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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Happy, Lovely Things! And One Sad Thing.

Time to do the Happy Dance!!! Looks like I'm featured in not one, but two marvelous gift guides this Holiday Season! The Modish Holiday Gift Guide and the Creature Comfort Holiday Gift Guide!

The Modish Guide is featuring my new line of Vintage Dictionary Earrings.The Creature Comforts Guide will be featuring these combs and these necklaces.To celebrate such wonderful holiday press I would love to offer everyone a discount. Unfortunately my website shopping cart can't do discount codes, so instead .... every order $24 or higher is getting a free holiday gift! Hammered copper and turquoise earrings! (Sorry about the fuzzy picture. I need to retake this with my undamaged camera).
If you've read the premier issue of Victoria Magazine's relaunch, you may remember the glamorous photo shoot of Tasha Tudor's historical gowns. You can view all the gowns being auctioned at this site. You can also purchase a full color auction catalogue. I was a huge fan of the old Victoria and this new version, while nice, just doesn't have the same magical grace or sense of style ... at least for me. This auction gown, however, is lovely! Look at that great seafoam color! You can almost see the cameo at the neckline and the upswept hair pinned with a tortoiseshell comb.
Green Changeant Silk Dress, 1840s - Lot 77
(from the Tasha Tudor auction site)

And the sad thing. My husband and I have "date nights" (where we dress up and dine out without the kids) and I was so hoping to see Elizabeth: The Golden Age on our last date, but the movie showtimes didn't match up with the childcare opportunity available to us. So, alas .... looks like I will be watching it on DVD in the spring of 2008 in our family room. Not quite as romantic as I'd envisioned. :)

Oh! And I DID go to that graveyard. Not at midnight though :) My oldest son and I went for a walk to check out this bit of our town's history. Very still and creepy. And the creepiest part? One of the graves had ... dare I say it? ... had a stake on top of it wrapped in a silver wire! Now, I don't know if that wire was real silver or not, but one look at that and we were out of there. Waaay too spooky!

18 comments: said...

WOW !! Congrats on the two features!!! You do lovely work... you deserve it...!

And that story about the stake in the ground! I am sure a prank.. sorry but I have to laugh ...not at you but at the story... I can picture you fleeing... I would be doing the same thing... I would have BOOKED AND FAST!!



Kari & Kijsa said...

Congratulations!!! your work is fabulous- we are glad it is getting so much press! great job!

kari & kijsa

Rosie's Whimsy said...

So happy that your efforts are being recognized. You do make such lovely things!

The Rose Room said...

Congratulations, love the dictionary earrings and the combs - especially - now that is spooooooky - a stake???

Natasha Burns said...

congratulations on the special features! your work is so lovely, you deserve it!
maybe next date night you can do something fun.... wow your hubby would actually have agreed to go see Elizabeth? now he sure IS a keeper, mine wouldn't go near a 'girl' film!
I'd be outta there too if I saw a stake on a grave....

Lori said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! YIPPEE!!! how wonderful for you, i am so happy!!!

SO glad i didn't take you up on the picnic in the graveyard idea you hatched...the stake thing...VERY creepy!!!

bluemuf said...

Way to go that is great to get two features.

I love the stake wrapped in wire, I would have taken a picture.


Miss Sandy said...

This is my first visit to your site and I love your jewelry! The ring, the ring, what about the bird's nest ring? I can't find one for sale, are you making them for sale? I'd love to have one and a matching necklace! I've been very good and I think Santa will bring me one!
Miss Sandy said...

I missed Elizabeth and it isn't playing here anymore. Movies just don't stay at the theater long enough!

The nests are so cute. I love the pink pearl eggs

monica yvette said...

Congratulations, you! You're so talented. I think your vintage type earrings would be awesome as cuff links too. Too bad you didn't get to see your movie. Maybe when you get a hold of the DVD you can find some quiet time to light a few candles, cuddle up with your favorite treat on the couch, and watch it. Sounds like heaven to me.

Miss Sandy said...

You know I am all about the birds nest jewelry! I wanted to drop you a note and let you know that you have been blogged! I posted on you today and you have been linked under my sidebar, Where I Find Inspiration.
Miss Sandy

Felicia said...

Awesome! Love those beautiful earrings.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your publications. It is not surprising though. Your items are just lovely.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Congratulations! Your work is so beautiful.


Deborah/LavenderRose said...

All I can say is, "Well deserved recognition!" I adore your dictionary earrings! And, your bird's nest piece is beautiful.

I would have been the first to go with you to the Cemetery and the first to scram with you!! LOL
Love the silver stake and wire!! Which vampire put it there???

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

You are so talented!

Gracie said...

Eee! Those earrings are sweet. So are the hair combs. Wish I wore more things in my hair.

And I love the nestlaces. Anything historical fashion is a plus for me.

Too bad about the Elizabeth movie. I still hope you will be able to watch it at the cinemas though.


tongue in cheek said...

Date you dress in to the theme to the movie?