Also available are larger discount packs for bridal parties or set gifts.
And Sunday morning was even better: we decided that due to a sad lack of milk in the house, we'd have to go to Krispy Kreme for breakfast. And while we were there, they started baking, and gave both of us a free doughnut! Then we ran a couple more errands, including the library and grocery store, after which we came back home and I worked on finishing the custom wedding order I posted about on Friday. (More pictures coming soon.) More reading, jewelry, and the making of tasty homemade enchiladas followed. Then, what we all (well, I, mostly) had been waiting for: Hercule Poirot on Masterpiece Mystery! It was brilliant, just brilliant. I love Masterpiece, and Agatha Christie on Masterpiece is a wonderful treat.
I advise you to go and have a wonderful treat. I see a trip to Krispy Kreme in your future, I think. Happy day to you.
Large creamy rose with handmade tassel and vintage faux pearls.
Double-stranded brass chain with yellow chalcedony and crystal quartz briolettes.
Vintage brass flower with freshwater pearl in center, and large vintage faceted glass beads.
And this one, for the bride, is actually triple-stranded: a double-strand of delicate sterling chain, with a brass filigree on which I set a vintage crystal, overlaid with a hand-wrapped circlet of ivory freshwater pearls.
And here is a necklace and earring set I did last year for a bride from California who contacted me on Etsy:
And I've been so looking forward to it, that I think I will, despite trying really hard lately not to spend money unnecessarily. It's gotten such good reviews. I ♥ regina!
And anyway, a celebration is in order: this is my 100th blog post!
Bake It Pretty's Etsy shop has hundreds of charming little items to make and embellish cakes cupcakes, and other lovelies. If you make some, please share.
Oh, and his doggie tag reads "Holla at my peeps" right above the phone number to call if he's found somewhere. Run, Busta, run.
This is a Martha Stewart signature color called Vintage Map, which is the perfect shade of light aqua, in between blue and green. Almost every room in our house incorporates some little bit of aqua or light blue, and given that our house was built in the early 50's, I really think that it fits well with the overall style of the house as well as with our personal decorating tastes. And when this idea first occurred to me, I very nearly rejected it as being a little too crazy, but I love this color so much that I've determined to make it work. I'm thinking this color or one very similar for the greater part of the outside, white for the trim and the front gable of the house, and dark brown board and batten shutters, which we will actually make ourselves. Like these:
And of course, our red front door will tie in with the red climbing roses I plan to plant on the front wall and the red geraniums or other flowers I'll put in the flower box under the big window on the front. All of this is happening in July, and we have a lot of work to do before the house is ready to be painted: trees to trim, ivy to strip off, and a metal "cage" on the front porch to remove. I'm so excited! I'll take my own Before and After shots and show you the transformation in a couple of months. In the meantime, let me know what you think of my projected color choices!
So there hasn't been a lot of time for writing, and I'm not promising anything for the coming weeks, which are full of birthdays, family moving long distances, and more hoards of frightened freshmen. But I'll try to be at least a little less absent, and promise to post pictures of some of the custom orders I mentioned. Sadly, I was much too busy with getting all of the flowers done and delivered on time for my wedding this past weekend to remember to take pictures of any of them, but I'll try to do better. Forgive me, please, and we'll try to move forward together.