Sunday, June 27, 2010

Gardens = Love + "Green" Giveaway

no one thinks of Houston or Texas as wooded & green,
but it is...

Enclave Townhome Garden

Flagstone Pathway

Stanmore Court in Houston, Entryway to Private Courtyard

Texas Hill Country Estate Garden

Private Estate in the heart of Houston,  pathway with bench

looking back across the vast lawn to the pathway & bench  



Saturday - Saturday

June 26 - July 3, 2010

Winner Announced Tuesday July 5, 2010


summer statement necklace just for fun

Very Large Lime Green Seed Pods, interspersed with Sterling Silver
Hexigon Faceted Beads, Giant Sterling Silver Bali Toggle Clasp,

with designer's signature puffy heart dangle, 17" long.

Clasp can be worn in the back, on the side, or in the front.

winner can choose

lime green or bright aqua blue or jet black seed pods.

matching earwire earrings included

(don't worry, they don't look too big).


be a follower or become a follower &

leave a comment telling why you like this piece of jewelry...

winner to be chosen by random number generator


Charlotta Ward said...

Morning. A sunny Monday morning here in Sydney. Cold and crisp, but stunning!

What amazing gardens Marsha. I am 'a girl of nature' and love gardens and all living things. The first one looks like a sensory dream - so much to see, touch, smell and feel. Beautifully groomed without being tailored or tamed - the way I love it.
No 2 looks like a fantastic place for a stroll. The light is insane!
Would also be very happy to drive through the gate to no 3 every day. What a place!!

Your give away is very generous! I actually think the colour you have chosen to display is fantastic. The lime green would look amazing against a summer tan and teamed with white, which I love to wear when Sydney shows its sunny Summery face!
I too love big, chunky statement pieces. I prefer to wear less than more and hence these larger styles work for me. I also love the simplicity of the beads - they make me think of peas in a pod or unripened chest nuts.

Of course I am a follower. Now and always. You know I love you.

Big hugs from Sydney and wishes of a fabulous new week.

xx Charlotta

P.S. Thanks for the email re Warner. I will go there next.

JennyMac said...

LOVE those pictures and what a spectacular piece of jewelry that would go perfectly with these killer heels I just got! :)Fab giveaway.

Ann said...

Whoa! The photos look as if they could actually be in England. The townhome garden is breathtaking. And that flagstone pathway is charming.
Is there anything Texas doesn't have?

I have just the outfit for the necklace. Keeping the fingers crossed.

Stephanie Savors the Moment said...

What fantastic photos - just beautiful! The necklace is fabulous as well - that is probably my favorite color green and I just love it with the silver toggle clasp!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

WOW! Those are some gardens and this is SOME giveaway.... I am a sucker for lime green and aqua... I bet this piece is stunning in both!

Lise said...

Marsha, beautiful properties, beautiful gardens and a divine piece of jewellery. I love the third picture, looks a little Tuscan....Lise xx

mimi charmante said...

It is so funny because the first time I visited Texas (in Austin) I was searching endlessly for tumbleweeds... I had no idea how diverse the state was!
That green bracelet is FABULOUS! I don't often lean towards color, but when I do, it is that exact shade of green! Love it.
I am already a follower - of course.
Have a marvelous week,

Deanna said...

Dear Marsha, It's been a long time since I lived in the Houston area, but when I did...the flowers and plants were heavenly!
I remember the roses and gorgeous wisteria.

God bless and may you have a great week!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful as always, the pics are superb.


Kathy said...

That is an incredible garden! So much for one to behold! I love it. I have become a follower and would love the necklace - I love green and that particular shade is gorgeous!

Ellie said...

This post speaks to my heart; Green is my favorite color. I'm always looking for hearts in nature. I loved that you shared a side of Texas, that most of us are unfamiliar with!
I love gardens, an escape for the soul~
Did you know in yoga the chakra for the heart is green, also emerald is my birthstone~
What a lovely post and fab jewelry!!! xXx

Plantress said...

I am very much liking the garden views above. I would gladly live in a stone manor house such as the one pictured. You always have such lofty and elegant subjects. I feel a little bit like a poseur sitting here in my gardening shorts and old t shirt. Anyhoo, love the bracelet because of the fresh green color. It reminds me of the annual sweet potato vine that is chartreuse. Very new growth and all that. I love those gardens but they have to come with a gardener to help me! Have a good week.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

As a transplant to living in the desert I miss GREEN. I am a floral and fauna person living in a cactus and rock world. :)

On another note I so appreciate your kind words and support. The beauty of the contest is that your vote is limitless. I did vote for your friend as well as a few other favorites.
I actually would really love to see Zach win. He is SO funny and such an inspiration.

Be blessed dear one.


Oh how lush gorgeous and green!!! My favorite color! And that necklace is just stunning Marsha! Your work is so beautiful. I would absolutely LOVE to win that necklace. As I said, my favorite color is green and it would look just gorgeous with a beautiful strapless dress that I'm planning on wearing to my cousins shower in a few weeks :) Oh and I am most definitely a follower!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, lovely! xoxo

Nuit said...

oh I'd kill for that bright aqua blue necklace.... {ok, not kill but I'd certainly make some major sacrifices}... and those gardens!! my gosh so perfect.

have a lovely day Marsha =D

Sharon said...

Oh, what a beautiful photo essay of the Houston I know and love! It is time for a visit ...

Thank you for the chance to win this fabulous bracelet! I love the color and style.

I am following you on GFC.

Beach Vintage said...

Just lovely pictures of the gardens and surrounds. Love it.

Style Attic said...

OK, my heart totally stopped at the 1st picture. If that was your house, I was coming for a visit!!

I am a follower (check) and I LOVE this piece of jewelry for a couple of reasons: 1st, the colors. It's hip to Go Green, Aqua blue is a shade for all seasons & black is perfection. 2nd, the seed pods are imperfectly perfect, it's like a modern day pearl bracelet all jazzed up. And the puffy heart...I just {heart} it!

A Write Life said...

Those gardens are breathtaking. Wow! Great post.

Renae said...

I love those gardens. I so appreciate beautiful ones but don't have the inclination to 'garden'! xx

joanny said...

Dear Marsha

Beautiful gardens --- an inspiration -- certainly inspiring one to create beautiful jewelry.

A short version of haiku . . describing your necklace.

dew on mi'lady's mantle

drops on silvery chain

little beauties form.


Island Gal said...

Great giveaway! I love it because it goes perfectly with my white silk blouse! ;)

I'm a follower!