When Muhammad (me) can’t go to the mountains, the mountains come to Muhammad via Simon and Trolly dog.
This year has been very difficult due to an illness that kept me incapacitated from December 22, 2018 through May 2019. I finally returned to Aspen at the end of July for a recuperative and very quiet time. I have not done a blog post and very little Instagram this entire 2019. In my next post I shall go into more detail and the effects of this experience on my thinking. But now back to convalescing in Aspen. Although I was never a big hiker like my friend Simon, I still got out once in a while to see the beauty of the mountains in their glory. This summer I was not able to handle any exertion and therefore unable to hike. My sherpas Simon and Trolly dog, plus some of their hiking pals brought the mountains to me through mountains of photos of an extraordinary wildflower season.
The brilliant colors of wild and domesticated flowers has been amazing. The two center photos are of a friends 1/4 mile long garden of wild and domesticated flowers. The far left & right photos are brilliant splashes of color that popped up under a rock or a fallen tree on the mountain path. People have often commented on my color sense. I learned it… to learn about color one should observe nature. She is the best colorist in the world!
Life in the mountains… the remembrance of parties past…
In the past I have entertained a great deal and so enjoyed creating table themes. But not this year, although I still like to look at parties past. I seldom do an exact replica of a table, but look at old pictures to jog my memory about something I have in storage or see an idea I have not done in a long time… believe me this memory needs a lot of jogging.
The wild and not so wild life in the mountains…
The mountains are full of wildlife as well as domesticated animals. Several alpacas are always at the Saturday farmers market. I take my pups- Monkey, (above photo) plus the other three to visit the ghost town of Ashcroft. This only little hike I have taken this year. Simon brings back photos of bighorn sheep and I rather stupidly decided to try and photograph a big moose next to the house (this is a picture from last year when I could actually follow a moose). Simon was telling me to stop because they can charge during the rutting season and this guy was was enormous. Fortunately this year we have seen no coyotes– I am terrified because of my dogs and am on constant watch. But guess who came for breakfast this morning? Another moose! We named her Chocolate– she stayed all morning behind the house eating and then sat down having a nice nap! I think I heard her snoring. I just posted her to Instagram.
Setting autumnal tables is so easy and fun (above) Aspen markets sell lots of mums for instant and affordable decoration.
The mountains in all of their glory and their fearful massive destruction
This past winter aspen experienced horrible avalanches. When Simon’s hiking group came across these avalanche fields where an entire valley was destroyed, they had no idea how almost impossible and dangerous it would be to transverse them. And yet… the strength of these very small yet mighty wild flowers continue to magically pop up amidst destruction.
I stayed close to home taking the occasional photograph and tried to paint. Although this is a painting from last summer I have yet to have finished one from this summer as a byproduct of my illness. But one just has to keep trying. I can make the analysis of the avalanche to my illness: One may be felled but like a small flower one has to try and bloom…
Re-blooming is helped by the love and care of people like Simon and wonder hounds like Trolly. (below)
So lovely to hear from you dear Carolyne xxxooo
Thank you, Joan! I continue to be encouraged by all the words!
Nature really is the ultimate colorist. Perhaps that’s why I always feel calm, and yet energized at the same, when designing with greens and browns. Hoping for the best recovery for you. Your books have been a great source of inspiration.
I agree, Deb! Mother Nature always gets it right, in my opinion. Thank you for the kind words.
Be well….and stay that way!!!
Thank you, Pip! I am very much hoping only steps forward!
Thank you for the update- i have been so looking forward to a post from you!!!!!
Thank you, Robin! I am happy to be back!
So wonderful to hear from you Ms Roehm your voice perspective and taste are such a gift my wife and I wait on your every word! Thank you.
Thank you, Cheyne! Your kind words and feedback are a gift to me as well.
Lovely to hear from you. I hope you continue to get better. I miss your posts and look forward to many more in the future.
Thank you, Marie! I look forward to sharing more in the near future!
Have certainly missed your posts and thankful to hear you are recovering!
Rebecca – I’m getting there for sure! Thank you!
