Monthly Archives: February 2017

Peony Power!!

Oh dear, it is late February and my peonies are pushing their tiny  red stems up out of the ground.  As I said last week, I am SO worried for my plants! But with the tiny red shoots appearing, my … Continue reading

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Oh my…spring seems to be arriving early at Chestnut cottage… hellebores by the dozens, early spring daffodils, the heavenly  scent of daphne,  sweet little purple crocus, tiny white snow drops, and flowering cherry trees! The “early birds” are always the beautiful … Continue reading

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    I feel a closeness to the readers of The Collected Room through their lovely comments.  I recently sent a copy of The Collected Tabletop to a special blog reader, Kelley Dibble, who lives in Guam.  I love how I can … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Decorating Guest!

What an honor it was to be featured on Million Dollar Decorating Podcast this past Sunday! I met James Swan at the High Point Market in October and he asked me if he might interview me for his podcast. I … Continue reading

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