|In My Foyer|
Yesterday was super and I need to share. I had a manicure and pedicure and I am now starting to feel like my old self. I ran into HomeGoods and found banana leaf cushions for my lanai dining set. The old cushions were actually quite new, but there was one soiled one from accident prone GG and I couldn't touch it and I kept visually him in it, so they are in a pile for Goodwill. Bye bye.
I have a HG story. I was in the gourmet foods section and an older lady said it was her first time at HomeGoods since this pandemic. She clearly wanted to chat. She said how wonderful it was to do something human and normal. I said, which is not like me, because I tend to be more private, that I got it totally because I had just escaped an abusive relationship and how wonderful it felt to be doing something fun and relaxing.
She started applauding. Two other women turned into the aisle and she shared my story. All three applauded, one with tears in her eyes. Wow. This really touches a nerve with way too many of us.
Here are a few photos of my progress. The wicker knobs for the laundry room arrived yesterday and they are so darling. I installed them. Unfortunately, my painters removed all the ceiling fixtures and donated them at my request, so there are rooms that are hard to take photos right now. Handyman to the rescue this week though.
|Williams Sonoma Home Brass and Lucite Palm|
|Faux Silk Damask Column in the Guest Bath|
|My Mini Bar|
|The Master Bath|
Now, for the Gallup Poll. I am in a quandary as to whether to return to my exclusively interior design posts, now that my crisis has hopefully passed. Or whether I should continue to share news sometimes of this crazy personal journey that I did not choose, but as one follower said in an email, sometimes the universe taps you on the shoulder. I have mixed feelings, but I do want to add my thanks once again. Followers have emailed and texted me offering dog sitting, lodging, packing, legal advice, personal security advice, and more. Truly extraordinary. And I am energized every day by the supportive comments from you all.
Comment or email me on the return to straight Chinoiserie Chic interior design versus a mix of personal and design - your call. I am happy for this nice creative outlet and for all the support. Part of me would just like to put this all behind me, but I also hope that I may be giving others in domestic abuse situations support and ideas. Thank you as always.