Monday, May 23, 2011

My Nostalgic Summer

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
~Emily Dickinson~

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!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

"Something Old, Something New"

Spring is here,
theeee sky is blue.
Whooooa! the birds all sing as if they knew.
Today's the day, we'll say, "I do"
and we'll never be lonely anymore.

Pearls, rhinestones, crystals, and jewels. Longing for dreamy vintage inspired bridal accessories? Nostalgic Summer is now offering a bridal line “Something Old, Something New”.

I have taken my passion for finding and re-purposing vintage jewelry with pearls and rhinestones into designing a line of beautiful, unique, one of a kind keepsakes for your big day.

Every item will be custom made for you. These handcrafted made just for you pieces will help you shine on your big day, and last for your happily ever after!

Bells will ring,
theee sun will shine.
Whooooa, I'll be his and he'll be mine.
We'll love until, the end of time
and we'll never be lonely anymore.