Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Inspiring Images”: May is the Month for Strawberries!

One of the great joys of May at Chestnut Cottage is STRAWBERRIES!  Fat, sweet, juicy strawberries that come to us from South Carolina!  It brings me great pleasure each May to make my annual Strawberry Jam. And that is exactly … Continue reading

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Is It Time for a Redesign or Refresh?!

I am honored to be one of Williams Sonoma’s Designer Marketplace bloggers every month! This month my topic  “Is It Time for a Redesign or Refresh” will help you spruce up your home for Spring and Summer without spending a fortune. Updating … Continue reading

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“Tablescapes”: My Trip to The Miromar Design Center

Last week, I was in Naples Florida at the Miromar Design Center. I had a lovely time and made many new friendships! Below I will show you a recap of my time in Florida. My new friend, Lynne Groth and … Continue reading

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“What’s in Your Collection”:Lovely White Milk Glass

I recently had a young client who indicated that she is starting a collection of white milk glass!  I was delighted, as I fondly remember that my mother had several pieces in our home in the 50’s. So I thought … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Wedding Bells are Ringing!

May and June always seem to bring us many lovely wedding events!  I thought this image was so inspiring with the “jars of flowers” attached to each “pew”.  So casual, yet some refined and fun. And these cakes are so … Continue reading

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