Hi there and good Sunday morning to you! Hope this finds you doing well, as well as can be expected. Can you believe its been over a month since we have been socially isolating/staying home! This is a month-ish, I don’t think any of us will ever forget. I know I won’t and it will make even the smallest events in life feel like a celebration. Makes me pause and think about life “pre Covid-19” and I have to say I find myself daydreaming of just getting back to normal, even if it’s a new version:) I know this is going to be a very gradual process and it will not be like a switch that just goes on but I am looking forward to at least beginning the process WHEN it is deemed safe for the American people. In the meantime, trying to keep things on schedule here and making them pretty! I hear from a lot of you that you are really enjoying reading my blog posts to help get through this life changing ordeal. Believe me, its as cathartic for me as it is you reading it:) Here we go with this weeks Sunday post- ________________________________________________ 1 COMMERCIALS CHANGING WITH THE TIMES I was talking to my sister and we both commented on how quickly various companies were able to change their commercials without skipping a beat to reflect this new life we are living. It was pretty impressive. Don’t know if its because I am feeling unusually emotional due to the tremendous sadness of this but some of them make me cry, they just stir up so many emotions. A few below are some of the ones I found particularly poignant and touching. 2 REESE WITHERSPOON AND HER KINDNESS I have always loved Reese, she seems so real in a world of many fake celebrities. She is a refreshing change, then when I read her book, she really won me over for life. I recently read how she offered via her company, Draper James, every teacher a free dress, what a southern peach:) The response was understandably enormous and it’s nice to see celebrities using their platform to do such good things, love Reese! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Another incredible round of my Instagram faves of the week. So many beautiful things, definitely a highlight of my week! These beautiful images inspire me and give me hope for getting back to surrounding myself and creating beauty again…. 4 ONE BEAUTIFUL PALMETTO BLUFF WEDDING Another gorgeous wedding to get your mind off of what is happening right now. Let the beauty of this gorgeous wedding in Palmetto Bluff take you away for a few minutes. Another simply gorgeous wedding by Easton Events, they really are a master at their craft!! If you want to see more of this gorgeous affair, click here 5 NEW GOODIES. We have had some exciting and very beautiful new things happening behind the scenes. Say hello to some beautiful new linens…we will hold a monogram linen sale sometime in the next week, where we have several fabulous new styles as well as new fonts. Loving the ginger jar and trellis font, stay tuned. Just love these!! Then we miraculously got a large container from India that we were waiting on, it was a thrill. I was SOOOO excited to see this finally land. After being stuck in the middle of the ocean for a few weeks, it arrived safe and sound. We were able to gain access to the warehouse for a few hours to have the guys unload it and had them take a few pics to send me. For your eyes only! All presale orders will ship starting this week (we will be given limited access to our warehouse). Heres a look at some of what arrived from our recent tabletop container…we will hold an arrival sale next week so stay tuned. And I cannot tell you how excited I am for the pink and white tulipieres to arrive!!! Look how beautiful with flowers! We will hold our presale on these in the next two weeks. 6 A BOOK YOU MUST ADD TO YOUR DESIGN BOOK COLLECTION I cannot tell you how magnificent this book is. When I LOVE a book, I want to share it with you and this gorgeous tabletop book currently ranks as one of my top four of all time! Say hello to You’re Invited by Stephanie Booth Shafran. The cover alone made it worth it, but upon opening it and turning the pages, its one delightful surprise after another…..front to back, this book is a feast of beauty. So gorgeous, filled with a plethora of entertaining ideas, recipes, and more. Run don’t walk to order it…..click here to buy on Amazon. \ 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY So it’s been about 5 weeks. About 4 weeks ago I did a poll asking for your present state of mind and how ou were doing overall. Now its about a month later and I am asking the same. I recognize depending on where you are, this can be widely variable. Some places have been spared and have seen very few cases whereas other areas have been ravaged. I go back and forth between doing as well as can be expected to feeling anxious for what lies ahead. It surely makes you realize just how vulnerable the human race is. ______________________________________ And that’s a wrap for this Sunday. Hope you enjoyed the post, tried to include as many uplifting, positive and pretty things as I could. Because I recognize we are surrounded by plenty of negative, sad, depressing news. But again, there is light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through this. It might be a new normal at the end of the tunnel but we are a perseverent nation and will rise again! Thank you for stopping in, always love hearing from you. Hope you and your family are doing well, staying safe and staying home so that we can all get back to living our best lives! Until next time…. PS Unadvertised special…..as we are in the spring and let’s face it the melamine is not only beautiful but so easy and convenient, we have a special gift with purchase! With every purchase of $40 or more of melamine, receive a free large serving bowl. We have also added new listings for services of four in addition to the individual listings. Click here to see our beautiful melamine collection. What is your state of mind right now?