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Monday, June 6, 2011

My Secret Shops..revealed..

I want to share ..
.. a few of the wonderful shops I've found (on etsy and no so).
This first post presents..
Alchemy Shop  from Latavia..old Europe. A magical place full of unique vintage 'treasures'...

Tho' I visit almost every day..I have actually only bought one precious 'find' from here..but what a prize! I didn't even fav this one, as I usually do..hesitating, debating, wishing..right into the cart on first sight. Friendly and fast service and..delightful packaging!

I am pondering ..an image for the focal? ..or something else..This is a photo I took of a lonely chapel on a lake..here in São
 Miguel...I'd love some thoughts, comments or opinions..:)

The Lonely Chapel..Nossa Senhoa das Vitorias,Lagoa das  Furnas           

..and another image pendant in the making .. distressed photo print on pyrite stone.


  1. Hi, Maryanne!

    WOW! That really is one gorgeous piece! It somehow reminds me - but has nothing to do with - our traditional portuguese filigree.
    Good luck in finding the perfect photo for it! Sorry I can't help you: I love all your photos!


  2. Wonderful find..the treasure and the shop!! It will become one of my favorites too!!

  3. That really is beautiful...it reminds me of something I can't quite remember. Not very helpful am I? The Catholic schoolgirl in me would love to see a nun in the door

  4. Oooooh wonderful - the little shrine and the beautiful, mysterious, lonely chapel. Both enchanting. I am sure - whatever you do with it - it will be gorgeous.

  5. soo glad to hear from you all..Kris ..wow it was in portuguese filagree..it'd be amazing! I am such a fan..:)