Monday, January 2, 2012


Bonjour, mes amis et heureux anee nouveau! (I'm not sure if that's grammatically correct in French, but you get the idea.)

My 2012 is off to a bang, with a large wholesale order and a gorgeous day spent at the flea market yesterday. As you will see from these photos, there was not a cloud in the northern California January sky, and a balmy 68 degrees.

It got me to thinking how lucky we are to live in among such abundance.

There is beauty all around if we just take a moment to notice and appreciate it. Whether in the form of grandma's fine silver...

or a tattered old prop once used for function,

why not be grateful for all that we have?

Perhaps I'm most grateful this week for this really beautiful antique brooch I got. I'm a nut for all things Marie Antoinette and this lovely piece is actually painted on ivory behind glass. It doesn't get much better than this!

Here are some other things I've made in the studio this week. Most of these have gone to the local retail market, but please keep checking my Etsy shoppe regularly since I will continue listing new items there as well. :)

What plans do you have for 2012? I'd love to hear about them! Thank you for stopping by! :)


  1. Sounds like a great day for going to the flea market. Cold here - 27 a few minutes ago. No big plans for 2012 - just praying it is a much better year than 2011.
    Wishing you a Wonderful New Year!!

  2. Happy New Year Robyn! Congratulations on your wholesale order, your jewellery is fabulous as usual. I envy you your weather, fleamarkets for me at the moment mean pitch dark starts, scraping ice off the car or trying to stay dry...can't wait for the summer!!!

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