Monthly Archives: June 2015

“Specialties of the House”: Small Bites!

Last week for my Downton Abbey party for Governor McCrory, I made these tasty little “BLT Bites”. They were one of my three passed hors d’oeuvres and were a real hit! These small bites are one of my favorites for … Continue reading

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“Oh What A Night”!

OH WHAT A NIGHT! Such a great “Downton Abbey” party and what great fun! We had rain all morning on Saturday here at Chestnut Cottage, which was disappointing, but I went ahead and made the “executive decision” early that we … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Party Countdown!

Planning does make for an easier life and a successful entertaining event! And we are counting down at Chestnut Cottage this week. I am praying for good weather so that we can eat in the garden…and I would greatly appreciate … Continue reading

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Lots of Flowers for a Debutante Ball!

My husband belongs to an interesting group of men…The Rhododendron Royal Brigade of Guards in Asheville. This group puts on the annual debutante week and this was their 83rd year to honor 22 young women. One of these wonderful young … Continue reading

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The Planning Continues…!

  As you might image, Chestnut Cottage is at  “fever pitch”! All of the details are coming together and each day has a list of items to be done before the big party. Two big items that I can check off … Continue reading

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