Saturday, September 1, 2012

This Week's Blog Post

Pyrite Bracelet
When I was a little girl I had a mineral collection. One of my favorite pieces was a chunk of pyrite. I love its brassy grey color!

The barrel shaped pyrite beads are accented with black onyx.  A perfect bracelet for fall and winter! Available at Miss Val’s Creations.
Portsmouth, NH Part III
Part III is very floral! There were more amazing flowers in Portsmouth this time than any other time we have visited here! So of course I had to take many, many photos!
There is a huge garden area near the water with a brilliant selection of flowers. So many different types and colors!
Each flower is labeled so if you want to take notes for your own garden you know what to ask for at the garden center!
There are beautiful flowers throughout the city too. This sweet hibiscus was in a doorstep pot. I have never seen one that was multi colored before!
This pretty pink one was in a beautifully landscaped bank parking lot.
This black plant is real! It is in the window of a wine bar titled The Black Trumpet. The plant choice must have something to do with their theme. You can see fresh baked bread cooling in the window. Oh how I wish I could eat regular bread again! Jim and I have not been inside this place yet…maybe next year!
At Prescott Park there is a pretty fenced in garden area with brick walkways and benches. 
There are many magnificent window and door photos on Pinterest so I started a new board this week. I added this photo since it has charm. I love the window barely showing behind the sunflowers and ivy.
Ending the post with a little street art! This one seems appropriate with all the shark sightings, close calls and one shark attack we had off the coast of Massachusetts this summer!
The guy who got attacked is fine. He had the bright idea of swimming out really far (with his son) to a sand bar knowing of all the shark sightings. Maybe he wanted 10 minutes of fame which he got! People are nuts.
I hope you enjoyed all these floral delights! Thank you for stopping by and have a great week ahead! ~Val


  1. Hi Val!

    the flowers are amazing! I love the dark pink ones in the third picture. I'm afraid I don't know what they're called. The grey/black combination of your new bracelet is great for everyday wear!! Have a lovely weekend,

    1. I don't know what those are either Duni but they are so neat! I probably should have taken notes!

  2. The pyrite and onyx look great together! I've seen some cool work with raw pyrites as well!
    All of the flowers look amazing! I don't maintain my own flower garden at our house, so I always love seeing everyone's beautiful flower photos! And Portsmouth has so many varieties I've never seen before!

  3. what a pretty bracelet and just perfect for Fall! I love your macro picture of the flower in Portsmouth - you can really see all the details, and how pretty it is!

  4. So elegant! I love pyrite, especially in its rough state; I wish they wouldn't call it fool's gold!

  5. Hi Val,
    Beautiful bracelet I have always liked the sparkle in Pyrite. Thank you so much for sharing all the beautiful pictures of the flower on y'all's trip to Portsmouth. The Black Trumpet plant is awesome. I have truly enjoyed looking at all of the pictures you have displayed of this trip.

  6. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and the idea of labeling them is great for someone like me who does not any names of flowers. I loved the last two pictures the window showing and the drooling shark :/ Hopw your week is great Miss Val.

  7. Beautiful flowers - how sensible to name them so you can purchase your own. I often find myself trying to explain particular flowers at the garden centre... and failing dismally! Love the pyrite beads!

  8. Hi Val,

    Stopping by to wish you a very happy Labor Day weekend, enjoy your extra time off. Sounds like you have been busy though so you may be working on your jewelry a bit too this weekend I'm guessing.

    I love the photos from your NH trip, they are just beautiful. I never tire of gorgeous garden, who does I wonder, they are such a great fuel for our creativity and happiness...


  9. wao it looks beautiful!!!so much color!!

  10. So are you telling me that you were destined to be a beader? :-) I love the gorgeous florals.

  11. What odd and gorgeous plants! Love that mural...and your new bracelet is lovely! Totally my colors!

  12. Your bracelet is gorgeous! Love it! And, all of the flower pictures are amazing! Some of them so unique! Like the Black Trumpet! Very cool! You are right, people are nuts! I hope you are having a great weekend ;o)

  13. He knew about the sighting and swam out with his son? Wow, some people really are nuts! I'm glad they were okay anyway. I love, love the bracelet, it's so pretty and I like what the stones signify. Gorgeous photos as well!

  14. Beautiful bracelet, Val! Perfect for the coming season.
    Lots of shark tales from MA this season, and I did hear about the one you mention here. Wouldn't catch me in the water for sure, but some just have to try it! Love the street art. Really is perfect.

    I wish you a wonderful week ahead. xo.

    P.S. Just got back from MA. Whirlwind trip (less than 24 hours) taking my son back to school.

  15. What a lovely collection of photos! I love to see all the amazing flowers. There are so many varieties with amazing colors and textures. Sounds like it was a wonderful trip. I love the gray and black together on your bracelet, lovely piece as always.
    Everyday Inspired

  16. Wow beautiful photos!!!! I love the bracelet!
    Have a nice day!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  17. I had to come and see what Miss Val's is about and my jaw dropped with the visuals of this post! I love the beautiful bracelet and its darker look, then the beauty and pop of colors of the flowers (i see so much inspiration in these plants and flowers for jewelry pieces!), then wrapping up with the darker humor of the shark :-D
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment about my pendants!


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