Tuesday, January 14, 2020

I Am Back

John Rosselli

This is the incredibly chic Manhattan apartment of John Rosselli (who is married to Bunny Williams). Note the subtle but exquisite use of Chinoiserie - blue and white Chinese porcelain, an antique black and gold Chinese desk, and blanc de Chine.

On a personal note, I plan to be back to regular posting. The past 6 months drained me profoundly physically and emotionally - leaving the home I had lived in for 20 years with my daughter and late husband, losing my adored pup Isabella at the age of 16, packing and downsizing a lifetime of belongings, moving to Florida, and setting up a new home under very adverse circumstances including a botched crazy expensive new tile roof leaking everywhere and resulting mold issues causing health issues in my pups Harper and Margot.

Thanks for all your notes and concern - I am feeling stronger and plan on sharing my new lovely Chinoiserie filled home with you all as well.

This blog has been a labor of love for over a decade and I am looking forward to returning to it more than you know.

42 comments:

  1. Welcome back. I have missed your inspirational posts.

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  2. Welcome back! Sorry for your difficult time and I so understand as I am going through much the same things. I love your wonderful posts.

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    1. Sorry you are going through things too, but thank you for your support.

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  3. And, welcome to Florida!—Shanna

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  4. Yay, you have been missed. Welcome to Florida. What part?

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  5. What a great gift to see your blog in my inbox. All of us readers have missed you so! Cheers to 2020 and your return! XO

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment - 2020 has to be better!

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  6. Welcome back!!! I have missed dearly not getting your blog. Hope things are really better for you.

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  7. I hope so too, it was a very bad period. Thanks for your support.

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  8. There you are, Beth. I was wondering where you were! I'm so sorry for all of your tribulations. Life can certainly test us. I can't wait to see what you will do with your Sarasota home. You must tell me what it's like - Sarasota, I mean. I am a native northern Californian, but CA has just become too much for me, and am thinking seriously of re-locating. Good to see you again!

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    1. Thanks for your comment - I like that Sarasota has opera, ballet, symphony, world class museums, great restaurants, and is a real city. Feel free to email me if you like.

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  9. So happy to see you back and sorry for your recent tribulations. Hope that 2020 will be so much better!

    slf

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  10. I have missed you. Been checking every day!!

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  11. Hooray! So glad you have returned. Be well! DD

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  12. So glad you're back. Your absence gave me time to go back through your archives and left me wanting more content.

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    1. You had lots to go through - thanks for your interest.

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  13. So sorry for your losses.. But it is good to see your blog back in my INBOX... Looking forward to seeing your inspirational posts. Take care.

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  14. Welcome back! So glad to see your post.

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  15. I am glad you are back as well! For the past several months, I would check your site to see if you have posted and wondered what happened to you. I hope 2020 will be a better year for you! I love your website and it has been an inspiration to me bc I am a chinoiserie lover.

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    1. Thanks for your support - hope to provide lots more Chinoiserie inspiration this year.

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  16. I've missed your blue and white voice and vision. Great happiness to you in 2020. So very sorry about the death of the spunky Isabella. Halloween will never be the same! Welcome back, Beth.

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    1. Thanks so much. I miss Izzy very very much. 2020 has to be better!

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  17. Wonderful news!!! Missed your posting. Make 2020 roar!!!

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  18. This makes my day to hear that you are back to sharing. Look forward to seeing your posts and sharing your home in pictures

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  19. Dear Beth
    Hello from the Uk. I do hope that this will be a better year for you and send you my thoughts. I am sorry for your losses. It is so nice to see you here again, I treasure your inspiration and love chinoiserie.
    My very best wishes,
    love Sally x

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  20. Welcome to South West Florida, we call it Technicolor land, it’s always sunny and it will make you happy. Missed your blog! You will have so much fun creating your vision in your new home. We are Open House junkies in our neighborhood and we are tired of seeing the same modern mix in all the staging here, Florida homes need your Chinoiserie Chic! Did I ever send you the after pictures of my reno in Bonita Springs—totally your style.

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    1. Thanks so much - yes, you did send pictures - gorgeous!

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  21. Glad to see you're back! Have missed your posts. Wishing you good luck and happiness in your new home and so sorry for your losses. ~suburbanmom2

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  22. So glad you're back! So sorry you've had a rough few months.

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  23. Oh my, just saw that you are posting again - wonderful! It is great to be in a new area with all sorts of great finds. Looking at your posts gives me ideas for what I should be looking for at the estate sales here in Palm Desert. This area is a Chinoiserie mecca. Decorating is a wonderful past time!

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