Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Daffodil Season

This is such a beautiful time of year. Everywhere I look blossoms are appearing, flowers are bursting into bloom and the air is so fragrant.  I'm reminded of a William Wordsworth poem I studied long ago in an English literature class: 

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

In this blog I will be showcasing three shops, Joyflower, Yankee Burrow and Ancient Oils.

To celebrate this season, I've  chosen a stunning Spring Fashion Hand Painted Charmeuse Silk Poncho by Kristin Joy Light at Believe it or not, this silk poncho is actually a silk square that can be worn in a variety of ways. I love the rich coral red and magenta colors. If you check this out on the website, you will see illustrations of how to tie it in different ways to achieve different effects. You can also see a brief video overview of the process of silk painting at 

Having just returned from South Africa, I was immediately drawn to Debbi and Amanda's shop, Yankee Burrow where I found this beautiful  African beaded necklace, brown and green created by Debbi for

Perfect for spring, the green and brown beads are interspersed with silver and wood to add to the African feel of this unusual piece.  

I love chocolate so, when I saw Mint with Chocolate Swirls Luxury Soap by Lilly DelValle, I was blown away! Imagine bathing in chocolate mint!
This soap is made with real Cocoa butter, peppermint essential oil and real cocoa powder for swirls. Whether you are using this in the day or at night, it is sure to soothe you and leave you with a feeling of well-being. Lilly  works with Essential Oils due to their Healing and Spiritual properties. Be sure to visit her shop for a delicious experience at

I hope that you have enjoyed this blog and that it will heighten your spring experience.


  1. Awesome spring round-up and thanks for showcasing my hand painted silk ruana, it's a scarf that you can wear like a poncho - and it's just as good over a sweater in cool weather - in other words, it's very wearable!

    I love the daffodils!


  2. What a nice way to welcome in Spring!
    This is a lovely assortment of items.
    Thanks for including my Mint soap with chocolate swirls!


  3. love that scarf of joy's!
    thanks for the feature.