flowers-fresh

Flower Market or Farmer’s Market?

The best places to get the freshest flowers for your home. I love how fresh flowers look in my home. …

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plates for entertaining

How Many Plates do I Really Need?

4 is not a number no matter how many chairs are in your dining room! My kitchen table seats only…

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Fran shows us things we didn't know about placemats.

Dress up your table with just the right placemats!

For every meal you host, there’s a place setting that’s perfect to celebrate the event and mood. When I think…

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What your dinner party guests really care about!

At your next dinner party, try these ideas to keep a fun night really rolling. I can’t tell you how…

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How to dress your salad AND make sure it doesn’t wilt

A little “insider” trick that keeps your salad from wilting. The fact is, a slightly wilted salad isn’t bad for…

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Conversation Starters: The wonder of Salt Cellars

“Above the Salt” Idea: Entertain guests like a pro with great salt cellars for your table. Do you know someone…

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Fran Berger's coffee mugs

In Search of the Perfect Coffee Mug

What are the qualities that sets one coffee mug apart from all the others? Ever notice how we collect coffee…

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Essential 5 kitchen knives

The Essential 5: Must-Haves Knives for your Kitchen

Make your kitchen functional and safe with sharp knives that can get the job done! Maybe you’re thinking it’s time…

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Home Entertaining Tip: Create a Great Cheese Board

Make it colorful and fun: alternatives for cheese boards, knives, serving bowls. I have a friend who grew up in…

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Home Entertaining in Style: The best way to build a collection of fine silver and crystal

The secret: estate sales, flea markets, thrift stores. And they’re fun! For some folks, having the perfect set of home…

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Don't be confused by etiquette

Party Etiquette: Which bread plate is mine?

This tip will save you from the embarrassment of grabbing the wrong bread plate (or wine glass) at a formal…

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8 must-have home bar

8 Must-Have Items for your Home Bar

Spare yourself the last-minute run-around – get these 8 handy home bar tools now.    Next to food, drinks are…

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