Thursday, October 31, 2013


This exquisite pattern is called Portland and was made in 1891 by the 1847 Rogers Brothers. I found four of these serving spoons in my mothers china cabinet many years ago, she passed away 22 years ago and it has taken me that long to take these and make myself two bracelets out of them, one for each arm. I have never found this pattern yet in my ever constant search for beautiful silverware, I shall continue my quest to find a never ending supply of "Portland". 

Friday, October 25, 2013


One of my friend Alanna's favorite things to do when she is up on Prince Edward Island is to comb the beach for goodies like this wonderfully shaped piece of driftwood. When she came back from her last trip to the island she brought me two huge shopping bags full of wonderful pieces of wood, all shapes and sizes. I look forward to my time off from shows in January to put together many more of these wind chimes.