After starting this medieval deer needlepoint a few months ago, I finally stuffed and stitched it up. Not easy but very rewarding. Usually I frame my needlepoints, so this is the first cushion I’ve made. The thick braided piping was … Continue reading
I envisioned this necklace a few years ago, when I bought the cloisonne beads. It turned out just as I’d hoped. Every time I look at these beads I think of Faberge, and the Romanov jewels. Soon in my Gemnorde … Continue reading
Minnesotans like me have to create an interior garden to help us endure the winter world of white. I’d love to have enough money to buy bouquets of fresh flowers for every room each week, but I’ve found a pretty … Continue reading
It’s but a dream as I look at the -20 F wind chill outside. But summer will come again, and green fields will sway in the breeze. And this necklace set reminds me of all that. Tiny Peridot beads, vintage … Continue reading
If you follow this blog you already know about my obsession with European ceramics–especially France, Italy, and Portugal. So, I wandered into a thrift store here today not really looking for anything specific and my jaw dropped when I saw … Continue reading
I don’t usually post about fashion–but I just got these two sweaters at a huge discount through Zulily and had to share the love. They’re from Louie & Lucy, a brand founded in Amsterdam. They’re known for their vintage looks. … Continue reading
This set was inspired by the bruised but beautiful night sky this winter–opalescent white and blue, deep purple, and a silvery dark grey. A little shine, a little fire, a ghostly moon. Vintage components. Soon in my Gemnorde Etsy shop.
It seems like the sun and warm days are mutually exclusive here for the past few weeks. But compared to Boston we have nothing to complain about–only a couple of inches of snow on the ground. We alternate between warmer … Continue reading
Another necklace set, made from vintage glass pearls, chains, rhinestones, and findings. Soon in my Gemnorde Etsy shop.
I wanted to bake a little something special for Valentine’s Day and I found this ultra-simple recipe for cherry hand pies on Pinterest. Very sweet (both meanings!). BTW–I left out the toasted coconut because I didn’t have it on hand. … Continue reading