Friday, December 7, 2012

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab

A friend of mine recently introduced me to this fantastic artisan perfume company, Black Phoenix Alchemy LabTheir perfume oils are very high quality, mixed to order, and smell amazing!  Do yourself a favor and check them out....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

color at night...

Rich, saturated colors come into their own at night, illuminated by candles and soft lighting...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Imagine having the opportunity to sit at a glorious desk like this one?  If this wouldn't resurrect the dying art of letter-writing, nothing would!
photo credit:  Vogue

Monday, September 3, 2012

Euphoria Lucid Dreams

Just discovered this mixed-media artist on Etsy; I love her work!  Click here to visit her shop.

Friday, August 24, 2012


 "What are those of the known, but to ascend and enter the Unknown?" ~Walt Whitman

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The art of itKuPiLLi

Some of you may already be familiar with itKuPiLLi, a quirky California artist whose work I love, especially her darker images.  Visit her blog here and her Etsy site here

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Dream Within a Dream ~ Edgar Allan Poe

Take this kiss upon the brow!
          And, in parting from you now,
          Thus much let me avow-
          You are not wrong, who deem
          That my days have been a dream;
          Yet if hope has flown away
          In a night, or in a day,
          In a vision, or in none,
          Is it therefore the less gone?
          All that we see or seem
          Is but a dream within a dream.

          I stand amid the roar
          Of a surf-tormented shore,
          And I hold within my hand
          Grains of the golden sand-
          How few! yet how they creep
          Through my fingers to the deep,
          While I weep- while I weep!
          O God! can I not grasp
          Them with a tighter clasp?
          O God! can I not save
          One from the pitiless wave?
          Is all that we see or seem
          But a dream within a dream?

Friday, June 29, 2012

Saturday, June 9, 2012


I've always been intrigued by masquerade parties - they promise a night of sensuality and mystery.  I even think it would be a great wedding theme.  If you're feeling the need to "get masked", shop at Masked Enchantment on Etsy.  Marissa's Venetian-style masks are gorgeous!  Below are some of my faves.

Monday, March 26, 2012

PreRaphaelite totes and Tshirts

Do you love PreRaphaelite art as much as I do?  How about a shirt or tote bag with your favorite painting on it?  Visit The Legacy of the Cauldron to find your favorite...