Sunday, May 8, 2016

Carnelian Knoll Pink Saturday

I took a trip to Carnelian Knoll last week. On a map it's just slightly to the west of Brigadoon and to the north of Camelot. Happily, Carnelian Knoll comes to life more often than either Brigadoon or Camelot at Crafts on Columbus, an extraordinary art exhibition whose spring show graces my neighborhood each year. There is still one more weekend to see the beautiful creations at Carnellian Knoll. 

The beautiful jewelry on display -- and for sale -- is designed and crafted by my friend, Julie, who is  is wildly talented. I've been drooling over her website for months and seeing her creations in person was a thrill. There were so many lovely pieces to choose from.

There were lots of fun, colorful pieces for every day wear.  

Every pair of earrings was a temptation for me. I had to remind myself several times that I generally wear the same pair of hoop earrings for weeks. It's difficult for me to choose which of these bright beauties would be my favorite pair.  

I was here to take photographs and I was "just looking..." But I happened to have a picture of the dress I bought for M and J's wedding in July and asked Julie what earrings she might recommend to wear with the dress. Her choice was this pair. She had me at "Nineteenth Century French beads..."  

Crafts on Columbus takes places on Columbus Avenue, in back of the Museum of Natural History. The park area in the picture is Margaret Mead Green. It's a beautiful oasis in the middle of Manhattan and a lovely place to spend a spring afternoon.

The Museum is in the background. There are several modern additions, but the original building looks like a castle with towers. If only there were a moat!

I'm adding my Carnelian Knoll adventure to the Pink Saturday fun. I hope you've enjoyed our visit  as much as I have. I also hope you've enjoyed a happy Mother's Day. The weather turned sunny in New York City -- finally! -- and I had a great morning with my college roommate, drinking coffee, laughing, talking recipes and enjoying a walk in the sunshine.  Doesn't get much better.

So much coffee, so little time! As ever, thanks for visiting and enjoy your week.



Love the earrings. Bet they will shine with the dress. looks like a delightful afternoon.

shortybear said...

lovely jewelry

Denise said...

I used to go to craft fairs every weekend. I have lovely things but now spend my time in yoga clothes and rarely wear jewelry. Fortunately, my daughter in law has chosen many of my small purses and jewelry for herself so they have a new home and are getting used again.

JD/ Jill said...

Lovely post, and great jewelry! I'm a newbie at making jewelry, and enjoy seeing what others create.
Thank you for the nice comments on my blog...
I forgot to tell you how I found your blog..through Becky's Hospitality Lane blog. Becky, was one of the first bloggers I had met in real life when I first started blogging.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am drooling over this beautiful jewelry! I love anything handmade...and colorful! Hugs!

Mevely317 said...

What a talent! My own tastes are pretty subdued, but I'm partial to the leaf-green pair.

Hope you'll be sharing a selfie ... the whole ensemble!

Susie said...

Such a beautiful area. I like looking at jewelry, although I never buy it any longer. Funny how I spent years buying nicer and better stuff and now I rarely wear it. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Mildred said...

I adore "going along" on your day trips. What a pretty and peaceful park and museum. Your friend's jewelry display is lovely. I know you had a great day.