In the Thick ... of Life

Blessings come in such random ways ... One day I am meeting my favorite Bunny Williams and Erin Gates ... and the next day ... blogging comes in second place.  I am taking care of my family and closing a chapter of my life in Atlanta.  As you all know, My Mother passed away in August and as an only child I have now taken on the care of my Father.

Last week I spent a precious six days with My Dad in Atlanta taking him to doctors, getting his things together to sell his home, selling his car and preparing for his move to New England.

We are in transition mode ... looking to find a place for him to spend the next chapter of his life.  We will hopefully have him settled in the next month or so ... but until then we are having a family shift.  He has come to live with us.  Rooms have taken over new ownership ... furniture has been moved to make everyone comfortable.  Christopher just turned 16 and now has ownership of the basement.  He is in heaven and we may never see him again!   We even moved the microwave out of it's home in the island up to the countertop to make things easier for My Dad.


We are in the Thick of Life ... It is an important time and as this Thanksgiving and Christmas approach I am blessed to have such a wonderful and supportive family.  And a Father that trusts us to take care of him ... and although we have moved him from all that is familiar and comfortable ... he knows we are helping him make this next phase of his life positive and happy.

My kitchen has always been where the kids gather, pancakes are cooked up, and kids hover around and share the drama of their lives.  We are spending even more time here now and I am valuing this like never before.

I hope as the holidays take over these next few weeks you all take a look at the wonderful families you have and appreciate every minute.  Even if we don't live up to our own expectations of making everything PERFECT over the holidays ... it is our family that is number one.  No matter what!



Red Carpet Day!

You know how some people feel about meeting Brad Pitt ... say, or George Clooney ... or I would have liked to meet Audrey Hepburn.  

Yesterday I met MY stars!!

Bunny Williams!  Y'all know how much I love her work.  Yes, I try to channel her in most of what I do.  The Reason I try to channel her?  

Because she Rocks ... obviously.  But also, she strives for "livable" interiors.  Beautiful, yes.  Attention to Detail, yes.  Mix of elements, yes.  But Mostly ... Livable!

Bunny was introducing some of her newest pieces of her BeeLine Furniture Line.  Tables and Lamps to DIE for ... plus much more!

I was BEYOND thrilled to be invited to hear Bunny chat about Interior Design and how she does business.  Seriously, it was like a CHAT.  She was most gracious and handled all of us Stalkers quite elegantly!!

She told us about her new line and how she is involved with every step of production.  Quality.  What I try to share with my customers ... buy ONCE ... quality ... and you will keep it FOREVER!

Her Lamps.  EXQUISITE!  Along with all the upholstered pieces.  Her Design matches her philosophy perfectly.  Stunning.  Detail Oriented. Classic.  Eclectic.  Traditional.  All of BeeLine Home.  It Did NOT disappoint.

And then ... as if I were truly on a Magic Carpet ... I met Erin ... y'all know her!!  Erin of Elements of Style Blog!

  What a doll ... cute as can be ... gracious to my Stalking ... and simply Fantastic.  It was bizarre, I was telling my friend about her new house, moving from the City to the Suburbs.  And then I stopped.  Mid-sentence.  Kind of scared myself.  I think she knows I'm a very positive stalker!!

What a perfect day!  and I have to say ... Thank you Thank you to Lee Jofa and the Boston Design Center for putting such a wonderful Aftenoon Soiree together for all of us!

Ahhh ... back to reality today ... Have a wonderful Weekend!