Monday, April 26, 2010

My Garden Journals

With our early spring and all the recent lovely weather, I've been spending more time in my garden. Everything seems to be budding and blooming earlier than most years and I've found myself going back to some of my old garden journals, checking dates and blooming times from past seasons. I have fallen in love with these old journals again, the story of my garden, summers at the lake and the unfolding of each season...
For many years I searched for the perfect garden journal~ and I found may lovely ones, full of pockets and pretty pictures and pages labelled with what to record...I was never able to 'fit' my garden or myself into those books. Finally (although it was so obvious, I'm not sure how I missed it!) I bought a blank book with a textured cover and beautiful paper on which I wanted to write and draw and plan and dream...
They also contain the stories of summers at the cottage~ reading, relaxing and family times...
...and hundreds of photographs and captions...
...dried garden flowers and notes from Esmerelda, our garden fairy...

...and yes, it turns out everything is early~ by about three weeks~ I hope it doesn't snow in August!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fiesta~ Summer Party Perfect

New this week at Wild Woman Jewelry!!!

Summer party perfect Fiesta Earrings are sundress ready in bright, cheerful colors~ margarita, anyone?

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Twelve years ago, I bought a sweet little wisteria vine just hanging with blossoms. I planted it in my garden and over the years, it has grown over our front porch shading our wicker rockers and providing a nesting home for a family of robins that return every spring. I have pruned and fussed and cut it back and let it grow, fertilized and left it alone...with nary another bloom. HELP!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mother's Day Specials at Wild Woman Jewelry

For your Gardening Mom!

Herb Garden Bracelet

Celebrate Mother's Day and enjoy 15% Savings at Wild Woman Jewelry ~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mother's Day Specials at Wild Woman Jewelry

For Your FUNKY Mom!
Sliders Earrings, Geo

Enjoy 15% Savings on ENTIRE Orders and Shipping this weekend ONLY at

(Friday, April 16 to Sunday, April 18)
*Savings will be refunded to your Paypal account or contact me prior to purchase and I will reserve and adjust your listings!

Happy Mother's Day!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Forgotten Path...

' In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself within a dark forest, where the straight path was lost.'
I've been experimenting recently, using different metals, finishes and moods in my jewelry - while I still LOVE color, I am also drawn to a more rustic, simpler esthetic. The dark metals, uneven edges and open yet hidden spaces in these gorgeous antiqued copper floral etched beads reminded me of overgrown paths in an abandoned garden...and how sometimes, losing the straight path is the best possible thing that could happen.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

There are flowers blooming all over my cottage garden~ welcome Spring!

Earlier than they've ever been (due to our mild winter and warm early spring, I'm sure) these tiny blooms are the first to show their pretty faces. Minature daffodils and white crocus sway in the gentle breeze...the blue pink mix of Bethlehem Sage are the decendants of a plant I moved from my grandmother's garden over 15 years ago - I love them! And that purple was a gift from a friend and neither of us have any idea what kind of plant it is - it's stem is woody, it profusely blooms hundreds of tiny lilac purple flowers before it leafs out, and the fragrance is absolutely heavenly! Do you know what it might be?

On Friday, I raked and tidied my little garden in town, freeing the patches of purple and white crocuses and wee white starflowers - I'm sure I heard them giggle as they warmed in the sun! My cottage garden is calling for some attention - all those neglected fall chores returning to haunt me. I can't wait to get at it!

Spring at the Market!

Join us at the Boyce Farmer's Market for our second annual Spring Mother's Day Show!
Find the perfect gift for Mom and see new Spring Designs ~
See you there!