Tablescape Inspiration: The Orchid Dinner

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  1. Tablescape Inspiration:  New York Botanical Garden Orchid Dinner

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Unless this is your first time reading this blog, you know that I love a beautifully set table. This post contains some of the most beautiful and creative tables I’ve ever seen.

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Heart Shaped Napkin Fold -2 Ways

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A heart shaped napkin fold?  It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy!   You can do it in the time it takes you to read this paragraph.  In fact, it’s so easy, I can show you not just one, but two ways to do it!  We Gracious Girls always have a few tricks up our sleeves!

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Valentine’s Day Table For Two

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I’m so in love…with Valentine’s Day!  It’s a holiday that celebrates LOVE – and one that doesn’t require me to cook!  You gotta love that!

Valentine’s Day conjures up romantic notions of intimate moments spent with the one you love. Whether you are falling  in love, or falling in love all over again, this romantic table for two is for you!

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Tablescape Inspiration: The Colors of Morocco

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Tablescape Inspiration : The colors of MOROCCO

I am still musing about my trip to Morocco last spring. A beautiful country with beautiful people and customs, all with an exotic flair. Click here to read about my trip.   I brought home many souvenirs – leathers, textiles, silver, etc., but most all I brought home beautiful memories and an enlarged view of the world. (Funny how travel does that!)

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Isn’t It About Time You Used Your Good China?

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Using Your Fine China

Most of us have beautiful fine bone china sets that we received as wedding presents or by special purchase. In that china were our hopes, dreams and plans for elegant dinners and memorable holiday meals. How many of us  have used our china more than 5 times?

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Transform Grocery Store Flowers into Stunning Bouquets

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Do you dream of having freshly cut, beautifully arranged flowers in your home all the time? Is that dream shattered by a limited budget or lack of flower arranging skills?  We can show you how to make that dream a reality with grocery store flowers – no big budget or skill required.

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Gracious Girl Spotlight – Cheryl Bingham

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Gracious Girls – Making the World Beautiful!

Each week, Gracious Living Guide provides practical tips, encouragement, and advice with the goal of showing our readers just how easy it is to add elegance and graciousness to their lives.  We hope that the advice inspires our readers to try something new or different that will elevate life experiences.

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My Favorite Things – Patio Tablecloth With Umbrella Hole

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A Patio Tablecloth With an Umbrella Hole

Have you ever wanted to put an umbrella on your patio table, but had to decide whether you wanted the tablecloth or the umbrella because you couldn’t have both? You had to decide between shade and beauty.   The solution – a zippered tablecloth with a hole for the umbrella!  Who knew! Read more

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