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Cirque du Noel
The Christmas trees are decorated with elephants, zebras, giraffes, and clowns; the table is graced with a fishbowl filled with plump oranges; and tarlatan stockings hang near a Victorian mantel. Ladies and gentlemen, let the show of shows begin! Com
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Among Prized Possessions
When it comes to decking the halls, Janet Rooney has always been exuberant. “I suppose more is more,” she says with a laugh, “and more is better.” Treasures from relatives have sparked vignettes throughout her home. The dining room features a wedding
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A Time for Joy
“Take joy. That’s what I do,” said Tasha Tudor, the beloved illustrator and author, whose simple, peaceful way of life in rural Vermont infused her work with wit and wisdom. Although generations of readers have delighted in Tasha’s knack for celebrat
Southern Home1 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Opener
“The pleasure of your company is requested.” Whether for an intimate tea party, a lavish dessert reception, or a gracious family meal, what joy fills the heart at such an invitation! Entertain guests throughout the season with our delectable menus. ■
Southern Home5 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Ambrosial Fare
Makes approximately 10 drinks Crushed ice3¼ cups plus 2 tablespoons pure cranberry juice2 cups simple syrup1¾ cups gin6 tablespoons fresh lemon juiceGarnish: cranberries threaded on fresh rosemary sprigs Fill a large pitcher three-fourths full with c
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Inspired Gatherings: A Holiday Meal
Makes 10 servings ¼ cup olive oil3 tablespoons butter3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed2 white onions, peeled and sliced thin2 yellow onions, peeled and sliced thin2 Vidalia onions, peeled and sliced thin2 Spanish onions, peeled and sliced thin1 red
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In Praise of Jane Austen
The literary world was introduced to one of its great lights on December 16, 1775. Although, in an irony Jane Austen no doubt would have appreciated, that fact would remain unacknowledged universally for at least a century after her death. Of her per
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A Sideboard of Sweet Temptations
One of the architects of the most reputable salons was the marquise de Rambouillet, a woman of letters admired for her social skills and graces. So popular were her gatherings that her home became known as the Hôtel de Rambouillet, described in Brewe
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Memory’s Branches
Each October, I begin to listen once again to the music that opens my heart. My husband smiles. My sisters and my mother, if they happen to visit while a carol is playing, roll their eyes and exclaim, “Too soon!” My children understand. They let the
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Opener
Escape the everyday with memorable sojourns to favorite destinations—among them idyllic villages, historic landmarks, and snowy getaways. Dressed in holiday finery and aglow with the warmth of hospitality, these inspiring retreats bid visitors to see
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A Hometown Christmas
Towering alabaster pillars may be the closest thing Madison, Georgia, gets to a white Christmas, but even without snow, the town transforms into a picture-perfect holiday card. With the community’s 3,900 citizens intent on merrymaking, cookie baking,
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Alive with Holiday Magic
When Maria von Trapp first gazed at the snow-blanketed hills and valleys of Vermont’s Green Mountains after she and her family fled Nazi-occupied Austria, the area looked much like home—a sister scene to her beloved Alps. In 1943, the famous Sound of
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Christmas at Mount Vernon
Despite rising to prominence as commander of the Continental Army and achieving acclaim as the father of his country, George Washington was called back throughout his life to his home at Mount Vernon, on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax Coun
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Editor’s Letter
Planning for Christmas offers an excellent opportunity for thinking like an interior designer. Why not move furniture pieces that have occupied the same spaces for months, store a portion of the room’s decorative items, and create a fabulous setting
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The First Snowfall
One by one, I gently lift snowflakes carefully acquired over the years and hang them from the ceiling. First, the complex three-dimensional paper cutouts, larger than dinner plates. Then the glittery handblown glass snowflakes, the beaded ones, the p
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Opener
Adorned with a glittering array of cherished keepsakes, these havens sparkle with the magic of Christmastime. Aromatic boughs of fresh-cut greenery and a treasury of ornaments imbue traditional interiors with a spirit of welcome. ■
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Credits, Where to Shop and Buy, and Recipe Index
CAROL BULLMAN: page 79 JEANNE DE LATHOUDER: pages 11–24 KATE CARTER FREDERICK: page 43 WENDY LEONARD: page 109 STACEY NORWOOD: pages 63–70 KATHRYN RENNER: pages 93–104 NANCY A. RUHLING: pages 25–32 KIMBERLY FINKEL DAVIS: pages 63–70 KATE HEADLEY: pag
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Fresh and Fragrant: A Natural Beauty
“I love natural materials and can’t stand skimpy garlands,” jokes interior decorator D.A. Tynes (a.k.a. Dawn Ann). “You really need to honor the scale and proportion of your rooms and work to create that perfect balance, even with holiday décor,” she
Southern Home2 min de lectureArchitecture
Well-Appointed Welcome
Merryhill has a way of captivating one’s attention, as if the walls themselves have a story to tell. Steeped in history, the stately Georgian home dates back to 1871 and was once the only residence on 89 sprawling acres in rural northern Virginia. Th
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Atlanta Treasure
When clients approached design firm Huff-Dewberry to decorate a new home for them, it was as if their careers had come full circle. The designers had worked for decades with the late Dan Carithers, another design luminary, who these same clients had
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Southern Comfort
When interior designer Cindy McCord was asked to take on a new build in Germantown, Tennessee, she knew it would be an opportunity to select all of the furnishings and finishings according to her own vision. The home was to be a part of the annual Ve
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Mediterranean Marvel
It’s easy to fall for the charm of Amelia Island, Florida. Its ocean breezes, undulating marshes, and live oaks laden with Spanish Moss are undeniably beautiful. In 2015, an Atlanta-based couple with two grown kids decided to claim a piece of that be
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A Stately Manor
In 1921, a cedar shake Colonial Revival home was designed and brought to life by the prominent Atlanta architect Neel Reid. The home was built for then-Georgia governor, Hugh M. Dorsey and, during its early years, included a horse barn in the backyar
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Picture-Perfect Porches
Whether they’re open, screened, front-facing, or located elsewhere, the ever-dependable porch extends the livability and enjoyment of a home. When it comes to visiting with friends or simply retreating to a comfy spot with a good book, a porch can ac
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A Soft Touch
If a house was a suit, this one would be seersucker—light, classic, and quintessentially Southern. Much like the iconic summer wardrobe staple, the Uptown New Orleans home of Judge Nannette Brown and Mr. Marcus Brown is defined by its timeless charm
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Easy Elegance
Simple upkeep, a comfortable feel, and room for their antiques collection. These were the top priorities for a Texas couple building their new home. “They wanted a smaller house they could lock and leave when they wanted to travel,” says architect Ma
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Luxe & Livable
It’s no secret that location is everything when it comes to real estate. That’s why Houston couple Allison and Adam Flikerski were eager to stay in their beloved River Oaks neighborhood when they began searching for a new home. In 2016, they found a
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Della Belle Bed & Breakfast
Tucked away on nine lush acres in historic Lake Charles, Louisiana, the waterfront Della Belle Bed and Breakfast offers guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in a tranquil yet exciting Southern environment. Built in 1925 by the prominent Kraus
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