First off, I have to say I love words. Did you read the title up there? Yes, I really meant disparate, not desperate. Worker Bee and I love to play with words and impress each other with our $20 words we use. (What's a $20 word you say? Why it's one that's obscure enough, yet not unheard of, that perfectly describes the situation or event or whatnot. Like disparate. So now you know. We're word nerds. It could be worse.)
So, anyway, lately I have been wearing an amalgamation (oh yes, there's $20 for me) of sweet charms that I happened to combine the other day and I just love them!
I thought you might enjoy seeing them and hearing the stories behind each one.
Charm #1 is a heart shaped piece of Nicholas Mosse Irish pottery - a strawberry. (cue the violins 'cause this is the romantic part) My dear sweet Worker Bee blew me out of the water one Valentine's Day. I had found these beautiful heart shaped charms from broken china through a mention in Country Home magazine. (yes, all of us sigh at the demise of that treasured magazine). Well that sweet husband of mine drove all the way to the store where they had them - about 2 hours away - and bought a few of them for me. I had no idea he'd driven that far and never thought he would actually remember me telling him how much I loved those charms. Every time I wear one of them, my heart gets a little squishy over my Worker Bee.
Charm #2 is one I bought from the oh so sweet Mica over at The Child's Paper. Have you seen her artwork? She is quite talented and I love her sense of whimsy. I love whimsy almost as much as I love words. Wait, I might love whimsy even more.
And finally, Charm #3 is one I bought for myself (oh yes, I bought Mica's for myself too) from this charming ebay shop called - you're going to love this - Charmedware! It's a lovely bit of lace sandwiched between glass. It came with a little silver heart charm and a small pearl charm, but I'm misplaced them. I won't say lost because lost sounds so permanent and I'm sure one day they will come home.
Oh and this cute little thing I took the pictures on? Why this little A-Z pillow cover is from Deb at Loyalist Cottage (you know - the famous HGTV magazine pillow maker) and her sweet little etsy shop. She screen prints these herself!
So...now you see how three (actually four if you think about it) disparate things can come together in a lovely manner!
And while we're at it, let me thank you for your visit! Your kind comments are always a day brightener! Especially since I'm heading back to school next week. It's awfully hot here too. 109º tomorrow! So you bet I'll be spending my last Friday of Freedom sipping a nice cool iced tea and I would love for you to join me. And if you're really sweet, I'll even make it a sweet tea!