Monday, October 18, 2010


I love Halloween. I do.

But I have not been able to decorate yet this year.
We are moving...again...this weekend, so there so point in getting all
the goodies out.

So Mister took me to my favorite little historic downtown near where we live, Buda.
And we went to a pumpkin patch!
These little funky shaped ones were my favorite!
And I saw a pumpkin man!

And all was right with the world.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

October - Breast Cancer Awareness

Hopefully everyone knows that October is
Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

For the rest of the month of October
Blossom Shop on Etsy is offering 25% off
all pink items in the shop.

Show your support by wearing your pink!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Treasure Hunting

I have been doing a little treasure hunting the last 2 weeks or so.
Some things for myself, some things for the wedding and some things for Blossom Shop.

It feels so great to walk into a store for the first time and have no idea what to expect.
Will there be something you just can't live without?
Will there be something there that sparks an old memory and makes you smile from ear to ear?
You just never know.....

Here are a few things I found that I just loved:::::

What a sweet little couple. I don't think this one will be going on the cake but I am pretty sure they will be lurking somewhere on our wedding day!

This one just needs a cleaning and a coat of bright white paint.
Blossom Shop gets this one for the craft table.
Etsy Austin Craft Riot is in November, gotta get the table ready!

These plates and candle holders will be made into display pieces for Blossom Shop too.
I promise pics of the plates and the jewelry box when they are complete!

And now the sparkly treasures...
I guess they are mostly for Blossom Shop but kinda for me too.
I've also found spools of tulle and candles and crystals.

I can't wait for me next adventure...
It might even be tomorrow morning.
Wish me luck!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jewelry Affaire Magazine - Autumn Issue

its here!
its here!

Once again Blossom Shop has been invited to be in the pages of Jewelry Affaire Magazine.

I am so thrilled!

First of all, wow, that necklace on the cover is amazing. So pretty!
But every page you turn to in the issue is covered in gorgeous jewelry.
This magazine is so great!

I was lucky enough to again have two pieces in this issue.

OrchidThe one on the right.
A vintage orchid pin with a rhinestone and the chain of the necklace made with pink chalcedony, garnets and vintage silver and rhinestone pieces.

Goldilocks#5 above.
Vintage gold and pearl and rhinestones.
Thanks again so much to Beth and Jewelry Affaire Magazine
for including Blossom Shop in your amazing magazine!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Picture Day

I am a busy bee today, working on new brass typewriter font jewelry and reworking a few older pieces that were just not quite right.

So today I thought I would just share a few photos I have taken in the past few weeks.
Just a glimpse into what is going on 'round these parts.

Brass Typewriter Jewelry

Receiving Wedding Gifts

Chillin' on the Patio

Watching sunsets

Eating at the Pizza Lounge in Dallas


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Life is happening!

hello! long time no see.

Life has been happening at break neck speed around here.

First and foremost we are just about at the one month countdown for
wedded bliss!

We've got the venue~
I have the dress~
sorry, can't see pictures of that yet!

and I've got some shoes~

We are just about ready to go.
So excited to be Mr. & Mrs.

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Then life decided to rip me away from my beloved Austin...gasp!
And send me packing to Dallas.
That is where the Mr. is working so that is where I will be too.

So the days were quickly filled with housing searches~
(Trust me, this was the best shot of the whole day...)
But I think we finally found something we are going to be very happy in!

And I even got a little exploring in!
A new antique mall for me to explore and hours and hours.
Is it wrong that I secretly hope to be lost in it??
So many goodies found...

Bird cages!

(have I mentioned I am afraid of birds but love the cages?)

Fancy bottles!

Floral chandeliers!

And fun jewelry too!

So many other things too but I am not sure if I was supposed to be taking pictures....
shhh, don't tell!

Now I will be once again packing, packing, packing...
You'd think I'd be really good at it by now.
Maybe, who knows.

But I am also getting ready for the November Austin Craft Riot!!!
I am very excited to do another show, its been months.
More info on that as it gets closer.
But there are new things a comin'.

I will try and take more pics in the weeks to come and share a bit more frequently.
I love hearing from those that stop by on this website or on my Facebook page.
Let me know you were here!

to you all and I'll be back soon!