Have a lovely day!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Have a lovely day!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
To my surprise, I recently received another message from now lovely bride Jenni. A year later and now she is married and once again thanked me for the necklaces. To my delight she even shared some pictures of her beautiful wedding and her bridesmaids wearing the necklaces! Take a look at these amazing photos! Such a lovely wedding!
Well, it seems the pics have disappeared, but a great big THANK YOU to Jenni nonetheless for letting me add a little bit of beauty to your special day! Congrats to you and best wishes!If you are a bride in need of unique jewelry or accessories for your wedding, please visit my Etsy shop and contact me! I love to hear from brides-to-be and will work to create something perfect just for you!
Wishing you lots of love and a simply wonderful day!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I ordered some mini moo cards today. They are amazing tiny business cards with some of my original photography on them. They also make great little bookmarks. I'm hoping they will be a nice surprise for customers and a great addition to the new packaging.
I'll be getting the shop stocked soon with lots of new fall lovelies! Chains, flower pins in fall colors, and oh yeah! Rhinestones! Did I mention there will be rhinestones? Here's a little taste of what's to come!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
So we all got some pretty great fortunes. Apparently, this coming Friday will be an exciting time for my 4-year-old (strange), my husband's friends will soon give him a great surprise (which is quite funny since we always joke he has no friends), and my investment of time in work this week is important (yeah! will it finally pay off?). Pretty profound, I thought! But, alas, dear cousin Jessie- you were fortuneless. An empty fortune cookie is never fun. But maybe we were looking at this the wrong way. Maybe it means good luck. Maybe it means you are free to create your own fortune.
So, takes some time to stop and smell the gorgeous spring flowers. Life is beautiful! Have a lovely weekend!
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Lovely blooms blossoming in abundance on balconies.
Windows thrown wide open to the unbelievably beautiful blue Venetian sky.
A quiet morning on the Grand Canal.
Gondolas on silent waters before the start of a busy day.
And, yes, even...
Fresh laundry hung out to dry in the warm Italian air.
Well, I think I've dreamed quite enough for one morning!
Bought the loveliest little camelia bush yesterday. It has the softest pink buds I have ever seen. Going to find a wonderful place to plant it today!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I found the cutest little rose teacup and saucer (and on sale-yeah!), a few tiny silver spoons, some old earring bits to repurpose for use in my jewelry, and these funny little vintage lady wooden cutouts in stands. I enjoy the whimsy and humor of them, and they add a lovely bit of quirk to my workspace!
But, yes, I have saved the best for last, the Pièce de résistance if you will:
So I know you are thinking, it's just a picture of a rose. Well, I guess you would be right. At first I was taken in by the lovely colors. The roses were done in either watercolors or markers (yes I should be able to tell the difference, but hey, I am no expert) and I just love the contrast against the carved black frame. The big surprise came when I flipped the frame over to check out the price. On the back of this frame lies the most endearing sentiment I have ever laid eyes upon:
Friday, March 19, 2010
and this sweet little pink and white flower brooch:
Both will be available at Eclectic Orchid soon! Hope you are enjoying the start of this beautiful season as much as I am! Have a lovely weekend!