Posts Tagged: Gratitude

GOODBYE 2013!

2013 has been an incredible year…I have been blown away by the creative people I have met, the amazing opportunities I have had, and the unconditional support I have received from friends, family and clients.  Thank YOU for everything and I wish you all the best for 2014…Cheers!2013 has been an incredible year….I have been blown away by the creative people I have met, the amazing opportunities I have had, and the unconditional support I have received from friends, family, and clients. Thank YOU for everything and I wish you all the best for 2014…Cheers! As this year comes to a close, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for all the people who have inspired me over the past year. In their honor, these goals will be on my bucket list for the upcoming year…2012013

1. Express Gratitude

2. Be Courageous.

3. Choose Wisely.

4. Dance.

5. Give Grace.

6. Lift People Up.

7. Take Leaps of Faith.

8. Think About Such Things.

9. Forgive.

10. Laugh.

11. Be Myself.

12. Be Daring.

13. Be Artistic.

14. Do Not Be Afraid To Fail.

15. Be Optimistic.

16. Seek Elegance.

17. Challenge Myself.

18. Regret Nothing.

19. Be Thankful Always.

20. Hustle.

21. Simplify.

22. Love.

23. Engage.

All images via Pinterest.

THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPES

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melanie Beady

Better Homes and Gardens

I confess that I am not a very good cook, but I am incredibly grateful that I have a husband who is a wonderful cook and many dear friends that keep me very well fed!  Despite my terrible culinary skills, I absolutely ADORE setting a beautiful table and arranging flowers for any occasion. Fortunately for me, I can let others do the cooking and I can have fun creating the table. Whenever I need inspiration, I always turn to Eddie RossDanielle Rollins,  Tory Burch, Carolyn Roehm, Frances Schultz, and Jamie Meares.  Their use of color, scale, texture, pattern, and found objects incorporated into the settings are clever, artistic, and unexpected. These designers, tastemakers and creative minds always delight and surprise me with their table settings.

Eddie Ross for Lonny
Danielle Rollins
Photo by Sara Hanna
Danielle Rollins
Photo by Sara Hanna
Tory Burch
Carolyn Roehm
Carolyn Roehm
Carolyn Roehm
Frances Schultz
Frances Schultz
Brilliant watercolor invitation by Frances Schultz
Jamie Meares-Furbish Studio
Jamie Meares-Furbish Studio

Below are a few more shots to inspire you as you are adding the last minute touches to your Thanksgiviing table.

Traditional Home
Southern Accents
Martha Stewart
Better Homes and Gardens


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HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!