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Beauty is All Around Us

20140421-071641.jpg Friday was the first day tickets went on sale for the book launch party at the shop. It was such a treat and a huge delight to answer the phone all that day and chat with folks calling in to buy tickets. Many I have known for years, so it was just lovely to re-connect and hear their voices. I also received some really beautiful e-mails that day too. One in particular has really stuck with me and I wanted to share some of it with you all. Tiffany, the sender was a young girl when I first met her when she would visit my wholesale showroom almost 20 years ago with some of her family members who bought things from me for their business. Here is part of what was sent in her e-mail.

“I truly believe this group epitomizes the message that you, your blog, your shops and now your book, offer to the world. Beauty is all around us…it is not complicated or contrived. Surround yourself with people and things you love and celebrate it!
Thanks for letting us celebrate with you. You truly inspire us to create lovely lives!”

I immediately sent the e-mail to the other Ted and he responded back almost instantly with “she really gets it” which was so right on. Beauty IS all around us. Her words were so perfectly put. She does get it. I know all of you get it. We are all so fortunate/lucky/blessed for the moments we have. To be aware and see all the beauty that is swirling around us always. Thank you Tiffany for your beautiful words. I look so forward to seeing you, your family and all of you that will be there that evening.



Letting the Beautiful Stuff Out

20130325-082427.jpg We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
–Ray Bradbury

You all know I love quotes. This one kind of blew me away when I first read it. How incredibly true. We are all being filled each day with experiences & memories. It is then that we take those and turn them into something wonderful. Letting the beautiful stuff out–what a lovely, lovely way to think of it. A perfect way to start off the week.