Hiya! Thanks for visiting my blog! Feel free to have a look around and if you have time why not visit my Etsy Shops and my Blog Garage Sale to check out all my goodies that could soon become your goodies :)

If there are any photos you like on my blog but can't find in my shop just send me an email or etsy convo and we can work something out!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Beautiful & Pristine Norway

I was looking through my photos the other day, actually I was meant to be culling them to clear up some space on my computer but as usual got distracted with some of our old travels.

I came across our photos from Norway and remembered what an awesome trip that was. Norway has some really beautiful scenery. Everything looks serene, calm and pristine. Like an untouched land. The houses are cute and very 'Scandinavian' and of course the fjords are amazing! Wide open waterways surrounding many mountains and little towns with scatterings of colourful wooden homes. Totally picturesque!

While we were travelling we got alot of buses from town to town and noticed the cute little mail boxes of the homes in that town. The homes were often spread far apart from each other so I guess it only made sense to have everyones post boxes together in one spot for the postie to drop the mail off! As with the home of Norway each mailbox was painted in fun bright colours - I wonder if they matched their homes??

We also saw on a few stops along way an 'honour' system second hand book shop (or atleast we thing that was what it was) on the side of the street. You can see in the photo collage above all the books were displayed with a little box on the side I assume to put your money in. Very cute and gave the whole town a nice little vibe to it - something about town life that you just can't seem to find in the city.

And that last picture there was a little stall selling deer and whale meat. Which I guess may be common place in some countries but I thought it was a bit unusual!!

We visited many of the areas of the fjord lands but I think my fav was Balestrand. Not sure why, maybe because it was so quiet and felt like we were in our own little place strolling along the water. The Kviknes Hotel was especially picturesque against the pretty backdrop of the water (see pic above).

The photos above were taken of Bergen. The town we flew into and where our Norway trip started. We stayed in the basement of somebodies home and it was nice staying in an actual 'home' rather than a motel or hotel. It was lovely to roam the little lanes and alleys of residential Bergen and squeal with delight over how uber cute all the homes were painted in such pretty colours!

Now, I really mustn't get any more distracted and get back to clearing out some space on my computer instead of day dreaming I was on holidays again!!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Resin Pretties

I've always liked resin jewellery. I've got a few pieces myself that i've picked up along my travels and couldn't resist doing a little search on etsy for 'Resin Jewellery' only to find to my delight lots of pretty resin goodies. I'm still confused over how they make these lovely pieces but am grateful that these wonderful shop owners do and can share their work with us! A few of my favs I spotted while 'window shopping' on etsy!

I love this geeny clour in BuyMyCraps ring plus the additional swirl of black makes it even more intriguing. It's been captured just as the colours mix and I love the look!

I am loving the fiery reds and orange in this bracelet. A definite eye catcher from ChelleV2's shop.

These earrings by Shareen Woodford are so pretty. The lovely frosted green stands out a treat as a the perfect backdrop to the little silver leaf.

I am a sucker for anything summery and cheerful and that is exactly what I thought off when I saw Bobishi's gorgeous lemon coloured ring. Definitely lovely reminders of summer and living in the great outdoors!

These rings from lorenalimonchi are super cute and come in a whole rainbow of colours. I think they would look great with a few on your finger!

What a beauty this bangle is! Velinaglass sure has a wonderful talent! I like how this one is so clean and finished perfectly. She has called it 'Out of Africa' and I think it captures it perfectly.

I found this in Early Bird Creations shop! It's a fantastic little key ring - so i'f you're not a big jewellery wearer you can still treat yourself to some resin pretties with this key ring. I love the matte resin and the lovely soft coordinating colours in this one.

Sugarjewels shop has some lovely pieces but its the colours in this bangle that I love. A stand out green colour with a streaky bits of borwn through it. Love it!