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Back to School: Teresa's Choice

Teresa's Choice As we get back to the books and bells and tests and uniforms and early mornings and late nights and homework and schedules, don't forget to stop and take a deep breath. Garden roses are a good reminder to stop, pause, and take a deep breath. Visualizing yourself in a beautiful garden full of fragrant roses and freshly cut anything green should do the trick...when things are hectic - when demands need to be met - Teresa's Choice is a good reminder to stop and breathe, to invite a friend over to catch up, to sit and read, to quite literally stop to smell the roses.  Teresa's Choice We hope to see you in the shop soon. And...

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China//Floral Play

While Teresa is away in China for 10 days, we thought we would honor some of the incredible Chinese artists painting what else, florals.   "Born Zhu Da, Bada Shanren was a direct descendant of a prince in Ming Dynasty. He was a child prodigy who started to create art and poetry in early childhood. The fall of Ming Dynasty led to Zhu Da becoming a Buddhist monk. After 40 years, he quit monastic life and became a professional painter. Zhu also took many pseudonyms. One of them is Bada Shanren, the name by which he is known today. Apart from being the leading painter of his time, Shanren was a complete eccentric and individualist. His paintings are known for...

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