Monday, December 28, 2009

Two Favorite Purchases 
I have been MIA for the past week, so now have tons to do to whip my blog into shape!

First, I hope everyone had the merriest of holidays and will have a happy, healthy, and creative new year! I'm looking forward to all the possibilities that a new year can hold.

Second, but no less important, I'd like to show off two creations I acquired during the holidays. Both are jewelry pieces and are from two of my team members at Inspiration Avenue.

The first I purchased as a gift, and when I saw it I thought twice about giving it because I wanted it for myself! But the angel on my shoulder prevailed over the devil on the other shoulder and I gave it to the intended recipient who was absolutely ecstatic!  It is a gorgeous key holder by Mana Moon Studios. I am going to browse her shop again as soon as my bank account recovers from the holidays... Please visit and see for yourself how exquisite are her creations!

I purchased the second item after my holiday shopping was finished so happily decided I would keep this one for myself (it feels so wicked to do that during Christmas). This is from my team member Pat. Pat actually has three Etsy shops (!) :  She shows her wonderful photography at Photogenic Gallery; she has a vintage shop 2nd Generation Vintage with all sorts of interesting discoveries; and she sells her handmade jewelry at PatK860 Jewelry Designs, which is where I found this amazing necklace. I love the soft peachy color and the beautiful Asian-looking focal bead. Visit all three of her shops and you will be in for a treat!

There are so many talented members at Inspiration Avenue, each with her own unique creative style! Each member has a blog and at least one Etsy shop ~ visit each one for a truly inspiring experience!


  1. Hi Maggie,
    Whenever I buy the perfect gift, that greedy me wants to keep it all for herself.
    Aren't you so proud to be a member of IA?
    All that talent...
    yourself included girlfriend!
    xox, Lisa
    PS: Thank you for the sweet, thoughtful comments, they really make me feel connected :)

  2. Ooh Maggie stop showing me photos of gorgeous things, I'm jealous lol!

    I have one of Sharon's keychains too - it's one of my favourite things :)

    Both these pieces are beautiful! x

  3. ooo ... i've been lucky enough to own one of sharon's keychains thru a giveaway :)) and i'm still in awe and have to touch and feel it everyday :))

    i agree totally with lisa :)) all that talent in IA ... we're gonna rule the world!! :)


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