Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Happy Groundhog Day and Lots More

via WFTV

Greetings from sunny Venice, Florida where the high today will be 79°. Being on vacation every day never gets old.

Do any of you collect Herend? I do, and they have groundhogs!

Blue Fishnet Herend Groundhog

Rust Fishnet Herend Groundhog

Green Fishnet Herend Groundhog

Chocolate Fishnet Herend Groundhog

Apparently in honor of Groundhog Day, I discovered a Florida gopher in my garden yesterday. They look very much like groundhogs. I have suggested politely that he relocate. 

Florida Gopher

My painter is out of the hospital and doing well. Hopefully he will be fully recovered soon.

My  newest Rothy's arrived and they are my favorite pair of any I own. Here is a closeup. They almost remind me of Chanel tweed - they are metallic gold, pink, and turquoise and they are gorgeous. If you haven't ordered a pair of Rothy's and want to see what they are all about - here is my code for $20 off your first order.

The Point in Multi Metallic

For any fellow Hill House Home Nap Dress fans, their newest collection The Victorian Romance Collection launches at noon ET today. I have my eyes on this lilac tulle. The collection will be on the website promptly at 12 noon ET today. Here is my code for 20% off your first order. 

Hill House Home Collector's Edition Ellie Dress in Lilac Tulle

ChappyWrap is launching their candle collection today at 10 AM ET.

Their new ChappyWrap candles, hand-poured in Charleston by Charleston Candle Co. include the Coastal Maine Cabin, Cape Cod Hydrangea and Charleston Magnolia. Other followers of CC have commented before on the all natural soy candles from the Charleston Candle Co. and I am excited to try these.

ChappyWrap Candles

Here in Florida I wear straw handbags all the time. My designer handbags lack that beachy vibe. These are all on sale right now and I love them.

Ribbon Straw Tote - available in 4 colors

Oversized Straw Tote - available in 4 colors

Fringe Top Tote - available in 3 colors

I forgot to wish everyone a Happy Lunar New Year yesterday - the Year of the Tiger. The tiger, as one would suspect, is associated with bravery, courage, and confidence.


  1. I'm not often jealous of Florida weather, but with a foot of snow in the forecast I confess that today I'm jealous!

  2. As a Californian, I would be thrilled to just see some rain here. Didn't Florida recently have a cold snap where Iguanas were falling out of the trees? Apparently when it becomes too cold for them they sort of go into a comatose state.

    I absolutely love Herend. My favorite china pattern is their Queen Victoria. Did you know that groundhogs and woodchucks are the same animal? I just learned that they were.

    I'm glad to hear your painter is out of the hospital. Pretty scary stuff. Happy Groundhog Day, Beth.

    1. We do not have iguanas here in Sarasota, but yes that's true. We had a cold snap here over the weekend i.e. highs in the fifties - LOL. One of my dogs was so freaked out she threw up.