The winner of the pretty pearl dangles is Claudia! Congratulations!!! I hope you love them!
Jim and I went to the Nashoba Valley Winery last weekend!
Massachusetts wine is not really our thing, but wine tasting is always fun!!! Plus, California is 3,000 miles away and Tuscany even further!
The weather was wacky that day but fairly decent when we were at the winery. The place is beautiful and relaxing. We sat under grape vines here as we sipped the wine.
In addition to wine they make spirits and beer. Jim did try some brandy which he discreetly dumped on the ground. We need to stick with wine! Next we will be checking out a nearby winery in New Hampshire for some more tasting fun! This is a wonderful place to hang out. We saw families there, people having picnics and a wedding shower. They have a fancy restaurant on site and also host weddings!
We also attended a super fun friends' wedding! It was an opportunity to wear this amazing vintage necklace that belonged to my Great Aunt! It is 4 strands of graduated AB crystals!!! I look high in this picture, but trust me...I wasn't!
The camera did not pick it up too well but here it is in all its glory! The largest bicone is 12mm wide!
I also inherited a great 4 strand necklace of graduated costume pearls that I am dying to wear!
The garden is coming along!
This is the side of my driveway. When I purchased the house, this was just weeds, dirt and some unattractive grass. In an effort to reduce my mowing activities and live more green I have created tons of work for myself digging up this area, mulching, planting and putting up a fence. It is coming along!!! I purchased boxwoods, wegelia, euonymus and red roses for this area and the rest is flowers and plants which people have given me! I imagine that 5 years from now this will be a very lush area!
New this week is this fun dog lanyard!
Available at Miss Val's Creations.
Have a great week! I intend on having my next 2 giveaways when I reach 200 "likers" on Facebook and 100 sales in my Artfire shop! ~Val