Trinkets and Baubles

Vintage Sterling Silver Cabochon PendantI recently came into some pieces of antique and vintage jewelry, and have gradually been adding them to the shop. It can be very tricky to let go of such wonderful treasures once they’ve found their way into my hands. The temptation is great, especially when faced with such delights as this large sterling silver cabochon pendant. I’m also quite fond of quirky things like the grouse foot claw pin below… certainly not to everyone’s taste! There are lovely new things being added to the store almost every day. I can’t wait to show you the really special dresses I’ve been getting ready for the shop. Rhinestones, fringe, flocking, tulle and lace… coming soon!

Coming soon to the shop Vintage Pearl Drop Earrings


Hello, June


The month of June gives us much to celebrate. The weather is warmer, the garden is flourishing with bright flowers, fruits and vegetables, and the longest day of the year draws nearer. In just four weeks, school will bet let out, and the neighborhood will be full of the squeals of kids running through sprinklers and jumping on trampolines. Such unbridled happiness warms my heart.

I love it when the air is full of summer scents. Meat grilling on coals, peaches ripening on the tree, and just this morning I caught a breeze that was loaded with the clean fragrance of flowering lavender in our front garden. I had to stand there and breathe deeply for awhile. Nature is so luxurious!

Tomorrow morning, the Strawberry Moon is upon us. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, this name was bestowed upon the June Full Moon because the Algonquin people knew it to be sign of the coming strawberry harvest. My strawberries must be a bit behind schedule, as they are still tiny little green things. That won’t stop me from basking in the bright light of the 99% full moon tonight! Don’t forget to look up when night falls.

May your month be filled with fresh air, ripe fruit, laughter and beauty!