Puttering around the Humble Bungalow cleaning and sorting some neglected drawers and closets.
I found myself staring at my pearls.
I must commend Mother Nature, as she makes such beautiful gems.
The creamy iridescence glows from within each pearl and when strung together they are like wee lights illuminating the strand.
A joy to wear.
Outside weather was beastly cold and grey.
Wind and pelting raindrops beat like a drum against the windows.
The Humble Bungalow was looking dim and I was feeling it was too dark and gloomy.
Looking on the bright side of cheer I wasted no time in lighting a scented candle.
I grabbed a handful of my pearls and started playing around with the camera.
I have a real weakness for scented candles and find myself buying them up at Home Sense when they are on sale.
Mr. HB finds them a bit over the top...so I usually enjoy them when I am home alone.
I will be wearing these when I finish taking pictures.
Nothing cheers a girl up like some pretty ornamentation.
In the case of pearls I like to think more is better.
cultured classic round
mixed together in several pearly shades.
They do wonders to light up one's face and look especially flattering in candle light.
I am enjoying my pearls mixed with the sweet scent of lilies.
The inclement weather does not bother me much when cocooning indoors with a hot cup of tea
two sleepy cats nearby, a good book to read and a warm scent wafting from a pure white light of a candle.
Hope you are keeping out of mischief.
If I didn't have a good book on the go I might have been tempted to do some online shopping today.
Goodness knows THAT could spell trouble with a capital T.
Spending time gazing at gorgeous things that we don't really need is not the best way to spend a few hours.
Are you tempted by online shopping?
You know what they say...
"Spend in haste repent at leisure."
This week I met up with a reader and her husband who were here waiting for their flight to Europe.
It was a delight to spend some time with K and B and chat while sipping tea and coffee at Murchies.
You might remember that she generously offered to give me her copy of Mamma Never Cooked Like This.
I could not find a copy locally despite months of searching.
Thank you so much K!
I will be wasting no time in making some of Susan's recipes.
Turns out that K gets her hair cut here in town and makes the pilgrimage every other month so I am hoping that we will get together again when they return from their 3 month holiday.
I am so grateful to continue to meet and connect with people through this crazy world of blogging.
Take care as you navigate through your week...don't forget to smile.