...and here are some lilacs-- their scent is intoxicating-- it filled the room the moment I set them out. one of my favorite Spring time flowers.
Some sweet new additions to 5gardenias-- celebrating May and Spring in full tilt. The lilacs were in full bloom all week and I had to find a way to show them off!
clockwise from upper left:
antique crochet lace and linen square table cloth, antique pyrex laboratory bottles--soon to be listed, 1960s mod daisy brooch, buzzing bee dangle earrings made with vintage brass bee stampings and oxidized sterling silver ear wires
here's hoping everyone enjoys a beautiful Sunday : )


some vibrant color for you --wishing everyone a lovely weekend!
 from top to bottom:
paper flowers from Front & Main
hand dyed yarn tutorial from Chalk Legs
designer Brad Ford's pottery collection on Remodelista


I've finished some new pieces-- painted, scuffed and scratched brass and oxidized sterling silver.  A little bit primitive and definitely playful, owing inspiration to tribal arts-- now listed in my jewelry shop....
Happy thursday : ) : )  : )


I just had to share this work with you! A vast collection of flora and fauna, animals and insects-- all lusciously depicted in needlepoint.  Truly mind blowing.  These are the works of Frederique Morrel. Give yourself a treat and go to her website to see her entire collection. Happy weekend to you : )