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Hello and happy Sunday! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend. Here it was nice to have some much needed down time, we are starting to clean things up around our warehouse and starting to get wheels in motion for our big move to the new warehouse/office space.Its a very big step forward and we are excited. We have really outgrown where we are now, so this was a long time coming.

Needless to say weekends are more cherished now than ever as my weary feet need a break:) Had lovely dinner with friends, had some down time to catch up on some projects, did a little photo shoot and today going to enjoy a much needed day off and unwind. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Here we go with this Sunday’s post-

 

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1 OUR GREEN AND PINK TULIPIERES ARE HERE! This was a long time coming but oh, so worth the wait! I so love them in these two gorgeous color combinations. My imagination instantly went to setting a beautiful table with these and that’s exactly what I did. My tulipiere collection is one of my proudest moments since I have been in business. They are ideal for all seasons and showcase flowers in a most beautiful way.

Offered in three wonderful sizes, these are exquisite. I can see the green also  with red flowers for the holidays.  Click here to see our beautiful tulipiere collection and please if you could answer a quick poll about adding some red/white tulipieres for Christmas.


Since I did not have time to go out and buy flowers, I tried something new- going into my yard and cutting small clusters of hydranageas Never could have imagined they would look this pretty!! Love it.

2. CALL ME A DREAMER. I am a self proclaimed dreamer and I never want to change. Being able to dream can save me even during the most difficult times. It allows fun escapes and imagining all the “what if’s in life. A number of years back I became obsessed with the idea of buying a home in Provence, I looked into it , spoke to Americans who had done it and even connected to a broker with whom I am on their mailing list for when new properties come up.

For many reasons that remains just a dream but mostly because it makes logistical sense for us to remain on U.S. soil but boy, dreaming is fun. Got this one the other day in my email box and must admit, it got me dreaming all over again:) Don’t pay attention to the decor/interiors but just imagine the possibilities!

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3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Such a beautiful round of summer-y inspired pictures this weekend. We need to enjoy it while it lasts!

4 A NEW RECIPE ALERT! This Greek dressing was SO GOOD! A sure new staple in this household. Easy and super flavorful! Found over at Running In A Skirt, she has lots of other great recipes, click here.

 

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup high quality red wine vinegar
  • 1 large lemon, juiced (or 2 small ones)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, adjust to personal taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper, adjust to personal taste

Instructions

    • Put all the ingredients in an airtight container and shake to combine. You will need to re-shake before each time you serve it.
  • Makes a big portion to use all week!

Notes

 I calculated the nutrition for this recipe by using 1 tablespoon of the dressing.  If you use more than that adjust the calories as needed.  This recipe makes about a cup of dressing.

 

5 INSPIRING STORY OF THE WEEK The goodness of the human heart never ceases to amaze me. This story brought tears to my eyes,  to think that this woman who had nothing to her name even thought of giving away her winnings to someone else in and of itself  such a beautiful thing. This story really warms my heart at a time where I think we can all use some heart warming……she has obviously done something very right n raising her daughter who had the idea:)

6 THE BEFORE OF OUR NEW WAREHOUSE SPACE AND OFFICES! So here you have a raw look at the new space we will occupy in just a few weeks. Next week, we start the “beautification” of this space. It was a large gym with warehouse and offices plus a basketball court and turf field. Getting rid of the red floors and painting the floor navy and painting all the gray walls and ceilings, a crisp white.  This will keep things light and bright.  You aren’t surprised about that combination are you?

This is a very large warehouse space where we are having racks put in and then to the left is a corridor of offices, a front reception area, bathrooms and a few smaller rooms (one will be a small kitchen and the other a small photography room). It is a big undertaking but I know one I will be happy I did once we are all settled on. I will probably start a new series to chronicle the evolution of this space which I think will be fun to follow along with. Here is the before, stay tuned-

Above and below are part of the turf field where all the storage racks are being installed

This hallways above is where there are 5 offices, one nice thing is the ceilings are very tall about 15 feet

Above is a front reception area in need of some TLC, beyond that are the bathrooms and a small area for a kitchen

I guess just in case I feel like playing basketball for lunch we could have that option:)

 

7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY I can’t believe we are nearing the end of July. This has not been the summer we normally would have had as we had some really wonderful things planned but I have resigned myself to it and as the saying goes, “it is what it is”. With it nearing the end of July I have one eye on fall (my favorite season) anyway.

