I hope each of you finds a way to enjoy something beautiful in the quiet in between moments of the holiday season. The kind of moments that can make all the difference  Something that reconnects you with who you really are and what you really love the most. That is after all the best kind of gift one can share with others as well as oneself. Lots of love. See you in 2015!!


PHOX - Slow Motion / Blue and White - Audiotree Live

I just love this for so many many reasons....hope you enjoy it too. : )


Elite 16 Holiday Gift Guide

I just wanted to share the magnificent Elite 16 Holiday 2014 Gift Guide with you. I am honored to have a pair of my earrings included in this beautiful compilation which features a sampling of some of Etsy's best makers and shops. If you are still checking things off your holiday buying list, you will want to have a look through this catalog. It's a feast for the eyes! If you want to make the catalog larger just click on it to fill your screen and enjoy!

Welcome December

Thanksgiving has come and gone and I had no time to leave a post to wish everyone well, so I send you a belated hope that your holiday was filled with happiness and love. For me the time spent in the kitchen with my husband, preparing the feast is one of the highlights of the day. We don't often have time to cook together as life has us rushing most of the time. So prepping and cooking and baking really becomes a way for us to bond.  The special meal that follows gives our small family a beautiful opportunity to appreciate one another, to savor and give thanks for the positive things in our lives -- and most of all for each other. I couldn't be more grateful for such a lovely lovely day!

Above are a few December listings in 5gardenias-- an antique chemist's bottle, an antique silver filigree necklace, a 1939 edition of Pinocchio ( soon to be listed ), a 1920's Whiting & Davis mesh gate top purse, and a mid century woven reindeer wall hanging. The photo of the antique transferware plates and bowls were taken as I was preparing to set the Thanksgiving table- they are not available in the shop.

So Welcome to December - stay warm-- stay cozy!