2019 NY Botanical Rose Gardens

NYBotanicalGardens: “Candy Cane Cocktail” (Hybrid Roses 2016)

To many, June means Summer vacations; walks along the beach; graduation; but to me the 1st weekend of June means the opening of the “Peggy Rockefeller Rose Gardens” featured at the NY Botanical Gardens, when the Roses are in full bloom.

. “Dark Night” Heirloom Rose

Being one of the most popular exhibits at the Botanical Gardens, each year never seems to disappoint. Last year my Blog took you along my walk of the Rose Garden’s 700 variety of different fragrant Roses. I was amazed that with all the beautiful Roses featured last year, not one of the 650 Roses’ exhibited this year, was a repeat of those I enjoyed last year.

Kardinal Kolorscape Red Roses (Germany 2014)

Kardinal Kolorscape Rose Bush (German 2014)

Last year featured many antique variety of Roses, some dating back to the 1600’s. This year’s NY Botanical Rose Garden’s were a delight of newer species of Nature’s “Fragrant Beauties”!

Peach Rose “The Lark Ascending” (2012)

“The Lark Ascending” Rose Bush

“Grande Amore” Tea Rose

Hybrid “Tea Roses” bear one Rose on each stem. The vast majority of “Tea Roses” are known for their strong fragrance. “Grand Amore” is a standout of the Hybrid Tea Roses due to its exceptional depth of Dark Red color!

. “Scepter’d Isle” English Tea Roses

While walking along the many pathways throughout the Rose Gardens, I tried to capture as many beautiful Roses that were newly planted in this year’s “Peggy Rockefeller” Rose Gardens. Surprisingly, we came across these roses which were left standing after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

It is no wonder that these Pale Yellow/Ivory Roses are an Award Winning Rose. “Polar Express” is known for its classic beauty and strong fragrance. In the second photo, I was fortunate enough to capture this pollinating bee busy at work!

“Polar Express” Award Winning Roses

One of the most famous of Roses is the Pink Cabbage Rose,

“Rose de Mai”. The Cabbage Rose is a Dutch descendant dating back to the 16th – 17th Century.

Pink Cabbage Rose “Rose de Mai” Dutch 16th-17th Century

The next Rose we came across was this French Hybrid beauty, “White Meidiland” Rose, which was first introduced in 1989.

*White Meidiland” French Rose (1989)

As we were finishing up our stroll among the beautiful exhibit of the

NY Botanical “Rose Gardens”, we came across this beautiful

Pink Rose with Yellow inner leaves, honoring “Julie Andrews”.

*Julie Andrews” Rose

These are such a few examples of the 650 Hybrid Roses features along the many pathways of this year’s “Rose Garden” Exhibit.

To view last view’s Blog of the “Botanical Garden’s” click on this link to see more beautiful Roses!

https://pjkbaker.wordpress.com/2018/06/17/ny-botanical-gardens-rose-gardens/

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The Sun is Up!

The Sun is Up

The Sky is Blue

It’s beautiful and so are you….Beatles

I was sitting under this Tree in Katonah, NY – when I looked up at the perfect sky of blue and saw this brilliant sun shining through – I could not resist taking this photo!

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Valentine’s Day – III

Happy Valentine’s Day – III

Welcome to my “Valentine’s Day Blog – Week III” featuring more gift ideas for your loved ones. Again, I have featured a few of my friends from Etsy; ArtFire; and Indiemade; and those who have their own websites. I hope you enjoy this Week’s “Valentine’s Day” Selections!

 

**Again, I ask that if you are featured, please take a second to help promote the other “Artisan’s” onto your own Social Media sites!** – Thanks.

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/520380463/card-greeting-card-wedding-card

 

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https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/filigree-flower-earrings- valentines-jewelry-gift-handmade-copper-pink

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/582003595/garnet-red-irish-crochet-heart-with

 

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/246062383/pink-quartz-pearl-natural-stone-rose

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/168357744/ruby-red-swarovski-crystal-earrings

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/189923825/shabby-cottage-chic-roses-earrings-pink

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/264742257/dangle-earrings-for-women-crystal

 

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/490950710/hand-knit-red-cable-scarf

 

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/KatsAllThat/7636045/. elegant_boho_pink_and_black

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/267261107/heart-earrings-sapphire-crystal-heart

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/106760784/lovers-couple-art-print-loving-couple

 

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/552188894/crocheted-infant-bolero-sweater-w-lace

 

 

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https://bluemorningexpressions.myshopify.com/products/bracelets-for-women- womens-bracelet-chunky-bracelet-beaded-bracelet-handmade-bracelet-22

 

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https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/TheSingingBeader/13549572/. dark_red_crystal_heart_earrings_pink_accents_valentine_gift

 

 

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/648979809/burgundy-rosette-purse-dangle-beaded- key

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/125450808/heart-washcloth-crochet-pattern-pdf-01

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!

