Kellee called today to tell me about the exciting things happening at the studio . . . several of the things we’ve been working on for the last few months are starting to arrive and she wanted me to let you know! Beginning with our Girlfriends Charm. They’re here! And they’re gorgeous! MUSICA, yes. xo
Pretty in pink and decked in flowers, engraved on the sterling silver core with “Girlfriends” on one side, and ♥SB on the other. Yes, it has hearts! Isn’t it wonderful? I’m so happy! You can read about it by going Here.
The Girlfriend Dream Charm comes in a clear bag with this quote-card to make a perfect gift for the mom, sister, and best-friend girlfriends we could not live without.
And that isn’t all . . . look at this! ↑↓
Oh yes, the Martha’s Vineyard ♥ SB Dream Charm is here too . . . so we know we’re not the only ones. ♥
I love the swirly ocean on the Martha’s Vineyard charm.
Our new ♥SB Dream Charms fit all the popular bracelets out there ~ they look so pretty together on a chain or ribbon around your neck too. In one month, a third charm will be arriving to join the others. It will invoke the green vistas and winding hedgerows of the English countryside and will be engraved “A FINE ROMANCE.”
I could just cry!
But there’s still another surprise: Do you remember my bobeche (bow-besh)? It’s that little saucer in the photo above that sits on the top of any candlestick. Once in a while you can find them with dangles, like mine with the stars. I bought these somewhere years and years ago and use them for Christmas, New Years, winter breakfast parties, or summer nights outside under the moon. I just love the way the stars twinkle in the candlelight. Originally the saucers were designed to catch melting wax from the candle, but I still use them even though my favorite Swedish candles don’t drip . . . because they’re so pretty.
Because I love them so much, I have looked for years for these same bobeche for you, but to no avail. I could not find them anywhere. I found other shapes, but no stars, and my heart was set on the stars. So after last year, when they were the sparkling centerpiece on my sideboard for the YANKEE Magazine shoot (the holiday issue with my house at Christmas comes out at the end of next month ~ see? We thought it would never get here, and now we’re almost there!), I thought, that’s it, these bobeche are too darling, maybe I could have them made? And so I did! Proving once again, as my mother always says, “where there’s a will there’s a way.” And they just came in!!! We have them as a pair and they’re a bit expensive, but they last forever and ever. You can pass them on. You can give them as a wedding present. They are worth it. And, the good news is, this is only September, plenty of time to find a good sale, save some money, and then come spend it on bobeche!
And speaking of sparkle, NOW LOOK! Are you kidding me? This too?
Yes, indeedy! These brand new Emma cups honoring Beatrix Potter have just arrived. Bunnies on the outside, birds on the inside. We have them! I have my name all over one of them (I know, you’re shocked!), being shipped to the island even as we speak! And we have the cutest new Emma linens too . . .
And that’s the big news for now.
Here we are, still in Kansas today, with the view from our window of the cutest van in the whole world. Last night at Watermark Books in Wichita, we had our last book signing until our second printing comes in (at the end of Oct). If any of you want a first edition copy of A FINE ROMANCE, you can still get them at the normal retail price. We saved some extra boxes of first editions, brought them with us, signed them, and left them with the bookstores as we went along, but they are going fast. You’ll find phone numbers beneath each of the dates on the EVENT PAGE. Lots of photos of the book signings and many of the wonderful people we met along the way are there too.
I can’t tell you what a complete joy this last month has been to me. Meeting so many of you, wandering the country, a true joy. Our book has been a blessing in more ways than one. A little time off will be nice, a visit with my dad will be wonderful, and then more events when we get to California. And in between, I’ll meet you right here! Bye for now! Happy weekend Girlfriends! ♥ xoxo