The Pearly Story Behind "Dusting in Pearls"

I always feel like a walking paradox. I can get out in the garden with my shovel and sledgehammer and love every dusty dirty minute I'm out there. I spend the majority of my life dressed in my "grubbies". Yet there's a part of me deep down inside that still likes "the frillies", "the pearlies", and "the sparklies"--all the pretty things. Maybe it's all the great classic Hollywood movies I watched as a kid. I don't know. All I know is that I can be dirty and sweaty and still want to put on heels when it isn't practical; buy the prettiest apron even if it will get dirty; and don pearls when all I'm going to be doing is dusting and vacuuming the house. It doesn't make sense. It doesn't have to. I've decided to claim it, celebrate it, and have fun with it... and create some "pearly" goodness along the way.

Friday, October 24, 2008


There are times when shopping is just downright fun. It's usually when I find a store that has such character that I just enjoy being there. Well, I found an online Etsy store that does that for me. The shop is called CuteAbility and is billed as a shop with "fun jewelry for the young and the young at heart". There is such a plethora of cuteness at CuteAbility that I had a really hard time limiting myself to what I would feature here as the sampling to whet your appetites.

Take a look...

Someday Your Prince Will Come Necklace
(because my childhood nickname was Cinderella,
I'm really wanting this)

Candy and Roses Pink Polymer Clay Cake Necklace
Isn't this just the most precious dainty pastry
you've ever wanted to wear?

Chocolate Frosted Cupcake Necklace
Nothing is better than chocolate and pink!

Baking a Cake Necklace
Is this the ultimate Dusting in Pearls necklace or what?

Long Stemmed Rose Beaded Necklace
Click on the link above to see how gorgeous this looks on!

At CuteAbility there are literally hundreds of pieces just as cute, whimsical, and fun as the ones I've chosen to feature here. I'd be interested to know which ones "speak" to you.


IMPORTANT "PEARLY" NOTE: If you are using Internet Explorer, you aren't having the most beautiful "pearly" experience that you could have if you were viewing this site with Mozilla Firefox for the PC or Firefox for the Mac which is available for FREE download at the above links.