Good Sunday morning to you. I first want to announce the winner of our holiday gift wrap giveaway. Congratulations goes to- #128 Deborah C Johnson on 10/01/2021 at 1:02 pm The new papers are amazing…the trees are on my list too! Please email us your info so we can get your gift wrap on the way! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend wherever you might be. We have had the most spectacular weather, did a little entertaining, went out to dinner with friends, had a visiting friend from the city, it was a full and fun weekend. Loved unveiling our 2021 holiday collection to you, if you missed it click here. So excited about it and it really. makes me anticipate the holidays! Onward to this weekend’s post…… ___________________________________________ 1 A LEMON THEMED LUNCHEON I was so inspired by a luncheon that I had see non instagram that I decided to do a pared down version for a small bday lunch I hosted. It looks so fresh and welcoming. Never underestimate the power of a bag of lemons! Shown here in our white wicker box planters and little faux lemon topiary trees. Along with our newest linen pattern which is so beautiful. 2 A RIVETING DOCUMENTARY I first heard of Elizabeth Holmes via an article in Vanity Fair years ago. Elizabeth was a brilliant Stanford researcher found Theranos, a promising health technology. The events that followed have more twists and turns then all of John Grisham’s novels put together. I could not stop reading about this……it’s that kind of a story. A great book on this tale, Bad Blood came out which I highly recommend, riveting beyond words. There is also a documentary which is equally compelling. Her trial has now begun and I know millions of eyes are following the rise and fall of this once promising entrepreneur. The degree and lengths to which she went for fame and money will leave you cold. The kind of story you can’t turn away from! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST Such a pretty roundup and very evident that fall is indeed in the air. What a glorious season! 4 MY FAVORITE HEALTHY LUNCH So I am back to watching it. Too many snack sessions this last year has led me to add unwanted pounds, and I am ready to shed it. So back to my sensible eating and also doing some intermittent fasting. This is such an easy to make and really delicious wrap. It only takes four simple ingredients and you have a wonderful satisfying wrap within a few minutes. Everything shown was bought at Whole Foods (their hummus is really good)! 5 LIVING THE DREAM I live for stories like this! A well known high end event planter, Keith Robinson stumbled across an old crumbling white farmhouse in rural Georgia. It caught his attention as he had always had. fascination with old white houses. By pure serendipity, Keith ended up meeting someone who it had been handed down to. Well the rest as they say is history. He bought it, switched lanes from his fast paced career to country life with late afternoon porch sessions and restoring this historic property. He bought this little slice of country heaven back to life and then some. What a fabulous story! Click here to read it in its entirety over at Flower Magazine. 6 THE AMAZING JANE GOODALL. I have followed Jane and her fascinating story for years, my mom was the first person to tell me about her. What an incredible,accomplished and elegant woman she is. I enjoyed this interview with Jane and thought you might too. Lots of wisdom with this dynamo and what an impressive body of work she has created, no doubt that will follow her long after she is gone. 7 SUNDAYS SURVEY I have featured my chinoiserie trees recently and everyone seems to be very excited over them. We are offering them in four colors and four sizes. This will be a one shot deal, we are getting them in one big shipment and that will be it for this holiday season. Would love to know if you had to choose your two favorite colors, which would they be? Which two colors of the chinoiserie trees is your favorite? Which two colors of the chinoiserie trees is your favorite? _______________________________________ Hope you enjoyed my post! I always have fun putting these together, it gives me a chance to sit, relax and pursue some of my creative energy! Wishing everyone a fantastic day and hopefully a nice end to your weekend. Until next time….