Gathering Place

I just received my copy of  Entertaining in the French Style  by Eileen W. Johnson.  It is a charming book with historical tid-bits and anecdotal stories interlaced with beautiful photos offering a glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants of each region she visits from the Provencal countryside to the Luberon mountains to the heart of Paris. […]

Extending the olive branch~

I’m taking a few moments today to reflect on this emblem of peace…sending good will and healing thoughts out to all human beings on our planet.   “…Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful.” More: Global Peace Makers  – Seven Practices Peace Is the Way: Bringing War and Violence to an End a book by Deepak […]

Design Daily – Tuscany Interiors

Tuscany Interiors linen & lavender            Other books you might enjoy: Italian Country Living  .. (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Italian Rustic  (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Restoring a Home in Italy  (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) see our new site:

Design Daily – chalet design by Axel Vervoordt

Chalet designed by Axel Vervoordt  as seen in his book: Timeless Interiors in the emporium Editions in English: (us) ~ (uk) ~ (ca) ~ (fr) ~ (de) ~ (it) ~ (es) Editions in other languages: (fr) Français (de) Deutsch linen & lavender see our new site:

Design Daily – Italian Country Living

When I first opened my copy of Italian Country Living I paused for just a beat because the room looked so familiar to me.  I own very similar dining chairs, the folding table to the right, the big dark wood farm table and I often use natural woven rugs.  Not to mention the pewter cups, […]