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Friday Inspiration ~ Whisper Soft

Hello friends and happy Friday to you all.  I want to thank each and everyone of you who took the time to leave such touching and encouraging words on the post I wrote about my mother's mastectomy.  She was truly touched by each one and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and kindness.  I am blessed to have such wonderful and kind hearts following me.   It is going to be a very busy weekend.  We have a graduation to attend to tomorrow and a much needed overnight stay at my sister-in-laws home at the shore.  It will be nice to get a away for a day to recharge.  I have been a bag of emotions lately so I think this will be wonderful for me. Today, I am sharing a few photos that I took before my trip to Florida.  Playing with whisper soft hues of cream and peachy pink that speak tenderly to the heart and soul.   Delicate vintage linens and Spode plates in the faintest shade of ivory capture ones attention effortlessly.  I hope you enjoy.

My Mother's Journey with Breast Cancer

I don't even know how to begin writing this post or even if I should.  I have been very silent about my mother's breast cancer because I still find it hard to believe.  It just all happened so unexpectedly. Some days, it was just too overwhelming.  I tried to keep myself busy with work and my blog so that I wouldn't have too much time to think about it.  I can still recall the day when my mom said those dreaded words to me, " I Have Breast Cancer".  And truth is, nothing or no one will ever prepare you to hear those words.  I remember going completely numb. Unable to move or react.  And to make matters worst, my mom received the news all alone.  Could you imagine having to deal with all those emotions all alone???  I can't.  And the fact that my parents live in Florida meant that I could not drive to her home to hold her and comfort her at that very moment.  I asked God to to give me the right words to say to her but just like all amazing mothers, she wa

My Growing China Collection

Hello world.  I hope your week is going well.  We are in the middle of another wintry mess today could you believe???  Another blast of snow and ice.  It appears that winter wants to hang around a while longer.  What does one have to do to bring a bit of warmth and sunshine in these parts???  I guess moving to a warmer climate would be one solution right???  Something to think about for sure. Today, I am sharing a few photos of my growing china collection.  Although I don't consider myself a collector but rather an admirer of beauty and fine design.  It is an appreciation for detail, history and patina. But more than that, I love making use of  my vintage pieces.  These beautiful pieces are durable and were meant to be used. I find myself drawn to delicate floral designs.  Often I tend to gravitate to pieces with a soft and feminine color palette.  My collection today includes many pieces made in the city of Limoges, France.   This pattern made by T & V is

Tablescapes ~ A French Inspired Table

Happy Sundays friends.   Today I am sharing a table with a bit of French influence.  My inspiration for this table were a couple of tea cups that I found at Home Goods which had a lovely Toile design in the interior of the cup and our Chanel inspired napkin rings which are now available on our website, . Although I don't set a fancy table everyday, I do enjoy to set a pretty table on my days off.   And why not treat ourselves to such simple joys when we all work too hard not to...  Celebrating everyday life is a wonderful thing don't you think??? I began with a simple white table cloth and layered a delicate open work white placemat on to each setting to add some texture to the table. A simple white dinner plate creates the base for the dark blue and white striped salad plate that matches the tea cups.  The added soft peach tulip center piece as well as the pastel colored macaroons make this table feminine and charming.   Perfect for a spri