This “Valentine’s Day” Blog features some “Valentine Gifts” from some of my friends, from Etsy; ArtFire; Indiemade: and, SaatchiArt. With everyone Cyber Shopping these days, there is still time to get that perfect gift for that “Someone Special”!

Clicking on the attached link of each item, you will be able to visit their Shops for more gift ideas.

For those featured, please take a second to help promote the other items on this “Valentine Blog”!

 

 

BlondePeachJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/263193093/dangle-earrings-for-women-dainty

 

 

 

ShadowDogDesign

https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/bubblegum-pink-valentines-earrings-handmade-lampwork-jewelry-women

 

 

 

CoverGirlBeads

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Covergirlbeads/8109471/lipstick_red_handmade_lampwork_beads_opaque_shiny_medium_red_432g/handmade/jewelry/handmade_jewelry_supplies/lampwork

 

 

 

RivendellRockJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/254375845/red-crystal-love-necklace

 

 

 

MagdaleneKnits

https://www.etsy.com/listing/564374514/crocheted-newborn-bolero-sweater-pink

 

 

 

PrettyGonzo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/508709941/pink-heart-earrings-heart-earrings-heart

 

 

 

BlueMorningExpressions

https://bluemorningexpressions.myshopify.com/products/earrings-for-women-handmade-earrings-fashion-earrings-women-earrings-24

 

 

 

Watercolorsnmore

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241550633/bougainvillea-the-journal-15-x-22

 

 

 

RSSDesignsinFiber

https://www.etsy.com/listing/645625115/red-rose-cluny-lace-doily-irish-crochet

 

 

 

PostCardsintheAttic

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/handmade-valentine-postcards-set-of-12-old-fashioned-cupid-and-country-roses/20949793

 

 

 

MagdaleneJewels

https://www.etsy.com/listing/657994368/kumihimo-valentine-beaded-bracelet-ruby

 

 

 

TJBDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/listing/224350454/laying-tool-sewing-stiletto-needlepoint

 

 

 

Lindab142

https://www.etsy.com/listing/238998215/red-charm-bracelet-valentines-day-heart

 

 

 

NancyAndersonDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/listing/591815370/amethyst-and-rhodolite-cabochon-necklace

 

 

 

Daisyblu

https://www.etsy.com/listing/596282727/anniversary-album-vintage-wedding-photo

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Christmas Time

Welcome to my “Christmas Time” Blog of some great last minute gifts!

With only 3 weeks left until Christmas, I thought I would add a few suggestions for those who still have a lot of family and friends on their Christmas list.

I have chosen a few of my friends from various sties like Etsy, ArtFire, Indiemade, Saatchi Art, and those who have their own sites! Hope you enjoy my “Christmas” selections!

****For those featured, please take a second to help promote on your own various Social Media sites*****

MagdaleneJewels: Christmas Necklace/Earrings Jade/Siam Swarovski Crystals

https://www.etsy.com/listing/571920869/christmas-necklaceearrings-jade-siam

Lindab142: Star of David Earrings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/538605592/chai-earrings-star-of-david-earrings

LanaMoes Art: Floral Crown Watercolor Artwork

https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Floral-Crown-n-9/413356/4620307/view

RivendellRockJewelry – Christmas Swarovski Crystals Choker Necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/207180655/swarovski-crystal-choker-designer

BlondePeachJewelry: Christmas Dangle Earrings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/470895774/dangle-earrings-for-women-christmas

Daisyblu: Handmade Christmas Wreath Card

https://www.etsy.com/listing/247984268/personalized-beaded-holiday-wreath

MagdaleneKnits: Christmas White Maryjanes/Headed Red Silk Rose
https://www.etsy.com/listing/87960763/crocheted-newborn-maryjanes-headband