So with our new norm, I find myself only going to my office, the market, occasionally a friends house, club dining room and that’s about it. But twice this week (once in a local small specialty food market) and another in Whole Foods, I witnessed two nearly identical instances.

They both involved someone  not wearing a mask properly (under the nose) and both times witnessed another customer going up to them and correcting them. In one instance the lady was super nice, said she was a nurse and felt obligated to tell them and the guy was very receptive and promptly correctly put his mask on.

The other time, not so much- it could have easily escalated but the person who was doing the mask wearing walked away (with a few swear words under her breath). It makes me so upset when I see someone not wearing it properly…if their nose is not covered they might as well not bother. However I also am not sure I would feel comfortable going up to a complete stranger, not knowing how receptive they might be. How about you?

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And that my friends, is a wrap for today! I hope you enjoyed the post, anything resonate with you in particular? Hope you have a great and relaxing Sunday and stay cool. Here the heat index will make it about 100 degrees today so I will likely spend a good part of the day indoors:) Plus I need to save my energy as the work begins this week on the new warehouse/office space so lots going on this week! Thanks for stopping in, until next time……

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Susan on

A beautiful Sunday post, love those tulipieres.! I vote for doing the red. I will buy them for sure.
I got my second order from you last week and cannot tell you how thrilled I am with everything. Fast shipping and beautiful quality.
I love your idea of dreaming. That could be a real showplace! There’s someone named Mary Lou Weismann who stole a book I think called Playing House, you would love it! It will definitely keep your dream alive😊

franki parde on

Let’s see…if “we” got three families in on Provence….* sigh* franki

Marilyn Comer on

Masks are a problem for people like me who, because of a broken nose, I have a deviated septum. When I wear a mask, I feel like I’m suffocating after 10 min. The jury is out of their effectiveness & I wish we could get a 100% consensus. Of course I wear one but I’m miserable. Feeling suffocated & being claustrophobic is awful. Stay well. 💚

Linda Cashman on

I think that people should mind their own business about mask wearing or not. It reeks of little kids tattling on each other. We are a free society. Nobody has to be around anyone they see not wearing a mask—walk the other way. Telling a store employee is just as bad. Another thing is this cancel culture that seeks to ruin someone or their business if they don’t agree politically with you. We should celebrate the fact that someone has built a successful business and employs lots of people, and especially if they are a minority (i.e.Goya). I was especially disappointed in Lin Manuel Miranda (who I think is a genious) who piled on Goya this past week. I have no use for people who think their so called “celebrity”, social status or wealth makes their opinion worth more than anybody else’s and that they have some kind of power to wreck someone else’s life work. I was pleased to see that the so-called boycott of Goya turned into a buycott and they can’t keep it on the shelves.
It tells you something about the silent majority in this country and gives a ray of hope that the radical socialists won’t take over.

LD on

Lovely post! Those tulipieres are gorgeous! I have the pale blue village but think I need the pink too.

I love the story of that mother and her daughter who so generously were willing to give away the little that they had, what a great story.

Always enjoy your posts. As far as the mask wearing and correcting someone, I would only do it if it looks like they might be receptive to it. As the wife of a physician who knows that without properly wearing the mask, it voids the purpose, it would be hard for me to look the other way. However everyone is so sensitive right now I would be reluctant to speak out. I would probably alert the sales staff if it was a very crowded area where others are easily exposed and let them do handle things.

Hate to say this but we could have avoided all of this craziness if our president and his administration would have taking this seriously in February! Now we are in a very dire situation in many parts of our country.

Sharon Foster on

Just ordered the covered bowl set yesterday. So pretty. Can’t wait for the order to arrive.

leigh b on

Tina, Would you are someone in your office check to see if I am on your email address list? I have been for years but the last several weeks I have noticed that I am not getting your blog posts. I miss them and would greatly appreciate you checking on this… When I just tried resubscribing, it said I was already on the email list but I am not getting anything! Thanks so much!!!

