Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : Scarlet Begonias

Scarlet begonias and fresh pine boughs 
look dazzling in the dancing light, just after a pouring morning rain!!
Sparkling rain drops and bright Christmas reds and greens make for a delightfully festive Friday Flower Pick!!

In between rain showers...
a winged little friend zipped in and kept me company 
while he enjoyed his organic sugar water!!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday Things I Love : Chic Bow Turbans

Effortlessly chic and decidedly fashionable...
my best selling bow turban - in a nautical navy jersey -
is today's pick for my:

I simply adore this bohemian look day or night,
worn with hair up or down,
featuring gypsy earrings or a statement necklace,
at the beach or yoga class too!! 

So many colors to chose from...
So many ways to elevate even the most casual wardrobe!!
...So, what's not to lve?!

Visit them on Etsy of course=)


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom : From Venice

“Positive thinking can be contagious. 
Being surrounded by winners helps you develop into a winner.”

-Arnold Schwarzenegger


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Taste Bud Tuesday : Cherry on Top

Chunky, cozy, and cherry all-the-way...
this merry 'n bright red cowl will brighten up even the dreariest of winter days!!

Hand crocheted with lots of L♥VE, it's sure to put a smile on her face for the Holidays, Valentine's Day, or any other festive occasion!!

 Bright red crochet cowl, comes served up with a sprinkling of ivory rosettes....
just for the delight of it!!

Available in a rainbow of colors on Etsy.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Rainbows + Rainshowers : Mermaid Monday

Mademoiselle Mermaid is back (to blogging)...after a brief hiatus!!
...and it seems very fitting to begin again on a lovely and fresh Mermaid Monday!!

Of all the wonderful images + memories + projects I have been collecting over the past couple weeks, none makes my heart sing quite like the memory of a glorious and much needed rain shower we had just after the Thanksgiving holiday!!

From watching the dark clouds roll in over the ocean, to quiet walks under the pitter-patter of a gentle morning shower, and finishing with a decidedly beautiful rainbow...
...I enjoyed those couple of wet 'n wild days immensely!!

It was a beautiful way to kick off the Holiday Season!!

...Hope your Holidays are off to a fabulous start too!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Friday Flower Pick : The Hibiscus

Today's Friday Flower Pick is an often admired, tropical beauty that is as likely to be found peeking out from lush green hedges along a sidewalk... dazzling in an earthen pot, decorating a porch or patio...

...but always with it's exotic-looking flowers bobbing in a gentle ocean breeze...
...It's the eternally lovely hibiscus!!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thursday Things I Love : Vinca After the Rain


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

"The least movement is of importance to all nature. 
The entire ocean is affected by a pebble."
-Blaise Pascal


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Santa Monica Forecast : Glowing

Growing up in Wisconsin, I've experienced my fair share of snowstorms, thunderstorms, and everything in between...
But here in this sunshiny paradise,
one rarely experiences such a variety of forecasts. 
That's why whenever I spot a moody cloud or two in the sky now, I hit the beach with my camera, just as fast as my beach cruiser can get me there!!

That's exactly what happened the other day.
And here are a few of the spectacular views I was treated to:

It's so nice to have "weather" once in a while!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Mermaid Monday : Hello, November

After a beautiful October full of twinkling orange lights, pumpkin carving, and fantastic autumn sunsets, it's time to say Hello, November!!

I'm starting the month out right with something elegant and cozy...
...This adorable crochet capelet!!

 ...This fall-inspired piece features a lovely tan-flecked yarn, scalloped edging, and a silky satin sash!!

Capture the spirit of the season and take it along while bookstore browsing, sipping lattes in a café, or on an autumn walk in the park!!

 The Corner Café Collar is available on a rainbow of colors!!

...And speaking of rainbows, I spied this beauty stretching across the sky, early the 1st morning of November:

 A rare midnight rain Halloween night gave way to a sprinkling morning...
...and an even rarer fleeting rainbow!!

A lucky Rabbits Rabbit Day indeed!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

IGPOTY Photo Contest : My Submissions

Flower and garden photographers, it's that time of year again!!...
...Time for the IGPOTY photo contest!!

There are just a few hours left to enter...
so I've plucked four of my favorite flower photos from 2014!!

Representing a year's worth of wonderfully inspiring flower photography walks, I'm featuring:
My favorite rose
A lovely pink water lily and it's reflection
Sparkling dew drops on pink flowers
Gladiolus at sunrise...

To enter, visit:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday Things I ♥ : Cozy Chunky Cowls

Today I'm really loving this cozy chunky cowl...
...crocheted up in a lovely acrylic and wool blend yarn, edged with scalloped stitching and trimmed with a pink satin bow!!

Hand crocheted-to-order, just for you...(or someone you love.)
Find it on Etsy.