Is, simply peaceful... It's a word that can describe a person, a trait, mannerism, an act of kindness, a movement, an exist, a look, a table setting, a delicate flower, a way of life and so on...As lovely as God has made our gardens so is the expression of human nature. Living Gracefully is the signature of God in our lives...I have relied on this more than ever this past year. I could not have prepared my heart for my mothers passing, nor do I have control over the terminal illness my father faces today... Allowing Grace to enter in our uncertain world invites stillness, awareness, a sense of calm in the things we may not understand. I find myself at a cross road, as many of you. I have faith in stillness, as it brings me enlightenment, knowledge and a new perspective. I don't know what 2009 will hold, but I am hopeful...
Chose Grace- For I am
Chose Love- I will love God and what God loves
Chose Joy-I will invite God to be the God of all circumstance
Chose Peace-I will forgive so I shall live
Chose patience-I will overlook the inconvenience of the world
Chose Kindness- I will be kind to the poor as they are alone
Chose Faithfulness-Today I will keep my promises
Chose Gentleness- If I raise my voice may it only be in praise
Chose Self-Control-I am a spiritual being
*Book- Grace for the moment by Max Lucado*
I was sad to hear the news of Rachel Ashwell's closing of some stores..
Shabby Chic has made a huge impact on the design world, you would think this is cause for alarm. I see it as a re-birth, a renewal.. An opportunity to focus on the fundamentals of our time... As designers, What drives our inner most being is what will survive in our suffering economy. Our passion...Simplicity and Quality, in their purest essence...
This angelic photo of Grace Kelly is the epitome of Grace, beauty & composure.
***A work in progress
I am back in my studio painting. I found this "Graceful" Mirror at an antique shop. I haven't seen anything quite like it. A lace doily is engraved in the center..It's really quite stunning. As you can see the roses have not taken form. I should be completed in a day or two.. Check back again as I will post photos...
Rate My Space
You can post your favorite photo's on the HGTV website called Rate My Space. It's a wonderful way to share decorating ideas.
Always, Love & Friendship
Smiling is Contagious!!!
Thank you Roberta, of Enchantedtreasures, for your graciousness, expect advice, encouraging words and kindred spirit.
Thank you Lizzy, of Vintage Lizzy for your graciousness, loyal friendship and infectious humor!