Category Archives: Entertaining Tales from Chestnut Cottage

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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The Planning Continues…!

  As you might image, Chestnut Cottage is at  “fever pitch”! All of the details are coming together and each day has a list of items to be done before the big party. Two big items that I can check off … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage!

A few months ago, I was approached by the Chancelor of Western Carolina University and his wife regarding  donating a party for the school’s Friends of the Arts Gala. They felt that since I had two interior design degrees from … Continue reading

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Easter at Chestnut Cottage!

Hello everyone! I trust that you all had a wonderful Easter holiday with family and friends. I just wanted to share a few of my photos from our Easter celebration at Chestnut Cottage… Here’s a look at one of the … 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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