Just today I got an email from the granddaughter of the original owner of my 1942 home. Speaking of her grandmother fondly, the email stated that "The little blue flowers blooming outside of where the sunroom windows were are called Stars of Bethlehem. She would not allow the area to be mowed until the flowers had completely died! No matter how tall the grass got!"
It's just one of many mysteries slowly being uncovered here at Westover Oaks, and I've had the privilege of connecting with some souls who can link my present to the past of this house, and fill in the empty spaces of my knowledge.
Spring here is magical, as I've said before. Tiny blooms burst forth, some known to me and others a colorful enigma of petals and pastime. The Stars of Bethlehem are still there. Daffodils, azaleas, hydrangeas, lillies, camellias, confederate jasmine, black eyed susans... each in turn. Each a nod to the hands that built a home from a house of wood.
I find myself immensely happy in this space of the world. I find myself designing my life more and more as I design my work... it's a thoughtfulness, an intention, but also ample amounts of play. It's been a joyful spring here, one that truly feels like a new beginning.
I pray that yours is just as well.
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These rings have been etched with a henna-inspired pattern designed by yours truly and topped with rusting sterling blossoms. Hand cut. Formed. Soldered. Set. With love, from Carolina.
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Solid Sterling Construction.
100% Built by Hand.
Wide band will best fit a size 6.5 finger.