So sorry to hear about your illness. It is a struggle to find the positive in these times and yet, you did. Nature is the ultimate artist, yet more than ever we endanger her. The photos were stunning. Wishing you a complete recovery and a return to everything you love, and that you have shared with us, your grateful admirers.
Yes, Julie, we must care for her in the same way she has cared for us, always. Many thanks!
Beautiful photos. You have been missed. Prayers for your continued healing.
Thank you, Mary!
This was also for me a year of illness, surgeries and long recoveries but time prayer and patience …. hang in there, the tides will turn!
And the words of those facing challenges gives me inspiration and hope! Wishing you health and happiness.
I always enjoy your posts. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been unwell. Hope you feel better and back to 100% very soon.
Thank you so much for your kindness!
So glad to finally read your blog.
Hoping that your affliction will lessen with each passing day. How fortunate to be in such a glorious environment to recover.
Your taste, your style your love of beauty inspires me.
All the best,
Thank you, Cynthia!
I’m sad to read about your illness and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
Thank you for your well wishes, Peggy!
What a delightful post! Nature is indeed the best colorist, and also a great healer for the soul. Thanks for sharing, and I hope you will soon be completely restored to health.
Thank you, Maria! I am taking it one day at a time and regaining my strength. Surrounding myself with beauty is always the best medicine.
Always looking forward to your beautiful pictures! To a healthy year ahead!
A healthy year to you as well, Nathalie!
Sehr verehrte Carolyne,
das alles, sieht traumhaft & wunderschön aus.
Die herbstlichen Farben, das zauberhafte Licht und das satte Grün Ihrer reizenden Tischdekoration sind Balsam für Herz und Seele. Ihnen… und all Ihren Lieben, eine erholsame und inspirierende Zeit in den Bergen.
Sonnige und herbstliche Grüße aus Nordfriesland – Deutschland
Thank you for the kind words, Christine. The beautiful colors of nature play an essential role in my well being, body and mind!
So happy when I opened my email this morning and saw your post! You are simply the best in the business! Stay well and hope to hear from you again with all your beautiful ideas as we approach the holiday the season!
Rose – I am so happy the holidays are upon us! Looking forward to more inspiration in gatherings!
I have missed your interaction even over
here from Australia. Glad you are well on the way. Such a beautiful place for convalesce. Welcome back !
The fresh mountain air is a gift to all! Thank you for the well wishes.
Welcome back! You have been greatly missed by your readers. Thanks for all the inspiration and beauty you have brought into the world (and to my world here in Connecticut). While I love ALL your books, “At Home with Carolyne Roehm” is my bible for tablescaping! You have brought my tables to new heights! Thanks for being my teacher all these years, be well.
Thank you, Mary! I’m so happy to have been a resource to you. Creating tables for my loved ones is one of my greatest joys in life. Keep telling those beautiful stories!
So lovely to read your “voice” again. It made me smile. I wish you strength and good health.
And to you as well! Looking forward to sharing more!
Dear Carolyne, You inspire me in so many ways but your latest message is particularly meaningful as you compare yourself to the wildflowers that continue to try…All the best You are beautiful inside and out! Love from indiana Joyce
Thank you, Joyce! And try I will continue to do! Your kind words mean so much.
Wonderful to hear from you again! Being in nature can be so healing… thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. Wishing you peace and beauty!!!
Thank you, Bridget! Nature always offers us sublime ways to feel better.
We were saddened that you were unable to make the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show. You were missed but Bunny Williams filled in for you. Glad you are feeling better. Hope to see you soon. I remember your visit to the Grosse Pointe (MI) War Memorial one fall, probably 25 yrs ago, where you arranged fall flowers in a huge pumpkin. Beautiful day!
SO HAPPY to get this writing from you. I’m glad you
Have been taking care thru your convalescence.
You and your wonderful books have brought so
much joy to my creative thinking.
God bless you, Carolyne and continued recovery♥️
Sandra – I’m so happy to have been part of your creative process. Keep making beautiful things!
