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Monday, November 17, 2008

Glitters...

Hello folks!

Yes, it's Monday...do we say thank goodness it's Monday?

So many reasons to love Monday...and let me count the ways!

M of Misanthrope is hosting Fun Monday this week...yup, yup, I'm back with my Busy Monday stuff here!

M (no, not Bond's M, another M!) says --

Do you have a piece of jewelry or other item that holds great personal significance for you, and that you wear or keep with you every day? Show us a photo of your talisman, and tell us why it is so important to you.

I love this week's theme...so here goes;

My love for pearls...yes, like my friends always associate it with me! LOL

I love pearl accessory, they're classic, elegant, feminine and it's good to be minimalist, right?



The, my love for butterflies...

This is for a hair pin...I got this in one of my travel to Europe. I rarely use this though, it always makes my hair overdressed! LOL

But I love this!



Here are a mix of my pearls and butterfly necklaces and pendants and earrings collection. They may look familiar to some of you as I have showed this in one of our Fun Mondays when we featured our collections!

The one to the left of the red pendant is butterfly pendant on top of a heart. Both the butterfly and the heart has diamond studs (little ones!).



This one is a personal favorite of mine! the pendant is attached to the chain and you just need to slide it to adjust the length, something like that! I had this made when I was in Italy. I always wear this with my black turtle neck blouse.



So, this is me wearing the necklace! This was taken years ago, when I was working with a Software Development Company...

Please excuse my grumpy look, this is how Mariposa looks after being up for 48 hours! And you may discount the smile...I always smile...even when I'm pissed! LOL



This is another butterfly necklace and earrings! It's a set...I wear this for special occasions...

The ring is not part of the set, but it means a lot to me as it's a gift from an old friend when I was still in college.



And what I can't leave the house without?!

These rings!!!

That butterfly ring from my friend...a snake ring...the tribal ring in my thumb...and the one on my left hand is a star and moon ring!

And while some people may frown at my hands, I don't care...I love it!



I have some other jewelry...the ones that makes the IT Guy shift from a bf role to bodyguard role when I'm wearing them, but I can't find my camera right now. I think I left it at IT Guy's car yesterday...so I hope you excuse me for my cheat today as all this photos has been blogged already...

Last year was a memorable year as it caused quite a damaged to my collection, I lost pair 2 pairs of earrings while at the mall!!!

But one thing I learn about buying jewelry, never get something that you can't afford to lose!

Last week, I did a quick review on Quantum of Solace and promise to make another one for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. I did watch it Saturday evening with IT Guy and it was fun...fun...FUN!

The opening of the movie was a bitter sweet cute scene, with Alex being away from his Dad and calling his Dad while he was floating at the sea!

Then the fun began...starting with their air adventure! What a flight it was...

Then comes Alex reunion with the his family...

Ah, I want this only to be a quick review...so let me just say we had fun. IT Guy was laughing the whole time...obviously he loves it! I on the other hand...well, I had fun, but I'm not just as passionate about it as I am with James Bond and other action movies...I guess because I can relate more of guns than animal species?! (Yeah, you can laugh but I mean it!)

Monday will not be complete, so here is my take for Music Monday, I Just Don't Want to Be Lonely by Ronnie Dyson...this is my favorite version!

And what prompted me to post this song? Well, this was played in the cab on the way home while I was from the bank this morning...and it get stuck in my head!

In 1973, Ronnie had released the Thom Bell
produced album 'One Man Band' for the CBS imprint,
an album that included this song -
Just Don't Want To Be Lonely
(covered a year later by the group the Main Ingredient).





ADDED:

Took me long to find the theme for this week's Manic Monday, turns out, Mo, moved it to a new site...and since I've been away from Busy Monday...I just saw it now.

The theme for this week is SEASON! So this is my last minute...MANIC contribution!

“And you would accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.” - Kahlil Gibran quotes

I wish everyone a Musical and Fun...Manic Monday!

For for MUSIC, please check SMID...

For more FUN...please the lovely M at Misformisanthrope...

And if you are feeling rather MANIC, check Manic Monday!

