Maison De Jardin

Bonjour my dear friends! Thank you for stopping by and I do hope you will enjoy your visit and will return often.
Maison De Jardin (The Garden House) is a blog dedicated to “Inspiring Beauty.” You see, I believe beauty can change our world. I grew up in a sweeter, kinder and gentler world. And, quite some time ago I made the decision to scatter all the joy and beauty I possibly could, from my little corner of the world – Clarksburg, West Virginia.

I write this blog hoping to inspire you to seek beauty, and fill your corner of the world with it as well. And then, perhaps you will inspire someone and on and on. This becomes: The ripple effect of beauty. Think about that for just a moment – truly it will work. If you are here with me, then you also desire a better world for yourself and those you love. You have endured the long course of hate and ugly. Our society has become numb to it – we have an overload of it fed to us daily. So, what is one to do?

We begin in our own homes. We clean up, clear out and spruce up. We plant flowers and gardens, we take a loaf of lovely bread to a friend, we fix a cup of tea and sit down and “Be.” We learn something new, we write a beautiful letter, we read good literature and we become inspired. When one is inspired, there is no limit to the joy that can be scattered, or how far the ripple will travel.

I hope you will join me on this journey. Let’s have some really good conversations. Tell me when I have struck a long-buried chord. Let’s read some good books and share some grand recipes and discuss beautiful design. But, let us always be kind. I want you to visit me often with your coffee or cup of tea, and feel better when you leave – like visiting your dearest friend. A Happy Place!

And, as you leave today I ask you to remember – “Beauty will save the world.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

Photo from Pinterest – Severina Brites, Lovely Hearts