“Simple Pleasures and Little Luxuries”

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

I hope that each of you had a lovely holiday season and that you are anticipating a wonderful, blessed 2015. I loved every moment of the holidays and I am looking forward to a new year filled with unexpected delights! I ushered in 2015 with one of my favorite delights…

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

I am not one to make a long list of “New Year’s Resolutions”, so I don’t have that to share with you. However, I have decided that in 2015, I will do less and do what I choose to do much better. Perhaps that could be …Quality over Quantity! I have long used that as a guiding force in both my personal and professional life and in 2015, that shall be my primary focus. I believe that each of us can live a more luxurious life if we are indeed seeking quality rather than quantity. Second to this important aspect of my life is, creating your own personal style, rather than being enslaved to trends and mass market expectations. I think that each of us can create our own luxurious life by savoring simple pleasures and true quality.

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designsI much prefer one item of quality, be it clothes, home furnishing, china, etc., etc. than numerous items that are of low quality and do not fit my own personal style. In my book, The Collected Tabletop, and in my book talks, I stress the importance of entertaining in your own personal style. I challenge each of you to approach 2015 in a manner where you can find simple pleasures and little luxuries that reflect your own personal style and your heart’s desires! Think in terms of quality over quantity in all that comes your way in 2015. Design your own life to align with your own passions and talents.

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

In 2015, I plan to share with you simple pleasures in design, entertaining, gardening, antiques, and many other things that I am passionate about. And I would like to know what simple pleasures and little luxuries you plan to make a part of your 2015!

I am already enjoying one of my favorite simple pleasures, which is reading. My staff gave me a new book on Winston Churchill, The Churchill Factor, by Boris Johnson, for Christmas and it  is a most delightful book. I highly recommend it for your “collected library”.

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designsI am also re-reading Beverley Nichols first gardening book, Down The Garden Path, which always delights me and gets me in a real winter mood for planning additions (and extractions!) in the Chestnut Cottage garden!

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

So I will leave you with these ideas to “ponder” and in 2015, will endeavor to share with you inspiration on simple pleasures, little luxuries, and things of lasting quality!

Simple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designsSimple Pleasures Little Luxuries presented by kathryn greeley designs

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7 Responses to “Simple Pleasures and Little Luxuries”

  1. Luke says:

    Happy New Year’s Kathryn! I’m looking forward to the promises and pleasures of Spring. My daffodils have already started poking out of the ground here in Tennessee. There’s a new book coming out in February that I can’t wait to get my hands on, Daffodils in American Gardens 1733-1940. Like fine antiques, collected flowers and plants often have stories to tell.

  2. Kathryn says:

    Thanks for letting me know about the daffodil book! They are certainly one of my favorite flowers. I was born in March and the daffodil is certainly a March flower! Happy New Year to you also Luke.

  3. franki says:

    Guess that advice works well with champagne as well (and, in my case, with Ron Zacapa!) franki

  4. Cindy Stierhoff says:

    I too have sprigs of Daffoidils poking out of the ground here in Souther California….I wonder what color they are?????mour seasons are so mixed up anymore, don’t remember even planting Daffodils there.
    By any chance, Kathryn, can we get a sneak, peak on what your Valentine designs will be like?? I need some inspiration this year for a party for my Valentine brother..

    Cindy

  5. Kathryn says:

    You are correct Franki!

  6. Kathryn says:

    Cindy,
    Let me give that some thought and see what I can come up with in the next week or so!

  7. Kathryn says:

    No doubt Franki!

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