I had the opportunity this Friday to be a part of another wonderful shoe making workshop with the fabulous Miss Ulla. It was a workshop given by a special lady for her friends, on her birthday.
Each student was a pleasure to teach. We told funny stories, laughed, drank tea together and created away. A beautiful luncheon was served in one of the most gorgeous homes I've ever been in.
The hostess was a kindred spirit in her likes and loves. Each decoration for her home had been selected in thoughtful contemplation and placed with love. Whenever I enter a home like this I absorb the beauty and it makes me very emotional.
But what gave me the most cause for emotion was the hostess herself. She moved with grace and ease as she made sure that everyone was comfortable in her home and gorgeous workspace. If anything was needed, she was there to provide it quickly. In every conversation I had, her friends spoke of her love for others and her generosity. One woman told me this, "Her heart is full of love. She always thinks of others first. She is always there to help." Each story was personal and heartfelt.
Here is a small peek into the day . . .
Her amazing work studio
This space could definitely be featured in Where Women Create!
I love the installation our hostess created on the ceiling.
Does this shoe look familiar?
One of the student's shoes in progress
Love this tailor dummy
A wonderful assortment of vintage flowers
One of my favorite details in the room, a gorgeous gilded French chair. I'm not sure if I've ever shared with you all about how much I adore antique French chairs. If I had a collection this one would DEFINITELY be in included!!
This sweet little Santo made me smile.
This is the only photo I took inside her home. When I walked through the door, this painting stopped me dead in my tracks. I felt overcome with emotion. It spoke to my heart. The really neat thing is that when I asked about the painting, it turned out to be her very favorite painting in her home. See what I mean by kindred spirit?
Thank you Kristine for including me in this very special day. My heart and eyes were filled with the beauty of your spirit.
Thank you too, Miss Ulla! Every teaching experience with you is magical! Until the next time . . .