Croghan’s Jewel Box Shares Ten Tips for Southern Belles

May 26 2015

by Cheri Leavy


We loved that Croghan’s Jewel Box shared ten tips for Southern belles with everyone at The Southern C Summit in Charleston earlier this month.

#tscsummit presenters Gwen Whiting of The Laundress and Eddie Ross of Better Homes and Gardens with Rhett Outten of Croghan’s


Now we are sharing their tips with everyone in the Coterie here …

1.    We used a baby cup at every table to show you that even if all the silver you have is your baby cup, you should be pulling it out and using it! It looked great as a little vase on our bar! #useyoursilver


2.    And if you’re headed to a baby shower, bring something that baby and mom can share. We love this necklace that doubles as a teething ring.


3.    Whether your celebrating a baby’s arrival, a major birthday, or a bride to be, cakes look better with silver candle holders. You can’t go wrong with these!


4.    And speaking of cakes, cake pulls are a fun tradition for a bridal shower that never go out of style. Each bridesmaid pulls a charm from inside the cake which tells her her fortune for the coming year.


5.    In Victorian times, a dowry dish was given to the bride to commemorate the date she got engaged. The narrow border emulates a wedding band and the size and proportions of the piece make it perfect for use for everything from lemons on the bar to soap in bathroom


6.    Each one of our vignettes included a classic silver nut dish… something we have become known for at Croghan’s We used them for everything from capers on the bar to Jordan almonds at the bridesmaid luncheon, and we especially love the for ring holders at home. Easily engraved they are a great gift!


7.    It’s always fun to use your silver in an unexpected way. We used an ice bucket as an orchid planter on our classic bar vignette. You can find a similar one here.


8.    Not all serving pieces require polishing. We used these dishwasher-safe gold bamboo pieces for our 30th Birthday vignette, and they made quite the statement (for under $100).


9.    Julep cups are not limited to just juleps… we like to use them for all kinds of cocktails!


10.    Last but not least, we pulled out all of our silver to create a display of succulents on the mantle. We love showcasing an entire collection in a unique way. Here is one of the goblets we used.




I just adore the hospitality shown by Rhett and her family at Croghan's
I just adore Rhett and her family – we appreciate their hospitality at Croghan’s during the House Account shopping event on King Street.


Cheri Leavy View More Blog Posts from this Author

Cheri Leavy is a connector, cheerleader and marketing consultant for fellow entrepreneurs.
Building rapport and strengthening a sense of community:
• A community of female entrepreneurs through the The Southern Coterie and The Southern C Summit
• The faces and places of Athens that make our city so vibrant through guide2athens
• A community of devoted football fans through Bulldawg Illustrated
- Contributing editor to Coastal Illustrated, Executive Board Member of the UGA Alumni Association

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