From Our Home to Yours


Give the Gift of Hospitality … to yourselves!

Dear Friends, Hospitality … “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” Today’s newsletter considers what hospitality as defined above looks like among ourselves … whomever “ourselves” includes inyour life during this unusual time. Maybe “ourselves” includes your spouse or significant other. Maybe it includes your children, maybe your parents. Maybe it includes a few friends that you’re able…

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Behind the Scenes with Flowers!

  Dear Friends, Although it seems there is a monsoon in the mountains and even though I’m sitting by a fire, spring has indeed sprung! I’ve enjoyed your beautiful posts with roses, peonies, and more! Here in the North Carolina mountains, we’re a little bit behind. The first wave of Rhododendron are showing off in the most beautiful reds,…

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Dear Friends, In mid-April, the owner of Paysage Home, Gigi Sireyjol-Horsley, called. I had been scheduled to speak in her Raleigh store on April 22nd and due to COVID-19, that event was canceled. In her bright and beautiful way, Gigi asked if I would consider doing a virtual event. Without considering my lack of technological…

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