Hello there. Hope all is well with you. As I adjust to my “new norm” and admittedly I am feeling a bit like? a lost little puppy dog but a very busy one, I am trying to keep as busy as possible and trying find ways to not dwell on how much I miss my son. Knowing he is happy however is doing a lot in keeping me going. I am very busy getting my online shop up which is slated to happen hopefully tomorrow or Thursday at the latest (finally) and adding a bunch of new products that have come in with more coming in over these next few weeks plus ordering the next big order of tole, and there are going to be some really amazing new pieces in this next batch. Plus the design project I have been working on in NYC is getting its first delivery on Tuesday so it’s quite exciting! So a lot of good and exciting things that are all keeping me going and then some:) One thing you know I love, is tabletop and china, love playing “dressup” and mixing and matching…….and? I certainly have enough china to support my case:) So since Monday is “my day” the day that I typically stay home, when no one else is here and it’s normally a “free pass” for me to do whatever I want, I had fun playing around with the tole and china and decided to have a little photo session. I will also be hosting? a luncheon and another little get together so was thinking of different possibilities as to? how I might want to set the table. Here are some highlights…. Pretty silver serving dishes just “make” the table and elevate the elegance of the tablescape These pheasant napkin rings are some of my favorites from Vagabond A I am a sucker for anything that has delicate etch work…love it! Then I have these vintage inspired plates in three different patterns (service plates) and they are just so pretty and feminine and scream “ladies luncheon”….. I love the rich elegant colors and iconic design of the Imari pattern…. I am so in love with the Vagabond Pheasant napkin rings, so elegant don’t you think? These are being added to my online shop this week, perfect for the holidays! So I have a few lovely choices….do you have a favorite? Do tell! And then I had fun playing with my tole which I can’t get enough of…..I first put together super elegant mossy green vignette both with white blossom in the tea caddies and just plain. Added this blue and white planter to my kitchen countertop….. In anticipation of the emails I get with questions (always very flattering) the linens, chargers, napkin rings, all tole, planter, faux flowers are all from my online shop (click here) or visit www.theenchantedhomeshop.com. Everything else is my from my own stash/collection. I had fun playing during my little play session and haven’t done that in a while, will have to do it again soon.? The new and improved shop will be up in the next day or two and I have had many asking about the tole, believe me, I have been chomping at the bit and never thought it would take this long…. But Thurs. at the latest, I will announce it on my blog and will probably do some kind of fun giveaway to celebrate, I will be tweaking things as we go this coming week, so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. It takes time to work out the kinks but we are just about there…finally! Thank you as always for stopping by, hoping you have a wonderful day. Until next time…..