15 May 2009

A New Look

On a fresh note and after a little tinkering with my blog.

I have decided to turn On Comments again.
So hopefully
I can look forward to hearing from you again.

So for something a little different.

I have done with collecting jug's, old books, cutlery etc.

I have satisfied that yearning, I think!

So when asked what I wanted for my birthday last September, I knew exactly what I wanted.

Troll Bead's, which started in Denmark during the Seventies.

Trollbeads is unique jewellery. Each bead has its own little history, taking its inspiration from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity, and last but certainly not least, in the familiar things of everyday living.

Something that I can collect, swap around, something with meaning.

So I asked all of my family and friends to get me something for a Troll Bracelet.

I started off collecting Pink Beads with Pearls and Silver.

I have not shown the Pink collection today.

But I loved the Pearls with the Silver so much I filled a bracelet with them and then started collecting Pinks with Reds.

There are some really pretty glass beads, some semi precious.

But, be warned they are very addictive.

This one below is my latest collection...Sludgy Greens, pale Greens and Browns.

This one is bright Blues, Greens and Turquoise.

There is even a little Silver Charm called Button's!

The very bright Green is called Earth.

Another called Black Marble which has lots of twinkle in black, blue and green.

I have Forget-me-not, The Ocean...got that one when I went on the Caribbean Cruise.
A Lucky Dragon ....

I could go on...

So there you are.

Something to put on your list if you like them as much as I do.

I wear mine always and spend a lot of time just turning the bracelet and admiring them.

Lucky Charms.

I hope they work.
Have a lovely weekend all.




Simone said...

I am so glad that you have turned the commments on again Carol. I have been itching to comment for the past couple of posts! I am enthralled with the Troll Beads! I can feel a collection coming on! I hope you have a wonderful weekend in your beautiful home with your family. x

Mary Poppins said...

Here here Simone, me too, I even tried telepathy but wasn't sure I got through ;) Am so glad I can comment again Carol :)

What beautiful, beautiful beads, they are gorgeous and i love the meaning of them, very special.

I look forward to seeing the pink collection one day, have a lovely weekend in your beautiful home, we have to carry on here at project home sweet home or else it shall never get finished. Can you believe
in my home there is not one fully decorated room yet, I shall plod on and be grateful for what i have got rather than the things i haven't :)



Poppy said...

A comment that you don’t have too reply too! I have really enjoyed reading your posts.
What lovely jewellery, I have so many things I collect and jewellery being one of them, I’m so glad it’s not just me.
Have a lovely weekend…love Lou xxx

Who Lives in a house like this? said...

Love reading your blog and love the photos of your lovely home! Please have a look at my blog if you have a second desperately need a few followers! Jason

MarmaladeRose said...

Hi Carol, I am glad you've turned your comments on. I've wanted to leave a comment recently but was unable to.

Your home is beautiful and I chuckled when I saw Mr N sprawled on the sofa watching telly. I must say If I had a lovely Aga I'd be in the kitchen too! (I'm working on it, it's the running costs that put us off though)

Lastly, I'm just about to send you an email ;)

Love Fi x

Anonymous said...

Your charms are beautiful and they sure worked....... they brought your comments back and with it friends who are interested in you and what you are up to...i have told you before your blog was one of the first i read and i made my own just so i could comment on yours,i decorated my staircase the first christmas on blogger to your playlist remember? waited excitedly for Katie to have Jude,worrying about Guy and crying over his sweet sister,know of your pot of moss,your baby tears creeping around the pond,your joy at getting an allotment, oh i could go on but you get the picture Carol....i was really sad when i read your last post,i thought you were going but i am over the moon to read this one.
Love your friend Kristina XxX

LinenandRoses said...

Glad you've turned your comments on again. Really wanted to comment about how much I love your kitchen. I can understand why you turned them off though.I've been debating whether to turn mine off lately as I just don't have that much time at the moment for commenting on everyone elses and it makes me feel a bit guilty. Love the troll beads. I've never heard of them before so might have to do a bit more research for myself.

Unknown said...

Dont give up your Blog!! I too love seeing pics of your Beautiful home! And I am also glad that you have turned comments on!! FAB Jewellery!! x

Floss said...

Great beads - I had heard of them but didn't know what they were. It's also a very small thing to collect, which has to be good. Please don't feel you have to reply! I think we comment because we liked your post, not because we demand a reply!

Sandi McBride said...

Thank GOD you've turned back on the comments! I love those bracelets...they are beautiful, too beautiful to be called Troll Bracelets, yet it is oddly appealing...love them...love you!
oooo...big hugs to Guy

Cowboys and Custard said...

See how much you were missed Carol...!
I am getting so fussy about jewellery in my old age and just wear the two silver bracelets that P gave me when we got back together again ..I never take them off..only when I had to go in to hospital and I was forced to.
I do love the troll beads and remember the ones you wore on a necklace when you came to Bath.
I must remember to drop hints to family when it comes to my birthday...

