Summer Jewel. Vintage Thrift.

Vintage pins make great statements. Collectors often have favorite themes like flowers, dogs, musical instruments and fruit. And, it’s always nice to add to a collection. I’ve never set out specifically to pick up a pin. I randomly stumble across them when doing something else. This time my washing machine broke forcing a quick trip…

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Bead Beauty. Natural Power.

Beautiful, natural stone beads always make great gifts. This wrap bracelet is made of amazonite. It’s said to encourage truth, courage and self-discovery. I gave this one to my daughter as she completed her first year of university. It comes from paybackgift.com, a retailer who curates handmade jewelry from artists worldwide. Their team is focused…

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Spring Bling. Flower Power.

Spring always brings new beginnings, growth and freshness! Less black and more color. Don’t get me wrong, I love black, wool and layering up in fuzzy delight, but it always feels good to embrace silk, cotton, romantic boho dresses and shoes – glorious shoes. You can express yourself with statement jewelry or refined collectibles. Looking…

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Equestrian Spirit. Horse Love.

I began riding at the age of ten and competed tirelessly in hunter, jumper and equitation divisions throughout my teen years. Once a girl falls for horses, it’s forever love. Even though life took me along a path to university and on to raising children, I never lost my passion. Doesn’t everyone want a pony?…

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Sweet Hearts. Pearl Jam.

Hearts and pearls are classic symbols of love. Timeless and beautiful, they have old-world charm, ooze romantic sentiments, and can be totally modern glam with the right outfit. I think every woman should have a pearl necklace in her collection. Even if not worn often, I guarantee you will find the right time and inspiration…

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Vintage Sparkle. Let it Snow.

Vintage jewelry is a favorite of mine. As a child I coveted my grandmother’s brooches and beads. They always looked so pretty and added a personal touch to every outfit. There’s mystery, history and the element of daring to be different when you find just the right piece. And the brooches in particular are often large…

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