Hello! How is everyone doing this first week of Dec? Scary to think that we are just 3 weeks away from Christmas! Its been a crazy, hectic, truly non stop week and I felt like I finally got a chance to exhale and have a little free time on Sat. I did a little holiday decorating and it just felt so nice to relax and go at my own pace with no schedule or timetable. Today I plan to stay home all day, tweaking and continuing on with my holiday decor, cook up something good and call it a day! It feels so nice to be penning a blog post. I started several but time has been a precious commodity which there hasn’t been enough of lately:) Hope your weekend is going well, and mostly hope everyone is staying safe. Covid has/is really touching people in my inner circle and its frightening. Know 2 who lost loved ones this week alone, which I cannot imagine and several others who have been very sick and/or in the hospital. It stuns me that anyone has to second guess wearing a mask. OK, getting off my soapbox and onto today’s post! Let’s get started……. _____________________________________ 1 SOME VERY EXCITING COMING NEW ADDITIONS! I am ecstatic over each and ever one of these! So much happening in 2021. You are always the first to hear and know about whats new and exciting. Here is a sneak peek- Bamboo flatware is so chic, love it with everything! These will be here in about 6 weeks These pearlized flatware sets are stunning, these are not hte final colors. The blue will be more navy than bright and ditto with the green. There is also an ivory. So excited to get our new chinoiserie murals (added an ivory base to the group) And our best selling scalloped tea tables will not be available in pink (blue and green are coming back in stock) Cannot even tell you how elated I am over the pierced porcelain pieces. They are officially in production! I will offer chargers, a dinner and a salad plate!! Working on a soup bowl now. I think these are going to be incredibly popular, I know I will be the first to take a stash home. And then I quickly added one of melamine plates just to see how it looks layered and it was a big fat yes! Endless possibilities! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Instagram was on fire this week! I really had a hard time restraining myself, there was so much to ooh and ahh over!! So much beautiful Christmas inspiration- 4 FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE Since we are home way more than ever before when I am not working, we have watched a lot of movies, series and documentaries. I tend to watch docs on my own as my husband does not share my enthusiasm for them:) Here are some, that you may or may not know about that I really enjoyed- Just started The Queen’s Gambit and love it! We loved Yellowstone if not for the scenery alone but the story line is fantastic and draws you right in! One of my favorites, who isn’t watching The Crown! 5 A BEAUTIFUL INVITING HOME This beautiyful home is so elegant but cozy and inviting. Done by Margaret Kirkland Interiors, I love the colors, the rich, warm layers and how it feels like a true family home, not a showplace that feels cold and sterile. Click here to read more over at Atlanta Homes Magazine. 6 WHOLE FOODS TO THE RESCUE! I was itching to do some holiday decorating. I looked on Instagram and felt SO behind the eight ball, not to mention everyone seems to have started way earlier than usual. I really wanted to go into the flower district but between heavy rain, the kind of cold that goes to your bones and my increasing paranoia about exposing myself to Covid, I decided to go to Whole Foods instead. I figured I would take my chances, and boy did I have a pleasant surprise! They had literally just about everything I was looking for, seeded and beaded greenery, tulips, roses, berries…hit the jackpot! I decided to use my new champagne bucket and fill it with the fresh greens and berries for some holiday cheer, this was soooo easy! (click here to see this item on the shop) All done- And then I decided to try it adding white tulips so I began just putting them in randomly- Minutes later, all done! 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY We have all had to give up a lot of things we enjoy this year. It has been a year that none of us will forget though I would love to erase it from my memory forever. I was talking to a friend about all the things we used to do that we pretty much took for granted and it made me realize how much I miss. She asked me what one thing I missed the most and I said it was a tie between traveling and going out with friends normally. So curious, about what you miss most? Having issues with our poll site today, so here is what I miss- travel, dinner with friends, parties, having a reason to get dressed up to go somewhere, weddings and celebrations, miss not having to wear a mask, I could go on on and on! Which two things do you miss the most before Covid? ____________________________________________ Which two things do you miss the most before Covid? And that’s a wrap for today. It was so nice to sit down and finish a blog post, as I have started many! I will likely be doing 2-3 blog posts a week until Christmas. Even though I love doing them more than anything and it’s my version of therapy, the time is short this time of year and we are burning the midnight oil on all ends! Preparing for another super busy week ahead. We have a lot of amazing sales and promotions coming up in the next few weeks. We will also have daily deals which will be special prices for one day only on specific items. The daily deal for today is below. Wishing everyone a fabulous day, take good care and stay safe!! Until next time…. Our deal of the day for one day only! Click here to see our incredible melamine mixing/storage bowl set. Comes in a beautiful gift box. Which two things do you miss the most before Covid?