Glad you are back 100%..

With love
Michele xxx

Blueberry Heart said...

Hi, I have read your blog for some time now and I must say it is one of my very favourites! I am so pleased you are not calling it a day - yet! I love the bracelets you have shown today, they are very similar in design and sentiment to a range called Pandora, you may have heard of them before. They too are very 'want one, want one!'
Have a lovely weekend
BH x

Lulu said...

glad we can comment now..
lovely bead bracelets..
take care,

periwinkle said...

everybody loves you Carol , you , your family , your gorgeous house cute dog and your lovely troll beads too. Not everyone expects replies all the time . Big hugs :-)
Lisa x

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Hi Carol, I love the Troll beads. It's quite spooky really, because ealier today I was watching a TV programme and there was one of those Troll Dolls in one of rooms from the 1960's. Then later on this afternoon, I was looking for a missing ring in all my little trinket boxes and there I found a Troll keyring that my youngest son won years ago in an Amusement Arcade. D'yer think they're after me? SueX

Unknown said...

Oh Carol I was so anxious last night when i read your post about not blogging anymore... I love your blog, and what may seem ordinary to you is something magical and so interesting to others. And as for you troll bracelet, that is so gorgeous! There is a shop near here that sells similar type of things and I am determined to get one! I love the blues and greens..
Rosie xx

A Farmers Wife said...

Woo hoo!!! Comments back on, yay! Honestly Carol, i was so sad when i thought you might not cayy on your blog, it really is one of my ultimate favourites, i love it soooo much, never get tired of seeing your goegeous home, even more gorgeous Guy and lovely family.
The troll beads are beautiful, my mum was going to start collecting them with her birthday money-must ask her if she did or not?...
Hope you stay sunggled on this drab weekend...
Kirsty x

Bonjade said...

Wauw.....I love that I now can reach you.....I love your blog so much....
And I would love to tell you this but I never reached you. But now, finally...........I love it all.
And these little ones also, I had never seen them before.
If they had them overhere.......
Oh lucky you.
Nice weekend

naomi said...

Hi Have just found blogland and I think your blog is one of the best.I have just started collecting troll beads you have a great collection makes me want to go out and buy more. Have a great weekend.

Country Cottage Chic said...

I'm pleased we can comment again! The beads are very pretty - I hadn't heard of them before.


zmoon said...

Thank you so much!!!! Staying to blog another day, turning the comments back on, and sharing your life with us. You have a unique sweet softness, a beauty and hugginess in your surroundings, your photos, your favorite things. A decidedly romantic sweetness we all need more of in our lives. You remind us of this. I am very grateful for your web presense, your sharings, and your lovely music. :D Please visit my blog if you get a chance. suzimoon.blogspot.com . I'm just starting, but it is so wonderful to express yourself and make new friends in this way.
Big hugs to you, lovely troll beads and all. :D
Suzi (ZMoon)

Lace hearts said...

I love troll beads, though I don't collect them yet. But a couple of my friends have the most gorgeous bracelets. Yours are lovely. x

Sal said...

Oh Carol... I am so glad you have turned on comments as I always read and want to say something in reply!!! Love your beads ;-)

OhSoVintage said...

So pleased we can have contact again. I have a friend who is also a devotee of these troll beads and, as you say, finds them addictive. Friends and family always know what to buy her for birthdays though. Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Ruth x

LiLi M. said...

a blog without comments is a bit like french fries without mayonaise. Not everybody likes the combination but to me french fries are not complete without! Love the troll beads. Wishing you a very nice Sunday!

Pondside said...

I don't know Troll beads, but am now curious.
Lovely posts - don't sweat the blogging. Forget the staging and just chat. That works best, I think.

Claire said...

Well I held back from emailing you as I thought it would be the same as commenting and didnt want you to feel you had to email back so I'm sooooo pleased you put your comments back on, your piccies lately deserve to be in a house magazine, especially the ones of your kitchen and dining area, why not send a magazine an email, I'm sure they would jump to have your house!!
Now those troll beads look beautiful, I imagine they are addictive, especially since you can change them around!
Take care, please shoe more of your gorgeous house and garden pics.........Claire xx

Renaissance said...

These are just lovely oh I can feel a collection coming on!

Calibe'nin Mutfağı said...

Hello Carol, I am very glad to find your very nice blog..You have wonderful handwork and sehr tasteful und lovely furniter..
Many greetings from Germany to you and your family

maureen said...

Hi I found your blog whilst bloghopping. I too collect Troll beads and Lovelinks and sometimes if one catches my fancy 'Pandora' but mainly trolls as I love the bright colours. Lovelinks are more pastel. Like you I have quite a few colours on the go. They are gorgeous to collect arn't they ?
Your whole blog is lovely I will come back and have another look at your older posts.
Maureen :)