Sitting down to write my monthly intro, I am a little uncertain of where to start. March began innocently enough, but within weeks were all in a ‘new normal’ so foreign to us, it took us by surprise and shock. Shock that something like a pandemic would, could, ever actually happen in today’s modern world. So here we welcome April and the uncertainty continues to loom as we are all sequestered in our homes whiling away the days in ways we are not accustomed to. So friends, I offer you this. My blog originated because of my strong convictions about the importance of home life. Finding the joy in the everyday. Things that seem mundane are all the wonderful things that create that special place we call home. I think, if there is a silver lining to this crisis, it is the fact that people are rediscovering these simple things and actually embracing them and finding fulfillment. I am certain that as soon as the green light flashes the all clear, we will go back to our busy lives, but there will be that weird wistful feeling of gratitude for this time we were given to be close with the ones we love and see our homes through new eyes. I think we will have a new appreciation for enjoying the simple things and accepting some forced down-time. Hang in there, take a deep breath of that wonderful spring air, exhale. We will get through this better and stronger.
If you’re a cabbage-ware lover as I am, you will love some of the items I’ve found for The Hive Shop! Even paper “cabbage” place mats and matching place cards! Find all these and more, just click my “Hive Shop” link on the right! Happy shopping!
Hi Friends, I put together two different tables-capes for your inspiration. One more formal and the other a little more fun and whimsical. See more pictures of both these settings under Entertain!
I have always had a soft spot for chinoiserie. Something about the curvy shape of a well proportioned ginger jar and the elegant pointy corners of pagodas always appealed to me. I decided to curate a lovely collection that is available on my LiketoKnow.it app page. Simply click this link to take you directly there to shop the pictures above and much more! http://liketk.it/2LLbS
Hello friends, I’m excited to be sharing with you this brand new product addition to the SarahFlint brand. This gorgeous Hidden Garden Scarf has just been debuted. 100% silk, it is made in the same Italian factories as the top luxury houses and comes in two color stories, this beautiful blue and a rich chestnut. It is also available in two sizes. Head over to http://sarahflint.com and don’t forget to use my discount code BABERNADETTE50 to get your $50 discount off your first purchase!
UPDATE! Right now through March 24th, 25% proceeds from each purchase will be donated to help hospitals in need in Italy
March may be coming in like a lion here in the northeast, but thoughts are turning to springtime here in blogger land. I think everyone is starting to feel the need for warmer temperatures and longer days. I’m finishing off my indoor house projects and organizing my list for work that needs to be done outdoors, as soon as the weather allows. Check out some fun spring decorating ideas in the Decor section. I’ve added a few new recipes as well and of course my Irish Soda Bread will keep you making more!! The Hive Shop has been updated and offers some beautiful products for your home. In the meantime, don’t be discouraged if the weather turns unfavorably, March means the countdown is officially on!