NancyAndersonDesigns: Red Green Faceted FireAgate Necklace

https://www.etsy.com/listing/660683603/red-and-green-faceted-fire-agate-beaded

WatercolorsNmore: Magnolia Watercolor Print

https://www.etsy.com/listing/37922647/magnolia-bougainvilleas-orchids-3

ShadowDogDesigns: Christmas Frosted Lampwork Earrings
https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/christmas-white-red-and-green-earrings-frosted-lampwork-swarovski-handmade-holiday-jewelry

PrettyGonzo: Vintage Tin Holly Christmas Earrings

https://www.etsy.com/listing/658210129/holly-earrings-heart-charms-christmas

CoverGirlBeads: DarkGreen w Silver Lampwork Beads

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Covergirlbeads/6728269/lampwork_beads_etched_dark_teal_handmade_bead_etched_glass_silver_sra/handmade/jewelry/handmade_jewelry_supplies/lampwork

PostcardsintheAttic. Star HandmadeChristmas Card

https://www.etsy.com/listing/640101862/set-of-24-handmade-christmas-postcard-a

TJBDesigns: Peppermint Key Chain/KeyFob

https://www.etsy.com/listing/656003853/peppermint-purse-dangle-beaded-key-fob

ChristieCottage: Sleeping Santa ACEO
https://www.christiecottage.indiemade.com

Paper Simplicity: Quilled Christmas Card
https://www.etsy.com/listing/639158943/christmas-quilled-wreath-card-xmas


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Remembering Veterans Day

Remembering our War Hero’s and what they fought for!

Painting by RESO914 #reso914 #ryanedward #ryanbaker

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Heavenly Bodies

HEAVENLY BODIES

Fashion & The Catholic Imagination

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Last week I went to the “Heavenly Bodies” Exhibit at the Cloister’s in Upper Manhattan.  My son, his girlfriend, and I visited this Fashion Exhibit of the “Catholic Imagination” on a spur of the moment adventure. Although I have been going to the Cloister’s since I was very young, this was one of the most exciting exhibits I have experienced.

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House of Dior. Angelic Evening Ensemble
 

“Heavenly Bodies” features the work of many Designers’ whose work is based on the own interpretations, imaginations, and relationship to Catholicism. Their designs were influenced by their own imagery and symbolism, using as a reference specific garments worn by the Clergy and Religious Orders, hence “Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.  An example is Versace’s interpretive designs of the various Medieval Religious Orders.

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Versace Designs. Fashion reflecting Monastic Nuns

For those who know of the Cloister’s, which overlooks the Hudson River; much of the architecture used in the construction in the early 1930’s. was from many Gothic and Medieval structures, Paintings, Statues, and Tapestries, many of which are over 800 years old.  The Cloister’s features various rooms with antiquities from the Romanesque Period (500-1500 `AD); Gothic Era (1500’s); to the Medieval Period of Art and Structures; all of which are reflected throughout the “Heavenly Bodies” Exhibit.

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View of the Hudson
 

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Medieval Gardens
 

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Gothic Nun’s Dress.  Medieval Gardens

With these images in mind, I will share many of the Designer’s Fashions shown throughout the Monastery, many of which I will compare with the iconic works of art, which are a part of the Cloisters.

One of my favorites, and most popular Exhibit is Alexander McQueen’s Red Velvet gown, entitled “The Annunciation”; inspired by the “Annunciation Triptych” (1427) which is just to the right of the Gown.

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Alexander McQueen “The Annunciation” Red Gown
(his interpretation of the Red Gown worn by Mary)
 

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Annunciation Triptych (1427)

 

Weddings also played an important part during these Monastic periods. Featured are many of the interpretations by these iconic Designers.

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       Wedding Dress. House of Balenciaga “Holy Sacrament I”

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                                              Wedding Dress. House of Balenciaga “Holy Sacrament II”

 

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 “Bride” standing at a 14th Century Altar

 

 

As one enters the Cloister’s Romanesque rooms, designed using part of a French Benedictine Monastery, including the original Monastic Columns from an 804 AD Benedictine Monastery and Romanesque Cloister’s.  All this inspiring Designers from the House of Valentino, using various Black fabrics, Velvet, Silk, based on the Nuns habits worn during this period. One Black Dress & Cape with the Gold Stars is based on the Painting “Black Madonna of Czechoslovakia”.

