Ah. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of visitings and events, big and small. A time of year when all I feel like doing is sitting curled up on the couch with a cup of hot, delicious tea and biscuits..but instead, I've been fighting the crowds and traffic in that big, bad world out there where everyone is in such a hurry to get somewhere.
This morning I've woken up to a lovely, sparkling blanket of snow..and all of a sudden the grey, barren landscape has been transformed into something beautiful. The city noises seem to have been muffled for the time being, everything coming to a slow, sane pace. I know I only have a few precious moments before the rest of the house begins to awaken and this blessed silence is interrupted by the pitter patter of small feet..and the creaking of big paws walking (..running..) up and down the hallway upstairs.
And I know my day has begun.
With barely the time lately to create new items for the shop and the request for smaller, stocking-stuffer gifts for the holidays, what I have to offer you today are just that. Smaller offerings of shoulder sweeping tumblings of sparkling goodness, a handful of "amedama" earrings and a lovely botanical embossed dome ring. I should note that all proceeds from the sale of the amedama earrings will be donated to Second Harvest - a wonderful organizations whose work has helped to feed people's tummies and souls since 1985. You can read their story here. Already a few pieces have been purchased and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for donating, especially during this time of year.
Wishing you all the best of holiday seasons!
xo Blue Gnome