Loving Christmas

I’m sending this message out for my son Daniel, who couldn’t be here with us this Christmas. Sometimes the holidays can be so crazy it’s easy to lose sight of the really important part of the season.
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White Christmas

This flower reminds me of fire rather than late summer…which it was. There was snow on the ground in Litchfield this morning and we’ve got the stoves stoked with wood and pellets. It’s feeling cozy inside as the world outside rushes to Christmas.
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Sisters

The pillow on the right with the pink flowers is an update to another pillow I made a few months ago. I like the way it picks up the blue color from the pillow to its left. The photos are both taken from the same plant. The flowers grow on a bush that actually lives behind that hosta in my garden. They hang out together.
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Christmas is coming….

There’s a certain amount of panic that surfaces as I reflect on these words. I suspect I’m not alone in not feeling ready. Did you know that the ceremony of exchanging gifts in antiquity was linked with buying a proper passage from life to death? Yikes! Fortunately I’m planning to live a very long life.
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Rooibos Winter Spice Tea

People cannot live on Paola Pillows alone- and as the days get shorter and darker, you need to take a break wherever you can get it. I’m a huge believer in the importance of surrounding yourself with multi-sensorial comforts- visual, sound, smell and gustatory pleasures…in combination. Especially during the holidays.
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The Paola Pillow Exhibit

Marc Chagall was a 20th century Russian-French artist, a passionate colorist who melded together several different artistic styles during his lifetime. Here you can see a Paola pillow in front of a muted version of the fabulous stain glass windows Chagall created for the Art Institute of Chicago.
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Luxury – An Italian Tradition

“Authentic heritage is something you can see, feel and sense in every product- built upon real traditions and values, upon experience, passion and know-how handed down over generations.” Patrizio di Marco, President & CEO, Gucci.
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Make no mistake-big bird is in the fridge waiting for his day in the oven. Here is a recipe option for the next day. Lentil soup is your ticket to a balanced meal in a bowl. All good, no excess.
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