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Romanesque Dress & Cape w Stars. House of Valentino
 

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Black Velvet Dress. House of Valentino

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Black Velvet Dress. House of Valentino
**(Note the front of the Dress inspired by the Monastic Columns of the Cloisters
on the front of the Dress – see pic below)

 

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Monastic Columns in the Cloisters from 804AD

In the Early Gothic Hall with its 15th Century Stained Glass Windows, Statues, and Paintings of the Madonna and Child, in the center stands the fashion inspiration by the Designer, Gaultier titled “Lumiere”.  Note the Virgin and Child on the shoulder of this colorful Stained-Glass Dress.

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Gaultier “Lumiere” Virgin & Child Stained Glass Dress

 

My earliest memories of the Cloisters’ was the large room of Medieval Tapestries.  Obviously, Alexander McQueen was inspired as I was by the beauty and design of these Tapestries, in his “Angels &Demons” Collection.  His designs reflect the work found in many of the Tapestries hanging on the Walls.

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Alexander McQueen. Tapestry inspired Dresses

 

The Gothic Chapel is well known for its original 13th Century 7 Sarcophagus’ (tombs) carved in the likeness of the various Counts, Knights, who fought for the Crusades, and the Baroness of Neubourg.  The Designer, John Galliano, was inspired with his Design Gown with a Cross resembling the Crosses carried during the Crusades.

 

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Galliano Dress –  Woman on Sarcophagus

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Close-up View

 

The Late Gothic Hall is filled with many Medieval Sculpture and Altar pieces.  Adorning the entranceway to the Late Gothic Hall is a beautiful Gold Wedding Dress with a Gold Jeweled Crown designed by Dolce & Gabbanna.

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Dolce & Gabbanna. Gothic Gold Wedding Dress w Gold Crown
 

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Close up View of Dress & Crown

 

While this beautifully, artistic work of the Designers whose work is featured in the “Heavenly Bodies” Cloister’s Exhibit, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MOMA) also presented many more of these Designs of the “Catholic Imagination” of “Heavenly Bodies” among the Art at the Museum.  Many of the fashions explored the designer’s “imagination” of  the transcendence from earth to the spiritual.  One example featured at MOMA is the Designer, Thierry Mugler’s “ Madonna” with its sparkling pale Blue Dress and Crown at the top of an archway, representing Mary’s Ascension into Heaven. 

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MOMA.White Wedding Dress w Jewelry Crown by Thierry Mugler

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Close up of the “Blue Madonna’s Crown

Although many may not understand these fashions in the traditional sense, they illuminate the many ways that one’s imagination can transcend those of the Catholic Church’s view into enchanting “Heavenly Bodies”.  What I have shown is just a small example of the many fashions being exhibited at the Cloister’s and the Museum of Modern Art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockefeller Center (NYC) Tree Lighting

The Beginning of the Christmas Season

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                                                 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting                                                      
  (Tree in front of 30 Rock – skaters below)

The first Christmas Tree lighting at Rockefeller Center was in 1933, when 30 Rockefeller Center opened.  Yes, the same as “30 Rock”!  The first tree was about 20 feet; while this year’s Tree measures 94 feet.  As you can see in some of the pictures, the Tree towers over Manhattan.  Once the lighting takes place, it is officially Christmas in New York City!

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My sister, Wendy and I celebrating Christmas in NYC (me on the right)

As a very young child, my mother worked for Yardley in the Rockefeller Center Building. My sister and I would stand at the large windows overlooking the skating rink and watch Christmas unfolding before our eyes. 

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 Kelly and Keith at the Tree Lighting

Years later when my sister and I both worked in Manhattan, we would rush over to catch the Tree Lighting.  We would meet at the entrance of Rockefeller Center where the large Angels stand with their trumpets ready to announce the beginning of the Holiday Season! (see the picture of Kelly standing in front of the Angels).

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 Kelly, age 6 – Keith, age 2 at Rockefeller Center

As I started my own family, the tradition of joining the crowds continued as we would view the very large Tree erected each year. 

 Hopefully the pictures will give you the feeling of being right there with us!!!

