Monday Motivation…

I have been lacking motivation to post  for a while but here is a quote I came across recently that I thought would be great to share.  Here is to a really productive week!  The photo is from Vogue’s October 2015 issue with Lupita on it. Gorgeous!

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Throwback Thursday #TBT…

I found these beautiful 15 karat gold earrings from the Victorian Roman Revival period on  The earrings consist of three concentric rings around a center tear drop and they measure two inches in length. Clearly the craftsmanship from the 1880’s has lasted the test of time. Quite a pretty pair.


PLACE OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom

Find additional details on these earrings here.


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Monday Motivation…

Monday Motivation to get you through the week.  I love this image.

Monday Motivation - Be Yourself


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Throwback Thursday #TBT…

May’s birthstone is Emerald and l found this antique gem AKA my “Throwback Thursday #TBT” pick on Lang Antiques website.  It would be perfect for any May baby.  This ring from 1915 features a gorgeous cabochon emerald set with a halo of old mine-cut diamonds set in platinum.  Pretty perfect if you ask me.

Throwback Thursday #TBT Antique Emerald Ring

Find out more about this ring here.  I have created a Pinterest board for some of my favorite antique gems here.  Feel free to follow me if you are in the market for an antique piece of jewelry.

Happy Birthday May babies!


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All Images from Lang Antiques

Inspirational design blogs to check out…

So many blogs, so little time, right?!?   Well I have a few more to suggest. Below you will find three inspirational design blogs that I have been following for a while now.  Each offers a different perspective of a well designed life.

Lingered Upon

There are many breathtaking photos featured on this lovely blog which is why I love returning to it regularly.  You can see that blogger and photographer, Alice Gao, really is dedicated to bringing beauty into every shot.  She also shares her creative process for coming up with some of her photographs in her blog postings.




Images via Lingered Upon

The Private Life Of A Girl

My sister told me about this blog a while ago and now I read every post Sophie publishes.  As a jewelry designer and business owner, she shares her struggles and tips on how to run a successful creative business on her blog.  She always has something great to share.  You should definitely check her out if you are interested in how to craft a well designed life.

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The Jungalow

This design blog is for the bohemian at heart.  Justina is a design blogger that focuses on interior design but she has covered other topics on her blog as well.  I love the free spirit and color of this blog.  It reminds me that a life well designed, is one that fits your personality and life, not someone else’s idea of what that should be.  It is definitely another blog you should check out.

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Images via The Jungalow

Each blog is quite different but I really appreciate their contributions to design conversations. You can find out more about Alice hereSophie here, and Justina here. Let me know in the comments below if you know of any other design blogs I should check out!


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