Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Giveaway Postponed..Momentarily

We've been without power for the last couple of days here, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.  
I know the winner of the lovely sunshine ring was to be announced'll have to forgive me, it will be in the next day or two! 

 Please bear with me..and for any of you in the east coast as well, I hope you and your loved ones are safe, warm and well.  

xo Blue Gnome

Thursday, October 25, 2012


 Sterling & turquoise


Inspired by a visitor at Five Maples last weekend, it startled me with it's bravery.  
Circling around us out in the fields..and finally coming to a rest on my little finger, warming itself in the warm 
October sunshine.

Japanese folklore tells of the dragonfly as the ambassador between 
our world and and the afterworld, 
admired and respected for it's agility 
and seeming love of life 
despite such a tragically brief lifespan.  

The dragonfly represent change, adaptation and good luck.


And when the roses are half buds half flowers
And loveliest the king of flies has come
It was a fleeting visit, all too brief
In three short minutes, he had been and gone.

He rested there upon an apple leaf
A gorgeous opal crown set on his head
Although the garden is a lovely place
Was it worthy of so fine a guest.

- By Danny Kirwan & C.G. Adams

xo Blue Gnome


Have you entered your name for the Blue Gnome fall giveaway?

Details here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Sale Underway..

A quick notice that there's a sale in my Etsy shop starting at 1pm today!

I'm suddenly feeling the need to purge before starting my fall nesting here..I haven't decided when the sale will end quite yet so please take advantage of the discount while it lasts.  I've just added a couple of beautiful new items too..your quick link is here.

Sterling and Carnelian

Sterling and Amethyst

xo Blue Gnome

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Giveaway

As promised..a fall giveaway!  
I've been obsessed with all things warm and sunny as of late - maybe it's the sudden turn of weather..perhaps it's been life lately that's made me rediscover my priorities.  

A dear friend recently wrote to me, 
" Autumn brings forth warm thoughts. Brings forth an honesty in us all as I guess we too wayn at this juncture of life to the necessary and bare bones of our souls. I love autumn. Perfect time of year to observe and feel rooted to all life." 

As life comes to a slowing halt, when the blooms of summer shed their seeds and prepare for another season of slumber, we too prepare to nest - our pantries stocked with summers abundance, when afternoon BBQ's turn into cozy evening gatherings by the fire with our friends and family.

The fall giveaway will be all of these things captured in a simple, amber solitaire.

So drop me a line.  

I'd love to hear about what or who it is in your world that keeps you grounded, who's honesty and advice keeps you focused on your life's priorities?

This giveaway is open to all of my followers - if you'd like to participate, follow the Blue Gnome and  come along for the journey.  

I'd love to hear from you.

Submission will be welcome until October 28th, the winner announced here on Hallow's Eve!

And again, thanks for reading..and participating.  
Your support means more than you can imagine.

xo Blue Gnome

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Trees Of Fire

 What a glorious weekend it was!  

The abundance of rain this past season has ensured that the colours this fall have been at their best, the drive up to Five Maples was breathtaking..and the scenery there, stunning.

So the four of us spend the day walking in awe through natures splendor..

So much to be thankful for..

xo Blue Gnome

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A little bit of sunshine

A little bit of sunshine to carry me through the winter months.


Captured in a simple sterling setting.

xo Blue Gnome

Sterling & Baltic Amber

Monday, October 1, 2012

Holy Trinity

The holy trinity ring.  


A part of the bear totem series, available here.

Sterling, turquoise and amethyst

xo Blue Gnome