Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

January 12, 2009

Feelin' the Love at Lily

Sunday was Kristen Robinson's long-awaited class, "Links of Love," a mixed media jewelry design by this Somerset artist. We were lucky to have her there, as she had just wrapped up a busy Saturday at Kim Caldwell's Artistic Affaire event, and she was pretty pooped! These photos are courtesy of Carole Emens, (my new soulmate, who also channels Miriam Haskell). You can read her blog at a-bohemian-market.typepad.

Here's Kristen (who was wearing a fabulous handmade jumper embroidered with Jane Austin quotes) with Cynthia, who attended the class.


Below is the gracious and charming Jenny Doh, whom I met for the first time today. Way in the back, I think you can spy Pilar, with whom I share a nickname...


The irrepressable Kelly Billeaudeux was also in attendance, and our dear Maija (prettier than ever) who was here from Arizona...


Another picture of Maija, the skinny little minx...


Here's a picture of Carole and Kelly mugging it up for the camera...


...and Carole with Maija!


Carole's "Links of Love" bracelet in progress. This adorable creation included a hand-felted heart, little message of love and affection, vintage glass buttons from Czechoslovakia set with guilloche enamels, pearls, and our favorite--rhinestones! There were even frothy little snips of sheer pink ribbon worked in...

Almost completed bracelelt

Lots of links, and lots of love!


Carole shot our little buffet of goodies....champagne and fresh orange juice for mimosas, a beautiful ring cake with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries tumbling out of it, and some dynamite cookies that Carole brought: as big as your hand, and stuffed with chunks of milk and white chocolate, then drizzled with more chocolate...


It was a delightful day, and we were also graced with the company of Kelly Snelling and her friends Mary and Pilar. I'm shouting you out, girls! If my little camera is cooperating later on, I shall have some more photos to post!


The Pink Bird House said...

Nancy, enjoyed your post very much. Loved seeing all the ladies that graced your beautiful store on Sunday for the class. Looks like everyone was enjoying themselves immensely, nothing but smiles on all those faces! Your cake and strawberries with champagne buffet, YUM! hugs, Debby

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thanks so much for sharing! This looks so fun, sorry I missed it!
xo Lidy

Kathy2eggs said...

Just love the photos Nancy, it looks like everyone had a great time.

dollybelle said...

Beautiful! I saw the ladies that day with their bracelets! So cute! Sigh.
I met Kristen too! Totally enchanted by her pink buttercream a la jane austen vibe! ;)

Pilar said...

It is always a good day when I get to come up and visit you. : D I hope to see you very soon! xoxoxoxo

Kelly said...

i'm shouting out right back, friend! it was such a fun time. i'm always so happy when i am with you there in your beautiful store. and those were just the sweetest girls. their bracelets turned out so loverly.

Kim Caldwell said...

Love, Love, Love sweet Kristen! Saw the fabulous Jane Austin jumper that Ruth made for her on Saturday. It is simply amazing. One of these days I am going to make a class at your wonderful shop Nancy. . .

Hugs, Kim

An Accomplished Woman said...

Love the jumper but love the bracelet more. Wish I could have come with you... looks like so much fun.

Holly Loves Art said...

What fun! I was fortunate enough to see Maija and Kelly's gorgeous bracelets soon after they left your event! I love your blog!

Los Angeles, CA

Maija said...

You are very sweet! Thanks for making everything so nice, Nancy!

Fleur de Provence said...

Hi, I adore the bracelet. I wish I could take one of your amazing classes.


a-bohemian-market said...

Hi Nancy:
I cannot believe I did not leave a gushing comment regarding what a phenomenal time was had at your shop on Sunday. Please excuse me for being remiss.
Unabashed thanks

kecia said...

dang, i am missing out on all the fun being stuck here in NJ!