|Country formal- vintage lace and stylized pottery design exemplify my idea of heaven in home|
In styling speech-makers, presentation is partner to content. The most effective communicators elevate words of denotation to phrases of connotation. The bond with the audience comes when a trinity of thought, intellect and soul is formed.
Among family and friends, the setting is partner to the emotional communion. It is what makes a house the home where the heads.
When Sandra Price gave me the pottery plate, it was piled high with strawberries dressed in reverse stripes of white, dark and that mocha shade of milk chocolate. "Share Your Blessings with Family and Friends" could be her and Chuck's family motto.
While Sandra is younger than I, she has taught me much about the art of gracious giving. One- smile. Two- make the gift about the receiver. Three. The gift doesn't have to be new. Over years of friendship she has brought down things she instinctively knew I would like.
This Valentine's Season, the partnership of vintage lace with the platter remind all who view it, above all else, this is a family home.