Good morning. Glad you are feeling better
I was scheduled to attend your lecture in my neighborhood, Palm Beach. I hope you will revisit that visit should your health & schedule allow..
Please take care of yourself.
Marguerite – I have not yet booked any new dates as I’m still regaining my strength and focusing on getting back to my routine. But love Palm Beach dearly and will hopefully be able to return one day!
YOU have been MISSED!!! Take life easier, if that’s possible for you, and so glad to again “smell the flowers!” THANK YOU!! franki
Franki – it’s always hard for me to slow down but we all need to stop and smell the roses from time to time! Thank you for the lovely words!
What a gift! You are back! Your blogs always add beauty and brighten my day. Continue to get stronger each and every day.
Thank you Sharon! I’m hoping to regain my momentum!
Carolyne, so sorry to hear of your suffering. You have brought me, and so many others, great joy as you have shared your love of beauty over the years. Your ability to create beauty is astounding; thank you for all your fantastic books. I wish you the very best in your recovery, and hope you will have many experiences of peace and joy along the way.
Thank you, Amy! I hope to continue to do the same with upcoming with upcoming work! Thank you for the kind words.
Be well…you have been missed…
Why thank you, Patricia! Always good to hear!
GOD’s creation of nature is a wonderful healer & yes the ultimate colorist. I am so glad you are recovering, taking in the fresh air & beauty of Aspen. We all so appreciate the way you share your time & gifts of design & art. Here’s to continued rest, love & prayers as you build up your strength.
Thank you, Linda! I find solace and motivation in nature. Looking forward to sharing more!
So, so happy to hear from you via your post! Please know many people send healing to you. Be well! and come back to ADAC sometime.
Thank you, Liz! I hope to and truly appreciate your words of support!
Thank you. Hope to see something about the days of Southampton…..
Thank you, Thea! I remember them fondly, for sure!
So happy to read your welcome post and see you are regaining your health. You are such an inspiration. Presently I am reading
“A Constant Thread” for the third time, each time finding new joy, new ideas, and appreciating your immense talent. Keep Well.
Thank you so much, Eleni. I am so happy that you are enjoying my book, as it was such a pleasure for me to write such a personal work. It tied together so many aspects of my life and I am so happy you have found inspiration in my story.
Sorry to hear of your illness. Praying for a full recovery. You are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for all the beauty you give us.
And I derive so much inspiration from you all as well! Your words keep me going, so thank you.
So Happy to hear from you. I refer to your books all the time especially when I feel down and they give me so much Cheer !
Take Good Care and keep up the great posts with beautiful Pictures !
Irene – I’m so happy they are source of joy and inspiration for you. It was my main goal in writing them. Take care and enjoy the fall!
Live long and Live strong Carolyne! Praying for your complete recovery, increased energy, stamina and creativity beyond your imagination that only Jesus Christ can open for you. Sending you warm hugs and blessings Carolyne. Enjoy the beautiful mountains!
Thank you, Liz! I appreciate your kind words.
About a month ago, I was driving by your Connecticut place and stopped to ask directions of your mom, who was collecting her mail. I enquired after your health, and she was so kind. She said it had been a hard time, but that you are on the mend. Life can be so strange. I bet you didn’t see that coming. Suddenly you wake up to a different world. But you have a great support system, so you’ll be just fine. Welcome back!
Cynthia – my mom is one of the best parts of my support system, for sure. And I’m sure she enjoyed talking to you! Thank you for the encouraging words and for taking the time to inquire about my health. It is very much appreciated!
Beautiful to read your words and descriptions. Even in your convalescing you are still able to express what you see and the joy in it. What precious little blue bell shaped flowers. I to have been dealing with something that has zapped my energy and confined me to doing very little. But thanks to you I will remind myself of all the beautiful things I love and treasure them. Thank you… perhaps one day I will see you once again at the San Francisco Antique Show….
Thanks so much, Virginia! San Francisco is always a favorite stop on my book tour route. I am sorry to hear about your health struggles and am sending positive thoughts your way. Finding the beauty in every day keeps me going, even when that’s a bit slowly!
