We have a wonderful neighborhood coffeehouse/pub that is a regular gathering place for those who live nearby. It is essentially my second kitchen - as we are there several times a week for coffee, breakfast or dinner. There are several large tables which seat about a dozen people - it is what my husband, who spent 18 months living in Germany calls a stammtisch.
|Photo credit: Scarlet Mare Studio|
The past couple of times we've run into Jonathan at breakfast on the weekend, I've been in my sweats, sans earrings. Last Sunday, as we were headed out the door, I thought I'd better wear a pair, just in case. I was wearing an aqua colored hoodie, so I grabbed these wire
He also had a surprise for me - two pairs of beautiful sapphire and oxidized silver earrings! He said this is a new design for him - and he explained to me how the earrings were crafted (and I use that word very intentionally - jewelry artists are craftspeople) - rolling out the silver from the ingot, hand forming the bowl and bezel, oxidizing the silver for color, setting the stones and fixing the earwire. I love them - and will be wearing them a lot.
I think the universe is on my side. Til next time...