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“In the Garden”: Lovely Hellebores for Your Winter Garden!

I am always amazed at what one finds in the winter garden.  My garden at Chestnut Cottage never disappoints me at this time of year.  Due to the warm winter we are having, it seems that things are a bit … Continue reading

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“Designer Notebook”: Counter Intelligence-A Collection of my Favorites!

Deciding on a countertop material for your new construction or remodel is often perplexing to say the least! In my 30 plus years of design experience, I still advise clients that no one material is right for every design project. Each have their own pros and … Continue reading

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“Inspiring Images”: Winter Fireside Dinner

I find that this image inspires me to set a lovely little antique table in front of the fire for a nice dinner for two.  Wells and I often eat by the fire in the evenings and it is quite … Continue reading

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“Antique of the Week”: Ways With Antiques

For the remainder of January , I would like to talk about how one blends antiques into today’s homes-where comfort and practicality also matter.  As I feel that the kitchen is the heart of the home, lets talk about how … Continue reading

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2013: A Fresh Start! Get Organized.

Now that 2013 has finally arrived…isn’t it time for a little ‘sprucing up’?! The holidays leave  our homes in such a haze with family, parties, presents, and just general clutter! Maybe one of your new years resolutions should be to … Continue reading

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