32 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

An absolutely crazy post and I adore it! I was wondering when it would get to the Manic Monday prompt! The jewellery is very pretty, but you surprised me when you chose a quote from Kahlil Gibran! I so love his work!

brocasarea said...

watch my mom presented to me after my 10th...just love it!!:)...

soccer mom in denial said...

I might ride cabs more if they played music like that! Great story.

Happy Monday.

Southern Sage said...

if I didn't know better I'd say you liked butterflies!
You make grumpy look good!

IamwhoIam said...

You do nothing small do you? You have pretty little hands and I don't think I would look even human after 48 hours awake. Oh wait I don't look all the good after 8 hours of sleep.

And love the pengins in M2.

Jan said...

Mariposa, Welcome back to Fun Monday. I knew it'd be butterflies from you! This is a great conglomerate post, very fun.

Clancy In Idaho said...

Beautiful quote for "Season"! :) Happy Monday!

Star8278 said...

Great seasons quote. Beautiful jewelry. Thanks for sharing!

anthonynorth said...

Some nice jewellery there.

misformisanthrope said...

Mariposa - you have such lovely jewelry! I love pearls too. Your hairpin is gorgeous. It would be perfect for a formal occasion! And your hands look fabulous - don't look at mine please :-) Thanks for playing this week!

Lil Mouse said...

wow you reallylike your jewelry!

Ali said...

Such pretty, dainty, feminine jewellry. Beautiful!

Janis said...

Love, Love, Love the butterfly jewelry, also love the pearls. You seem to have a lot of them. Lucky girl!

BeeDancer said...

My favorite is the hairpin...It seems totally impracticable, but it's lovely

storyteller said...

What a lot of BEAUTIFUL jewelry you have! I don’t think you look grumpy at all … seriously. I used to wear rings like you do all the time, but these days I put them on only when I go out.
Hugs and blessings,

The Church Lady said...

My goodness you certainly do have a collection of talismans! They are all so pretty!

Karmyn R said...

Wow - you really do like butterflies! Very cool talismans.

Jamie said...

Your jewelry is just beautiful. Pearls are particularly wonderful.
The post just worked into the Gibran quote in an equally lovely way.

Sarah said...

Hello :) I came here for today's Fun Monday but what a great post!

Love your jewelry collections, I'm not very good at being adventurous with jewelry but I love looking at other people's.

Thanks for sharing today.

misformisanthrope said...

Mariposa - thank you so much for offering to host next Fun Monday! You were the first volunteer, so the job is yours! I will post your address on my site so everyone knows to visit you :-)

Thanks again!

ausallblack said...

love the jewellery and great post I had a great few day in Melbourne to:)

Whimsical Ranter said...

Great Jewelry. I love the idea of jewelry but don't own a lot of it. LOL

I love the season quote.

(((((((hugs)))))))) and special thanks to you!

Tiggerlane said...

Wow! I love your jewelry! And you do wear a lot of rings, but they look really good on your elegant hands...what a great post! And I love Kahlil Gibran...words of wisdom, indeed.

WendyB said...

I approve of multiple rings!

Sayre said...

You have beautiful hands and those rings just accentuate it. Are you sure those looks aren't jealousy?

Faye said...

I agree with Sayre--your hands are very beautiful and the rings are very understated and tasteful. It's more fun when you have a particular passion, like your butterflies. Makes the search more successful. Especially appreciated the ingenuity of the adjustable necklace you had made in Italy.

grace said...

I have to say you have beautiful hands! Fun Post!

BeeDancer said...

sign me up for next week's Fun Monday please

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi dear Mariposa!! LOVE all the butterfly jewelry!!! And pearls too.

I'm here to find our assignment for Fun Monday next week, but I missed it, so I will drop by later in the week.

Hope your day treats you well, and thanks for stopping by my FM yesterday!!

ChrisB said...

I just love your jewelery and I am particularly fond of pearls. Not that I wear mine very often these days.

Momisodes said...

You have beautiful hands! I wish my fingers were so slender and feminine :)

Those jewelry pieces are gorgeous :)

Asianmommy said...

I love your butterfly hairpin, too!