Hi there, want to first announce the winner of the recent tabletop giveaway. Congratulations goes to- Joan on 08/10/2022 at 9:28 am Hi Tina, So many beautiful items that it is hard to choose. I love wicker. I’m thinking the planters might bring the warmth to my daughter’s apartment that she just moved into. Thank you! Please email us at [email protected] with your name and shipping address Os your prize can be on the way. ____________________________________ Hope everyone has enjoyed a good week. I have been at my parents house staying with my mom while my dad took a trip. It was good, quality time with my beloved mom who has Alzheimers. When they say it’s the cruelest illness on the planet, I have to agree. Anyone how has been here, knows. I treasure every moment with my mom and do my best to get there monthly. I know my visits are still a bright spot for her. But truthfully, they are to me, practically sacred. Being in her company, holding her hand, singing to her and just being present with her means more now than ever before.So it is the struggle of dealing with a sick parent which makes a simple outing with a dear friend visiting from out of town, that much sweeter. Had one of my best friends staying with us last weekend and went out to the North Fork, which is basically wine/farming country in addition to being on the Long Island Sound. It is a wonderful, relatively untouched little oasis only about an hour and a half from my home. So this weeks random musings posts is centered around that little trip….. Went to Duryeas in Orient Point on the North Fork and started our day with a delectable lunch including this enormous lobster cobb salad and tuna tartare Yes, they were both as good as they look! Sunflower heaven, tis the season I literally get excited seeing a huge table overflowing with sun ripened, juicy peaches, anyone else? These beautiful dried flowers were so pretty I see this and I see brushetta for days…. These donut peaches were so so good And of course bought flowers home in addition to several bags filled with fruit! Flowers at home arranged and looking good! And made the most delish and guilt free dessert, whole milk natural Greek yogurt with sliced fresh peaches, add a drizzle of honey if you are so inclined ___________________________________ Last day of our amazing wicker/tabletop sale! Click here to visit Ahhh, what fun this was putting it together. It was like getting to relive this visit all over again. Such a fun day and or course the icing on the cake was being able to spend it with a dear dear friend who I have known for over 30 years. They moved out of state so her visits mean that much more. Hope you enjoyed, need to enjoy these simple summer pleasures while they present themselves! Thanks for stopping in, until next time…….