Monthly Archives: November 2010

Holiday Entertaining in (Lee Anderson Couture) Style

  Holiday commitments and entertaining can be joyous as well as stressful.  I believe that an  important element of entertaining and being entertained during the holiday is personal style.  Style is not skin deep, it is soul deep!  Our personal … Continue reading

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  Congratulations to Jeanne Sevart, one of our blog subscribers from Springfield, Missouri.  When we notified Jeanne that she had won the book giveaway, she wrote a lovely note about her enduring love for blue and white.  I was so … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving at Chestnut Cottage is an “entertaining event”!  For many years, I have cooked for 24-30 guests who are family, friends, and what I describe as “strays”.  I use the term strays in a fond manner, as these guests … Continue reading

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Our New Arrival

I just thought I would let my subscibers, clients and friends know that Emily had her baby last friday. Mother, daughters and husband are all doing well!  Josephine “Josie” Mae Clark weighed in at 7 pounds 1 ounce and arrived November … Continue reading

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Blue and White Part 4

  “There’s a joy without Canker or cork There’s a pleasure eternally new Tis to gloat on the glaze And the mark Of china that’s acient and blue.” Andrew Lang, from the Ballad of Blue China  This ballad well describes … Continue reading

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