Friday, July 25, 2008

In Which You can Win a Prize!

Hi folks! I'm finally back after a (thankfully) abbreviated family vacation plus one horrific day of work wherein I had to respond to 90 e-mails.

This'll be short and sweet today as I got word that I'll be heading into an office on Monday. They're picking up my computer today, along with all other my other work junk, and I've got knots the size of Texas in my stomach. New people! Having to work with the old people again! No more laying out in the park! No more talking to the kitties! (Well, technically I can still do the last, but it doesn't seem quite so crazy when it's just you and the kittens.)

Vacation was as fun as it could be. My mom and I usually make the best of things which means we hit a lot of gift shops and ogle things far too expensive. She had to forcibly talk me into at least one of my purchases this year as I didn't want to spend the sum--a sum so relatively small I'm ashamed to admit it as I'll seem stingy. But hey. I'm on a budget.

What else? I tried to stay away from my newly growth spurted 13-year-old cousin. Prior to arriving, word was he'd sprouted five inches and had a voice change. I told the BF and he said, "I know how 13 year old boys think! I don't care if he's your cousin, don't touch him!" Wise words.

Anyhow, here's what I picked up at my new favorite store, Mark August, in Chatham, MA...



Resin Bangle (made to look like sea glass)



Burmese Ruby ring on 14K gold Wire


Last but not least, the contest! Because, as I mentioned in the previous post, today is my Blog-birthday! One year ago today, I was just a bored little girl sitting in an office who loved jewelry. Not much has changed, except I've got a whole bunch of writing on the Internet that proves just how much I love jewelry. So here's the deal:
If you'd like to win the necklace, just leave me a comment saying so. My mom will pick one at random and I'll let you. Someone better want this necklace, people! I agonized over my bloggiversary giveaway!




This lovely little basket necklace from Yankee Ingenuity in Chatham, MA. My old college chum Mr. Bungle revealed to me that the baskets are actually jewelry versions of the Nantucket Lighthouse Baskets, an old timey craft that began in the early 19th century on Nantucket Island, and was adapted from baskets local Indian tribes used.

This one doesn't have a penny like the traditional ones: it's sweet and delicate and sits just right. As with the other giveaway, I'm so sorry international bloggers, but I wouldn't be able to ship it to you! Canadians I'll take, though.

I know I was only gone a couple of days, but man, I missed this (do you see the kitty ears?):

23 comments:

WendyB said...

Oh my! You're heading back into the real world of work. You'll be fine :-)

Sal said...

Girl, I COVET that resin bangle. Fantastic choice. Welcome back, and will be thinking of you on Monday! You'll be awessssome.

miss vintage love said...

I see the kitty ears!

jayne said...

Ooo that one ring reminds me of a raspberry :) And love the bucket necklace, my family goes to nantucket annually and I'll be there in a week woohoo! btw, love the blog, would you like to trade links?

pistols at dawn said...

The only Prizes I want are a Pulitzer and my picture on a wall for eating a five-pound steak. But well done on avoiding 13-year-old boys.

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enc said...

You're going to do fine at work. Everyone will probably be thinking all the same things you are.

The resin bangle is very clever. I've never seen anything like it, and you brought out the best qualities of it by photographing it the way you did. Really nice.

I'd like to win that basket necklace, if no one else does!

krissy said...

oh, i'm sorry you have to move back into an office. just when you were probably getting used to your set-up at home. i'll keep my fingers crossed for you that it isn't too painful.

that bracelet is so pretty. i totally thought it was beach glass. very clever!

LML said...

sea glass is sooo pretty! ive always wanted to find it on the beach when taking a walk!

ambika said...

Adore that bracelet. It's abstract and pretty all at once. The ring is so sweet, too!

wendy said...

I love your ring! The basket necklace is so cute! It looks like it would be able to open up! =] I would love to be entered into the random drawing for it too! Thank you and you're so incredibly nice for doing these contests.

I don't know if you remember, but you sent me the flower bracelet and although it didn't fit me (too big boo!!), my mom ended up LOVING it!!

fashion herald said...

the basket necklace is back, I love it! and your bracelet is lovely.

Jen (MahaloFashion) said...

I'm always overflowing with emails at work, so annoying all trivial stuff too.

love the bracelet too, it's simple but pretty!

eeps. said...

ooh that basket necklace! count me in! i guess you haven't seen that martha stewart episode about those nantucket baskets. apparently they take forever to make because they're hand braided, etc. martha got a crazy one for free with all sorts of stuff on it. lucky biatch.

atelier said...

everything looks lovely, especially the pink one. About the GAP vest, it was new season; so I don't think it's going to be on sale soon...

The Clothes Horse said...

I want to win, I want to win! ^_^
Maybe cool people will work in your office...

Desireeconnors@gmail.com said...

I would like to win the necklace please! I love this site and wish you'd post more big chunky rings, as I have a fetish.

Keep up the good work!

Times of Glory said...

Happy belated blog birthday! Back to real world is not the easiest, but you will get better and better very soon, right? I love the bangle - so special xxxxx

fashion herald said...

wait, did i make it clear i want the basket??! want the basket!

Heather said...

that bracelet is beautiful!

beauty queen said...

nice ring......is it expensive?

because of the the gold...??



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