What Do The Milky Way and Interior Design Have In Common?

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The word, gracious, comes from the Middle English word, gracious, which originally meant, "having received divine grace", from the French "graceius" meaning the same, and from the Latin "gratiosus" meaning enjoying favor, agreeable." Its first known use was in the 14th century. As regular readers of Hadley Court know, the 3 hallmarks of Hadley Court are Gracious Living. Timeless Design. Family Traditions. Today on the blog, I thought it would be fun and interesting to define the etymology of the word "gracious", to share a bit about the history of French curves with you, and to give you an idea for a new family tradition based on timeless design.  If you saw Leslie Hendrix Wood's own post *A Taste of Europe* over the weekend, about her recent family vacation to Paris and Salzburg, you … [Read More...]