Category Archives: tabletop

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Turkey Day

I’ve been lax posting on my blog this year as I undertake a new creative endeavor. (more on that soon.)  but I wanted to wish my family, friends and followers a Happy Thanksgiving full of grace, love and abundance.  This

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Thanksgiving Prep

This year we’ve got 26 coming for Thanksgiving dinner.  My turkey salt and peppers are quite excited for such a large crowd – it’s a new high in terms of number of dinner guests for Hillside Cottage.  Mom gave me

Let it snow, let it snow….

This past week we got 10″ of snow.  As the storm was approaching, the boys decided to head upstate and go skiing. I decided to stay home and enjoy the blanket of silence that fell.  It was beautiful, that soft

Let it snow, let it snow….

This past week we got 10″ of snow.  As the storm was approaching, the boys decided to head upstate and go skiing. I decided to stay home and enjoy the blanket of silence that fell.  It was beautiful, that soft

Gratitude

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”   …..Henry Van Dyke From our table to yours….. ……Wishing you much abundance and joy on

Gratitude

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received.  Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”   …..Henry Van Dyke From our table to yours….. ……Wishing you much abundance and joy on

Piece of Cake

In the midst of all the fall gatherings we’ve been having, my husband announced that he would like to celebrate his birthday this year with a small dinner party at home.   After dinners for 18 and 28  this month,

Piece of Cake

In the midst of all the fall gatherings we’ve been having, my husband announced that he would like to celebrate his birthday this year with a small dinner party at home.   After dinners for 18 and 28  this month,

Fall Fete

October has been full of gatherings and celebrations….. Already this month our  home  has been pleased to host book club, a mom’s coffee, and  a soirée for a dear friend who was recently  remarried.   The silver candlesticks, vases, bowls,

Fall Fete

October has been full of gatherings and celebrations….. Already this month our  home  has been pleased to host book club, a mom’s coffee, and  a soirée for a dear friend who was recently  remarried.   The silver candlesticks, vases, bowls,

American Beauty

We usually spend July 4th with our friends at their beach house soaking up the sun, sand, and ocean breezes.   There’s flag cake, hamburgers, and homemade potato salad…….it’s always as American as apple pie.  In my family though, it

American Beauty

We usually spend July 4th with our friends at their beach house soaking up the sun, sand, and ocean breezes.   There’s flag cake, hamburgers, and homemade potato salad…….it’s always as American as apple pie.  In my family though, it