Monday, September 26, 2011

It's the little things...

Who knows why we are draw to the things we love;  old books, colored glass, little boxes...  but if you do collect the best way to display your items are in groupings.  It makes the greatest impact.  
I think I am drawn to hand turned candle holders because my grandpa used to make them for us on his lathe, so whenever I see one I have to buy it.  Collecting old things connects us with our ancestry.   It also tells the story of who we are and where we've been.  They make a house a home.

Brown jugs remind me of the old root beer stands of days gone by, and vintage bar ware of our favorite fried chicken restaraunt in Michigan.

 What evokes a memory for you?

 We also like to adorn ourselves with embellishments.  This dear friend is one person I love to make jewelry for because she likes one of a kind, unique things and can always pull them off. ( Next time Dee look at the camera and flash us your beautiful smile :)  

I've been busy making lots of new jewelry for fall so come in and check out the Urban Twist.  Also next month we will welcome Christine back with her new line on First Friday.

I like to walk about the beautiful things that adorn the world.           _george Santayana