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.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Mulberry Muse

A few months ago, I found the work of Wendy Paula Patterson on Flickr, and that was my official discovery of Mulberry Muse. Wendy is a talented artist from Australia that produces such gorgeous work I would like to own it all. As it is, I am the very pleased owner of a set of her Berry Bird Cards. The cards are even more beautiful in person...

It is so hard for me to pick out only a few of her other pieces to showcase, because they are all so beautiful. But here are just a few...

As a final note, my purchase from Mulberry Muse was such a delightful transaction. Despite the fact that my order was coming from Australia, I received my package much sooner than I had anticipated. And opening the mailer was so much fun it was like opening a gift on my birthday. If you want a nice treat for yourself or someone you love, Mulberry Muse is the place to find it.

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