Category Archives: Inspired!

Happy (very late!) Thanksgiving & Welcome to Christmas at Chestnut Cottage!

I apologize for my absence at The Collected Room! Several of my wonderful readers have contacted me to see if I am still alive and everything is alright. Indeed I am alive and things are getting smoothed out after an … Continue reading

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“The Collected Library”: The Secret Life of The Georgian Garden!

  I recently read about this clever book in my latest issue of The English Garden! Anyone interested in English history and gardening will hopefully find this book to be very informative and delightful! The Georgian gardens of England are … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox!

Oh how I love Autumn! I suppose Autumn and Spring are my favorite seasons and living in the mountains of North Carolina provides four distinct seasons. Autumn in the mountains is especially splendid! Recently, one of my employees took her … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage: Food, Glorious Food!

I thought you might enjoy a couple of recipes from last week’s dinner party menu at Chestnut Cottage. Two of my favorites on the menu were the Blueberry Goat Cheese Tarts and my very old Summer Squash Casserole. The delicious … Continue reading

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Entertaining Tales From Chestnut Cottage… A Sunday Evening Dinner Party!

Several months ago (before the scheduling of my knee surgery!), my husband planned a dinner party for 16 of his funeral service associates at Chestnut Cottage on last Sunday evening. So as the scripture in the Bible says…”I had to … Continue reading

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