My Dear Friend Susan

There are people we meet along our journey that leave an impression, teach, inspire, and leave their mark in ways that change us forever.  My friend Susan has been one of those people in my life.  She is one of my favorite designers, creative artists, and most of all, friend.  

 No one does Christmas like Susan at her store Black Eyed Susan.

I have gone to so many of her classes and demonstrations, open houses and christmas sneak peaks.  I have bought I don't know how much over the years from her stores.  (Shhhhhh!  My husband might be reading this.  I just tell him, "I've had that forever, you never listen."  Works everytime! )

I don't think my friends and I have ever missed her Christmas sneak peaks where she unveils her seasonal Christmas decor.

She raises the bar every year and continues to inspire each of us to think outside of the box.
(Below) Even when my friends come to visit from New York and Boston one of the items on our list of things to do is . . . A trip to Black Eyed Susans.  (Notice the bags!)
I have been lucky enough to have been invited twice to Susan's Home tag sale where she has tagged most of her precious collections and personal items for sale.   My house is literally 60 percent Susan.  Some items were purchases from her stores and the others from the two tag sales.  
Below a few photos of her beautiful home.
(I have the mirror below in my master bathroom)
 (I now have this gorgeous mirror in my half bath.  It hardly fit but I didn't care. It has always been my favorite.)
Below the lamps on the dressing table  to the right which you can only see partially are in my bedroom now.  I love them.
 I have two of these mirrors in my home.  (The two on the right:  second and bottom. )

 I also have aquired many of her beautiful antique plates, serving plates, trays, etc.  And the list goes on.
 I have her mirrors and art work and a chair and table and two chandeliers.
I've been very blessed to have her in my life.  Not only has she been an inspiration for me but   
Susan and her best friend Linda did all the flowers at my son's wedding.  

 Even the flowers in the barn were magnificent.

Including the bride's bouquet. 

Thank you Susan for so many things.  I love you.  


Brenda said...

You are blessed to have such a beautiful, talented, and generous friend. What an inspiration!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Susan is remarkable and every single item from her in your home is awesome. I think I recognize also in your home that tall skinny black closet wardrobe from your first pic in your gorgeous home too?

And lastly, Susan - and you - are stunningly beautiful women. Your son is a hunk too but that's always weird to tell a mother, haha. The flowers for their wedding are STUNNING.

I wish I lived close, how I would love to go to Susan's store with you!

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