Beautiful colors and animal friends….all healers!
Carol, you know me well – animals are my most potent healers, for sure. Thank you!
Dear Carolyne, The very first fashion show i ever attended was one of your beautiful shows at the Plaza Hotel. I have always been a big fan and i was working as an assistant to the fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman and she managed to get me in so i could stand in the back and see the show. What a thrill to be there! every look more gorgeous & elegant than the next. Fashion doesn’t exist like that anymore 🙁 Thank you for your beautiful vision, your books always bring me to a happy place and inspire me to create. Wishing you a speedy recovery, good health and happiness always. kindest regards, paula
Paula – I so appreciate that walk down memory lane and the fact that our paths crossed! I am so happy to think of those days and how they shaped me. Thank you for your wonderful words.
Such glorious photos, take care!!
Thank you, Aggie! Mother Nature makes it easy!
First saw your slide show of these photos on Instagram yesterday and they made my day!! Wondrous beauty everywhere and Monkey too! Also I was happy to read you’re working on your next book about Charleston. Love my Carolyne Roehm library of beautiful books – always exquisite images and useful how-tos, the best combo. I hope you complete your recovery quickly so it becomes a distant memory PDQ.
Thank you, Linda, for the encouraging words!
Always so delighted to find a post from you!
Thank you, Linda!
Carry on Beautiful Carolyne
I intend to, Virginia! Thank you for the support.
Nice to see you back! I had a health setback in 2018 but now up and running. Stay positive and enjoy your friends, nature and pups and always have purpose.
I so appreciate all who have shared their tough times with me – we carry each other long, don’t we? Many thanks.
Carolyn, nothing stops an energetic, creative creature like an illness! It certainly forces us to slow down and take a different look around. I thought I was seeing Everything until I got sick last year, but No. When the ferris wheel of life stops and you are stuck on the high seat of illness, you get a very different eyeful of the world.
Please take care of yourself and know that other than getting healthy, you only HAVE to feed your pets and get your taxes to the man!
Best, Jenny C
Jenny – changed perspective is a gift and sometimes the only silver lining of any struggle. Yourfocus on the positive inspires me!
I know I speak for everyone when I say we’ve been worried about you. Aspen is a beautiful place to recuperate, but the altitude would make it challenging for me and my intermittent asthma. I fear I would always feel tired. Heal well, dear Carolyne. You are loved, appreciated and valued. xoxox, Brenda
Brenda – thank you for this wonderful sentiment!
Have missed your posts this year. The photos of wild flowers and mountains are wonderful and the tables-scapes are always beautiful. Hope you are recovering and will post more often now! Be well!
Hoping to as well, Judie! So many wonderful holidays around the corner that I’d love to share!
Wondering about you and now hearing about your health now I am glad you are back, sorry it was being sick that we missed hearing form you. Looking forward to many more beautiful photo’s and how much better you are for the rest of the year.
Thank you, Jeanne! I look forward to making more positive strides!
I have missed you!
It is lovely to be missed. Thank you, Darlene!
Greetings from Paris! Wonderful to see your newsletter in my inbox again. I wish you much health & happiness. When you have had your fill of Rocky Mountain beauty, why not come to the City of Light and perhaps give a talk at the American Library of Paris? (P.S. Coincidence? Today I just happen to put on a blue & white scarf as a belt because I saw you do this a few years ago. You are always a source of inspiration).
What a great pleasure to hear you’re thriving. You are, for so many people, the North Star As to the gentle art of ‘civilized living’. When I think of you, I think of being ‘well fed and well read’. Bless you and your family – and thank you for graciously sharing with others.
I cannot think of a better compliment. Thank you, Paul!
What a lovely update with beautiful photos. I am glad that you are recuperating, and hope to hear soon that you are fully recovered!
Thank you Lisa
I am so happy to open my email and see a posting from you. I pray and think of you often and hang on every photo and word in your post this morning. You bring so much life to us with all your talents so keep trying to get better and better, there are millions of us waiting for your offers!
