Monday, September 24, 2012

Am I Still Blogging?

I noticed today that I haven't done a post in 20 days. Yikes!

(fading greens from the garden)

 Yes, I'm still a blogger--just haven't been blogging.

Since Drew went back to school I've been trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.

I've been working on a business plan for my jewelry. Reworking my logo and creating a whole new website.  I'm very excited about the changes I'm making and feel like I have some momentum building. Hopefully I'll be launching in the next week.

(my succulent collection brought back from CA)

In other news, we had a little dinner party last night. I set the table with a set of china I found a while ago. I absolutely love it, but hadn't used it before. 
I found it at a thrift store and I only have settings for four. 
We usually have more than four people for dinner. 

As usual, the lighting and my photography stinks :)

It was a cozy table for four

Thanks for stopping by, I intend to be back to blogging with more frequency now. 


Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I absolutely love your table setting. I have the same chargers. Good luck with the website!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Hi Julie. So happy to hear you're doing well! Your dinner table is so pretty - I love that china! ANd I love that you entertain at home - I think it's becoming a lost art.

My Crafty Home Life said...

That is a stunning table setting. Can't wait to hear more about the new business.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh i love the succulent collection you have :) and that china is KILLER

jtc said...

Any idea what that china pattern is called or made by? It is stunning! What a great find - beautiful table setting.

pve design said...

I love how you always manage to make everything look not only elegant but special. I for one would certainly appreciate your care and attention. I think I need some friends like you in my life that reflect and make changes to please themselves other than trying to live up to someone else's expectations.
pve said...

Hi JTC, Yes it's made by American Atelier At Home and the pattern is Paradise. It's not a high end china (although I think it looks like it) and I have found it on

Patricia, you are so sweet. You do have a friend like me--ME!

Silver Magpies said...

There is nothing like writing a business plan that takes the wind out of one's blogging sails!!

I look forward to seeing and hearing all about it.

~ Nan

Bonnie said... have been missed! The china is beautiful. I love dressing the table with pretty dishes and silver, although I tend to always gravitate to my white. I love mixing patterns and styles. I hope you are having a lovely beginning to autumn on Monkey Grass Hill. Bonnie

Renée Finberg said...

wow !!!
that china is gorgeous!


Interior Design Musings said...

That china is totally gorgeous and chic! So glad you shared pics of it. And remember, even bloggers need a break! M.

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Love that Bird of Paradise china Julie, great fun!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Such a gorgeous elegant.

About Last Weekend said...

Missed you! What a beautiful table setting - those plates are luscious and I love those hydrangeas

Sanity Fair said...

Really beautiful setting! It's a "Pinner" :) Added it to my pinterest board.

screendoorgirl3 said...

Very pretty! I'm glad I found you. Keep on blogging!

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