There is a big cold front that is supposed to drop into my neck of the woods today. It appears that our beautiful fall is coming to a chilly end. As seasons go, fall is usually my favorite, followed closely by summer. While the colors of autumn have my heart, there is nothing I love quite as much as the warm sun shining on my face. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to cold temperatures. From today until April I’ll wear no less than 2-3 layers.
Not once, but twice last week, I found myself in a conversation that centered around the art of lingering.
As I sit here, writing away on a Monday night, ‘Love Actually’ playing in the background, a dog snuggled up next to me I can’t help but feel thankful. Thankful for this wonderful little place in the blogosphere that has made the world feel a little smaller, that has allowed me to connect with people many miles away…foodies, photographers, writers and artists.
Natha Perkins is one of them. Natha sent me a kind email when she found my posts about our summer vacation in Colorado, and time spent at the Boulder Farmers’ Market. We share a love of vegetarian cooking and farmers’ markets. She is the owner of a small metal smithing studio, Luscious Metals, located near the foothills of Boulder that creates ecologically sustainable jewelry. Her pieces are beautifully and individually made.
I know this because she sent me one. A lovely, mixed metal necklace from her Sweetheart Collection that has the names of my three boys alongside stones hand chosen by Natha. I’m a person that loves simple, meaningful jewelry. This necklace is both.
And now I’d like to share her work with you….
To enter to win a $75 gift certificate to put toward the purchase of your own Luscious Metals necklace (or earrings or bracelet) just share below in the comments what’s on YOUR Christmas list this year, or maybe one of the best gifts you’ve been given in Christmas’ past.
*This giveaway will end on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The winner will be chosen by random drawing using the ‘Pick Giveaway Winner’ plugin.
It’s been so beautiful here lately. The leaves are mostly down with their show, but sun has been out, making it just nice enough to be outside. We’ve been cramming in as much outdoor time as we can after school before the sun goes down. Sunset is just way to early in my opinion…dark by 5:30? No, thank you.