Finally, after a slow start I am beginning to get a bit better in areas I had lost such as in painting and evening typing. I still make plenty of typing mistakes but it is so much better now.
I was so happy to find your new articles in my email today . You have been such an inspiration for me . I hope you will recover 100% and will continue with your blog . Wishing you the best .
I pray for that 100% also Happy to have been an inspiration! It is fun for me
It was so nice to see your post in my in box ,
Wishing all the best for your recovery to full health , I will look forward to your next post
Hazel ( Manchester UK ) X
Thank you Hazel, my next post will be interesting I have decided I can only manage 1 max 2 posts a month1
I hope you find my next post interesting is a new path for me.
So nice to hear from you! Continue on your calm path.
I am trying
I pray that you will have grace for yourself as you move forward in your recovery. It can be a long stoney path. I’ve learned over the years that it is an exercise in futility to predetermine any dates for recovery. (I shall be finished with this recovery by __ __ ____.) It will take as long as it takes. Take good care of yourself. I hope that you can feel that you are walking on a cloud of prayers. CherryKay
Thank you CherryKay
I love your words “walking on a cloud of prayers” It is such a gentle and lovely expression. best cr
Loved hearing from you, thankfully you are on the mend. Lesley
Thank you Lesley
Will pray for your continued recovery.
Thanks for sharing those beautiful photos.
You are most welcome Michelle!
Nature has a healing power. I hope you’re on the path to recovery and flower once again.
I would love to flower again it sounds so lovely!
You have been missed! Your many fans are so glad you will continue to cast your eyes on the world and share your unique aesthetic with your admirers.
Thank you, Gay! I am so happy to be returning to work.
I have been a big fan of you for many years, collecting all your books . I have enjoyed them through the years. I hope you recover soon, and gain back your love for entertaining.
Thank you Maria, It pleases me when I hear someone has collected my books and they have been useful throughout their life
So great to read your post and to know you are healing. We never know what curves life is going to throw us, but we will always try our best to meet them. And you are!!! You bring such joy to the world. XO
It makes me very happy when you say I bring some joy to this world! And yes, the curve balls always come as a surprise to me
I wish you quick recuperation and complete healing. It must be difficult and require patience. It’s hard to find beauty at certain trying periods, but of course you did. Hope that the ultimate artist, Nature, will be preserved because we are careless and reckless with her. Thank you for sharing with us once more, we are your grateful admirers! I love the bird and how you captured the iridescence of the feathers. Hope that this will come into print soon! Looking forward to your posts.
Thank you Julie, and yes I agree we must protect Nature, the ultimate artist!!!!
Wishing you health of mind and body, body and mind. Your posts have been missed! Take it slow and savor the colors of Aspen
Wise council Kelly
If anyone can recover from an illness…it is you.
You have always been a positive and creatively strong woman who has given many of us inspiration to go beyond our limits only to learn that we can!
You will be back to 100%…because you have what it takes inside you…
Happy thoughts and look forward to new emails and correspondence soon…
Teresa – thank you so much for your thoughtful words!
SO sorry to hear that you have not been well. And happy to know that you are slowly recovering and that you have loving help to encourage and assist. I have missed you and look forward to your resuming your emails to us. All the best, Ruth Gardner Lamere Boston.
Thank you so much, Ruth. Happy to be moving in the right direction and doing what I love!
Art and the beauty of nature will help you heal and get back to you..after all, its what makes your heart sing…wishing you health, happiness and peace.
Agreed, Deborah! Those two things make my heart sing as well! Wishing you all the best.
I was so very happy to see a post from you! However, so sorry to hear about the debilitating illness. I wish you well and hope that nature will assist in the healing.
Look forward to your beautiful photographs, designs, and text in the future! You have been one of my role models for years!
Thank you, Robin! I’m so happy to have been on your radar for so long. Looking forward to future work and projects!
You are such an inspiration to me…I love the mountains also and I would love to see more of your beautiful, cozy Aspen cabin. I thank you for the email.
