I have two new features to share with you, one includes a photo rich interview at the Pure Green Magazine blog and the other is write up on the perfumery in a┬áseries titled “Inspiring Workspaces” at Etsy. Enjoy!

Pretty in Pinks

Today I poured Lyra solid into an oval compact for a customer in South Africa which transported me into a “pink” mood. It also occurred to me that Lyra is a perfect in between season perfume, due to the balance of warm amber with sweet floral and licorice. Here is a little assemblage of handmade… Continue reading Pretty in Pinks

Victorian & Edwardian

The Etsy featured seller this weekend has been the shop Vera Vague, is comprised of the dynamic duo Vera & Victor Vague, aka Anastasia and Eric, in Kalamazoo. Their focus is on the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco period items. I’ve been a long time fan of their shop and photos…mostly the Victorian boots or… Continue reading Victorian & Edwardian


The silver shine of the waxing crescent moon reveals several features this week. (Did you ever notice that the word scent is in the word cresent?) The first is a review of Impromptu by Gaia over at The Non-Blonde blog. The second is an overview of my shop and perfumes that have captivated the heart… Continue reading Featurerama

Gift Guide: Mermaids and Sea Nymphs

Another collection of handmade beauties from Etsy. This one is for the Mermaiden or Sea Nymph on your list. Me, I’d like some of those chocolate seashells please. NEW CLASSIC CLUTCH by Upstyle in San DiegoBlue Waters — Photographic Print 4×6 by Kties in CroatiaFossil Coral Ring in Sterling with 14kt Gold by Betsy Bensen… Continue reading Gift Guide: Mermaids and Sea Nymphs

Gift Guide: Shabby Chic, Pink and the Vamp

Here’s a few beauties I found on Etsy weaved in with some of my pieces. The first collection is for the romantic, lover of shabby chic and vintage style. Bed from Painted Cottage in New JerseyVintage Crochet Bedspread – Coverlet from Ethanol in Portland OregonLarge Coral Branch from EveryEskimo in Michiganand the Page 47 mini… Continue reading Gift Guide: Shabby Chic, Pink and the Vamp


Sometimes a good laugh in the morning is the perfect way to start ones day.