Thursday, January 27, 2011

Little Things Mean Allot


I am sharing my morning coffee time as I many morning do and peering out my window watching fine snow starting to fall... The forecast says more snow for our area but nothing like the east coast forecast... Some of the states once again this year have received very unusual weather...Snow is not too alarming here as we have all the equipment to combat what we receive and the roads crews do a wonderful job...
I had made mention I hadn't frequented a antique shop, so yesterday I did for a short period of time as Tom and I went to town to purchase groceries... I believe I have learned not to buy one thing I can't live without or I am ready to part with something I have as I only purchased 5 keys 5 for 1.00 and some religious metals for embellishing in Jeanne d Ark style.....I was seeking some mixed bag of lace etc. for altered art ... I am sure I will find some soon... Maybe I have just found total contentment in what I have although I seem to still have passion for many objects .... I did make mention that I had purchased a junk jewelry lot on Ebay and I did receive it ... I have some of it pictured above... There was more... I am amazed how many bids and the ending price many of these lots actually sell for... I love finding some new embellishment and bling , and I do not seem to be the only one as it seems altered art has become increasingly more popular.. Most anything can be used in creating beautiful pieces.. Check your old jewelry or when purchasing this use broken necklaces, earrings that have lost their mates, old buttons, beautiful rhinestone or filigree charms or pendants... All these marry well with a romantic feel. The true passion for me is the creating something I find to be beautiful for myself or to gift to others and doing so on a dime if possible... I love surrounding myself with a bit of lovely objects and a bit of imagination.. This creates perfect moments of contentment... I am a very simple person at heart... and Tom always says I am a cheap date... It's the little things that bring true happiness and make you smile... Hope your day makes you smile and is filed with all those little things that means allot....

7 comments:

Andi's English Attic said...

Wow! If that pic is only of SOME of the jewellery... I'm going back to enlarge the pic and take a longer drool. xx

Laurie said...

Dear Marietta,
Indeed it is the little things in life that bring such joy.
I love sitting in the afternoon with a stack of old Victoria Magazines and a cup of tea. Or going through my lace basket and dreaming up what I can make.
Love your jewelry stash, so many look like ones my Nana used to have. I love those big old fashioned brooches.
Have a warm and wonderful day!
I like what your husband says about you being a cheap date!
Hugs))

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Light snow here this morning too. My husband is at a ski resort in Pa this week and had quite the snowfall yesterday....hopefully will be able to get on the road for home today. Looks to be a snowy weekend too. I am doing simple things around the house the last few days. Cleaning and creating! Stay safe out there!~Hugs, Patti

Ira said...

You have yourself a pretty little collection of bling bling Marietta! And yes, I'm all with you, don't throw away old necklace pieces and stuff, there's nice things to be made with them! Have a lovely day :-)

EVA AGNES said...

I love your jewellery. Wish I had a few of them.
Thanks for using my background. It suits your style.
Love and hugs
Eva Agnes

Sandi said...

Wow Marietta you made quite a haul with that jewelry. Nice pieces that I know you will do something creative with.
So thankful we do not have the snow that the East Coast has. No thank you. I would love it if we got one or two inches all winter long. :)
Blessings~

therese ercolani said...

Oh my gosh I love all your bling!!