Tag: Pearls

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An Afternoon Sipping Tea at the Brannan Cottage Inn

Mother’s Day and afternoon tea is a picture-perfect way to spend some time with your mom.  After all, isn’t that what many mothers say they want: quality time with their children? For many mothers, a lovely cup of tea has been very much a ritual of their daily lifestyle. Growing up my mother would delightfully appreciate, a cup or two for all occasions. Tea drinking … Read More An Afternoon Sipping Tea at the Brannan Cottage Inn

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An Art Nouveau Holiday

While we are only days away from lavish gatherings with spirits flowing into welcomed glasses, festive toasts around roaring fireplaces and holiday shimmer. I find the finishing touches showcasing pearls, iridescent rhinestones, and velvet as a time old tradition. A vintage, 1920s hip-length silk chiffon shell, heavily beaded in an elaborate Art Nouveau design, provides holiday glamour with an array of pearls in a scalloped-like … Read More An Art Nouveau Holiday

Reflection of a Little Girl’s Dream

In 1987, a little girl sat at a gunmetal ROYAL typewriter, ignited by a whimsical imagination. She had the tightest fire engine red curls that would fall to her forehead while her fingers typed so hastily; who would have ever guessed these moments would manifest her future? Each letter turned into a word, with each word turning into a sentence, and each sentence manifested … Read More Reflection of a Little Girl’s Dream