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.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dusting in Pearls Bookstore


The book above is just one of my treasured references that I use in my studio for creating. I also have books that have become cherished favorites for other reasons. That's why I decided to open the Dusting in Pearls Bookstore (powered by Amazon). I've only put books in the bookstore that I've read and/or own and that I highly recommend. You'll notice that I now have a link up in the header of this blog that says "Bookstore" and also a link box in the right-hand column on the blog that links to books featured in the Dusting in Pearls Bookstore.

The departments in the Dusting in Pearls Bookstore are:

  • Pearly Creating--filled with books that I reference regularly for creating in my studio
  • Pearly Living--all books that are part of my arsenal of essential books for living
  • Pearly Dreaming--features books (fiction and non-fiction) that have been instrumental in helping me to dream of what I want to be now and in the future
  • Pearly Gardening--my collection of gardening books that I use in my adventures in the garden
  • Pearly Home Improvement--the books here are the critical references my husband and I used to restore and renovate our little home, Rosehaven Cottage
When you order a book through the Dusting in Pearls Bookstore, the order for new books is taken, filled, and shipped by Amazon. You get a beautiful new copy of the book shipped directly to you!

So have fun virtually snooping through my library! Click on any of the bold words in this post to go directly to the Dusting in Pearls Bookstore.

2 comments:

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Cindy, I am so glad that you put me onto Meg's book. What an amazing collection of information. Turns out that my card rep is a friend of some of the people featured in the book also.

I highly recommend her book to anyone who is thinking of starting their own business.

Love the direction that you are going in, keep it up.

Jen

Elise said...

Lovely post, thank you


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