Monthly Archives: June 2014

“Shades of Blue”: Chinese Bouquet Black Sapphire

There never seems to be an end to blue and white “china envy” for me.  Each time I see a new china pattern, I am thinking…where at Chestnut Cottage could I possibly store a few pieces of this pattern?!?! And … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Lantern Love!

Who doesn’t love a good lantern in their home? Entry ways, dining rooms, front porches, back porches, corridors… there are so many appropriate places inside and outside of your home to use a beautiful lantern!  I have chosen several of … Continue reading

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“Designer Notebook”: Pantry Screen Doors!

With summer finally just around the corner, it is easy  to think of the joyful memories of screen doors.  My grandmother’s house , with its screen back door brings back so many lovely summer visions.  Recently, I did a lake … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Image”: Flower Arranging!

One of the greatest joys of the garden at Chestnut Cottage is cutting the flowers for arrangements.  I am always amazed at how few stems it takes to do a great little arrangement. I have a small collection of vintage … Continue reading

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“In the Garden with Kathryn”: How Does Your Garden Grow?

As we approach the official day of summer, I am enjoying the garden at Chestnut Cottage every day!  So how does your garden grow?!  I would love hearing how things are with your garden.  Several readers have emailed me with … Continue reading

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