Deanna on

Ah! Teddy in the pool is a great pic!

amjean on

Regarding the mask; I would NEVER say anything to anyone. If I was concerned I would distance myself from that person
or persons. There are many who research and study the mask situation and came up with the conclusion that they don’t
do anything to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and, in fact, breathing in your carbon dioxide expelled along with other
germs is not healthy. There are others who are scared to death and wear masks and rubber gloves in their homes. I see
them driving their cars with masks and gloves on. I think they must have a very serious underlying health condition that
makes them very nervous; I would be too! That said, everyone must follow their own rules or in the case of going to
stores/restaurants, follow their city/county/state mandates even if you don’t agree with them. This will be over after the election.

Gina on

I hate you, I hate you, I hate you…..(lol)……..I took your recommendation and watched Lenox Hill and got SO hooked that I spent an ENTIRE Saturday in bed watching all 9 episodes on my tablet. LOVED it!! What an inspirational, informative, personality-driven series. I’ve decided to leave retirement and go to medical school to become a neurosurgeon. I should be able to practice by the time I’m 88 years old.

Annie on

Beautiful everything! I am so excited for you about the new space that is going to be such a wonderful night for you and your growing company , can’t wait to see what you do with it. Great story about the mom and daughter. Thanks for sharing it.

As a physicians assistant who has a father, 2 uncles and a brother in law all as doctors- The data does not lie- masks save lives!!!! Please to your reader Amjean do your due diligence and read up on The effectiveness of properly wearing a mask.

It is widely agreed in all circles (even political) that if everyone were to socially distance and wear a mask that we could literally eradicate the spread of Covid.

Sorry to rant but I feel so strongly about this and being in the medical field morning noon and night I am 100% confident of what I am saying. Masks save lives!

Mary Judith on

I look so forward to your beautiful posts! I have shared them with my family and friends.. I don’t think I would be comfortable telling someone to wear a mask,but if they were older or needed help putting one on properly I would offer to help. I think we all need to be kind and helpful in these troubled world, I pray for our president and world leaders. Thank you again for your beautiful ideas and for your kind words.

Corinne on

Until you get your French Chateau, you might enjoy watching ‘Chateau Diaries’ on YouTube. The Chatelaine puts out 3 vlogs a week about her life at LaLande Chateau in the Loire Valley. Her ‘Sundays at the Chateau’ series are often educational about porcelain, art, and she did a wonderful one about toile patterns and their history, and I thought of you. Stephanie Jarvis, the Chatelaine, is absolutely charming and a joy to watch.

Melissa Hebbard on

In regards to mask-wearing, it is probably best to alert a store member to speak to the in-correct mask user. They will have most likely received training and have some back-up to support them. We once had a problem on a flight with a person who had the blind up on the plane that sent blinding light into the cabin and made looking at the movie too difficult. The person was fast asleep, so we lent over to pull down the shade and was stopped by the hostess who told us that we shouldn’t have any involvement with any other people or their space, but that if there was a problem to be dealt with, it was for the staff to be told and for them to do the interaction. It was their job, and they were properly trained to avoid escalation, etc. I thought this excellent advice and have always followed it.
On another note, I love the idea of a tulipieres on the Christmas table, especially here in Australia where it is so hot, but I think that the green would work equally well as red.
Love your new workplace. It will be fun watching how you transform it.

Victoria Taylert on

Just now getting around to reading yesterday’s post! How is it possible that someone could find ANYTHING negative to say about your posts?! I found this one particularly uplifting, and the photos so beautiful and calming. I look forward to my daily dose of “enchantment” and feel like each post is personally directed at me. You have gained many followers at my recommendation, and I’ll continue to spread the word.

Lisa on

Lovely post. Your question about asking someone to kindly wear a mask if they are not-
In the good old days- I wouldn’t feel all that comfy asking someone, but if they were posing a threat to myself and others, I would work up the nerve and ask kindly. These days, I’m afraid to sneeze the ‘wrong’ way in public. Sadly, people have become very nasty and look for any excuse to show it. I prefer to ‘play’ in my home, tinker in my garden, enjoy my family and animals in the safety and comfort of my own property.

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