So they were going to spend their 19th anniversary in New York. Elegant dinner – he pulled an Oro de Rey box out of their backpack and presented her with the diamond he thought belonged in her wedding ring.
She loved it. We set it in her original ring upon their return. She loves it. He’s smiling. We’re happy.
I attended the orchid show this weekend at the Assiniboine Park Conservatory. It was minus 24 degrees C outside and about 30 degrees C inside. The humidity hit me hard as I walked in and I loved it. For a brief moment I could remember what summer warmth will feel like and after this harsh winter, I’ve almost forgotten.
It is stunning to see how many varieties of orchids there are and I took a copious number of pictures which I will find opportunities to use amongst our jewellery.
Flowers and jewellery have so much in common – Natural beauty, infinite colours, delicate or hardy. They touch us in special ways. Just as all flowers are one of a kind – with custom design – no two are the same.
So stay tuned – spring is around the corner and so are our latest designs. Wait for it.
I love the traditions our family has around Christmas. This weekend the Christstollen was baked. The fragrance of fresh sweet bread wafts through the house. We picked up a tree, brought it in to thaw and watched the branches spread out as they thawed.
After walking Abby in the harsh cold, I came in to the smells of the baking, the Christmas tree and the sound of Christmas carols coming from one of the rooms.
Yup, I love the tastes, smells and sounds of our Christmas traditions. What are some of yours?
This is the time of year when our labrador, Abby really perks up. The air is crisp, the colours vibrant and she loves her walks. We love walking in the Charleswood forest. She’s chasing after the falling leaves, rolling in them like a happy child and every part of her body is smiling. The colours remind me of my work. Amber, amethyst, garnet, emerald, malachite, tourmaline – rich, earthy colours. Vibrant. Abby and I go home and I take the forest colours with me to my work. Life is good.