Monthly Archives: July 2014

“In the Garden with Kathryn”: Late July & August in the Chestnut Cottage Garden!

Wow, it is hard to believe that it will be August this week!  Time just gets away from me with my busy design practice and The Collected Tabletop!  But the Chestnut Cottage garden is always a place of joy and … Continue reading

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“What’s In Your Collection”: My Annual Trip to The Cashiers Antique Show!

I had a lovely trip on Saturday to the Cashiers Antique Show.  I always find lots of treasures at this show and I wanted to share some items that I find very special! My favorite source of exquisite majolica is … Continue reading

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“Specialties of the House”: Classic Stirred Creme Brulee in Lavender Bowls

I have long been a fan of crème brulee and if you want to spend the time for an creative summer dessert, I will share a favorite of mine from The Collected Tabletop.  Yes indeed, this is time consuming, but … Continue reading

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Downtown Davis Wedding – Greenville, SC

A few weeks ago, my beautiful,  young friend and employee Leah, married her sweet man, Jeff Davis in her hometown of Greenville, SC. Wells and I were able to attend the wedding and take part in this celebration! I wanted … Continue reading

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“Tablescapes”: Royal Crown Derby’s “Mikado”

I recently discovered this wonderful pattern at a tabletop market.  I can’t believe the range of colors in this pattern…Blue, Cantaloupe, Lavender, Lime, Pink, Taupe and Turquoise! Image-Devine Corp Image-Devine Corp Reputed to have originally been used by English romantic … Continue reading

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