Thursday, January 27, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Spinel, tourmaline, sapphire and quartz...
London blue topaz, sapphire, tanzanite and iolite...
Rectangle faceted citrine surrounded by green tourmaline...
Peridot, tourmaline & citrine...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I know it's been done before, and I've seen something similar at Ikea, and on Trading Spaces... but I just loved how this shelf grouping is set up.
I'm thinking a whole wall of shelves like this... perhaps I could assemble them on the ground then mount (to avoid a zillion holes in the wall) and paint some with flowers and leave some plain with just a clear coat or white wash. I love what they did with them in this picture, color wise. I could frame a few out with molding and put pictures or a mirror in them... make a whole focal shelf wall. Ooooh... I smell a project :) And in my office, I can customize my wall o' shelves to include ribbon dowels, hooks, large shelves for my jars (we don't have earthquakes in NC! woohoo! hehe) and other fun little cubbies. And in the bathroom... and in the...
Yep, I think I like them.
I know Starbucks isn't truly the best for the snobby coffee connoisseur's picky palette, (that's so not us) but I must share a coffee that I really enjoy. And it's from Starbucks, for a limited time (artificially "limited"? The jury is still out).
It says it has hints of dark chocolate and lemon in it... whatever it is, I'm in love and I've stocked up :)
Maybe I should call Tuesday's posts "Show and tell Tuesday" ;)
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Can't I just go into suspended animation until September? ;)
I really like the color and whimsy of Valentine's, St. Patty's and Springtime pastels... but there's just something about the Fall into the Holidays that I really love. Can't I just give everything a Christmas or Halloween flavor? Trees with hearts, snowmen at the end of rainbows, pumpkins with bunny ears... eggnog hunts. Yep. Someone call Hallmark.
Changing gears a wee bit... Here are a few jewelry pieces I've been working on... some are a work in progress :) I really like the simpler earrings with only a few stones.
Hoping to muster up some inspiration to paint tomorrow... come on Valentine's day bug... bite me! ;)
Speaking of inspiration, we've been playing Little Big Planet 2. It has oodles of inspiration. Shooting cupcakes, riding fluffy robo-bunnies, dodging flaming marshmallows... it's pretty amazing.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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