Thursday, April 18, 2013

Bel Monili Jewelry

I recently won a giveaway from Debra at

it was a gift certificate from 
I had such a hard time picking out what I wanted.
Lucy of Bel Monili has so many pretty things.

Such as this...
and this
this too
She takes vintage jewelry and re-imagines them into something new.
All one of a kind things.
I feel very lucky to have been able to get this necklace.
See why I fell in love with it?
Her photo is better than mine. I had a cloudy day today when shooting.

I wore this necklace mixed with a lavender sweater on Easter.
I felt like I had on my Easter finery for sure.

Be sure to go by 
and do a little shopping.

I want some of her bracelets too!

It suddenly got cold here again.
I started my little herb garden a few days ago but I'm awfully glad I waited to buy 
and plant other things.
I think it will get down to freezing tonight.

I also woke to a sink hole in my backyard where the new sewer line went in.
It's about 2 feet deep. 
All the rain we had the last day made the earth drop.

Of course the weenies had to jump down in it which scared me. 
I had to go make sure it was safe.

So I guess I have another project to work on and grass was just growing back.
That is the way things go.

The other night I fell asleep in the back bedroom.

My cable wasn't working in my den and I was too tired to figure out what was wrong.
So I went to the back bedroom to see if it worked back there.

It did.
So I settled in the bed and left the dogs out of the room.
I have a baby gate to keep them out.

I never sleep without them.
So they were upset that I laid down back there without them.

They were whining and whining....but I was too tired to get up.

I woke up a few hours later to the whole room shaking and my immediate 
reaction was.

"What are those dogs doing?"

Then I realized they couldn't possibly be making the whole room shake.

But I was sleepy and went right back to sleep.

The next day I found out it was an earthquake.

We had several during the night but I only felt the earlier one.

I felt terrible that I slept all night without the dogs and that an earthquake came
and they were alone. 

I promised them, never again.

I can't believe earthquakes are common here now.

It's always something.

Oh...maybe the earthquake had something to do with my sink hole?


Unknown said...

What a beautiful necklace! I think you could frame it and hang it on the wall it's so pretty. Yes, these earthquakes are becoming more common. And now it's tornado season!

Debra@CommonGround said...

love that necklace, Nita. so adorable! glad you weren't working in the garden when the earthquake happened. yikes!!!

Cindi Myers said...

Very pretty, it suits you.
Very feminine and lovely.
I went to her shop and I'd like one of the leather bracelets with the sayings. Very nice.

Be careful with that sinkhole!
It could get bigger, couldn't it?
You need to call the city or someone I would think.
xoxo - Cindi

Thehouseofhampton said...

I just love your stories!
I also love that jewelry......

Patti Willey said...

{Gasp!} Like I need another piece of jewelry, oh goodness I'll have to check out this site! Love your necklace you selected but would really need some fab bracelets too! Get some rest you must be absolutely exhausted! Sink holes are no good, hopefully it won't happen again.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I would be so afraid about earthquakes... And my cats are already freaking out because our neighbours are destroying their concrete patio floor, which makes my own floor shake.

Dewena said...

I don't like the ideas of sink holes. Or those sweet weenies getting in them. Be careful. But your new necklace is charming. Beautiful workmanship.

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