Today is my birthday…I can’t speak of my age because the truth is, I still feel like I’m a young adult. I’m not. I even forget my age sometimes. Wait, is that the first sign of something, should I be worried? 🙂
In any event. I was challenged to provide a meaningful post, not just to me, but possibly something fun for you. I came up with a touch of each of the topics mentioned in the title of my blog, Garden, Home and Party and maybe for the first time, I’m sharing all of my own images taken in my own home. I know, how unusual. The thing is, my photography has always paled by comparison to so many other’s.
Garden. For those of you that have read my posts throughout the years you may (or may not) remember that I partnered in a business called Blooming Borders for 13 years (how many sites do you visit and am I the only one that gets mixed up as to who the talent behind the site is?). We planned, and planted cottage gardens for clients. I loved working in the garden, and still do. That’s the reason for this part of my blog name. [Note: The California drought has left me struggling with ideas for drought tolerant plants that can live beside some of the bones of our garden…it’s been a slow but steady process to be sure.]
Here is our garden in it a better, more irrigated time…
Home is such a touchstone for most of us. I’ve been an ardent fan of home decor for as long as I can remember, and have never lost my enthusiasm.
Party. The third and final name in my title pertains to the joy that cooking and setting the table for family and friends brings me. When I read Alexandra Stoddard, “Living a Beautiful Life” I began to focus on making every day at home special, with some of the same touches you’d provide if you are hosting a party. Is there a lapse from time to time, absolutely, but I do try to use special serving pieces or dishes for everyday meals…I used to save them for parties.
Bottom line, fill a home with family and friends and great memories are made, don’t you agree?
Thanks to you all for making this blog biz so much fun. I’m so happy to have virtually met so many of you and hope to realize a face-to-face meeting some day. ♥ Karen