rites of spring

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good morning dear friends. it’s been such a long time since my last post and today was the day to get out of my blogging funk! i just needed time to decompress, disconnect and as timothy leary said, drop out! but with the new season comes a new attitude. not one of obligation or necessity, but one of joie de vivre, hope and dreams! it’s been a tough road the last few weeks but as of now i’m back to work on my masterpiece, life itself. not trying to finish anything but just adding brush strokes to the canvas. as always i’m looking to nature for inspiration so stopped at the very first image on pinterest that caught my eye today. instead of posting a ton of shots,  just looking and studying the one here. the composition and the colors…slowing down and truly observing. i hope your spring has started out sunny and can’t wait to share the season together. i’ve been missing you!

April 24, 2014. Flowers, Friends. 7 comments.

the eclectic home

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good morning! how are you doing? the days have been flying by around here. in fact i can’t believe the last time i was able to sit and write was over a week ago. what have you been up to? chez moi has been filled with work. it’s good work, tightening up the website, cleaning up finances, creating standards and practices…basic entrepreneurship! it’s all of it in an effort to be more efficient and get that free time i desperately crave  for this year. one of the areas we’re working on is the blog sidebar with ads and sponsors. with that, i wanted to welcome the latest member of the family. she’s a wonderful woman i met in paris (her husband surprised her with one of my shopping trips for a milestone birthday)! we stayed in touch and i’ve watched her store in nj blossom into a an amazing collection of curated items from local artisans as well as carrying some of the french items we saw at the maison et object. please help me welcome the one and only cindy potters of Shed, the Ecectic Home!

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100 Baker Street
Maplewood, NJ 07040
973.763.5500

she’s a force of nature and i’ve been watching her master the blog, social media, her website, online store and eye for interesting stories of inspiration.

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these are some of her instagram shots

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and this gorgeous enamel lamp is from the show france and comes in so many delicious colors. at the maison objet i couldn’t decide which was the prettiest! take a look at her site and see what you think. in the meantime, cindy is giving away the sweet handmade lavender sachet set below. if you’d like to win, just, go to shedtheeclectichome.com. and subscribe to the blog. check out the website and let Cindy know what you like with a comment here. in the meantime she’s offering a 10% discount off of everything in the webstore through march 8th. cindy, best wishes and good luck with the store. as any entrepreneur will attest: “The best way to predict your future is to create it” ― Peter F. Drucker

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ps the winners of the last giveway (the sets of books) are kat of boulderdamcottage.blogspot.com and rita of panoply.blogspot.com! if you didn’t win the author said she will sell them at a discount so please get in touch with her. the info is here: facebook.com/jan.dolphin.1. ok, off to work. hope you have a beautiful day!

February 26, 2014. Blogroll, Friends, Shopping. 4 comments.

i, me, mine

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hello everyone and happy thanksgiving! 7726041362_561a3e7801_b

it never ceases to amaze me that we all stop for one day each year to get away from the ‘i, me, mine’ mentality and reflect.

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giving thanks and stepping outside ourselves is sentiment we’ll share regardless of age, race, religion. gratitude is a universal principal!

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and it’s the start of another beautiful holiday season.

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i hope yours is entertaining as well as relaxing. so many times the holdiay are full of stress.

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maybe it’s because we all have such different lifestyles, beliefs, passions and opinions.

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i’d like this year to change old stereotypes and roles and become the ambassadors of our familes, peacemakers, mediators, thought provokers and rational conversationalists (my family gets into heated debates).

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personally, i’m just happy you came by to share a moment. have a fantastic, memorable holiday!

November 28, 2013. Friends, Holidays, Life. 7 comments.

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