I'm loving the vintage feel of this set. The freshwater pearls are bold averaging 10mm round. The enamaled flower is on an antiqued bronze base. So I used some vintage bronze beads I had along with pewter for some mixed metal fun. The earrings are on stainless steel ear wires suitable for most sensitive ears. This set is available at Miss Val's Creations.
The yard is continuing to bloom! How cute is the natural animal print on this rhododendron's petal?
I'm feeling very settled in my new place. This self employment thing feels amazing! I love to be able to run errands in the middle of the day!
This looks like a form of azalea. It's flowers are quite lazy and delicate looking.
Ivy is something I've always loved. This yard has tons of it with shiny, big green leaves!
However, it's sticky tentacles are creepy.
This other ivy sticks differently, directly from the branches and has super huge leaves!
This shrub is covered with blooms!
It's vibrant color is a perfect complement to the weathered cedar wood!
Here is another sticky plant that attaches itself to the deck each summer.
It will be flowering very soon from its fuzzy bulbs!
I most share this discovery with any popcorn lovers out there! We learned that harrisa is an amazing spice addition to it!!!
Harissa is a Moroccon spice that combines paprika, garlic, cumin, coriander, caraway and cayenne pepper. Recipes do vary for this spice concoction but this is what we used. You can see its spiciness in the big red flakes!
I'm still trying to get into a groove each day. Now I understand what those who work from home mean by distractions. It is easy to be sidetracked by chores and such! Not to mention getting into Game of Thrones. Jim was already caught up through the current season but I had to start from episode 1. What a great naughty show that is!!!
Thank you for stopping by! Enjoy your week. :) ~Val