Category Archives: China

“Shades of Blue”: Blue Dragon Napkins!

I recently loaned a large quantity of my blue and white to a friend for her daughter’s wedding reception in Asheville. When she returned the blue and white, with it was a lovely gift of 12 twenty two inch blue … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Party Countdown!

Planning does make for an easier life and a successful entertaining event! And we are counting down at Chestnut Cottage this week. I am praying for good weather so that we can eat in the garden…and I would greatly appreciate … Continue reading

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“Tablescapes”: Lettuce Ware By Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch

Who could resist this fresh spring green lettuce ware pattern! These vibrant green pieces say easy, simple elegance on the table. Dodie Thayer’s ancestors settled in Palm Beach, Florida, where Dodie taught herself to mold pottery from lettuce and cabbage … Continue reading

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“Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage”: A Small Valentine’s Dinner Party!

I have decided I might have a small dinner party on Friday evening in celebration of cupid’s special day. I thought it would be nice to use some of my pink/red tabletop pieces from over at our lake house. I … Continue reading

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A “Black Tie” Valentine’s Dinner!

Recently while working in Raleigh, I went by Quintessentials and my sweet friend Kristen Anderson Hudson asked me to design a Valentine’s table for her front window. I had to do the design fairly quickly (as I was supposed to … Continue reading

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