Friday, January 31, 2014

Happy Friday. Winter Walk

Twigs snapping under foot.  Cold wind biting at my face.  Soft glow of the afternoon sun.  Silence.  

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nuts and Bolts. Tool Chess.

I love finding unique handmade products to share with you.  This has to be on the top of the list.  What a great gift idea for the Chess enthusiast.

 "Tool Chess is a chess set made out of nuts, bolts and various other hardware pieces. I assemble each set by hand to my dad’s design, then the pieces are powdercoated for a rich, glossy color. All Tool Chess pieces have a hex nut on the bottom and a threaded stud in the middle. The tops are various configurations of nuts, washers, brass balls, rivets, etc."  --William Gallmayer (Etsy, Fresh Shop)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Shop News. Spring Jewelry Line.

Spring is on it's way and I have been filling up my Pretty Whimsical shop with a new jewelry line.  Personalized necklaces are on trend and I have lots of fun styles to choose from.  Great gift ideas for Valentine's Day and Easter  with Mother's Day and Graduation not far behind.  I have created many of my necklaces with the upcoming wedding season in mind.  Bridesmaids will love these simple yet classy necklaces that can be a lovely remembrance of that special day.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baby It's Cold Outside!'s cold outside!  Hello and goodbye "polar vortex"!  I can't say I'll miss you when your gone.  It has been bone chilling cold today and I am happy it is moving out of here tomorrow.  I do love seeing the snow, since it is not a normal occurrence for this part of Missouri.  It was a beautiful day with the sun sparkling on the white frosted ground and the mist swirling across the lake.  I found a poem that summed up the day for most of the country...But the North sighed low, "Snow, snow, more snow!"  Well said Walter De La Mare.