God Bless you Carolyne! Fresh air is God’s very best medicine…. my love and prayers to you for a perfect recovery.
Aspen is so dear to me and I look forward to sharing more of this beautiful place with you all! Nature is always the best medicine.
Each step in your recovery is glorious in ALL OUR LIVES!!! You are so appreciated! 🤗
Sentiments like these keep me going! Thank you so much.
I wish you continued recovery. I’ve missed your posts.
And I’ve missed sharing them! Thanks you, Karen.
Continue to a 100% recovery!!
I intend to, Dotti! Many thanks!
You live in a VERY BEAUTIFUL SPOT!TAKE it SLOW and do not worry about us out here in CYBER SPACE!
I hope you will be feeling up to speed very soon!
I too have had an illness which no one seems to figure out!I am headed into year FOUR of losing my vision and feeling FAINT!
It’s NO FUN at age 59…………I’m NOT living LIFE to its Fullest.
I am so HAPPY YOU SURVIVED AND ARE OKAY………WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU IN THIS WORLD.
KEEP PAINTING and HUGGING SIMON!
I am so sorry to hear you have not been well. We need to draw strength from each other’s inspiring stories and help each other carry on. Wishing you only the best.
I, too, have collected your books over the years and they are pure inspiration! I always enjoy the way you write, as if you are talking to a friend or composing a handwritten letter. The openess you’ve shared, no matter what life throws your way, and your artistic nature are all part of your beauty. With many healing thoughts and my warmest Best Wishes. ~
Thank you, Ky! What a compliment, as I believe handwritten letters are a lost art form. Thank you for the kind, encouraging words!
Oh no, I hope that you feel better. We have missed your emails. Sarah Blanchard
Thank you, Sarah! Feeling better each day and looking forward to the work ahead!
I have always felt such a connection with you…and have viewed you as my alter ego since reading your very first book . There are so many parallels to our lives, including being born under the Taurus sign; personal tastes that go hand-in-hand in decorating, cuisine and all things nature; even to a serious illness which took me by such surprise a few years ago and that almost robbed me of the desire to live. I am happy to report that after the initial shock, I am still recovering a little each day. For that I am so very grateful.
My most sincere wish and prayer for you is that the parallels will continue and you will regain your love and zest for life and for sharing your enormous talents with so many people. Please continue to fight the good fight…WE NEED YOU!
You are my heroine, my champion and my alter-ego! There are so many parallels to our lives, including being born under the Taurus sign; personal tastes that go hand-in-hand in home design and decoration; to Cuisine; and to all things nature; even, very significantly, to an illness that took me by surprise and almost robbed me of my will to live. Happily, each day my recovery continues, albeit ever-so-slightly and in tiny increments, and I am slowly but surely rebounding from an almost catastrophic event that I never saw coming.
It is my sincerest wish and prayer for you that in addition to a full recovery, you will regain your zest for life and that the sun will shine brightly for you again!
You are my heroine, my idol and my alter ego! There are so parallels to our lives, from being born under the Taurus sign; to personal tastes in home design and decoration; to Cuisine; and even to (very significantly) an illness that took me by surprise and almost robbed me of my will to live. Happily, I am rebounding a little each day (although sometimes it seems only in tiny increments) and find that I am slowly but surely returning to life as I knew it before this almost-catastrophic event that I never saw coming.
It is my sincerest hope and prayer for you that you will regain your zest for life and that soon the sun will shine brightly again for you!
Beth – I am so sorry to hear about your struggles. Please know I am sending you strength and positive thoughts along your journey. Wishing you much comfort in doing the things we both love!
Dear Carolyn –
First, my best wishes for your complete recovery. I am hopeful that since you were able to post once again your energy is returning.
Loved all the flower pics, both garden and wild. Great color. As you said, nature is the best colorist of all.
Enjoyed your post very much, have missed them, and look forward to another post as soon as you feel able.
Thanks very much for the update.
Thank you, Julee. Nature restores and replenishes us all!
