Category archive: home arts

“Summer’s lease hath all to short a date.”  William Shakespeare You know the saying, “August is the Sunday of Summer,”  well at Crabtree Cottage  we are packing every last minute into this “day”  that is for sure.   Our guests have been seeing plays, concerts at Tanglewood,  and world class dance, at Jacob’s Pillow.  In…

  “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” ― Thomas Moore           I love setting the stage for romance, for myself, and my loved ones, as well as for my guests.  The extra attention to detail makes…

  “Cooking may be as much as a means of self expression as any of the arts.”   Fannie Farmer What can I say?  I am hooked on the home arts.  Ever since I was a young girl I have been cooking, decorating & gardening. My mother used to entertain a lot, and I think,…

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