A Quote by Matisse

December 24, 2011

20111224-060149.jpg I have long been a fan of Henri Matisse. His work always inspires me. I found this quote card yesterday in the stack of cards we sell. I think it is perfect for the day, well every day really. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them” to me is about being aware of your surroundings, living in the moment, and savoring the small details that fill our lives.

We arrived home late last evening as we kept the Home shop open longer for Holiday shoppers. I popped open a bottle of champagne, scrambled some eggs with herbed chevre, and topped that with sautéed morels, toasted bagels then spread on a bit of cream cheese & layered on the lox, then lit the extra tall rolled beeswax tapers on the dining table. A simple dinner after a long day.

I am up early today as the retail marathon is nearing the finish line. TPS and I always work the Market shop on Christmas eve day. Please stop in if you are in the neighborhood for a celebratory rose’ tangerine mimosa.