Our Thanksgiving Menu and Some Tablescape Inspiration

For the past few years we’ve hosted Thanksgiving here in Knoxville. The first few years we were crammed in our studio apartment around a desk and card table turned dining table (above). Last year was our first year to host in our house, but we didn’t yet have a dining table. So, a card table it was again. This year, we’re excited to put our Vermont Farm Table to use for the holiday. In case any of you are hosting or need ideas on dishes to bring elsewhere, we’re sharing our favorite menu items from the past years and some

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Happy Friday!

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Thanksgiving is one of my most favorite holidays, and I’m pumped! That also means we’re one step closer to decorating for Christmas for which I am equally pumped!   Speaking of Thanksgiving, we just ordered these napkins in café-creme and are thinking of using them for a less traditional Thanksgiving color palette.   We also ordered flowers from here for the first time, and I can’t wait to get them in the mail on Wednesday.   We’re big fans of Stella Maria Baer and have a print of her Apocalypse Moon painting. This recent mural of

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Our Kitchen Transformation

It’s been on my list to write this post for quite some time, but there is so much that went into our kitchen, it can be difficult to know where to start. However, today is the day we’re detailing how our kitchen was transformed from this… to this… First Impressions When we toured the house, it was evident that the kitchen left a lot to be desired. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, and it was pretty clear this kitchen was on the verge of cardiac arrest. When looking around, our realtor broke a drawer-facing off

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Happy Friday!

  We are gearing up for Thanksgiving over here, and are loving this guide to hosting a perfect Friendsgiving.   Speaking of designing for Thanksgiving, Park and Oak Design nailed it!   In order to gear up for the holidays, check out Becki Owen’s eight tips for styling your kitchen.   I am obsessed with everything Old Home Love is doing with this house right now. Pssst… you can #winthishouse.   The amount of coordination and skill this takes blows my mind.   We all need safe islands. Love all of Mari’s work.   We just got all our products

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Happy Friday!

Don’t forget to set your clocks back this weekend! I’m still working to mentally prepare for the extra hours of darkness in the evenings, but since it can’t be avoided, I might as well embrace it.   Simple but beautiful shirt for fall.   I’ve really been into the before and after photos Jersey Ice Cream Co have been sharing on their Instagram the past month. How awesome is the transformation of this kitchen corner and these living room details.   I’m pretty obsessed with Jersey Ice Cream Co’s lived-in, elegant aesthetic. It’s no surprise they are the masterminds behind

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Happy Friday!

I love everything about this sweet post. There’s something so powerful about simple traditions. We’ve gotten together with friends nearly every Wednesday for the past 3 years for “burger night,” where we eat $5 burgers from one of our favorite restaurants and rejoice in the fact that we’ve made it halfway through the week.   Does your place of work dress up for Halloween? It can be a tricky thing to dress up while still being work appropriate. This list had some good ideas. The Superwoman costume would be extremely easy to pull together last minute.   What do you

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Shopping to Go: Cozy Throws

I am an extremely cold-natured person, and I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t sit around dreaming of the cold, dark days that start setting in this time of year. However, they are unavoidable, and there are aspects of the darker, colder days that are enjoyable. One thing that makes them better is knowing that you have a nice cozy throw blanket waiting for you at home. I LOVE a good blanket, and we have some pretty intense fights over here at the Happy Tudor about who gets to curl up with our favorite throws. We’ve purchased a

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Design School: Our favorite online resources

Neither Adam nor I went to design school, but we are both very passionate about design and have tried to soak up everything we can. Fortunately, today’s world makes this much easier and more accessible. There are certain things like hanging curtains the correct way or picking out a rug to the proper scale of the room that can make or break a space, but once you have them down, it makes pulling together a room a much smoother and more rewarding process. Today we’re sharing some of the online resources that have taught us the most and that we

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Happy Friday!

It’s really starting to feel like fall this week! I’m not going to lie; those cold, dark mornings have made it hard to get out of bed. This has me looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow! What are your weekend plans?   Possibly the sweetest costume?   I’ve always loved these simple costumes by Keiko Lyyn. This costume could also be a great couples costume!   How beautiful are these stairs and this photo.   As if Julia Engel couldn’t look any more perfect. This shoot is magical.   Cranberry apple cider sangria. Yum.   I always love a black

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Design Notes: Charleston

One of our favorite ways to really absorb a new place is to take note of all of the locale’s design sensibilities, and as I already said on my Instagram here and here, Charleston definitely has some serious style. Below are the top five design “notes” we took on our recent trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Respect for History Given that Charleston was founded in 1670, it would be easy for much of their history to have been lost over the years. However, a stroll around most any of the historic district, particularly the residential South of Broad neighborhood, will

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