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Etched in Time
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, pearls are always appropriate, but nothing exudes enduring elegance like a cameo. From prominent profiles and mysterious silhouettes to stunning florals and narrative scenes, these exquisite carvings have embrace
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Sweet Summer Indulgence
A cup of tea becomes an enchanting occasion amid frilly linens and distinctive treats of the season. (Opposite) A demoiselle dances with a sweeping floral bouquet, her lacy vesture bringing dimension to a rite de passage depicted on a special napkin.
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Seeds of Friendship
An early morning spent foraging the local produce market cultivates delights that fill this outdoor repast with dashing seasonal allure. Flowers fresh from the field stand tall, exuding a casual air in mismatched containers that range from hammered m
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Southern Lady
May | June 2021 Volume 22, Issue 3 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Lisa Frederick MANAGING EDITOR Marie Baxley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashley Shaw ASSISTANT EDITOR Elizabeth Bonner Czapski SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adri
Southern Lady1 min de lectureAnthropology
From the Editor
Admittedly, touring a burial ground might sound like a bit of an odd day out. But there are so many picturesque ones around the South that are worth a visit, like Savannah’s moss-draped Bonaventure Cemetery and New Orleans’ Lafayette Cemetery with it
Southern Lady3 min de lectureArchitecture
Riverfront Restoration
When Lois and Tom Frank first laid eyes on their striking 1890s Federal-style home in Easton, Maryland, it brought them right back to their childhoods. Nostalgia set in as Tom recalled youthful days spent hunting and fishing in the area, while the ab
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Queen Of The Palace
For Meg Bickford, food has been life’s driving force for as long as she can remember, from growing up in a family of eclectic Louisiana-bred cooks to an impressive professional start at legendary haute Creole eatery Commander’s Palace. She made headl
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Spirited Isle
For a tiny barrier island off the Sunshine State’s northeast coast, Amelia Island leaves a monumental impression. Lavish hotels and inns, enticing eateries and boutiques, plus festive annual events are sure to draw you in. Yet the isle’s distinct cha
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Sweet Dreams
MAKES 9 SERVINGS 1½ cups vanilla wafer crumbs6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted2 tablespoons granulated sugar⅛ teaspoon kosher salt3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1⅛ cups confectioners’ sugar¾ cup orange crème yogurt3 large eggs1 tables
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Rooted in History
Breathing in fragrant floral scents or strolling through the circuitous wooded paths of Laura Hearn’s garden, you feel the sense of historic inspiration revived by a fresh outlook, thanks to her longtime collaboration with landscape architect Chip Ca
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Historic Landmarks: Oakland Cemetery
As urban green spaces dwindle, spirits are rising from historic graveyards like Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, where you’re as likely to see a Gullah folk dance or a bit of theater as a tomb or an ornate monument. Indeed, in a return to a Victorian cust
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Resources
Styling by Melissa Sturdivant Smith. Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele. See Sweet Summer Indulgence. Pages 31–32: Gien Volupte salad plate; Replacements, Ltd. Garnier Thiebaut Gaia Floralies table square and napkin; William Yeoward Jasmine fo
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Sentimental Sketches
Maizie Clarke’s “pinch me” moment came in 2019 when Reese Witherspoon’s team commissioned her to fashion a hand-drawn birthday card for the celebrity. Spurred by the popularity of her bespoke home portraits, Maizie had jump-started her eponymous illu
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Garden Variety
With a large-scale garden motif, the timeless beauty of Gien’s vintage Volupte salad plate makes it the perfect colorful accompaniment for a spectrum of settings summer after summer. For a festive affair, play up the pattern with a textural jacquard
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Sincerely: Letter from Phyllis Hoffman
What a delight a well-tended garden is—especially this time of year! For me, it’s just as rewarding as a beautiful home. I take great joy in puttering amid the colorful flowers and greenery, creating scenes that fill me with contentment month after m
