Thursday, April 27, 2017

Simpler Times



Bonjour et Bienvenue `a My Little Paris

I love this picture. I hangs beside the chair in my bedroom and when I look at it, it reminds me of simpler times. I've been looking at it a lot lately.........thinking about My Little Paris, about when it was simpler. When I first came up with the idea for the boutique, I wanted to bring some of the things that I've been looking for, to you..........to those of you who are like me. Those that love vintage furniture and other vintage items like dishes and silver, linens........and other pretty things........I know there are others, like me, that appreciate that slower, quieter way of life, and wish they could find, at least, small pieces of it to help soften life as it is.

I am still going to have some of those things in my little shop........but, of late, I've realized that some of the people that I am dealing with regarding these things are letting me down.......and I don't like it. My Little Paris came to be because it was going to be fun........and, dealing with some of these people, is not. 

Back when things were simpler, promising to have something in four weeks, meant just that.........and when someone gave their word, if a price was agreed upon, then that was the price. It was a lot easier then I think.........to keep one's word. Or maybe it was just more important then. I think that in many ways the whole concept of integrity and ethics has been forgotten and in it's place we find .........nothing.......a lack of caring, I guess........ misplaced priorities.....and a disregard for honesty. We live now, in a time when everything has to be locked up, when distrust permeates the very air we breathe........when we find ourselves always having to be on the defensive, constantly having to watch our backs. It's sad.........and stands as a reminder of "why the boutique in the first place".

I'm not going to let this lack affect me, or My Little Paris. As it grows and becomes a reality, life at the boutique will be as planned...... simple and fun. It's my hope that my friends now...........and my friends, future..........will visit me there. That they will slow down, enjoy, have fun....... and relax.......and find the very things that make them happy, that bring them the joie de vivre.

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