I am so glad to hear you are feeling better. Your love of beauty and your graceful ease (though at times I am sure it is not easy) at sharing it with us is a gift that I treasure. Take care. Heather in Ottawa
Thank you, Heather! The beautiful moments are what keep me going and I’m so happy to share them.
I have so missed your wonderful posts which constantly remind me of the many beautiful things in our world! Whether we are depressed by what is happening globally or in our very own lives, I think it is important to try to create beauty in everything we do. I was just looking over your Fall Notebook for Halloween ideas and enjoyed looking at all the lovely ways to celebrate the season. Your books are my favorite presents to my friends and family. Keep inspiring us with your fabulous ideas!
Thank you, Karen! And I could not agree with you more – the moments of beauty we create for ourselves and our loved ones are essential to our happiness. Enjoy the upcoming holidays!
I could not agree more, Karen! Creating beauty for ourselves and our nearest and dearest is a great act of love. Enjoy your holidays!
I absolutely adore you! Wishing you much health and happiness. JSS
Many thanks for the lovely wishes!
Take care, enjoy the mountains.
Thank you, Margaret! They are always my happy place.
Thank you, Margaret!
So sorry to hear you have had a struggle these past months- Sending wishes for a speedy recovery and hoping that you can find some blessings in this quiet time of healing. Thank you for always sharing so much beauty with us .
Thank you for the kind words, Dolly! I am so warmed by the well wishes.
Good morning and thank you for coming back to share your story. I have so enjoyed this blog for many years and often go to older posts for inspiration. Your brain surgery story and your passion for vivre la vie to the fullest gave me much strength when working through cancer this past year. Best wishes and prayers for a speedy and complete recovery!
Nothing pleases me more than hear that my work or something I talk about inspires them to create or helps lift their life or spirits in some way. Thank you for sharing that story with me . carolyne
Regine – I wish you all the best on your journey to good health. I am overjoyed my work has given you some comfort. Sharing our stories allows us to pass along our strength each other.
Always a gift to receive your beautiful posts!!! You are an inspiration.
Thank you so much, Susan!
I’m glad to read that you are on the mend, Carolyne. This is the first I had heard that you had been ill for all those months (roughly corresponding to my own cardiac scare during the same period) since I am new to your blogs but not new to your books on interior design. These mountain pictures really are Aspen? They look like Switzerland without the snow. I grew up with wildflowers, too, but in the Deep South, not the mountains. Thank you for these lovely scenes and your lovely thoughts.
Jo – I hope your health scare has passed and you are on the mend! Aspen is a beautiful place to stop and gather yourself – those glorious views help me heal. Wishing you all the best!
How lovely Carolyne! Please get well soon! Your insight and beautiful ideas are always welcome! Continued good days ahead!
Thank you, Ann! Each good day is a gift and I am excited to be working on projects again!
What a wonderful post! It’s wonderful to see you back!! You’ve always been such an inspiration to me when it comes to design. Many blessings on your continued road to recovery!
Thank you! I’m so happy to be back to work and enjoying the holidays! Wishing you peace and joy in 2020!
Your website and books are such lovely inspirations for me. I hope one day, if your schedule permits, you’ll come to Paris to do a talk on decorating and style. Wishing you health and happiness in all you do!
Nancy – thank you so much for the kind words! It warms my heart that I may be of inspiration to you. Paris is like a second home tome and I hope I am able to get there in the near future! Wishing you health and happiness as well – the important things in life!
I had not signed on to your site for some time and was shocked to hear that you have been ill. I wish you the best and fastest recovery. Your love of beauty and perfect taste are unequaled, and I am proud to have collected all of your books–even the Notebooks! Please take care and know that you have many many friends.
Ava – I am humbled by your mini-library and hope they come in good use in years to come! Thank you so much for your words of concern. It’s been a long road for me, but I have the endless support of loved ones (nothing more important) and I am striving to feel better each week. There are always challenges, but thankfully they are offset by the joy and beauty of life. I’ve been working in my garden a lot this summer as a distraction and finding strength and resolve in the few friends and family I am able to see. I hope you are staying safe and well! Enjoy the last bits of summer!