Gratitude…

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Our season of gratitude began with a stop in Nashville.  We…

Images from Celebrating 60

Brandt and I are doubly blessed to have loved ones which love without condition.  Well…there are some conditions but it’s the kind which involve food, fun and “having a good time by all”.  I’ve held off on sharing the celebrations from the past 22 days simply because I felt you would get tired of seeing…

S.P.R.I.N.G

This morning I sit on the sofa with the door open allowing the 59 degree temperature to fill the room.  The heavy rains of the night cause a chill to linger in the air. However, it’s the fifth day of Spring…my favorite season of the year.  It’s the season of New Growth Green, the color…

To Market, To Market…

I skipped market last year.  The year before I went to New York and was less than inspired.  This year I gave Atlanta a try…looking for specific items for specific jobs.  That’s always easier for me than speculating.  I can’t say that I was necessarily inspired but I did find the trend’s very interesting.  I’m…

2018…thanks for the memories

Before we jump head first into 2019 we pause to be grateful for a wonderful 2018. My business afforded us several opportunities to travel this year.  We visited family coast to coast and celebrated anniversaries, birthday’s (three where both digits changed) and the joy’s of living. We met new friends Miles at Tamboli Produce and Rachel…

Rest and Relaxation

I told you in May I was going to blog every week.  I failed miserably.  I’ve found my commitment’s don’t coincide with a regular blog schedule.  I have started a Facebook page just for my cooking and dining “habit”…Something You Can Eat…please Like and Follow if you haven’t. If you are following that page you’ve…

Regal and Royal

With all the buzz about the Royal Wedding I conveniently recalled an earlier announcement of the Pantone Color of the Year…Ultra Violet. It’s not a color I go to often but I do know Benjamin Moore Cinnamon Slate works to great success.   Bruce Palmer Interior Design However, it seems the royals have an affinity…

New Growth Green

I’m trying to commit myself to new routines.  I’ve walked every day for a week.  I’ve made myself step away from the computer/office and do necessary things.  And, I’m going to try to blog once a week.  It’s Summer. Well, here it is as it’s currently 90 degrees…I think we’ve skipped Spring.  I have fresh…

Happy Birthday, Marcy

I opened Thames Art & Interiors in Memphis’ South Main Art District in 2001. Opening night was on the district’s art walk called Trolley Night…the trolley’s are free should you choose to ride instead of walk.  Tragically, 9-11 had occurred the month before but I knew this was the right thing for me.  I chose…

H.O.P.E

A quick Google search will find the Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon being celebrated or at least recognized by many of the world’s organized religions. Some which you might not expect. However, Easter is recognized by ALL retailers selling chocolate, plush animals, chicks, ducks and PEEPS!!!  Again, that same search will help one find…