Hi everyone, hope this finds you doing well. Over here, it’s been non stop. Crazy busy…..in a good kind of a way. We have been very busy getting our gift wrap and ornament orders out and we are down to the last batch shipping today! In the meantime, got in our chinoiserie tole container and a beautiful silver shipment. On the home front, I have also put up my tree (the earliest ever). It is not quite done but I do a little every day when I have pockets of time. (full disclosure- do not be jealous of my “wrapped” gifts, not unless you consider cereal boxes and empty store boxes a gift lol) Have not bought a single gift! The chinoiserie tole presale orders have also started shipping and today we will get out the first batch or murals and mirrors as well. So yes, we are humming right along. That said, there have been hiccups and what would the holidays be without them! Covid has thrown a monkey wrench of epic proportions into our world affecting literally al aspects of life. On my end, it has meant production and shipping delays and major hurdles at shipping ports with reduced staff. They all keep saying they have never had a year like this and I will attest to it:) We are lucky that most of our containers have been coming in within a week or two of the ETA but one which was due here on Friday is now coming in on Dec 16th. That one holds a bunch of our new tabletop and our beautiful brass footed hurricanes. I am really bummed about that but there is unfortunately not a thing we can about it other than sit and wait patiently (or not). And a huge ornament container was delayed almost 3 weeks and coming in Dec. 17th, hearing that one brought me to tears but I just had to move on as I am powerless. I keep telling myself how much worse it could be and that quickly puts things in perspective. So this is my long winded way of saying thank you to my readers and customers, you make what I do something I look forward to every single day. I love creating and dreaming and manufacturing things that I want to see out there and happy you feel the same. I feel lucky to have found my “calling” and wake up every morning eager to get to work at what I love doing. We are doing our very best, this I promise you and I truly appreciate your support and understanding during this trying time in our world. I know we are al busy busy getting ready for a not quite so normal Thanksgiving, and I am very much included in that group:) Today I will be working then checking my list to be sure I have all I need for my dinner. As luck would have it, an arrangement from Weston Farms was sent to me and now its lost and flowers from High Camp Gardenias were supposed to arrive today and I got a notice they could not send it out on time. Argh! So much for my Thanksgiving centerpieces……. will likely only. have time to put my faith into my market flowers and pray they have something left:) So in keeping with the theme of 2020! I will be back tomorrow with a short post to officially wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. My normal blogging schedule is a bit off so during this busy season, I just wanted to say hi and thank you as I count my blessings this Thanksgiving season. Also if you want to receive a quick $10 off your next purchase, all you need to is leave us a google review and notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then get an email confirming you have a $10 credit on file towards any order of any amount. Click here to leave a review We will be having a very special BLACK FRIDAY SALE starting tomorrow night at 8pm and it will run through midnight on Friday! Thanks for stopping by. Stay calm and carry on as you prep for Thanksgiving. Wishing everyone a wonderful day:) Until next time….