Monday, August 1, 2011

Pearls, Peas and Purple Beans

What a lovely surprise was waiting for me at the Post Office today.   I knew it was on it's way, but it was still a surprise to actually see it in person.   I recently won a beautiful pearl and leather bracelet from a giveaway the very sweet and uber talented Mickey had over at Nicholas Landon Jewelry.  It's from her Jackie Kennedy line, and here's what is written about it . . .

Le Classique Freshwater pearls
Our own cut and rolled by hand leather…the quintessential set of pearls knotted on fine leather gracefully encircles the wrist for an instant look of simple elegance…this classic set reminds me of the famous pearls worn by Jackie Kennedy...i think she would have loved that she could wear these sailing, swimming or for a stroll along the beach...

Let me say, these are the very first real pearls I have ever owned and I absolutely adore this bracelet!  I put it on as soon as I opened it and let me tell you, it felt luxurious and I am spoiled.  Just look at me wearing it to the shore  for some beach combing! 

 Back home I headed out to the garden to harvest some of my peas that seemed to have appeared almost overnight.  
This is my first year for growing peas and didn't get the early start on them like I know you're supposed to do, but I remembered I had a special little covered aluminum pea pot that I ran inside to get to harvest them with. 
And here are my organic purple beans that I grew from seed too. 

Fun with peas and pearls!

Then add some purple beans and marvel at the surprise on the inside.  Yes, they are green too!!
Henri took this picture today while I continued to beach comb.
Henri, who of the two of  us, was the first to own a real pearl (also from Mickey).  You can read all about it here.   I still can't believe I won this gorgeous bracelet, but it has fast become a cherished treasure from a very special blog friend.  Thank you so much Mickey! 


Anonymous said...

That's a very sweet bracelet indeed. I'm going to go check out her Jackie Kennedy styles!

jojo said...

it's beautiful! Congratulations on the win and on your first crop of peas. Ours are just coming in's been a strange growing season this one. take care..;j

Country Girl said...

Wow - lucky you to have won! I loved your purple beans. Very tasty. I wish it was still pea weather here. They're my favorite.

That didn't sound right.

Jo (Pieceful Afternoon) said...

Oh lovely - a nice bracelet for a nice person. The pictures are great - love the purple and green peas. No peas in my garden this year - too rainy and cold - but I got some at the farm stand - delicious.

regan said...

That bracelet is gorgeous! I will be checking her site asap! Thanks!

Privet and Holly said...

I'd say that
bracelet was
absolutely meant
for you, Lili!
And your aluminum
pot is really cute.
One of my bestie
just started to
collect aluminum
and I found a piece
for her this week
at GW; so fun.
xx Suzanne

Tracey said...

Oh Lili the bracelet is beautiful!! How wonderful that you won it!! And all of your photos are gorgeous as always...enjoy your goodies from the garden!!!

Happy Summer ~


:) T

Samantha said...

Gorgeous stuff! I'm in love with all the sea glass.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said... happy you love your bracelet. it looks beautiful on you...of course anything would! those peas look really yummy. the purple beans are fascinating! much love, mickey

Robin Larkspur said...

I have been reading your blog since sometime in January of 2011 and love every post. You are a most delightful blogger and photographer and have enjoyed your posts tremendously. I would so love to live in Maine myself, but that is not to be (I'm in Syracuse NY). I don't believe I have ever commented here though. The artistic post today with your beautiful pearls and garden gems is beautiful. Please keep blogging; you would be sorely missed.

Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Lili, I'm back at your blog. The pearls are elegant with a rugged side to it. I didn't know pearls and leather could blend together so beautifully. The bracelet looks good on you. I also read you Henri Gets to Eat Cake post. The black pearl necklace with the FEARLESS stamped metal is so manly - so right for your husband. The pearls, the peas and the purple beans, your photos, the snapshot taken by Henri... everything blends beautifully together as well. A delightful post indeed.


jennyfreckles said...

It's so true that pearls compliment our skin tones and they always look so expensive. Lucky you! It's gorgeous. And kudos for those equally gorgeous vegetables (speaking as one who just got all excited about two home-grown tomatoes!)

Rain said...

Oh Lili-beautiful bracelet-so elegant and for gardening too!! The purple beans are wonderful-this year I miss my scarlet runners and so do the hummingbirds! Want to try some of the purple beans next yr-got a lovely purple pepper at the farmers market last week-special!!~~Rain

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The bracelet is just pretty -congrats!!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Hey gorgeous girlfriend,

I'm back in YOUR neighborhood now.

Let's get together!!!!!



hometown girl said...

the bracelet is just lovely, how wonderful for you!! i love your fresh pea photo, reminds me of my papa's garden. i'd eat them right out of the pods :) xo susan

Lee said...

WOW- love the pea bowl- how cool!! That bracelet is awesome! Enjoy.