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Also, go to Etsy and type in ‘art deco’ for great artwork.  Fun!

J Crew. Deco Necklace here

Deco Bow Tie Cuff here




Lulu Frost for J. Crew Thin Deco Bangle available in yellow, green, ivory and mustard here

Lulu Frost for J. Crew Turquoise stone bangle here

Deco Bow Bangle here

Deco Cabochon ring here

LuluFrost for J. Crew crystal duette pendant necklace here

Lulu Frost for J. Crew crystal and resin earrings here

Lulu Frost for J. Crew Resin and Crystal Applique earrings here

Pearl strand locket here

Pluma Mesh bracelet here

Lulu Frost for J. Crew bohemian lattice bracelet here

Deco Brooch necklace here

As promised, my purchases from the deeply discounted (sale!) section.

Everyone loves a hammock, but not everyone loves and eyesore, or ropes that chafe, or dragging your butt on the ground, or not being able to get out.  This one looks like it might actually combat those problems.  Unless you really like the other person you’re in it with, it looks like a one-seater.

Dear Friends, I was just reading an article in a magazine put out by World Vision. It’s true.  You buy a pair of shoes and the company donates a pair of shoes to a needy child.  So simple, so beautiful.  I saw the article and I almost cried, not only because of the concept and the way it keeps childrens’ feet from infection, worms from entering the body, allows children to stay healthy and go to school.  I more cried at the way I found these shoes.  I saw them in Lucky.  Hm, I thought.  I saw the gold ones on a speaker at MOPS.  Cute!  I thought.  I saw them I lady at Michael’s Craft store.  Gee….I thought.  I’ve never heard of these shoes before and all of a sudden they are in my face.  When I saw the article I just felt a sense of meaning and purpose and  hope, and so I cried.  Again, I live for those little connections that make life mean something.  I think we all long for that, and that’s why, although the companies that step on people will continue until the end of time, these little hope-filled companies and ideas will continue to pop up…and will continue to grow.  The meek will inherit the earth, after all.

I wonder if these shoes will feel good on my bunions.  I think I have said bunions on this blog like five times already!

I have long been ashamed at my tendency to judge a book by its cover.  Well, I’m not saying it is the best tendency all the time, but I’m just here to appreciate the beauty in what these folks have created.  And their smarts in realizing there are people like me who do not want to look at a nasty package for the shelf life of its contents in my house.  So, here’s to beautiful, artistic design, even if it is in disposable form.  Here’s the kicker, though:  I’m probably going cut out that cardboard game on the Cheerios box.  I’m much more liable to keep that Rose Salve container to keep beads or pins in than in some ugly container.  No, if I didn’t have that nice tin, I would go out and buy a special container to keep my beads in.  Which is wasteful!  So, there is a certain eco-savviness to just making things beautiful the first time.  I know, for those of you who don’t notice or care what things look like, you may think I’m a nut-job.  But then, you probably wouldn’t be reading this particular nut-job blog, so maybe I won’t get too much ridicule.  Let’s hope.

Simple brand shoes!  People keep stopping me in the grocery store and asking me about these.  My husband picked them out, actually!  I love that they’re visually simple (I hate crap and baubles), and they’re so easy to slide on and off.  Non marking soles, too!