After some friendly e-mail exchanges I had the good fortune to meet with Patricia van Essche of PVE design today and we spend a lovely morning and eventual afternoon together. She is as graceful as her illustrations and I had such a nice time.
To write my blog has given me many things over the last months: not only did I get to know so many like minded people, creative writers, photographers, artists and designers, witty and generous, but they give me support and I learned blog writing and etiquette, received endless inspiration and I found a place, where I feel included, comfortable and welcome. It's a tightly knit community and I am very grateful to be a part of it.
Meeting Patricia today was so special, since I had gotten to know her over several month of blog writing and reading and today was a little like meeting an old friend.
She lives literally around the corner, we have children similar in age and we found lots of common ground. I am an ardent admirer of her artwork and she was sweet enough to bring me one of her pretty notebooks and lovely cards.
Patricia, thank you for all and the lovely time.
We visited Shandell's, an unique lighting shop, where Susan creates with beautiful vintage(wallpaper) accents lamps, lampshades and all kind of small accessories to bring home.
Her shop in Millerton,NY nestled in the hills of Duchess County is absolutely worth the visit and her stylish pieces make wonderful gifts to yourself and friends!
Later we've had lunch at Harney and Sons, a teashop/restaurant with much more then tea to offer.
And finally I got introduced to the very creative and irresistible charming Eddie Ross of EddieRoss.com. So much fun!
My day could not have been any better...