Thursday, December 29, 2016

Poem - Sonnet 97: How Like a Winter Hath My Absence Been


Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been

By William Shakespeare

How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December's bareness everywhere!
And yet this time remov'd was summer's time,
The teeming autumn, big with rich increase,
Bearing the wanton burthen of the prime,
Like widow'd wombs after their lords' decease:
Yet this abundant issue seem'd to me
But hope of orphans and unfather'd fruit;
For summer and his pleasures wait on thee,
And thou away, the very birds are mute;
Or if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer
That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Gothic Blogs

Gothic Blogs

Here are some cool Gothic theme blogs for inspiration…

The Everyday Goth
Domesticated Goth
Vulcan Butterfly
Ultimate Goth Guide

Etsy Find – Black Lace Jars for Home Decor

 Black Lace Jars for Home Decor 



Black Lace Mason Jars – Decor with a Gothic Victorian romantic feel.
I found these on Etsy, love them! The set has a vase jar and two candle holder jars.  Here is the link where I found them.
I think they would look lovely in the bedroom, living area or even the bathroom.
Seeing these cool jars done up in lace has inspired me!

Decor – Vanity Table

Decor – Vanity Table 


This is such a nice addition to any bedroom or if you’re lucky to have a room that you have for all your clothes & accessories.  A perfect little area to do your make-up!  I’d love it if it were dark wood or black and antique gold/ brass hardware (Goth it up a bit more).

Monday, November 28, 2016

Annabel Lee - Edgar Allan Poe


One of my favorite poems from Edgar Allan Poe…

Annabel Lee
By Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.
I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love—
I and my Annabel Lee—
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.
The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me—
Yes!—that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.
But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea—
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Moon (Poem)


“Moon”
 
What have you got in your knapsack fair,
White moon, bright moon, pearling the air,
Spinning your bobbins and fabrics free,
Fleet moon, sweet moon, in to the sea?
Turquoise and beryl and rings of gold,
Clear moon, dear moon, ne’er to be sold?
Roses and lilies, romance and love,
Still moon, chill moon, swinging above?
Slender your feet as a white birds throat,
High moon, shy moon, drifting your boat
Into the murk of the world awhile,
Slim moon, dim moon, adding a smile.
Tender your eyes as a maiden’s kiss,
Fine moon, wine moon, no one knows this,
Under the spell of your witchery,
Dream moon, cream moon, first he kissed me

Author: Unknown

Lady of the Moors (Poem)


Lady of the Moors

High on windswept moorland,
bathed in a sinister, unforgiving winter
She stands alone against the gale
Clad in black cape and white ruffled gloves
A teardrop-shaped hat of black roses
covers her hair.
From the valley below
her figure appears ghostly.
Her skin, so pale
stands in relief against the gloomy landscape
One can just make out her cries.
At a distance they are merely a whimper.
I approach
A bolt of thunder
She is gone
I love her

 by Alan Loren

White goddess (Poem)


White Goddess

White in the shadows
I see your face,
unbidden. Go, tell
Love it is commonplace;
tell Regret it is not so rare.
Our love is not here
though you smile,
full of sedulous grace.
Lost in darkness, I fear
the past is our resting place.

by Michael R. Burch

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Mini White Pumpkins








I'm totally loving these mini white pumpkins this year!  Great for Halloween with a Gothic flair.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Goddess of the Sea Amphitrite




Goddess of the Sea Amphitrite

Amphitrite Greek Goddess - Queen of the Sea, wife of Poseidon and daughter of Nereus and Doris.  Many describe her as the female personification of the sea. Her Roman counterpart was Salacia, the goddess of saltwater.




Friday, June 3, 2016

Tiger Eye Mystic Stone

Tiger Eye Mystic Stone

Tiger Eye Leather Cord Necklace

Tiger Eye - also known as Tiger's Eye, Golden Tiger Eye, Brown Tiger Eye is great for:  grounding, self-confidence, clearly seeing without illusion, practicality, protection especially during travel, good luck and prosperity!

