Saturday, August 25, 2012

This Week's Blog Post

Star Glass Pendants
This week has been crazy with sales of lanyards and eyeglass chains so I have been beading like a madwoman!  I am guessing it has something to do with teachers going back to work and wanting to update their accessories!
At my last appointment, my hairstylist was wearing a glass star pendant with the 3D like insides and she has been looking for another one. So I said, let me see what I can come up with! I got these 4 pretties which I will bring to the next appointment s see if she likes them.
Someday I hope to take a class to learn this technique.  I love how the inner design looks like it is ready to burst out of the piece!

Portsmouth, NH Part II

Back with more Portsmouth! I love the architecture of so many buildings in this city. This house is one of my favorites! Full of beautiful details!
This awning is so cool. A heavy iron chain seems like it is holding it up!
This home has so much charm with its fuchsia door and blue trim.
Many homes have little nooks like this with all sorts of plantings.
Lion doorknockers!
I am not sure why I like this photo so much. I was attempting to photograph the plant which looked like tiny green pumpkins. That did not work, but I love the old home in the background and the white picket fence!
There are many antique homes here.
This Georgian mansion is the Moffat-Ladd House. William Whipple, one of the signers of the United States Declaration of Independence, lived here during the Revolution! These pretty gardens are on the opposite side of the street and is really sweet to walk through.
Many of the brick homes have ivy growing up the outer walls which I love!
Jim and I saw this boat being built last year over at Strawberry Banke so it was cool to see it in action! It is a gundalow named Piscataqua. This is the type of boat that was used for 400 years in Portsmouth for transporting goods in and out of the city. Now tourists can take a ride on it!
We also saw many happy loons hanging around!
I guess I am doing a part III next week!!!! Too many pictures that I adore and want to display on my blog!  Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed this tour of a charming New England town.


  1. I love those stars - how cool is that glass work! And what a lovely tour of Portsmouth. I really like the old Victorian style of the houses reminds me of the homes in San Francisco. Congrats on all the sales this week - that must be so exciting :)

  2. Hi Val,
    Those are beautiful stars, I am a weakling for glass. I very much enjoyed Portsmouth II. I love American history and I am drawn to towns like this, looking forward to next Saturday and round III.

  3. Love those flower pendants...the smaller blue one for sure!
    All those homes have such character...beautiful!

  4. Those starfish are gorgeous. So lovely the way the colours swirl and explode like fireworks. I like glasswork that incorporates a lot of bubbles too :)

  5. Dear Val! long time without coments from me... I wait you're so good. I love glass pendants,they're so lovely!

  6. Those glass pendants are very very pretty. I do like old houses too and those are all just lovely, could live in any one of them!
    Sarah x

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I have been on a wonderful vacation but hope to catch up with it soon :)
    I LOVE those glass pendants. I am sure your stylist will find a favourite.

  8. Yeh, for the sales! Those glass pendants are beautiful! I love the pictures of the homes and the gardens! Truly beautiful spot!!!

  9. omg the star fish pendant is so beautiful!!!

    the STYLE Fringe BLOG

  10. Val, I love those star pendants. I have seen pendants like this, but just a simple circle or square. The stars are indeed special.

    Your photographs from Portsmouth are wonderful. It is a wonderful historic place. Thank you for taking us along with you!

    Have a beautiful week ahead.

  11. Can't wait for part 3! I like that fushia door a lot :)

    'Beading like a madwoman' that put a smile on my face! Good for you you always have custom orders!

  12. I have never been anywhere in the New England states..your pictures demonstrate how much I am missing!!
    the pendents too are beautiful!!

  13. Yes, we teachers have a thing for pretty lanyards. A different type of jewelry since wearing id badges is such a requirement these days. Lovely photos as always. :-)

  14. Those starfish beads are beautiful! Congrats on your sales :)
    The first one really is a gorgeous house. It must be wonderful living there. I wouldn't mind a red door with a lion doorknocker!!

  15. Adorables glass pendants!!! and wonderful photos of houses!!!
    Have a nice day, dear!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  16. Wow...this post makes me want to live in Portsmouth! Gorgeous homes & gardens:)

  17. Oh how lovely your photographs are! I love the starfish in the lower left corner. I am glad to hear back to school has resulted in some sales for you!


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