The Wonders Of This Week

Those of you who have followed me for a while
know that Autumn is really one of my favorite seasons.

I have lived in a country that really only had 2 seasons- 
Winter and Summer. This really made me appreciate the wonders
of Autumn.

Here are some of  the joys  of my week.

* long walks in the forest with only the crunch
of the leaves for company

* flushed, cold cheeks

*revisiting old books and finding
hidden gems you missed the first time around

* homemade, rustic comfort food

*an excuse to wear cashmere
(and waiting anxiously for
notification from Catherine Robinson
that my cashmere poncho is back in stock)

*listening to the rain beating against my bedroom
window and knowing I don't have to get up
just yet if I don't want to

*going back to my luxurious creamy
face creams (who I unfaithfully ditched
during the warmer months).

Body oils, hair oils, facial oils,
home fragrance oils, olive oil,,,,,,,,,,
Autumn makes we want to break out the 
oils (of every description).

*the joy of always having someone to share
things with

* the joy of receiving an unexpected gift

*the joy of watching my garden slowly start to
"shut down" for the winter

*hot chocolate

*seeing 2 of my new ring designs in production
and feeling like  a new mother about to give birth
(OK, I know it's not quite the same ;-)


*the cake that emerged golden and beautifully dome
shaped, and stayed that way

*decadent TV

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Would love to hear what made your heart sing this week


  1. Thank you for the mention Vanessa...I'm sorry you're having to wait...not too long now, I promise ;)
    Gorgeous images here...I do love Autumn. xx

    1. Hi Catherine. I know from a friend (Vanessa Anthony) that it will be worth the wait x

  2. OMG, this is beautiful, Vanessa! You are a poet, my lady. I love Catherine so much and wish we had more weather for some of her beautiful things, but this is Texas. Beautiful post, beautiful earrings too.

    1. Thank you Marsha. Writing for an audience doesn't come easy for me, so that is a real compliment x

  3. I love, love, love all of these. :-) Even though it is Spring here in Oz, my heart still sings with your visions and descriptions of Autumn. :-)

    1. Spring is another month I love Krista as everything starts to come to life again.
      Enjoy your Spring in Oz xx

  4. wow. your blog is looking fabulous Vannessa. And what a beautiful, thoughtful post, another one (just read Simone's) to make me slow down and savor all the little blessings around me. Fall is my favorite time of the year, although it's not looking very Fallish around the beach. :) I can't wait to hear more about the jewelry your currently 'birthing' exciting!

  5. Love it when you do posts like these. I do love Autumn but hate that summer is over x

    1. Thank you so much Sharon. It means a lot to me as I don't find writing that easy ;-)

  6. Hello dear! I love oils of any kind too! Just treated my face with jojoba oil :-) your new rings with the animalier stone are truly beautiful!! Have a nice day dear!
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