Category Archives: Entertaining

Cranberry Layer Cake!

 As I promised, this is the cake I made for the holiday dinner party earlier in the week.  The cake is very moist, but a bit “crumbly” when cutting.  It was a big hit and keeps wells in the refrigerator. … Continue reading

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Holiday Dinner Party at Chestnut Cottage!

The table is set and ready for our first 2016 holiday dinner party!    I love using the blown glass martini glasses from The Collected Tabletop for serving either a shrimp cocktail or a small salad. This menu included a … Continue reading

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Happy (very late!) Thanksgiving & Welcome to Christmas at Chestnut Cottage!

I apologize for my absence at The Collected Room! Several of my wonderful readers have contacted me to see if I am still alive and everything is alright. Indeed I am alive and things are getting smoothed out after an … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage!

  Wow, what a busy few weeks…”the faster I go, the behinder I get”!  This past weekend, Wells and I hosted a dinner party for a lovely bride, Molly McClure and her groom, David Stanley. The tables for this party … Continue reading

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“Shades of Blue”: New Shades of Blue at Williams Sonoma!

  As you might expect, I am always on the hunt for new “shades of blue” for the table. I recently discovered some great new blue patterns at Williams Sonoma that I thought you might enjoy seeing. This new French Blue collection has … Continue reading

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