Category Archives: Holiday Ideas

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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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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Happy Labor Day From Lake Chatuge!

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July from Lake Chatuge! I have a full house and lots of cooking, table settings, and flowers to be done! Not much time for photography, but here are some of our Independence Day activities…   Lots of red, white, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions at Chestnut Cottage!

…Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!  The stockings were hung by the chimney… Another very important Christmas tradition at Chestnut Cottage is Christmas stockings!  For many years, … Continue reading

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