Welcome to the weekend view.
We are talking about this and that and everything else from the week that was. Like peonies, farmhouses & a few thoughts- and what is coming your way tomorrow that you won’t want to miss.
This simple little table in front of a century old farmhouse is pretty much perfection. This was from a shoot behind the scenes of my new book- and it didn’t make the cut to be included in the pages. I will be sharing much more about all the behind the scenes of the shoots and break down the stylings over the next few weeks. And this particular shoot had a crazy outtake that happened when I was walking and filming an IG story that I will be sharing soon.
A table full of rich colored blooms- and a lush vineyard backdrop= perfection.
This evening candlelight view was an absolute favorite from Hammersky Vineyards shoot. Did you know that when I went to there- I intended to shoot 2 areas. A table in the barn and a table outside the barn over 2 days. And when I got there, there were a half a dozen spots I wanted to capture. So we literally ran around with things in my husbands truck driving from one spot to another to set up- and then waited until the light was just.right. to capture the moment.
A bit of a crazy book release week last week!! While Amazon is out of stock of French Country Cottage Inspired Gatherings currently- Right now you can order at Target , Barnes & Noble as well as directly from my publisher. You can also still place an order at Amazon if you would like to of course- they just don’t have an estimated back in stock date yet.
For those who pre-ordered at Amazon and who have messaged me- I am so sorry for the delay and I absolutely hear your frustration. No one could have predicated the strange environment this year or shipping delays that would go along with it. But my publisher has been in touch with Amazon & they are working through preorders & shipping them out as we speak- so hopefully you will get your books very soon! (and hopefully you will love it!!) I do also have a *very* limited amount of signed copies left in my shop.
Last week, I mentioned to stay tuned for a fun month full of giveaways from my brand partners who are celebrating Inspired Gatherings with me (and you!) and I think you are going to love them!! We are kicking off the fun tomorrow with the first one!
Come by tomorrow to learn more about what was behind one of the stylings in my book & all the giveaway details.
My husband and I met an elderly woman on our walk last week. She called out to us from her yard as we walked by – asking to talk to us. We stopped to make sure she was okay- while being careful to stay more than far enough away for safety. And as we chatted -it brought me back to 10 years ago to conversations with my grandmother when she had dementia and was confused. I thought about what life was like then and how much has changed. Barbara reminded me of one of the reasons why I started this blog. Why I take photos of flowers or set up something pretty just because and share it- and why I try to put a bit of that beauty out into the world. And one of the reasons is that it is also for me to be able to find my way too- just as it is to try to bring a bit of beauty to your world.
I’ll share more soon- it is more than a paragraph
Coming your way
That first giveaway (YAY!!)
All about how to build that bohemian gathering table-It is SO EASY.
A first look at our brand new greenhouse garden