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Sunday, November 13, 2016

A Bit of Beauty Can Change Everything

It has been a week to truly make one weary.

I’m sure that many of you have witnessed some of the vast variety of unkindness shown in our country this week.

Throughout this entire election season I posted just one image related to the topic via my social media sites and it wasn’t in any way rabble-rousing. 

But I did do one thing on social media that ending up making a lovely difference for many.

Last Monday I began flooding my instagram and facebook pages with beautiful images from the Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes tour.

Monday – November 7th

Decor To Adore | Southern Hospitality | Chateau Chic | Shabby Fufu | Rustic & Refined


Tuesday – November 8th

Poofing The Pillows | Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Love of Home | My Kentucky Living | Sharon Joyce Interiors


Wednesday – November 9th

At Home With Jemma | Remodelando la Casa | Sew a Fine Seam | Rattlebridge Farm | Patina and Paint

Friday – November 11th

White Spray Paint | A Stroll Thru Life | Simple Nature Decor | The Painted Apron | Ramblings of a Southern Girl | Life and Linda


Now for some people a glimpse of a pretty picture does nothing for them. I get it. It perhaps is not going to change the world… but it just might change a perspective.

I believe this because each and every day last week I received messages from other people who were so thankful to be offered a respite from the unpleasantness and focus on a bit of beauty.

Even if it was just for a moment.

Many of us may feel a bit helpless and uncertain about how we, as one person, can actually do anything that is perceived positive in a world that most often chooses to focus on the negative.


But we must continue to try because I do believe, that together, we all can make a difference.

small acts

From the bottom of my heart I offer my most sincere thanks to every single one of the wonderful ladies who participated in the tour. I know it must have taken countless hours to create such lovely scenes as well as the time required to photograph, edit and write the posts.

You are all such a blessing. Not just to me, but to many others.

Thank you! 


“My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.” ~ Isaiah 32:18


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I enjoyed seeing all these gorgeous tables so much. Thanks for inviting me to take part in such a great tour.

Manu said...

Laura thanks for this beautiful post!!!
I've seen on TV the unkindness shown in your country too and you're right when you say that we need a bit of beauty!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Laura, such and honor to join you ladies for your Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes. I love all of the inspiration. It's great to see people expressing their thanks and creativity. Happy Sunday. said...

What beautiful words after this hate filled week, you have brought grace back into my soul, thank you Laura! I was thrilled to be part of this inspirational group!

Jeanie said...

I had much the same comment on the images I posted on FB and on my TG post on the blog last week. Someone said they were so relieved to see something beautiful and reminding us of the things for which we could be grateful.

I just ordered our Christmas cards today and instead of including a letter just had highlights printed on the back of the card. And at the bottom I wrote that we were committed to be the change we wanted to see in the world. I didn't realize it was a Ghandi quote (I also included bits of Abraham Lincoln and the "better angels of our nature" in there, too!) Putting it out there in the universe and hope others will join along.

Finally, I'm sad but sure do understand why TOHOT is closing down -- you all have to be insanely busy. But I'm looking forward to continuing my visits to your wonderful blog and hope you'll keep in touch on the Marmelade Gypsy, too!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I adored playing with you talented, loving ladies. xxoo