Monday, September 28, 2009

Jane Austen News!

I am so excited about a new line I have for sale with the Jane Austen Centre in Bath, England! Ever since my husband and I visited there last October, I knew I wanted to make some custom, Jane Austen jewelry. After talking via email with Becca, who has been so great to work with, my jewelry is now exclusive to the Centre! It is such a priviledge to have my pieces for sale there. Take a look here to see them online. These will only be for sale through the Centre! Wouldn't these make great gifts for any Jane Austen fan?
The newsletter about my jewelry, as well as more new designs they have now, is out today. If you haven't signed up for their free newsletter, you should get on the list. They always have great Jane Austen items in the shop, and wonderful extras that would interest any Jane fans. I have been on the newsletters for over 2 years, and it was what prompted my husband and I to visit Bath.
I have always loved everything Jane, so much so that many pieces of jewelry I have made had Jane Austen playing in the background for inspiration. Pride and Prejudice is my all-time favorite. Each of the new pieces I have made are inspired by Pride and Prejudice. Maybe I'll add to the line with Emma & Mr.Knightly, Marianne & Col.Brandon etc., but for now, Lizzy and Darcy are still the stars of the show. I'm so happy to have a small part in anything to do with Jane Austen.


Saturday, September 19, 2009

We have a Vingo winner!

Yes, it finally happened! We have a winner and the winner is.... Nancy A.!!!! Congraulations! All 5 of your words were chosen by random number! It was a close race. Thanks so much for playing Vingo! We'll start another Vingo game soon. Let me know if you'd be interested in playing again!

Thanks everybody!! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wed. vingo word....

is... Porcelain!

I tell you, I think I'm living in some kind of fake world where I keep pretending it's fall. I live in FLORIDA. We don't get fall until Dec.1st. Well, not really, but I'm so ready to feel a crisp chill in the air and see leaves swirling in the air when I open the front door. I've been wanting a scrolly, white, Mary Engelbreit type screen door for about 5 years. I live on a cul-de-sac, and I like to pretend it's my little "cottage out of the wind and the way". My ever so sweet husband doesn't have my vision. At all. Not even a tiny bit. He wants a glass storm door with a deadbolt. I think I might surprise him and just do it myself. I wonder if after he actually sees it what he'll think. Do you read this blog from work, babe? We'll soon find out....dun da dun...tune in to see if I will be stuck behind a glass prison with mosquitos doing a kamakaze into their reflection, or...a beautiful white, cottage style, vintage screen door that fits me soooo well....hmmmmm. I guess that had nothing to do with Vingo, but to be honest, I was getting bored just saying the word. I felt the need to express my feelings at the moment.
Anyway.... if you win..yell Vingo!! Check your words. I'll be checking them soon to see if we have a winner. By the way, this teacup is an extremely delicate porcelain that came from Germany. It was so paper thin, I was afraid to touch it. Elaine from the formerly Ivy Leaf Tea Parlour is the owner of this gorgeous teacup. She taught me that the thinner the porcelain, the more valuable the cup. Neat!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tuesday's word..

"Toille" Technically, this is not toille. Work with me here. :)I got as close as I could. How's everybody doing? We should have a winner very soon!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Monday's vingo word....

is.................Cotton. For some reason, I can't get my photo shop program to load properly. I've had computer trouble lately, and nothing frustrates me more. So...I checked on your words, and we have several that only need one word! It's getting closer!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Two for one Vingo words today!

Because it's a holiday weekend, I've decided to give you two words today!(Pssssstttt we're taking tomorrow off) Here you go....

Have a great Labor Day weekend!!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My favorite....

Happy Friday!! Don't forget to check yesterday's word! I posted late.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Up next.......

Here's the new word of the day....sorry it's so late!!! Busy day! :)

Here's a new ring design. It's pretty large and a little heavy. It measures a little over an inch in length and almost an inch wide. It has vintage rhinestones on a vintage scrolly background. "Bella" $28.00

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vingo countdown.....

I checked the numbers and it's getting closer! As soon as you get all 5, yell "VINGO" by leaving a comment on that post. I can't wait to see who'll be our first Vingo winner.
Now, for today's word.....

Can you spot the piece of Ellenay Designs jewelry in this picture? Are you having fun playing Vingo? I am! :)

Have a great Wed!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

5th word....

The fifth word is...

I also wanted to show you my latest's the new addition to the Sheer Bijou line. It's called, "Croix de perle" and is about 2" in height and 1.5" wide at the widest part of the cross. This is a one-of-a-kind piece. I custom made the glass behind the cross in three sections soldered together. It has 6 vintage rhinestones as well.

Happy Vingo playing! I'll check soon to see if we have anybody close to winning!

Simply Lovely