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Monday, January 31, 2011

As Seen on TV!

I'm really excited!  My website and one of my vintage jewelry selections were featured in a recent Gift Insider Valentine's segement on Fox 2 in Detroit.    They also did a great article on the people included in the show.   Here's the link to the article:

Friday, January 28, 2011

New Gemstone Earrings

New drops earrings - these black onyx earrings and similar drops (smoky quartz,  rose quartz,  citrine) are available now.  Brand new assortment of gemstones now available!

Friday, January 21, 2011


We have two cats, affectionately know as the "Blues Brothers" for their blue eyes.  They are constantly together - playing and sleeping.  Here are two shots of them, first as kittens and as they are now.

 I've recently learned something about cat behaviors that I never knew.  One of the cats had to have some minor surgery.  He was away for most of one day and when he returned it was as if his brother had never laid eyes on him.   The "hissy fits" and spitting, etc., have gone on for more than 48 hours now, although I think it's getting better.   This afternoon they have consented to lie on the same bed about 3 feet apart.  Hopefully tomorrow they will be curled up together again.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ground Fog

I just happened to catch this unusual shot - ground fog spreading across the area behind our house at dusk.   Very strange to see - I haven't observed this before.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Gemstone Earrings

Since the beginning of 2011, I've been working hard to update my website,  I've created sub-categories for necklaces, earrings, and all the other categories.  Now it's easier to locate what you're looking for without a lot of fuss.   These Tourmaline earrings are an example, and there are lots of other gemstone earrings (and pearl earrings, too) on the website. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

"New" Vintage Pieces

I've been taking photos of some terrific vintage pieces and I've just put them up in my etsy shop.   I've also added more and different "views" of pieces already listed.  There's more where these shots came from - take look

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Cranes

This morning I saw a dozen Sandhill Cranes.   Several were wandering around behind the house when about 6 more flew in and joined them.  You can hear their calls for a long distance so I always know when they are flying over.

Here are some links in case you're interested in more information on these fascinating birds:

On Ancient Wings: The Sandhill Cranes of North America (Natural History)

Crane Music: A Natural History of American Cranes

The Cry of the Sandhill Crane (Camp & Cottage Birding Collection, 3)