I had a safe trip to the airport and believe it or not…I never had to turn on my windshield wipers, not even once! With the west bound lanes bumper to bumper, heading east (towards Hurricane Ida) was pretty easy going. At times, I was wondering…what the heck was I thinking??? But Ida turned further east and fell apart, leaving a mess of rain in our neighboring eastern states.
I promised I’d take you along to Silver Bella with me so let me update you how my night was in New Orleans…
I was soooo pampered at my hotel…
Are you thinking that these are photos of my hotel room? Gosh no!!! I know I just told you that I was pampered ~ but not by Comfort Suites!!! ;) Instead I was pampered by my sister Karen. She sent me a book before my birthday and I’ve never had the chance to read it. So it was the first thing I packed as I knew I’d be relaxing while traveling to Silver Bella.
The book is by Country Living called A Bit of Velvet and a A Dash of Lace…The Fabulous Interiors of Magnolia Pearl.
I was enthralled with each and every word and in total ecstasy with each photo. This book is absolutely gorgeous!!!! If you don’t have it already…it should be on your “wish list”.
Karen wrote little notes inside, expressing my sentiments exactly. She’s such a sweetie and if I haven’t said it a million times already, I’ll say it again…SHE SPOILS ME…rotten! :)
In the book, Magnolia Pearl gives the most awesome tips! I’m going to let you in a few but if you want to know more, you’ll have to run to the store and buy the book. (or get a sweet sister like mine who buys you one! ;)
I love me some tea staining…don’t you???
If I had some gorgeous lace and linens like these above, I wouldn’t be on this computer right now…I’d be standing over a pot of hot tea right about now! ;)
Magnolia Pearl also gives tips on how to make garden gates out of iron beds and how to make window treatments out of vintage lace.
I love her story on Vintage vs. Antiques. She says that Antiques are 100 years old and older. She describes Vintage as something not quite as old but sentimental…I just love that!
The book is a must get. I can’t wait to get home so that I can flip through it again and read a little more slowly, maybe I missed something special.
Oh speaking of flipping through beautiful pages…I took a couple of photos on the flight from New Orleans to my Chicago layover…
I was reading the latest issue of Where Women Create and loving my favorite artist’s (Sandra Evertson) article, Studio Chic. She’s just plain fascinating, whimsical, and oh so ever talented. I even enjoyed celebrating Sandra’s article over a mixed drink…or two ;)
As I type this post, I’m sitting in the Chicago Midway Airport and I’m people watching…my favorite thing in the world to do. I must be the only person in the whole airport wearing shorts and crocs in Chicago…like it’s cold outside or something ;) Heck I wouldn’t know. When I flew out this morning, it was a whopping 74 degrees with 90% humidity. Do you think it’s obvious that I’m from Louisiana? ;)
And lastly, speaking of Louisiana, I just love the New Orleans Airport…I love our state. It’s so full of enthusiasm and personality everywhere you look…
The day was overcast and gloomy…
But once we got over the clouds…it was smooth and beautiful!!!
And I’m sure once I touch down in Omaha, enter the Embassy Suites and spot some Bellas, my day will be even more brighter!
I’ll try and touch in with you tomorrow. Glad I could take you along for the flight!!!!
Hope your week is wonderful and remember….don’t do anything fun without me! I really don’t have time to touch base with anyone so let me know if I’m missing something fun!!!! Oh well, maybe what I don’t know won’t hurt me ;)