Saturday, August 11, 2007

Finishing School Happenings!

Good evening, ladies. (It's Saturday night here in Tennessee).

Didn't both Courtney and Elizabeth do a great job with their subjects. Courtney left me with a lot to think about regarding modern etiquette. I knew that things like cell phones and emails had introduced new things to consider, manners wise, but I didn't realize just how much there was to think about. I found Courtney's advice to be very practical and insightful.

As I've said before, one quote that always sticks with me is this:
"No civilization ever collapsed because people were too polite to each other." So, I think of good manners as a sweet oil that keeps the gears of relationships moving along smoothly.

And, Elizabeth did a wonderful job talking about flowers in the home. That's a subject near and dear to my heart, though I still have so much to learn about using them. I thought Elizabeth's suggestions were so lovely.

If all works out as planned, here are some topics still to come: setting a lovely table, the best of various cultures, women of Central Asia, and embroidery. We should finish up our Finishing School in September. If we have enough requests, we may attempt "Course II" at some point.

Our central site is up. The link is

This week, I will begin placing all of the classes we've done so far on the central site. That way, you can review them. Or, you can visit the central site to catch up if you missed some classes or were late in finding out about our "school". I would like to invite you, though, to keep dropping by the blogs of our "teachers", who graciously volunteered their time to post about a particular subject.

We'd love to hear how you have liked the school so far. Leave a comment on my or Emma's blog to let us know what you've learned, any suggestions for future finishing school projects, thoughts you have about one of the subjects we've done, etc. Thanks to all who have posted. We've loved having your input!



Jacran Cottage said...

I clicked on the link for the finishing school and got a "page cannot be found" message.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for letting me know, Sherry. I'll have to work on that.

LisaM said...

I'm looking forward to this link being up, since I've not been online every day, and I've gotten "lost" and missed some of these lovely lessons. I think you all have done a wonderful job. Please continue doing these good works.