulous as...

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Our Southern Autumn: 3 Tips for Creating An Early Fall Look

When I was little, fall was my least favorite season.  I know, I know.  How can that even be, right?  But I used to tell my mom that fall meant that everything was “browning down.”  And, in my mind, brown translated to drab, dull, and, more times than not, just downright dead.  And to be fair, sometimes autumn in the south can be tough.  There are those years when the month of September and most of October is so hot, we wonder if summer even really left us at all.  We sweat through our football games, think twice about...

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ASD’s 2nd Annual Bundle of Porches You’ll Love

A good mark of hospitality is the graciousness with which you greet all who come to your door.  And there is no welcome like the welcome we show the bright colors and crisp temperatures of autumn when they finally arrive.  With arms thrown open wide, we invite autumn to our porches, to don a festive corsage, to sit a spell amongst the pumpkins, to hang from our front doors and bid us cheery hello, to exchange scarecrow grins, to sip cider and spiced tea and bathe us in golden light.  And she obliges.  Gracious guest and gracious host put summer to rest...

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A Bundle of Fall Porches You’ll Love

A good mark of hospitality is the graciousness with which you greet all who come to your door.  And there is no welcome like the welcome we show the bright colors and crisp temperatures of autumn when they finally arrive.  With arms thrown open wide, we invite autumn to our porches, to don a festive corsage, to sit a spell amongst the pumpkins, to hang from our front doors and bid us cheery hello, to exchange scarecrow grins, to sip cider and spiced tea and bathe us in golden light.  And she obliges.  Gracious guest and gracious host put summer to rest...

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MEET STACEY

Southern Discourse is a place where you can find southern family dishes, along with special recipes and table settings.  We’re bringing connection & friendship back to the table by wrapping everything in the faith and grace from which true hospitality springs! … Read More