Category Archives: Holiday Ideas

Christmas Traditions at Chestnut Cottage!

…Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse!  The stockings were hung by the chimney… Another very important Christmas tradition at Chestnut Cottage is Christmas stockings!  For many years, … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions!

Another “key ingredient” for Christmas at Chestnut Cottage is our lovely Waterford Nativity set. Many years ago, my mother-in-law,  Miriam Greeley, started giving me these pieces for birthdays, anniversaries , and Christmas.  I cherish this set so much, because of … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions!

Another “Key Ingredient” to our Christmas Traditions at Chestnut Cottage is CHRISTMAS CRACKERS! I always have Christmas Crackers for our Christmas Eve Dinner. I love seeing both adults and children at the table with paper crowns atop their heads!  It … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions!

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, I am an unashamed traditionalist!  I say very often when speaking on The Collected Tabletop, that establishing traditions for family and friends is a real gift.  Familiar family rituals set the tone of our … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage!

Thanksgiving 2015! Being Grateful! Wow, another thanksgiving has passed at Chestnut Cottage!  I had a post ready for last Wednesday, but we had a bit of a computer issue, so I have revised what I wanted to share and now … Continue reading

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