Months ago I said I was going to start writing a weekly newsletter, but it seemed like I turned off a lot of readers with that idea, so instead I have decided that whenever the mood strikes me…like today, I will sit down at the computer and share a little update about what is going on in the world of Celebrate & Decorate.
I spent last week in Maryland helping my daughter get settled in a new place. There is a pool there, and after a rainy Memorial Day weekend, my granddaughters were anxious to get to use the new swimming pool! That water looks SO inviting, doesn’t it? Do you like to swim? I LOVE to swim, not just stand in the water to cool off, although that isn’t bad here in steamy Florida, but I love to actually swim! Last summer with the pandemic we rented a house on a lake to gather the entire family and I had the best time swimming in that lake!
I was cleaning up photos on my phone and came across this one from last fall. This is a great behind-the-scenes picture of what really goes on when trying to capture those perfect shots for a blog post. This was from a great get-together of our blogging bunch, including Chas from Chas’ Crazy Creations, Andrea from Design Morsels and Barbara from Mantel and Table all hosted by Mary from Life at Bella Terra! You can see more of the actual table over at Dinner Party in an Orchard.
I have come to realize I share a lot more of my everyday life over on Instagram than I do here on the blog. If you don’t follow me there, I would love to have you do so! You can find me here: @celebrateanddecorate. One of the things I have shared in my Instagram stores is that I got a dog! I haven’t had a dog in something like ten years! That is really odd for me because when I was back in my 20’s and 30’s I showed dogs! I actually showed Sealyham Terriers.
This time around it is a silver standard poodle! I know, you are saying she isn’t silver, she is black. But, look at that face! Silver poodles are born black and slowly change to silver. As you can see, she likes to be close to me all of the time and thinks hanging out on top of a bin of flowers in the craft room is just fine. Oh, her name is Lily!
I have so many great things coming at you yet this summer! I can’t wait to share! I just got some new dishes delivered, taking advantage of Lenox’s big sale! Did you get to see the post on how I organized my dish pantry? I understand I should be calling it a “party closet”! You can read all about them from Veranda magazine here.
Do you know that I am on TV? Well…Hometalk TV that is! You can catch a couple of episodes every single month! You never know what I may be up to over there! Above are just a few of the recent episodes I hosted! If you want to make sure you don’t miss me, head on over here and click on the “FOLLOW” button! They will make sure you always know when I will be on!
Did you know if you click on one of the Amazon product links I put on my page I might make a (very) little money? That is how I keep buying supplies to craft and dishes to style tables! It NEVER costs you any more than if you went right to Amazon! Please keep that in mind, I appreciate your support!
What you may want to see from around the blogging world:
For a totally different setting than my front porch, check out Rachel’s Outdoor Dinner Table overlooking her sweet pond. You can find it at The Pond’s Farmhouse.
If you are looking for some gardening inspiration look no further than my friend Kim’s blog, Shiplap and Shells. She takes you on a garden tour of her beautiful garden that has been featured in numerous magazines!
Let me know if you like seeing a little news from life here in Celebration like this once and awhile with a comment below! I LOVE to hear from you, my dear readers. I can’t share what you want to see if you don’t let me know what it is! Thank you for sticking with me!