The joie de vivre is back in wine country, after the brutal fires of last fall. While recovery is still underway many fire victims now have insurance money with which to replace their lost possessions. When life is simple and one is counting the blessing of simply being alive, often family time over a meal becomes even more precious. I was very touched to hear the stories of near tragedy as my clients described their escapes with minutes to spare. Now that life is normalizing, their focus is on savoring life one day at a time.
Having a well set table goes a long way toward making otherwise cramped temporary quarters seem cozy and home. Houses are being built to replace the old ones burnt and lost, and only time will fully heal the hurts passed. The colorful tablecloths that I sell do their part to keep everyone's spirits high.
Morgana was born in Les Lilas, France, and is now living in San Diego, California. Her mother lives in San Rafael, CA.