Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So this year we don't have to go buy pumpkins because we actually grew a half dozen of them ourselves! Ok I overstate -- my husband grew them. I cook but don't garden. After our son was born we decided we wanted to have a seasonal, organic garden so Blake could pick tomatoes, corn, grapes and other produce in order to have a better understanding of where food comes from. Plus it's just tastes that much better right? Anyway, this year we decided to try growing a bunch of pumpkins and it actually worked! We finally harvested our bumper crop, which is now sitting on our front steps. Haven't carved them yet but we will in the next day or so.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Golden cuffs

So after the Etsy Wedding posting, which featured a topaz colored bracelet, I received a surprising number of requests for yellow and topaz cuffs. Who knew so many brides liked yellow? I'll be listing these this week. My favorite? The huge one -- looks like a sunset on your wrist.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back from a roadtrip

So we did our somewhat annual trip to Telluride, Colorado again...only this time we drove and had an infant and toddler in tow. It was definitely challenging at times when Lucia launched into her pterodactyl cry but for the most part we had a lot of fun. It struck me somewhere between the Grand Canyon and Telluride how amazing it is that we got married, decided to have children one day and now, here we are, a family of four.

Hiking through the aspens.

Enjoying a peaceful lunch until Lucia wakes up...

Grand Canyon...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hello pretty little thing...

So I spotted this not too long ago at an antique and collectibles market and absolutely fell in love with it. Visions of this little purse accompanying me in my jeans and heels to dinner with husband -- sans children -- danced in my head. All the beading is amazingly in tact and all the metalwork perfect (apart form a couple dents I pounded out) The clasp is a lovely cobalt blue too. It needs a new chain, which shouldn't be a problem, though I'm debating on whether to go with a black ribbon instead. The purse needs some lining too and that's where I'm stuck...Stay tuned...

Deco Emerald pieces

I've been loving green lately. Maybe I'm anticipating the holidays or maybe it's that post I read recently on malachite jewelry on Coco + Kelley, one of my favorite blogs about stylish interiors. I'll be listing these this week...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

The fabulous etsy wedding

Etsy wedding has just posted the nicest description and display of my pieces. I've been giddy all day...

Take a look:
"LA-based noaki's delightful work breathes new life into one-of-a-kind or limited edition vintage and art deco pieces. they have an airiness and lightness to them that's hard to pin down: the same pieces could see a summer beach wedding or a glittering winter affair. then of course there's the eco-friendliness of repurposing and rehabilitating old gems and metals. east coast meets west coast... these are fresh modern takes on classic designs."

Friday, October 2, 2009

New vintage jewelry and feather hair comb preview

Expect to see these little beauties in my etsy and online shop very soon...Vintage Art Deco jewelry attached to a spray of feathers.