Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall Colors 2009

I was in Central Park this weekend, on a rainy Saturday (too bad for the kids attending the Pumpkin Hunt!) with camera in hand, but thankfully, it was still a photo-worthy visit. The leaves this week are green with lots of yellow but not too much red, but I expect that by this weekend, we will see some changes. It hadn't been that cold here, so fall color hasn't advanced that far. It's still awfully pretty, and I hope to capture more leaf extravaganza as October advances...

More pictures at my Flickr here.

Monday, October 19, 2009

When I Get My Brownstone, I'll Decorate for Halloween Like This, Too

There is a brownstone building on East 83rd Street that is sporting the most bewitching Halloween decorations. I was literally struck dumb last week by the sight as I got re-acquainted with my old neighborhood by the wonderfully creative and tasteful Halloween and Harvest spirit. Tall corn graces the archway, fake cobwebs have been stretched across the iron fences, spiders are dotted here and there and cheery/spooky orange pumpkins stand out amid potted mums and fall flowers. I wish I knew the names of the people involved and really should drop a thank you note inside the gate.

More pix at my Flicker here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bright Color for a Rainy Day

The weather has been cold and rainy and I was cheered by this Treasury on Etsy, curated by A Jewelry Boxx, which featured brightly colored, adorable items that would make charming gifts to cheer someone up. I have some felted wool earrings in this group, so thank to AJB for finding my baubles and including them!

Tea at The Jane Austen Centre in Bath

In late summer I had a request for a wholesale order of tea cup cell phone charms and key rings from their imaginative gift shop director, who had seen my Cream Tea Necklace and Earrings on Etsy. It was a challenging project, and was the first time that I had to design the packaging, which was a great experience.

I checked the gift shop website last night and was thrilled to see my Tea Cups listed there. This is an exclusive design for the Centre, not available anywhere else!