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Carefree Outlook
A breeze sifting through leaves plays as background music for this outdoor gathering spot that takes full advantage of Mother Nature’s soothing hand. A duo of chaise longues embraces the temperate surrounds opposite armchairs and a settee that provid
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Amid the Blossoms
Gather for lunch around a table ensconced in the prismatic and perfumed splendor of a flower field at its peak. Mismatched china emphasizes the natural beauty unfurling all around, as each dish is ornamented with stylized florets and artfully rendere
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Profusion of Pink
Channel the vivaciousness of the season into a captivating bouquet of pretty pink blooms. Blushing peonies, fuchsia ranunculus, variegated tulips, and enormous garden roses pose together in perfect harmony. Delicate snapdragons and leafy evergreens l
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@southernladymag
Get a glimpse of the beautiful images our social media friends have shared with us, capturing their own inspiration from the pages of Southern Lady. Top row: A plate of sweets and pretty linens enhance @onalimbflorals’ idyllic porch setup. Turning to
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Fragrant Flourish
Delight the senses with a charming tableau that features the most evocative of summer scents: fresh lavender. Mix and match tableware and linens in a range of soft purple hues, pairing dainty floral china with simple hemstitched place mats and napkin
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Sincerely: Letter from Phyllis Hoffman
If there is one treat I can’t resist, it is a luscious layer cake—preferably vanilla with fluffy white icing, my perennial first choice since girlhood. But I’ll happily devour a slice of red velvet, chocolate, coconut, you name it. For this issue, it
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Resources
Styling by Sidney Bragiel. Photography by William Dickey. See Jubilant Easter Feast. Page 34: Raynaud Touraine Double Filet Green buffet plate; Gracious Style. Herend Princess Victoria dinner plate in dark green; Raynaud Verdures salad plate; Herend
Southern Lady2 min de lectureArchitecture
Old-World Elan
Before a top-to-bottom makeover, the kitchen in this Dallas abode fell short on charm—a mix of drab colors and formal trappings that didn’t invite anyone to linger. But it held one tantalizing highlight: swaths of antique delft wall tile that caught
Southern Lady3 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Success from Scratch
With a childhood spent frequenting church picnics, family barbecues, and dinner parties, Caroline Ragsdale Reutter understood the unifying power of food from an early age. Accustomed to preparing dishes for every occasion, it was her son Richard’s ch
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Soiree for Sweethearts
A miscellany of lustrous accents sets the tone for an evening centered around a special duo’s 50-year marriage. The shimmer of a striped ecru linen underlines a parade of golden décor, from glass dinnerware etched with an exquisite filigree-style bor
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Grandeur Renewed
Though she’d never stepped foot inside, Beverly Farrington had been under the spell of an enchanting 1818 Dutch Colonial in Huntsville, Alabama, since the early 1980s. “It just always had this charm about it to me,” Beverly says. “It has this beautif
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Jubilant Easter Feast
At the peak of springtime, convening on the porch for Easter Sunday’s main meal is truly splendid. Draw inspiration for the scene from all this season offers, spanning pastel-tinted eggs, prismatic florals, and greenery galore. Pink plates capture th
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Bundle of Joy
What better way to introduce loved ones to a new baby than a fun-filled rendezvous complete with gifts and delicious goodies? Fine china, lovely mismatched linens, and contemporary touches blend for an inviting color palette of blue, green, and white
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Southern Lady
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Phyllis Hoffman DePiano EDITOR Lisa Frederick MANAGING EDITOR Marie Baxley ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ashley Shaw ASSISTANT EDITOR Elizabeth Bonner Czapski SENIOR COPY EDITOR Rhonda Lee Lother COPY EDITOR Adrienne Davis EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Holl
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Historic Landmarks: Heyward-Washington House
As you stroll the cobbled streets of Charleston’s charming South of Broad neighborhood, where centuries-old live oaks mingle with equally storied abodes, the Heyward-Washington House fits right in amid a plethora of antebellum façades. Step inside th
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