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 Rockefeller Tree Lighting (Nighttime View)

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Christmas in July – II

 

It is now 151 days until Christmas; and 5 days left to still take advantage of the many sales during our “Christmas in July” Sales. The many gifts I choose to feature range from Christmas Jewelry to Fine Art; A Vintage Christmas Card and Crocheted Christmas Maryjanes. With most Shops featuring Sales right now, you might just fine that perfect gift to put away for the Christmas Holidays!!

 

WatercolorsNmore

https://www.etsy.com/listing/241550633/bougainvillea-the-journal-15-x

Pretty Gonzo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/658210129/holly-earrings-heart-charms-christmas

 

ShadowDogDesigns

https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/reserved-red-sherpa-bead-and-pearl-necklace-nepal-ethnic-glass-handmade-tribal-jewelry-women

 

Daisyblu

https://www.etsy.com/listing/44044711/custom-photo-album-personalized-beaded

 

MagdaleneKnits

https://www.etsy.com/listing/87960763/crocheted-newborn-maryjanes- headband

 

DianeDangles

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Sterling-Silver-Gold-Two-Tone-Beaded-Coil-Bracelet-Memory-Wire/268043628

 

CoverGirlBeads

https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/clear-handmade-lampwork-glass-beads/products/handmade-lampwork-glass-beads-clear-fine-silver-etched-frosted-004efs

 

ButterflysintheAttic

https://butterflyintheattic.ecrater.com/p/31918041/christmas-earring-cards-place-small

 

BlondePeachJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/265388016/red-rhinestone-and-pearl-statement

 

AdornmentsbyEloise

https://www.etsy.com/listing/221685689/red-hibiscus-macro-photo-flower-fine-art

 

MagdaleneJewels

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215519410/ruby-red-vintage-rhinestone-earrings-w

 

PaperSimplicity

https://www.etsy.com/listing/637033487/quilling-snowflake-reindeer-christmas

 

RivendellRockJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/207180655/swarovski-crystal-choker-designer

 

LinorStore

https://linorstore.com/shop/christmas_jewelry/flower_xmas-earring/

 

VickiWadeFineArt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/478701491/three-sisters-sledding-original-painting

https://www.etsy.com/listing/478701491/three-sisters-sledding-original-painting

NancyAndersonDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/listing/618873107/turquoise-necklace-crysocolla-choker

 

ThresholdPaperArt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/257127999/original-wall-art-original-floral-art

 

RavensBendFolkArt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/724346061/christmas-folk-art-primitive-hand
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Christmas in July

 

With only 159 days until Christmas – it is never too late to start Shopping. This “Christmas in July” Blog features many Gift Ideas from the Artisans of Etsy, ArtFire, and Bonanza. Each Seller is offering Christmas Sales with Discounts and/or Free Shipping. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of these “Handmade” Gifts at a great price! #CIJ #Blog #ArtisanHandmadeGifts.

ShadowDogDesigns

https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/christmas-tree- earrings-swarovski-crystal-jewelry-holiday-gift-women

WatercolorsNmore

https://www.etsy.com/listing/180911550/3-bougainvilleas- variety-assortment-5-x

BlondePeachJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/484233041/red-and-green- lucite-flower-necklace-20

PrettyGonzohttps://www.etsy.com/listing/703384824/genuine-amethyst-earrings-short-purple

MagdaleneJewels

https://www.etsy.com/listing/125047660/emerald-swarovski-crystal-earrings

RivendellRockJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/557687952/tree-of-life-winter-angelite-rock

MagdaleneKnits

https://www.etsy.com/listing/268801479/crocheted-victorian-alpaca- fingerless

ChristieCottage

https://www.christiecottage.net/product/sale-12-santa-sleeping-aceo-mixed-media-original

Daisyblu

https://www.etsy.com/listing/209669011/wedding-guest-book-or-photo-album

DianeDangles

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Red-Tiger-Eye-Smoky-Quartz-Topaz-Golden-Crystal-Sterling-Necklace/507091236

CraftingMemories

https://www.etsy.com/listing/509940051/knit-scarf-cashmere-lace-scarf-gift-for

PrettyGonzo

https://www.etsy.com/listing/594627527/mother-goddess-necklace-unique-statement

CoverGirlBeads

https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/green-handmade-lampwork-glass-beads/products/handmade-lampwork-glass-beads-transparent-sage-green-silver-shiny-019gfs

