31 responses

  1. Julia
    November 23, 2010

    I appreciate your approach to advertising and making money from your writing. I think you have it right; no one minds if you make a living from your writing, as long as you don’t lose the voice that we all enjoy.

  2. Kcecelia
    November 23, 2010

    Wonderful. I too can get lost in dreamy online jewelry browsing. I must have this Art Deco brooch! (Unsure if comments section create live links, but just in case.) http://www.beladora.com/viewitem.asp?idProduct=291&priceRange=0x999999

  3. hostessofthehumblebungalow
    November 23, 2010

    I have a weakness for jewelry…I have tried to convince myself otherwise many times.
    I adore vintage gems…and I have visited this lovely site, they have an incredible assortment of tempting pieces…hope that you find something lovely for yourself Lisa.

  4. donna
    November 23, 2010

    I’ve thought of monetising too so would be really curious to know how that turns out. Your sponsor has lovely things so that is a plus and even fun!

  5. The Preppy Princess
    November 23, 2010

    Another exquisite line, “…the stuff of dreams, a tool of power, glitter in a monotone day.” Just splendid, it packs a wallop, as do the goodies you shared from a shop I love.

    The midcentury charm bracelet is calling my name, I just know it is, and I will admit to lusting in my heart.
    tp

  6. Miss Janey
    November 23, 2010

    And again, Miss J pondering why money doesn’t actually grow on trees… Coveting ALL these treasures.

  7. Town and Country Mom
    November 23, 2010

    Please just forward the last three items on your list to my husband and parents. ;) I will definitely check the website, if only to dream and, well, procrastinate.

  8. Town and Country Mom
    November 23, 2010

    Ack! How did that manufactured emoticon get there?! I must be more careful–I only do original emoticons, and then quite rarely.

  9. A Farmer’s Wife
    November 23, 2010

    Lisa – You write a lovely blog that I am sure you put quite a bit of work into. It also gives many people pleasure to read it. If you can make some money from it I think that is fantastic. I completely understand your view about sponsored posts though.

    The jewelry is absolutely beautiful.

  10. La Belette Rouge
    November 23, 2010

    Put me down for one of those vintage charm bracelets. Love it!xo

  11. Susan Benford
    November 23, 2010

    Be still my beating heart — can I refer this blog post in explaining why I didn’t get that Thanksgiving cooking started this afternoon?!??

    Cheers to you for trying to make some money from your wonderful blog. Perhaps a book is in your future???

  12. Terri
    November 23, 2010

    Hmm, you have me wondering about the charm bracelet I wore, let’s see, 35 years ago. Whatever became of it?

  13. Lisa
    November 23, 2010

    Julia – Thank you. I really appreciate your voice in this.

    Kcecelia – Oh that brooch is just gorgeous. I love the “spray” motif.

    Hostess – Jewelry doesn’t harm anyone, right?:).

    Donna – I will give everyone updates as we go. Transparency, as they say.

    TPP – Oh thank you Princess. I can see you with a charm bracelet, especially one so mid-century. It’s also pretty preppy. Did you see the sailboat?

    Miss Janey – If you ever figure that one out, please let me know.

  14. Lisa
    November 23, 2010

    Town and Country – Yes. Of course. I will send it expedited.

    A Farmer’s Wife – You are so kind. Thank you so much for your support.

    La Belette – You bet honey!

    Susan – Feel free to use Privilege as an excuse for all kinds of chicanery:).

    Terri – Probably squirreled away, somewhere, adorably. Let us know if you find it.

  15. Susan
    November 23, 2010

    The antique jewelry on this site is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. And, I think you did an excellent job of explaining the ad and your comments.

  16. Karena
    November 23, 2010

    Lisa, I adore the brooch. Thank you for sharing such fabulous jewels with us!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

  17. Reggie Darling
    November 23, 2010

    If Reggie were a girl, and he is not, he would kill to have that gold charm bracelet. Marvelous!

  18. Flo
    November 24, 2010

    From the voice of the artful cousin [“artsy” = pejorative, being halfway to artsy-fartsy and/or artsy-craftsy]: I will happily take the beautiful Etruscan brooch to my friend the metalworker and have her reproduce the articulations enough times into choker necklace, perfect with my mostly black linen [Florida, you know] wardrobe. Wish I had it to wear tomorrow.

  19. Duchesse
    November 24, 2010

    I can get happily lost in Beladora’s offerings and also BeladoraII- many treasures there. You should have the charm bracelet!

  20. Tabitha
    November 24, 2010

    I must find a sugar daddy to buy me the first earrings, they are so exquisite

  21. Ash’s Mum
    November 24, 2010

    LOVE the dangling diamond earrings! need a way to earn enough money to afford those beauties!!

  22. metscan
    November 24, 2010

    I feel very much ok with your relationship with Beladora. Congratulations! Although estate and vintage jewelry are not my ” thing “, I love to see them on others. Keep doing the great work : ) Mette

  23. Lisa
    November 25, 2010

    Power tools and power jewels are always good around here.
    Happy Thanksgiving my dear….with 18 for dinner you will probably read this next week.
    Have a good one and have them do the dishes!
    Lisa

  24. Buckeroomama
    November 25, 2010

    All lovely pieces… especially the the charm bracelet and the one with the turquoise. Unfortunately jewelry is a bit wasted on me. I don’t give them the proper respect they deserve (that explains the diamond earrings and pendant wedding gift from my husband that I seem to have misplaced!).

    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  25. Marge Hess
    November 26, 2010

    Wonderful pieces. As for your sterling charm bracelet, why not try theold tin foil/baking soda trick? It’s not like it’s an old piece.
    Have a great holiday!

  26. Hill House Ramblings
    November 26, 2010

    Ohhh. I didn’t think anything could wake me out of my Post-Turkey Day stupor, but those earings certainly did! And that charm bracelet is gorgeous!

    H.H.

  27. pve
    November 26, 2010

    I love knowing that my daughter will inherit the family gems!
    Even if some came out of a “Cracker jacks box!”
    Congrats on the sponsor – your blog is full of privilege indeed.
    pve

  28. Twenty Four At Heart
    November 26, 2010

    I have such a weakness for jewelry. I collect it because I love shiny things and it’s just so FUN. How often do i wear what I have? Not very often. I need to remedy that ….

  29. The Cape House
    November 27, 2010

    I’m sorry to have been so absent lately. I just stopped in today and wanted to say that your new layout is wonderful – sleek and clean with just the right amount of embellishment. Have a great weekend.

  30. Patsy
    November 29, 2010

    I have a mid to late century gold charm bracelet that I love to pieces! My father traveled for work (a lot) and brought my mom charms from far away places. She gave them to my sisters and I for our 30 birthdays – I think we got 9 each – and I’ve added a few of my own over the years.

    I throw my sterling charm bracelet into my jewelry tumbler – clean and shiney, easy peasy.

  31. PutuEka
    November 30, 2010

    unique jewelry in your wishlist
    hopu you can get those jewelry

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