Monday, October 31, 2011

from the studio.....

Being snowed in isn't all that bad when you have a ton of designing to get done!  Here are some of my latest creations..........

one of a kind lauren hampton petite buckle with antique buttons

another one of a kind with more antique buttons....

lauren hampton one of a kind "liz" buckle 

lauren hampton one of a kind "diana" buckle

lauren hampton one of a kind agate buckle with chain and rhinestone accents

lauren hampton one a of kind "give a hoot" buckle

lauren hampton petite one of a kind "barbara" buckle

lauren hampton one of a kind western inspired black and red "karen" buckle

happy halloween....

Thought I would share some Halloween ideas with you today.....

These cookies are so cool and the design on top may look hard to do but is actually just circles drawn with icing and then you drag a toothpick through to make them look like a web!  Happy Halloween!

Click Here to get the recipe from pacificthyme.blogspot


The number of your house using spooky plates!

Very cute....just paint it on three boards and tack up....

What a great idea for a Halloween bar!

Can anyone relate???


snow...

It was a crazy weekend here in Connecticut!  A big snow storm blew in here Saturday and left over 700,000 people without electricity!  Many schools are closed (my daughter is thrilled of course!) and there are power lines and trees down.  It's getting back to normal slowly and its actually sunny and in the 50's today.  I've been locked away creating for trunk shows!  I'll be posting some new designs to share with you...   Have a great day and Happy Halloween.......


Friday, October 28, 2011

happy friday....

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  They are predicting snow here (not much, just an inch or so) this weekend (UGH!).  Hopefully Mr. Snow will not show!


trending.....

From top left:  Kenneth Jay Lane, Alexis Bittar, ABS Pave Chain, David Yurman Bracelet, Ippolita Silver Graduated Link Necklace, Taonino Lamborghini Triple Ring Bracelet.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

my truth this week....


a little bit of yum...

It's kind of chilly and overcast here so this fall dessert is looking really good!  Perfect with a cup of coffee in the morning or after a nice dinner........thought I would share this little recipe with you...



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

come on in....

Hope everyone is having a beautiful day.... Here is a little photo tour of my favorite places/spaces in our home and a peek into my studio.  As you can see I love vintage!

I love cherubs.....

Absolutely obsessed with clocks.... got this pocket watch hanging clock at a flea market..

Love my antique botttle/perfume/jar collection....

romantic crystals.....

my antiques sign from a flea market.....

antique singer sewing machine on display with antique books....

Cool old clocks...


from my antique plate and teacup collection....

ready for a cocktail...  my crystal ice bucket and vintage inspired cocktail shaker from William Sonoma

One of my favorite signs........

love these simple botanicals......


above a door......

My studio.......organized!

My little handmade sign for my studio made with vintage lace and vintage buttons....

My workbench....  framed photo upper right of one of my belts in Connecticut Magazine

Drawers and drawers of components for each catalog piece!

Belt straps.......

More belt straps......

The dummy........with lots of jewelry being worked on for an upcoming trunk show....

Monday, October 24, 2011

silver....

These are a few that I designed that will be available at Helen Ainson next week....







silver inspirations....

Got a call this weekend from Erica, the owner of Helen Ainson in Darien....  The trunk show belts are still selling but they are in need of some silver belts so I needed some photo inspiration.....