Hi friends, hope you are having a great weekend. Hard to believe its the last weekend before Labor Day. Where has this summer gone? I can’t believe I have only been to the beach 2 or 3 times. Then again, this warehouse move has kind of taken over the summer, in the end, it will be well worth it…..but it took a lot out of me. Thankfully I had a wonderful team to help as I could not have done it without them. We will officially be in the new office next week while continuing to move out the remaining items and then work on organizing the warehouse. Hopefully within 2 weeks we will be all settled in. Fingers crossed on that one:) In the meantime, here we go with this weeks Seven on Sunday- ________________________________________ 1 BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PUMPKIN FOR FALL! It’s hard for to believe we are soon going to be saying goodbye to summer and ushering in fall……my most favorite season of all by a long shot. I love decorating for wall/holidays. One of the easiest things to do is to go in the yard and cut some branches of evergreen, holly or whatever else might make for easy decorating. Fill a few vases with them, add my porcelain pumpkin and voila, you have yourself an instant and elegant holiday arrangement. Our porcelain pumpkins come in three sizes/styles. I had plans to introduce 2 new ones this fall but with the move and the major prep work involved, it just fell to the wayside, definitely next year will be adding to our beautiful pumpkin family. I picked up a beautiful bouquet of flowers, gave my new Mimi vase a trial run and added my pumpkins to my front chest. A little bit of summer mixed in with spring:) All the porcelain pumpkins are 20% off (ends tonight) use code fall. Click here to see. My mantle from last year, will likely do something very similar this year, why changes a good thing! 2 THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CAKEPOPS EVER! I found Pop_Pedler on Instagram and became a bit obsessed with this account. I have never seen such artistic and beautiful cake pops ever, so creative and the attention to detail is astounding. Fun account to follow, click here 3 A FEW GOOD DOCUMENTARIES I rarely watch movies any more as I am so disillusioned with what Hollywood is churning out. I feel like their ship has sailed and its time for smaller independent companies (and of course Amazon and Netflix are proving to be serious powerhouses in the movie industry) There is to me, an opportunity for someone to put their name on quality movies, in the way many European movies are (which is why I gravitate towards them). So, as a result I watch documentaries a lot, always learning something and have seen a a couple of excellent documentations recently. On that note there was a very interesting article in the NY Times about this very subject, click here to read I devour documentaries the way some do reality TV. Love them, on almost all subjects, how about you? Her are some that I have seen lately, I told you they cover a very wide spectrum, but all fascinating! 4 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Such a pretty round up this weekend, definitely has wander-lusty tones, must mean I really miss traveling:) Mixed in with some beautiful interiors shots. One day, I will get to travel again but in the meantime will live my traveling dreams through Instagram! 5 A GREAT ARTICLE WITH TARA SHAW I have always loved and admired the work of Tara Shaw, and a bonus is that she is from Louisiana:) Such a talented designer and a superb antiquarian who’s name is synonymous with elegant, beautiful European inspired interiors. Loved this article at Flower Magazine about her, her work and how her home came to be. Click here to read. 6 A FAVORITE NEW SHAMPOO FOR BLONDES. If you have blonde hair, natural or highlighted, this purple shampoo from Loreal is fantastic and a quarter of the price of another I was using. I have only used the shampoo but will likely yet the conditioner next time. Click here to purchase. 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY. Is there a serious paper towel shortage out there? I mean, when the pandemic started I understood that people were in a panic and I became part of that hysteria and lived it. However I really didn’t think almost 7 months later, we would still be having the shortages. I was well stocked until recently and now am only aware of this. I have been to my supermarket weekly for the last few months, and there is literally not a SINGLE paper towel roll to be had much less my beloved bounty. When I ask them whats going on, they tell me they get rationed a certain amount and that they sell out immediately. So I went home and did what we all do, went to Amazon and nearly fell off my chair when I saw my usual pack which is about $14 or $15 going for $47!!!! And that was my only choice. What is going on???? I went into Target the other day, and saw 2 lonely rolls of paper towels rolls and as I saw a man also walking towards them, I ran for those puppies faster than Florence Griffith Joyner ran in the Olympics. Victory! I also saw this article from the WSJ, and yes indeed, this is in fact a very wide spread problem. Whats going on with these manufacturers…can’t they step it up. This one truly leaves me scratching my head. So I am curious what things are like in your neck of the woods. Click here to read the article in WSJ _____________________________________________ And that’s it for this Sunday. Hope you enjoyed the post. We have a beautiful day on tap here and a week of 70’s which I am really looking forward to. Fall is not here yet but I feel it moving in and I am loving it. We move into our warehouse/offices this week so it will be an exciting week as we begin the settling in period which will mean weeks of organizing, etc…but the worst and hardest work is behind us. So happy to finally be able to say that:) Thanks for stopping in, wishing everyone a great day! PS Last day to take advantage of the 20% off our porcelain pumpkins, use code fall. Click here to see them So what’s the story of the paper towel shortage in your neighborhood?