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Joy by the Basketful: May Day Ideas
In past times, as nature awakened from its winter slumber with redolent clouds of apple blossoms and carpets of buttercups dappling the countryside, the arrival of spring was marked by a rich array of sentimental rituals and poetical customs that reveled in the bounty of the earth. Find our ideas for celebrating May Day, including directions for making a maypole, at
the table is set with colorful plates and utensils
Hill Top Bounty: Beatrix Potter Recipes
Using royalties from The Tale of Peter Rabbit, author Beatrix Potter purchased Hill Top, a humble cottage now managed by the National Trust, in Cumbria, England. In honor of the mischievous bunny whose adventures have delighted generations of children, our spring menu draws inspiration from the half-acre she lovingly tended, highlighting many of the fruits and vegetables that flourished in her care. Find the recipes at
the table is set with green and white china
Luck of the Irish Table
Authentic regional fare highlights our delectable St. Patrick’s Day menu. The holiday originated in the seventeenth century as a religious festival honoring the patron saint of Ireland but has become an international celebration of the country’s rich culture and cuisine. Find recipes at
the table is set with pink flowers in vases and white dishes on it, along with other place settings
Our Top 10 Recommendations for Asian Pantry Staples
For a refreshing approach to seasonal entertaining, we explore the culinary wonders of Japanese fare in our March/April 2024 issue. Inspired by the signature flavors of this cuisine, we share our top ten pantry staples for forays into Asian cooking at
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there are many glasses on the table ready to be set up for a wedding reception
Behind the Brands: Arte Italica and Crown Linen Designs
For some, setting the table is an intimidating task, but for Victoria Fanning, owner of Arte Italica and Crown Linen Designs, laying a beautiful tabletop is second nature. Using her brands’ expansive product ranges, the art of layering luxurious textiles from Crown Linen Designs with ornately patterned Arte Italica china reflects a creativity that has flourished in different ways throughout life. Take a peek behind the scenes of these luxurious brands at
a dining room table set for thanksgiving dinner with candles and pumpkins on the mantle
Thanksgiving Traditions
In a season of abundance, the quintessential harvest holiday inspires Americans to look with gratitude to the past, embracing the best of what is behind them. Readers share their sweetest Thanksgiving rituals, from time-honored recipes to simple moments with those they love most, at
the table is set with glasses, plates and silverware for an elegant christmas dinner
Crystal for Christmas: Decorating Tips for the Holidays
Like a delicate snowflake drifting though the frosty air, a special collection of heirloom crystal is both exquisite and awe-inspiring. As the holiday season approaches, these crystalline curious are the ideal companion to jolly décor. Learn our advice for decorating and entertaining with these luminous vessels at
the table is set with plates, silverware and pineapple centerpieces on it
Autumn Tablescapes
A forest-toned table laden with glittering crystal, gold-rimmed china, fresh fruit, and sprigs of greenery awaits holiday guests at the home of our Artist-in-Residence Jenny Bohannon of Tallwood Country House. To find more inspiration for celebratory table settings, follow our "Autumn Tablescapes" board on Pinterest at
the table is set with candles, plates and napkins for dinner guests to enjoy
Renaissance of Flavor
Settle in for a celebration evocative of Italian feasts during the 15th to 17th centuries. With dishes rooted in the past, this Renaissance-inspired menu blends culinary traditions of long ago with conveniences of today. Find these festive recipes at
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Comforts from the Cottage Table
Tantalizing aromas waft through these cozy environs, inviting guests to settle in for a feast of classic British fare, where each recipe exudes the warmth and welcome of home. Find recipes for Cottage Pie, Welsh Cakes, and more at