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Hello and happy Sunday……finally starting to feel better and appreciating every moment! Between that and the weather finally giving us a much needed break, feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Feb has been rough, actually make that 2021, who knew 2021 could give 2020 a run for it’s money.

Having Covid for about 3 weeks has been a downer, but I am getting better every day. The only issue I am really dealing with right now is the exhaustion, comes and goes. Went to my office for a few hours on Friday, it was so nice to be there, but I did come home and took a long nap. I hear this from so many,  so am pacing myself, taking it slow and surrendering to the fact that this needs to run it’s course.

But, it’s going to get better. Once the weather starts to warm up, just being able to be outside will feel liberating. For us, its been a very long, cold, snowy, gloomy winter. Normally you get Christmas and all the festivities that come along with it to break up the long season of winter, but not this past year. So yes, we are ready to open the chapter to spring!

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1 TWO BOOKS I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT! I collect coffee table books the way some collect seashells, I can never get enough. I often go back to my favorites over and over, as though I am seeing the page for the very first time.

That is the power of a great coffee table book. So these two were an immediate “add to cart”. Charlotte Moss’s books are always among my favorite and this looks to be another home fun. Then what’s not to love about thing in Provence, love the story of Le Mas de Poiriers the restoration of a beautiful family home in Provence, love that they made a book about it and all things Provence!

Click here to go to Amazon to preorder Charlotte Moss’s new book

And click here to preorder Provence Style

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2 NEW LILACS AND NEW MELAMINE! Two very exciting hings to tell you about! We just got these super lifelike lilacs and they are even better in person than I could have imagined. Shown here in the beautiful pale lilac color, they are also available in white. Extremely lifelike with beautiful realistic leaves, seeded stems and blooms. You would almost be tempted to water these, best part is no mess and they are always in bloom:) Click here to see the lilacs.

For context I used 16 stems here but this is a large jar 18″ (shown in our lotus ginger jar which just came back in stock on Wed) click here.

And thrilled to announce our newest green/white melamine patterns is finally due in this week! We will be holding an arrival sale on this sometime in the next week with special pricing and incentives. The pierced porcelain chargers will be here around March 22nd!

3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Never a loss of beauty to share via instagram, one source that never lets me down! Enjoy!

4 STANLEY TUCCI AND ITALY Have you seen this, its a new series and there have been 2 episodes so far. I really like Stanley as an actor and thoroughly enjoyed him taking me through Italy and all the food, sights and pleasures this amazing country has to offer. He explores different regions each time and it’s worth the watch. Particularly if you miss travel, this might be the next best thing:)

5 A DELICIOUS NEW SOUP RECIPE. I love soup especially in the colder months, we almost always have a pot of soup on the stove. It is so satisfying and with a crusty loaf of bread,. the heartier soups (like this one) can double as a very satisfying meal. Found this over at A Spicy Perspective, click here.

  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Garlic – The more the merrier!
  • Carrots
  • Russet potato
  • Fresh rosemary leaves – Or you can use dried rosemary
  • Lentils – Use the green (brown) variety because they hold their shape better.
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable broth
  • Kale – You can go with Tuscan kale or any variety that looks fresh!
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Shaved Parmesan (optional garnish)
  1. Chop all the produce. Rinse and drain the dried lentils. Set a large 6-8 quart pot over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, celery, and garlic. Sauté to soften.
  2. Load the Pot. Add in the carrots, potatoes, rosemary, lentils, tomatoes, and broth. Bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the Simmer. Stir, reduce the heat, and cover. Simmer until the lentils are soft. Then stir in the kale and basil.

 

6 THOUGHTFULNESS OF FRIENDS. I could not believe how many wonderful flowers, gifts and home cooked meals I got while being sick. Talk about reminding someone they are loved! It meant so much at a time when I was really down about being sick. This is just some of what I received…feel so lucky! Convinced this is what helped me to get better, love cures all!

7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY I made a confession on instagram that my Christmas tree is still up:) It was actually a picture of my living room to show the pretty late afternoon sun and I didn’t intend for the focus to be the tree still in the corner, but it was there for all to see and I was amaze3d at how many loved that it was still up and even more than I expected said their’s was either still up or they had just taken it down….go figure. I had lots of company:)

The way our living room is situated you really don’t see it unless you go in. So its totally innocent being there, not bothering anyone and as I always say rules went out the window when Covid came along! Even my husband said to leave it up. So what are your thoughts on a Christmas tree just staying put?


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Hope you enjoyed the post, anything in particular resonate with you? I always love to hear from you. Thank you for stopping in and making TEH part of your Sunday routine. We are finally seeing some of the snow melting, and I have never been so happy to see dead grass in all my life!

Spring cannot be far and I am here waiting for it! I think we all need to turn the chapter to a new season. Wishing you a great day, until next time….

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Teresa Hatfield on

Beautiful!

Ann on

I wish I had left mine up longer. I like the idea of a winter tree and it would be fun to redecorate it.

Terry P. on

Would love for you to comment and give more info about the upcoming “pierced chargers” – like size, pricing, your inspiration, etc ?. I have 5 Italian STEFANI rope pierced chargers that I LUV – and would be thrilled to find others.

Blessings for continued recovery 🙂

TheEnchantedHome on

Thanks so those are pierced porcelain chargers (will also be doing a dinner plate, salad plate and soup bowl) along with 2 marching large platters! Getting in a very small shipment in about 15 days then the big shipment in April. We will hold a presale on these sometime in the next few weeks with all details.

Patti on

The Tucci show is such a fun distraction when we can’t travel! Looking forward to his new film. Also check out Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix!

Jo Anne Jones on

I left my Christmas tree up until February 15th. After I took off the Christmas ornaments, I decorated it with red, pink, and white cut out valentines to celebrate the season of love. Now moving on!

