To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
Since Memorial Day weekend is coming up, and it is the kickoff to summer, I thought I would write a bit about me, and why I named my jewelry line Nostalgic Summer.
When I was three years old my mom and dad purchased a lakeshore lot in Northwestern Minnesota. My dad built a sweet little storybook cabin on the lot, complete with stone fireplace and stone steps. He built it with love, lots of wonderful exotic wood, beamed ceilings, and cork floors perfect for wet, sandy little feet to run across (I am one of 8 children!).
My dad traveled for his job, so every summer, after school was out we packed up and went to “the lake” to live. This was a child’s dream summer! We spent our days swimming, fishing, catching all kinds of critters, and spending our hard earned money at the candy store in town. For me, all my brothers and sisters, and years later my nieces, nephews and my own son this is where our summer memories were formed.
My husband and I were fortunate to purchase the cabin from my mom about 4 years ago, and we hope to carry on this great family legacy for many years to come. When I’m there I am always nostalgic for my childhood summers, and all the great memories of growing up at this wonderful place.
So…Happy Memorial weekend everyone, And I hope you have a summer filled with wonderful new memories!
Here are a few of my new summer pieces, inspired by my summer memories!