Here are some interesting links about Women who have changed our world! Biographies, First Ladies, Women from the early days out West to Women in our present day. Yes, we've come a long way Baby! Click here for Women's History Links International Women's Day is March 8th!
March 17th is St. Patricks Day. Here are some beautiful Vintage Post cards & a sweet Irish poem.
Good luck to charm you, And a sheltering angel
So nothing can harm you, Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you, And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you. May your joys Be deep and many,
May your heart be light and glad,
May you have the best St. Patrick's Day
That you have ever had!
Kimberly Ryan of Shabby Rose Studio shows aperfect example of how to photograph your items with a soft background & adds lace for a romantic feel. This is what the Editors of magazines look for! Keep the background plain or simple, add lace or fabric to outline.
Visit Kimberly's site: The Art Of Kimberly Ryan
Mary Kotulak of Sew Graceful, adds a shabby chic quilt as a perfect background to show off several items and adds pearls for a romantic touch! Visit Mary: A Beautiful array of gifts
Lori Meyst of Camp Divas, uses silk flowers as a background to show off her beautiful collage art framed in rhinestones! Her hand painted China, Murals & tiles are incredible! Visit Lori: Exquisite Handmade Creations
Kerry Newcombe of Shabby Villa, uses art and lace as a background to show off this gorgeous hand painted vintage vase! See all her vintage pretty one of a kind finds. Visit Kerry: Fabulous finds!
Karen Ingraham of Teacups and Roses, uses soft rose wallpaper to match up to the roses of her beautiful rose architectural shelf. Visit Karen: Beautiful Tea accessories & Home decor!
Debra Ferries of Anna V Jewelry, uses black to add drama and show off her exquisite vintage brooch! Gorgeous vintage jewelry, purses & one of a kind hand made crsytal Jewelry! Visit Debra: Custom Crystal & Pearl Jewelry!
Debra Aguilar of Shabby City, shows off her charming jewelry using a blurred effect of roses as a background. One of a kind earrings, Gorgeous Charm boxes for weddings & baby gifts and charm key chains that keep photos of loved ones close by! Visit Debra: Very "Charming"Jewelry!
The two birthstones for March are aquamarine and bloodstone.
The name aquamarine is derived from the Latin word aqua, meaning water, and marina, meaning the sea. This gemstone was believed to protect sailors, as well as to guarantee a safe voyage. The serene color of aquamarine is said to cool the temper, allowing the wearer to remain calm and levelheaded. Its pale, cool color beautifully complements spring and summer wardrobes. Aquamarine is most often light in tone and ranges from greenish blue to blue-green; the color usually is more intense in larger stones. This gemstone is mined mainly in Brazil, but also is found in Nigeria, Madagascar, Zambia, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
The second birthstone for March is bloodstone, a dark-green jasper flecked with vivid red spots of iron oxide. This ancient stone was used by the Babylonians to make seals and amulets and was believed to have healing powers — especially for blood disorders. It is sometimes called the martyr's stone as legend tells that it was created when drops of Christ's blood stained some jasper at the foot of the cross. Generally found embedded in rocks or in riverbeds as pebbles, primary sources for this stone are India, Brazil, and Australia.