Monthly Archives: May 2011

English Ironstone China

Ironstone china was patented in England in 1813 by Charles James Mason.  This began the long illustrious history of Mason’s Ironstone China.  A component used in the production of this china is ironstone, a sedimentary rock.  Mason’s may have begun … Continue reading

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Blue & White & Flowers

  I mentioned the other day in my Mother’s Day post about how wonderful my collection of blue and white china is for displaying cut flowers.  I always have great perennial blooms throughout the season and love to bring some … Continue reading

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Lenox Hill Feature

  Head over to the INTERIOR DESIGN hound blog and check out the wonderful feature about my table design for this year’s Lenox Hill Spring Gala! Thanks Cynthia for the wonderful feature!  

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Garden Benches

  Just like your interiors, great furniture is a necessity in the garden.  At Chestnut Cottage, I love my perennial garden and a bench to sit on and admire the gorgeous blooms is a joy to have.  The bench pictured … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day at Chestnut Cottage

   At my home, Chestnut Cottage, the garden is always in its glory in May.  And this glorious past Saturday morning affirmed that notion!  Lots of lovely old fashioned flowers for one’s Mother’s Day celebrations.  Peonies always remind me of Mother’s Day … Continue reading

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