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. 





17 comments:

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.

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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...

Julie,
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

julielorusso@gmail.com 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 Replacements.com.

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...

And....you 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 table...so 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.
-SF

screendoorgirl3 said...

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

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