Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stopping to Smell the Roses. just happens to be my birthday. Not planned this way, it's just my regular posting day, but having reached the kind of age where my younger granddaughter Hazel asks me 'which birthday will you be dying on, Nannie?' I make a point of stopping to smell the roses - both real and metaphorical -  whenever I can.

This pretty Hellebore (aka Christmas Rose, Lenten Rose) was given to me by a good friend for my birthday exactly two years ago when our new garden was in it's infancy and is reaching a decent size now. When all is barren in the garden they can be relied on for weeks of colour to cheer you up and herald Spring. It's  a plant with history.

(19th C botanical image)
Co-incidentally, I received my order of several of  Kimberly Rogers lampwork criffles (which I love - and aren't they like the hellebores?) so last weekend I 'went pink' with several pairs of pink earrings. Some have already gone, and there a couple still in my Etsy shop, but I saved this pair for today as they're my favourites. 

The crustiness just takes the edge off the 'sickliness' of  pink. They have a  'threader ' element to them in that the lovely vintage soldered silver chain (given to me by an elderly lady - actually older than me - when I shortened a VERY trendy pendant for her) pulls through the criffles so you can adjust the balance of the dangles. They have some great bruised pink biwa stick pearls (also from Kim) wired on to the ends.

                                                So what do you think? Is pink for you?

                   See you on the other side of the birthday cake (assuming someone buys me one -       given the choice of baking or making earrings these days, the earrings get it every time!)

                                                                         Lindsay xx

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  1. beautiful earrings - have a beautiful day too.

  2. Sending you a virtual piece of birthday cake and best wishes today! Also, I love your earring design. :)

  3. They are a beautiful earrings design Lindsay! I do really like the 'crustyness' of Kim's glass beads paired with the sweetness of the pink tones!
    Happy Birthday...and Many More! <3

  4. Oh so lovely xx As always, perfection 😊

    Susan Moran

  5. I love the earrings! I think the pink is lovely, as it's a deep pink almost shading toward fuchsia (or so says my computer monitor!), and I always love the rusticity (ooh, go me!) of Kim's criffles.

    But maybe even more important, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're just a month ahead of me...I will soon be your very age. :) I'm with you: I'd much rather make earrings than cake. Hope your day was FAB. xoxo

  6. Thanks Meridy - they are indeed shading to fuchsia xx

  7. Happy belated birthday Lindsay. I hope you had a wonderful day. And these earrings are adorable.

  8. Happy belated birthday! Such pretty earrings! Gorgeous!

  9. Happy belated birthday Lindsay. Earrings are beautiful as always and I do love pink 😁💕💕💕

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