“Specialties of the House”: Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chops

specialties of the house rosemary lambchops presented by kathryn greeley designs of waynesville north carolina interior designer

specialties of the house rosemary lambchops presented by kathryn greeley designs of waynesville north carolina interior designer

Several of my Easter lunch guests ask me for my Grilled Rosemary Lamb Chop recipe.  I thought some of you might also enjoy this traditional Easter favorite from Chestnut Cottage!

I like to buy the Australian racks of lamb from The Fresh Market.  They normally are an eight rib racks  and are already frenched.  I cut between the ribs and marinate in a recipe that has long been tucked away in one of Mother’s old Betty Crocker cookbooks.  I have taken some “creative liberties” with the old recipe and this is my “specialty of the house” marinate.  Of course I have to double or triple the recipe when I have a large group!

specialties of the house rosemary lambchops presented by kathryn greeley designs of waynesville north carolina interior designer

Mix all of the above ingredients in a large plastic bag , close , and shake well.  Place the lamb chops in the plastic bag and refrigerate.  I take the chops  out of the refrigerator about 2 hours before cooking and allow to come to room temperature.  Preheat a grill to medium-high heat and place the lamb chops on the grill.  Grill, turning once during the cooking process, about 2- 3 minutes per side for medium rare.   I serve with a nice mint jelly  (and no…I do not make the mint jelly myself!!).

These little chops are very yummy and a delight not only for Easter lunch but are a wonderful addition to most any menu!

Enjoy!!

specialties of the house rosemary lambchops presented by kathryn greeley designs of waynesville north carolina interior designer

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“Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage”: 2014 Easter Lunch

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

…6:00 Easter Sunday afternoon…

Wow, I am tired!  The Easter lunch preparations began weeks ago, but “in earnest” on Friday. Twenty some wonderful family and friends to feed.  That’s when the cooking started…with the annual Easter Coconut Cake!  (if you would like the recipe, see last year’s Easter post from Chestnut Cottage!)  It is yummy, easy, and so moist!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

I sometimes like to take a break from cooking and do some of my flower arranging.  So, I started with tulips!  Several tuliperes  to fill… which certainly have a mind of their own!  But these must  be “conquered”!  I enjoy getting my great room ready with lots of flowers, as I have one of my three tables in this room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Lots more cooking, but before that, I always set my tables so I can enjoy them!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

This table is in the kitchen and the next is the one I mentioned in the great room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Flowers on the tables are always fun at Easter, and oh how I love the smell of freshly dug moss!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

The young people on my guest list seems to love eating at their table in the master bedroom!  Chestnut Cottage seems to have a nice flow on these occasions…one table in the kitchen, one in the great room, and one in the master bedroom off the great room.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

Lots more cooking, and then the last of the cooking was to do my lemon curd tarts on Sunday morning.  I prefer to make them the day I serve them, so they are nice and fresh.

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

And one must have some chocolate favors and no one is too old for an Easter basket!

easter lunch 2014 presented by north carolina interior designer and author kathryn crisp greeley the collected tabletop

After a big lunch of the following menu, I am ready for a nice long nap…as in all night!

Hope your Easter was filled with joy…and lots of good chocolate!

Enjoy!

xo Kathryn

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Happy Easter!

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

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Easter lunch preparations are under way at Chestnut Cottage! Lots of food to cook, tables to set, and flowers to arrange.  But I wanted to share this sweet collection of vintage Easter postcards with you.  I think they are so lovely.  Some are French and some are English, and I find each of them most delightful!  The cards in this collection are mostly circa 1900-1920.

I wish each of you and your families are joyous and blessed Easter!

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

happy easter from north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop

 

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Step Into Spring… Dash & Albert Style!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

You may have heard about Dash & Albert Rug Company before and if you haven’t, you need to!! This company has a wonderful selection of wool, cotton, indoor/outdoor, and blended rugs in a variety of beautiful weaves. Spirited and well-bred, these rugs are the smart solution for floors pining for personality!

Today I wanted to spotlight a few of my favorites to move your home right into this spring season! Wether it’s crisp blues, pastel stripes, pale greens, funky geometrics or bold colors, Dash & Albert is sure to deliver a look you desire!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

I hope these images have inspired you to check out Dash & Albert for yourself! You can view their entire catalog at www.dashandalbert.com. And don’t forget to see the talented, Bunny Williams collection! A few of the above images are her designs, but there are many more to see!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

Enjoy!

dash and albert rug company favorites presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn crisp greeley

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“Inspiring Images”: Fresh Spring Greens for the Table!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

I will be using my new Derby Green Panel on one of my Easter tables this Sunday and thought you might be inspired to include some “fresh greens” on your Easter table!

north carolina interior designer uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from Royal Crown Derby

north carolina interior designer uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from Royal Crown Derby 

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

I found George Gaines Jewelers web site in Lakeland, Fla. and loved how they combined this beautiful green pattern , Arcades, by Philippe Deshoulieres , with my Derby Green Panel, as well as these two other patterns by Royal Crown Derby!

 

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Image from George Gaines Jewelers

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Indian Summer by Royal Crown Derby from George Gaines Jewelers.

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

Cherry Blossom by Royal Crown Derby from George Gaines Jewelers

Yes, it does definitely make me want some “Arcades”!

Phipippe Deshoulieres is from the Limoges region of France and these pieces are certainly “retro modern”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

And I love this fresh green and brown Easter table from HGTV’s site!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

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I will share my fresh greens with you when I get the Easter tables all ready!

north carolina interior designer kathryn c greeley uses royal crown derby china on her easter tabletop

xo Kathryn

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