Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Words of Wisdom : Marcus Aurelius

"When you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive 
- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
- Marcus Aurelius

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Fashion : New! Leg Warmers 'n Scarves

It's that time of year when I can't help but dream spring day dreams... pretty pastels especially...
and in buttery soft rayon jersey knits too!!

Enter my new coral and lavender convertible ruffle scarves...
and some adorably fabulous leggings with bows!!
So pretty and romantic for Valentine's Day.
Find them...
and so. much. more. 
landing in my Etsy shop this week!!

Crochet Leg Warmers in Colorful Stripes.

Happy MermaidMonday!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on roses...
(and tulips and irises too)
...certainly are a few of my favorite things!!

In fact, I find just about anything in the rain simply irresistible...
as my huge collection of before, after, and during the rain 
photography collection will attest to!!

...But finding myself in a garden at the magic moment that the raindrops first begin to fall?!...
Now, that's one of my most favorite things of all!!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Just in : Red and Ruffled Unique Resort Wear

When it's time to hit the sand, slip into
something effortless, beachy, and breezy!!
...Preferably something with 'swing'...and a splash of ruffles too!!

This darling little summer top positively fits the bill, and makes a fabulous edition to your resort, cruise, or summer wardrobe!!

With a lovely scoop neck, adjustable shoulder ties, and just the right amount of sheer- it packs light and looks splendid over a swim suit!! Try it layered over a dress too for sunset cocktails, or with a snappy pair of shorts for sightseeing around town!!

Available in five sizes and a rainbow of colors.


Words of Wisdom : What's in a Name?

“I read in a book once 
that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, 
but I've never been able to believe it. 
I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice 
if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.”

-Lucy Maud Montgomery
Anne of Green Gables


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Color of the Year Inspiration

I couldn't let the first part of the new year slip by without at least a little nod to one of my favorite turning of the calendar traditions...

...the revealing of Pantone's Color of the Year!!

Over the past few weeks, I've been dreaming in Rose Quartz and Serenity, and I'm keeping watch for all the interesting ways those colors are colliding in the world around me!!

Read the full Pantone Color of the Year 2016 story here.

...and be on the lookout for some fun 'n fabulous, 
NEW pink 'n purpley-blue items 
to be springing up at Mademoiselle Mermaid soon!!


Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Garden Variety Valentines

If January is winding down,
then it must be time to start dreaming Valentine's Day dreams!!

I never met a heart motif I didn't LVE...
...and pink 'n red color palettes certainly ARE my cup of tea...

So imagine my delight, when I spotted the roses in the garden
dressed in their favorite pink frills,  accessorized with jewels of morning dew,
and dancing in a golden sunrise!!

...A perfect Valentine's vision for a late January Friday Flower Pick.