“Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage”: Shades of Green

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

This past weekend, I decided to have a few great friends over for a “last minute” little dinner party on the back terrace of Chestnut Cottage.  The weather was heavenly this weekend and I felt driven to use the terrace for some “al fresco” entertaining before the cool winds of autumn begin to blow.  I continue to be amazed at how lovely the garden continues to look and was struck by the many “shades of green”!

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

The Creeping Jenny still looks so green!

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

With all of these lovely shades of green , I was inspired to use my green faux bois tablecloth and top it with my adored “Napoleon Ivy” by Wedgewood. I combined the “Napoleon Ivy” with “Pearl “ stemware from William Yeoward, a few “twiggy” votives, and a tall green vase filled with hydrangea , ferns, Soloman’s seal, and hostas from the Chestnut Cottage garden.

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Later in the week, I will share with you a bit about the history of the “Naploeon Ivy” pattern.

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

What a glorious evening with so many abundant shades of green

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

Stay tuned for the evenings menu and a recipe, as well as more on “Napoleon Ivy”!

Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage presented by kathryn greeley designs

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley author of the collected tabletop high point market

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3 Responses to “Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage”: Shades of Green

  1. franki says:

    Think I counted at least fifty shades…franki

  2. cindy weis says:

    Kathryn, the garden is just beautiful, and I always say that photo’s from your lovely Chestnut Cottage are my favorite pictures, I am sure everyone enjoyed the dinner party, thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Kathryn says:

    Thank you Cindy, you are very kind! I so love Chestnut Cottage and it is a real joy to share it with my blog readers!

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