Hi there, hard to believe it is Friday already….such a crazy busy week over here.? First things first, a winner of the tole tray has been selected! Random number picker.org picked….. #21 coolidge.ml says: September 9, 2014 at 4:34 pm (Edit) New web site works beautifully! The green oval tray is just lovely?.just the use for it. I know the toile will be wonderful. Everything that I have purchased from you has been. Congratulations! Please email me with your tray selection and shipping details so your prize can be on it’s merry way! So…how are you? This has been one crazy week. We had filming going on here all week long, crazy chaos does not begin to describe it and while I cannot discuss the particulars yet, it was awfully exciting!! Between that and launching my new and improved online site, managing many other things, its been one hectic week. I am looking forward to some down time this weekend, and hopefully a few extra hours of sleep 🙂 I know keeping busy was key once my son headed off to college but even for me who can do a lot and am a very able mufti tasker…I am looking forward to some calm in my life:) The cleanup crew comes in today and it will be a full day of putting our house back in order, so it will be nice for things to have some quiet and calm back in my life.? So as I always do….here are some random musings that reflect whats going on in my life….. A FILM SHOOT. I cannot discuss the particulars but in due time, I promise I will when I can!? A few highlights of what was going on here this weekend, it was total chaos but the most fun kind imaginable for a limited time that is:) ? MY TOLE LINE HAS LAUNCHED I am so excited to have finally have my tole online. I am madly in love with every piece and have had fun using my own little stash throughout my home. Let me demonstrate:) Click here to see the full line. ?A FEW NEW GORGEOUS ADDITIONS COMING TO MY ONLINE SHOP… It so happens that with the launch of my new and improved online shop so too are a bunch of wonderful new items being added. As I had explained, many are already added and the rest are continuously being added in this coming week. Some of the new products that I am really excited over besides the tole, melamine and new blue and whites are these spectacular chunky lead crystal perfume bottles..how beautiful are they!!!! I put them on my antique silver tray and I love the juxtaposition of old and new, stunning. And the new wicker items are soon to be added, beautiful glassware, ice buckets, caddys, napkin rings, casserole dishes and fruit baskets..adore this line! Think the dark wicker looks smashing against the blue and white….. MY POWDER ROOM WALLPAPER. This little powder room is being finished up later today (once all the chaos is out of the way). Many of you asked /emailed me about who makes this. So here is the information. THIBAUT TEA HOUSE- FISHING VILLAGE IN BLACK I must say I totally love it, the black offers a certain drama and once the vanity is in along with the lighting and finishing touches I think its going to be fabulous! New blue and whites and a few wonderful vignettes…. Very excited about some beautiful new blue and whites being added…..fishbowls, very large chunky new ginger jars, a spectacular new planter, some really interested new carved porcelain pieces. Very pretty, every single one! And some of the wonderful new pieces being added to my online shop of? my growing porcelain family which is almost becoming a porcelain dynasty:) STRONG MINDS. I saw this and found it interesting and definitely? true but can we do all of them! That is the tricky part….OK I will aim for half of the list:)? It should be something we all put up on our refrigerators or makeup mirrors! Reminders of what it takes to survive in today’s tough world….. So…that is what’s new and exciting over, yes it’s been a truly chock full week. Busier than usual!! This coming week I have a lot of planning to do as we are having a dinner party for 40 next weekend and i have literally done nothing. But I am not stressing as I know it all gets done and I have allotted a number of days to concentrate on getting myself in gear for that….in the end it always gets done, so I do not allow myself to get too stressed, it’s nothing but wasted energy. I hope whatever you are up to for the weekend is wonderful and relaxing. I know, relaxation and a tinatini this afternoon are in order! Don’t forget my current promotion which is fabulous ends today, Saturday! Click here to view the goodies….