Category Archives: Jewelry

Dominion Day in Red and White Gingham

It’s been 150 years since Canada became a nation. July 1st used to be called Dominion Day when I was young. I live in a humungous village with 35 million people! Canada means “village” in Huron-Iroquois, and today our VILLAGE is … Continue reading

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Faux Layers

Layers add interest to an outfit as well as warmth that can be peeled off if need be. But what I like about faux layers is that I can have the look without bulk. Case in point, this lovely turquoise … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Drizzle & Shine!

This month marks one year since my daughter opened her eco boutique in Seattle. I’m very proud of Jean, not only because she started her own business, but because compassion motivated her to make this decision. She explains in this video … Continue reading

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Spring it on

Ahhh the birds are seranading and with the sound of spring comes warmer temperatures, not warm enough for sandals but I can wear shoes! No more winter boots for me! There are so many shades of green and this fresh mint … Continue reading

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These Boots are Made for Walking

It will be time to pack away my winter boots soon (I hope) and bring out my sandals again. I keep a few boots that are transitional and can be worn in spring like these ones that I bought at a … Continue reading

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T-shirt dress for all seasons

When I bought this T-shirt dress at Drizzle & Shine, I knew I’d be able to wear it anytime of the year. My daughter Jean wore hers as a tunic with jeans and I decided to try it too. Perfect … Continue reading

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Brown paper packages tied up in strings

I love it when the postman delivers a package, especially from Drizzle & Shine eco-boutique, which specialize in sustainable clothing. “We specialize in items that are kind to the earth and animals and that are made by people who are treated … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

L’Chaim! Shalom! Classic black for the New Year’s Eve Ball; always in style, never out of date, forever chic. The skirt (Free People) has a sewn-in lace underskirt to look layered. I’m wearing a black shrug over a lace trimmed camisole. … Continue reading

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Schafer Baillie Mansion on Capitol Hill

The Schafer Baillie Mansion is an exquisite Bed and Breakfast on Capitol Hill in Seattle–walking distance from Drizzle and Shine, my daughter’s eco boutique. I wore my new gray Synergy top (fair-trade, made in Nepal) that I bought at Jean’s … Continue reading

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A funny thing happened on the way to the flea market

Actually, it wasn’t really funny, but it sounds like a great title for my post. However, it was an interesting place to take a photo on our way to the Fremont Flea Market. I like industrial art. The green foliage, … Continue reading

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