Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Specialties of the House”: Summer Brunch for House Guests

Summer always brings lots of fun friends to our lake house , as well as Chestnut Cottage.  Thought you might need some breakfast/brunch ideas and I love these make ahead Sausage and Broccoli Egg Muffins!  You can make ahead and … Continue reading

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“What’s in Your Collection”: Clear Glass & Opaline Boxes

I love the sophisticated feel of this lovely collection of clear glass and French blue opaline boxes.   This is elegance at its finest! The variety of shapes and cuts in the clear, as well as the beautiful range of the … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Image”: Collection Display

I love this inspired way to showcase a collection!  Any great frame would beautifully showcase most any collection of plates! (Especially a great antique frame!)  Hang or “prop” the frame for a great look! Be inspired!

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“Key Ingredients”: Orange & Aqua Tablescapes

On my recent speaking engagement at Christ Church Antiques Show in Grosse Pointe , Michigan, one of the tablescapes I designed was with an orange and aqua color pallet.  I thought you might enjoy the Key Ingredients of that tablescape! … Continue reading

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“Simple Pleasures & Little Luxuries”: Champagne for Summer!

As I have said repeatedly, I LOVE champagne.   For me it is the ultimate Simple Pleasure/Little Luxury! I love this idea of Tangerine Sorbet Champagne Floats. And with all of summer’s lovely flowers in bloom, why not take the time … Continue reading

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