Thursday, December 31, 2015

Farewell, 2015

Have a safe and fun New Year's Eve!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

It's Vacation Time!

Wild Woman will be on vacation beginning January 5 until late spring! Aloha!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Announcing Wild Woman's Annual Holiday Promotion!

T'is the Season!

Beginning tonight thru Cyber Monday, 
Save 15% shop wide at 
Wild Woman Jewelry
(not applicable to custom orders)

and Happy Thanksgiving to all my American Friends!
Enjoy your day!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hang it!

Time for new holiday decorations? 
Colorful beaded ornaments are wonderful on a whimsical tree 
or a sun catcher in your kitchen window. 
Hanging from a beautiful ribbon they make a cheerful hostess gift.

  star2Made to Order so please place Holiday orders soon!star2

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2015 Guide to Holiday Decorating

Get ready -- here is this year's complete guide on one sentence.

Do Less, Enjoy More.

I love the holidays and I love decorating, but I'm tired. I'm tired of all the effort, the clean up, the cajoling hubs to line the entire roofline and every tree in the yard with lights, the frozen dead branches in January (or the naked ones in May :), the pine needles all over the house, the putting up and the taking down and I repeat, the clean up and the worry about the boughs on the mantle spontaneously combusting if the fire gets too hot. 

So this year, I've decided to lighten up - ALL of it. And, I'm excited to pick just a few things that I will do and we will enjoy and will welcome family and friends to our home this holiday season.

Outside, I've filled one (not 7) windowboxes with evergreen boughs, a few logs from the woodpile and twinkly lights. I've made a 'bouquet' in the basket of my much loved vintage green metal shopping cart.  There are 3 (not 30) strands of lights in total and I love them.  They looked so pretty last night after dark and I appreciated every twinkle! 

My rusty milk tin and this old window frame hold the rest of the boughs I cut from our own overgrown trees. And while I love walking in the woods this time of year, these boughs needed to be trimmed anyway, were already in our yard and look beautiful on our back step. I hung two huge rusty metal stars from a beautiful snowy celebration at school many years ago among the pine trees by the driveway.  They are lovely when the snow settles on them. 

Tomorrow, I'm going to visit the Christmas storage 'closet' under the basement stairs looking for a few bits that mean Christmas at our house. In a few weeks, we'll put up a tree that fills the house with the fragrance of evergreen, fill some bowls with old ornaments, build a cosy fire and set the table. It sounds heavenly to me!

And I think we'll be ready.  

Monday, November 9, 2015

At My Bench ~ Personalized Roman Numeral Ring

Customers have the best ideas! This made to order ring is a grad ring for the daughter of a local customer. I think it's so cute I'm offering them on a made to order basis in the shop!

 Personalized sterling silver unisex ring band is stamped with your special and significant date - graduation class, wedding or anniversary, birth year...the special memories or occasions are limitless! Add your school or loved ones initials too!

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Etsy has introduced a fun new feature for this holiday season!
 #EtsyGifts is a way and place to highlight our perfect gifts for all the peeps in 
your life. Handcrafted creations for everyone from your needle crafting aunt to 
your tuna loving pretty kitty can be found here!

 I've been playing around with it this week posting on 
Facebook, Instagram and Twitter a few of my personalized pieces (see below) and plan highlight other gift ideas from my shop over the coming weeks, hopefully helping you find just what you're looking for this season.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hello November

Stark clean landscapes, cold days, nature resting, crisp frosty mornings
and cosy fires...hello November. 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Girl ~ If I Fits, I Sits

...don't know if I should play it or pet it....
judging by her expression, maybe neither!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Life at the Lake ~ Autumn Color

This past weekend was the peak of our autumn color at the lake - it seems I was just posting photos of dandelions and early summer nights. Time passes so quickly!

With the maples and oaks aflame, our guestroom positively glows with the reflections of the red, yellow and orange maple leaves right outside the window. A few windy days are blowing loosened leaves and 'the FALL' has begun. I could sweep the deck every hour but have decided to enjoy the colors, the leaf dance in the breeze and the fun of kicking my toes through the little piles...time enough for raking in November...

View from the guest room window

Gorgeous maples against the deep autumn blue sky!

So pretty... and you can see the pile accumulating in the background :).

Our back step about 10 minutes after sweeping.

A lovely bowl of crisp, juicy Cortland apples - my favorites!
Any left at the end of the week will be turned into a crumble!


Friday, October 16, 2015

Biker Chick ~ Last Ride of the Season

It's taken me a couple of weeks but here are some pics from our last ride of the season.  We rode to St. Andrews on the most gorgeous September Saturday afternoon I can remember. What began as a group of 4 turned into about 14 friends and family.  We had a wonderful time!
Biker's Row and stopping for a fill up on the way.
Charming St. Andrew's By the Sea ~ a view of the bay, front street, craft shops
yes, that's a Caesar I had with my delicious lobster roll lunch!
A brief rest stop and then on the road again!

The Gang's all here!
The bikes are tucked away now (mostly) for the winter.  I'm looking forward to the next adventures!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Tablescapes~ Thanksgiving

 Table set for Thanksgiving dinner.
 Creating a beautiful table waiting for family friends is one of my FAVORITE things to do!!! 
Here is ours.

Warm autumn colors, pumpkins and gourds, flowers and food ~ perfection!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a weekend filled with family, friends, fun and turkey!