Eve on

Glad you are feeling better. Don’t overdue it. What a lovely post. Looking forward to nicer weather also. It has been a long, cold winter here on Long Island. My pussywillows are blooming and my Lenten Rose is about to bloom.
Stay well and safe.

Peggy W. on

The lentil soup recipe reminds me of Jacob’s Lentil Stew (you know, the Jacob from the Bible-who’s brother Esau gave him his birth right for a bowl of Jacob’s lentil stew). It’s so delicious and hearty. No animal products, delicious and healthy.

Ms. Tracey J on

Charlotte from Milk and Honey Life channel on YouTube still has her tree up and she swapped the holiday ornaments and made a Valentine’s Day tree with all the things she loved. If want your tree up year round, swap out the decorations like you do with wreaths and keep the tree up. 😁

Charlene H. on

I’m thankful you’re doing better. Please continue to take good care of yourself!
Beautiful posts today💙

Elizabeth Horne on

Your posts are such a delight! They have been so encouraging during this especially hard winter. Prayers for your health. Could I please ask what part of the country do you live? Perhaps better asked, where are your pictures taken? I see rural and coastal looking settings. Thus, I am somewhat confused.

Susan K on

So glad to hear you are feeling better! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

Franki Parde on

We turned ours into a “Valentines Tree”…oh, it sparkled, all 9 feet, with Swarovski heart crystals, etc & lights, lots of twinkling lights. Got the “kebash” on eggs, though…franki

Janet on

Glad you are feeling better! I am recovering after having a pacemaker implanted. It was a very sudden decision doctors made after a fainting incident and a lot to « get me head around. » Like you, friends have delivered meals, flowers, and sent wonderfully thoughtful notes. It all makes such a difference.
BTW, if you enjoy Stanley Tucci, try Who’s Feeding Phil on Netflix. Same idea all over the world and so much fun.

Tricia on

What beautiful gifts you received. I’m sure every delivery brightened your day. I look forward to this post every Sunday. I hope you will be back to 100% soon.

Elizabeth on

Lilacs from Instagram post Megcc. I love when container/vase and flowers become one. Beautifully done

Elizabeth on

So love your Seven on Sunday posts Tina! So sweet of you to continue posting them while you have been under the weather. Prayers for continued and quick recovery. What sweet and wonderful friends to have to support you while you are recovering. Looking forward to spring here in the North East as well! ❤️

Danelle on

Good morning, So sorry to hear you are ill with the COVID. What would we all do without your wonderful blog. Thank goodness you are feeling better! I love Sundays because of your amazing Instragram posts, they always make me feel creative and hopeful. I’m not on any social media so I really appreciate the amazing pictures. They take me to a whole new world. I just wanted to say thank you and let you know how many people appreciate your inspiration. Feel better and have a great day.

Susan Bonfield on

I found great joy in the beautiful lilacs.

Valerie Trahanovsky on

This blog is my favorite and I have been getting the emails for years.
I stopped getting them and even though I subscribed twice now I still am not getting them.
I love the pics. .the stories…the decor…
I would love to be subscribed.
I am using my daughters subscription to post this.
Thank you!

Leslie Chalfont on

Love all of the fun new Instagram accounts to follow! Can’t wait to make the soup and most of all, glad you are feeling better.

Amy on

I can always count on your Sunday post to bring a smile to my face with the beauty that you share. Thank you for the book suggestions I just pre-ordered both they look amazing!

Your lilacs and the new melamine are just beautiful. I am one of those that has patiently been waiting for the melamine to arrive, cannot wait!

We took our tree down about two weeks ago much to my dismay, it’s my husband‘s OCD otherwise I would have kept it up much longer😊

As the saying goes life is short do as you please as long as it’s not hurting anyone!

Susanne on

Everything is so beautiful but I am most excited about the melamine, green and white are my colors!

Shirley Garner on

Dear Tina I hope you feel better and get your energy back soon!
I am excited to see the coffee table books!
The flowers look amazing! They look so real! Difficult to know which one to order.

Jo Shafer on

Slowly, oh so slowly, this too will pass as the days lengthen and the sun stays up longer. I’ve been ordering new coffee table books, too, these focusing on courtyard/porch/garden decor; and I recently discovered James Farmer books. Another is on the way. About the Christmas tree, to us it’s for the season from mid-Advent to Epiphany. Long enough.

Robin on

I’m glad to hear you are feeling better!
I also would love information about the upcoming pierced chargers! They are lovely!

Sally on

Dearest Tina
I do hope you are soon feeling much better, catching the virus is awful and I am thinking of you. I always love everything on Sundays, your books look wonderful and I must see Stanley Tucci’s Italy 🙂 How I miss travel, I almost cannot wait.
Im so glad you had some beautiful flowers to cheer you up whilst you have been home. In Italy, the mimosa will be in full bloom right now and it is traditional as a gift on International Womens Day.
Sending my love to you
Sally xx

Donna DeMarino on

I loved Stanley Tucci in “A Little Chaos”, the final scene is wonderful with the dancing and music. Wonderful Alan Rickman directed and also starred as King Louis XIV.

Diane on

The Stanley Tucci series is great. It was like being back in Italy

Dotti on

So glad to hear that you are on the mend! Keep the faith and your positive outlook on life!

Joan on

I kept my tree up longer than usual (with decorations removed) simply because I love the look of the lights at night. Plus given the pandemic, the regular rules do not apply. Keeping the tree up and decorating for Valentine’s Day is inspired!
A slow cooker is a girl’s best friend, just put in all the ingredients and let it do its magic. Have been making more soup this year than ever before. Best kept secret: no matter how good your chicken stock is, still pop in a good-quality chicken broth cube!
Stay well, all!

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