Set a festive spread for the children with plenty of holiday spirit, reusable pieces, and a dose of kitsch. Having a casual Thanksgiving? Adults will be just as charmed by these tabletop picks!
Did you know it is National Place Card Day? This celebratory holiday gave me the perfect excuse to practice an Easter tablescape, hold the carrot cake (for now). The starting point was a set of Mr. P’s pressed poppy place cards designed by legendary tastemaker Marian McEvoy. Floral goddess Michelle Woo, founder of Hearts & Spade, made magic with fresh blooms and the rest are pieces I pulled from my entertaining arsenal.
What a treat I have for you today, dear readers. We are joined by Charleston-based food stylist, recipe developer, and author of The Duke’s Mayonnaise Cookbook, Ashley Strickland Freeman. You’ve likely seen her work in Southern Living, Garden & Gun, and on the Food Network. Her simple, flavorful dishes ranging from properly Southern to internationally touted provide kitchen inspiration in spades. I was first introduced to Ashley’s culinary talents six years ago at my sister-in-law’s baby shower (they are lifelong friends) where a chance encounter with a tray of fruit tarts left me weak in the knees.