ShadowDogDesigns

https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/ruby-red-and-teal-earrings-czech-glass-handmade-jewelry-gift-women

MagdaleneKnits

https://www.etsy.com/listing/268801479/crocheted-victorian-alpaca- fingerless

 

RivendellRockJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/559635235/cameo-amber-steampunk-goth- victorian

NancyAndersonDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/listing/660683603/red-and-green-faceted-fire-agate-beaded

CoverGirlBeads

https://covergirlbeads.com/collections/red-handmade-lampwork-glass-beads/products/handmade-lampwork-glass-beads-medium-red-silver-shiny-glossy-432gfs

****If your Shop is featured, when promoting, use #CIJ #Blog and don’t forget to Promote the other Seller’s and items featured. Thanks….

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June Roses

Roses in Bloom

Crimson Pink “Trellis Roses”
“Alexander Girault Rambling Roses

Celebrating opening day of the NY Botanical Gardens –

“Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Gardens

Gazebo at the NY Botanical Gardens – Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Gardens
“Awakening” Soft Pink Climbing Roses
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Spring Roses

My First Roses of Spring

Just remember in the Winter,

Far beneath the bitter snows,

Lies the seed that with the sun’s love,

In the Spring becomes the Rose! …..The Rose

The first Roses from my Summer Terrace Garden!

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Week II

Happy Valentine’s Day Gifts

Welcome to my “Valentine’s Day Blog” featuring some great gifts for your loved one! These are just a few suggestions I thought would make for that perfect gift! I have chosen a few of my friends from various Social Media sites such as Etsy; ArtFire; and Indiemade; and those who have their own sites. Hope you enjoy my “Valentine’s Day” suggestions.

……For those featured, please take a second to help promote the other Artisans on your own Social Media sites!…….

 

RSSDesignsinFiber

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https://www.etsy.com/RSSDesignsInFiber/listing/594237871/red-hearts-and-flowers-table-topper-16

 

 

ShadowDogDesigns

https://www.shadowdogdesigns.com/product/valentines-red-flower- earrings-pansy-handmade-jewelry-gift-women

 

 

 

RivendellRockJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/471907256/howlite-rose-heart-coral-natural-stone

 

 

 

VickieWadeFineArt

https://www.etsy.com/listing/614175766/love-lifted-me-flower-painting-original

 

 

 

MagdaleneKnits

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https://www.etsy.com/listing/506397793/valentine-crocheted-red-sweater-headband

 

 

 

BlondePeachJewelry

https://www.etsy.com/listing/270449365/bracelets-for-women-pearl-bracelet-gift

 

 

 

PrettyGonzo

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/590161923/inspirational-lotus-necklace-earrings

 

 

 

 

CoverGirlBeads

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/Covergirlbeads/12130809

 

 

 

 

PostCardsintheAttic

https://www.hippostcard.com/listing/set-of-12-valentines-day-postcards-little-girl-giving-valentine-be-mine-love/20950356

 

 

 

BlueMorningExpressions

https://bluemorningexpressions.myshopify.com/products/earrings-for-women-handmade-earrings-fashion-earrings-women-earrings-24

 

 

 

Daisyblu

https://www.etsy.com/listing/47198484/personalized-ivory-beaded-wedding-photo

 

 

 

 

MagdaleneJewels

https://www.etsy.com/listing/176878467/moonstone-heart-earrings-vintage-w

 

 

 

 

Linorstore(Lindab142)

http://linorstore.com/shop/valentines_day_jewelry/red-cherub-earrings/

 

 

 

TJBDesigns

https://www.etsy.com/listing/502902263/removable-stitch-markers-row-markers-red

 

 

 

ChristieCottage

https://www.christiecottage.net/product/hand-painted-jewelry-gift-bags-upcycled-denim-20-drawstring-bags

 

 

 

KatsAllThat

https://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/KatsAllThat/3989827/Red_3-Strand_Memory_Wire_Cuff_Bracelet_with_Dangles/Jewelry/Bracelets/Glass

 

 

CraftingMemories1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/507703151/red-rocaille-bead-bracelet

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..And So this is Christmas!

It has been 38 years since the senseless death of John Lennon. Thought this video might remind us of his sense of the World.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZBrh0wOCM&t=0s&list=PL05E43CAE7FE31491&index=11

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