Click to buy this unisex necklace : Tiger Eye Leather Cord necklace with Green Aventurine and Red Agate

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lost Sea Treasures

Lost Sea Treasures


Summer time is near and so is beach season.  I'm very lucky to live close to the ocean, it inspires me to design nautical and beach jewelry.

I've been working on my nautical and beach collection that I named Lost Sea Treasures.

Inspiration for the collection comes from the magic of the sea and all the sea creatures that live there.

I wrote another blog post about Sea Enchantment on my website, click on over and take a peek. 

Browse the Nautical and Beach Jewelry collection, you might find a little treasure to add to your jewelry box and wear when you want a little bit of sea magic!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Sopor Aeternus - In der palästra (instrumental)



 Sopor Aeternus - In der palästra (instrumental)

I'm liking this song, sets a nice dark Gothy mood...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Morticia Goth Necklace

Morticia Necklace

Phantom Opera Mask Gothic Necklace Masquerade Mask Cord Goth Necklace

Red Glass Cross Goth Necklace

New Gothic Necklaces - Vamps Jewelry

Available at our Vamps Jewelry Boutique, click on links below each photo image to go to the necklace directly. 

Cool Gothic necklaces.  Sexy and cool Morticia Gothic Necklace inspired by Morticia Addams

Two styles of Phantom Mask Necklaces inspired by Phantom of The Opera

The blood Red Glass Cross Goth Necklace that will look great by itself or layered with other Goth necklaces.

Stones for Abundance:

Stones for Abundance


If you are wishing to create a more abundant life, with plenty of money, to
provide for your loved ones' needs with ease or to be an aid to others, here
are some gemstones and crystals that can prove very beneficial.


Fluorite - one of my favorite crystals to use in abundance energy, this
crystal promotes analytical thought, helps you perceive situations with
emotional detachment, aids in assimilating information, inspires building


Aventurine (green) - stimulates opportunity and creativity, promotes
intelligence and gives focus, gives your spirit the strength to persevere,
activates creative thought


Tiger's Eye - attracts money and promotes wealth, brings you luck in risky
situations and business dealings, builds courage and conviction


Amazonite - stimulates brain activity, attracts money, ensures success, gives
you confidence for tough decision making


Emerald - promotes harmony in group work situations, helps large groups work
together for common goals, increases your mental skills and focus especially
during extreme challenges


Citrine - helps you to build and maintain wealth, provides courage during dark
moments, eliminates self-imposed obstacles, brings wisdom to aid you in
decision making


Pyrite - Fire from Sulfur and Earth from Iron make a powerful combination in
this metal crystal; it illuminates opportunities and obstacles, helps you see
advantages and potential conflict clearly


Malachite - use in your cash register to attract money, helps you see
successful patterns and shows a clear path to your goal, protects from
misfortune


Sapphire - helps achieve material dreams, aids in sustaining wealth, keeps you
organized, promotes loyalty between partners and among employees, ensures
continued success


May the Universe bring you blessings of abundance beyond your every dream.
Just remember, always be careful what you wish for.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

New Vamps Jewelry Blog

New Vamps Jewelry Blog

Spring is finally trying to take over here in New England, it's still quite chilly, but the days are longer and the sun is shining more!

With the new season, new things happen, and I'd like to let you know that we have a NEW blog right on our website!  For those that follow this blog, take a look at our new Vamps Jewelry Blog right on our website.

It's quite handy to read posts on the new blog and then browse our jewelry boutique :)

I will still post on this blog, but you might want to also bookmark the Vamps website blog as well!

Vamp~

Friday, January 29, 2016

Vamps Valentine's Day Jewelry

Vamps Valentine's Day Jewelry

Valentine's Day Jewelry
Beautiful Romantic Valentine's Day Jewelry available in hearts, flowers, roses, lockets, angel wings and cameos necklaces, earrings, bracelets to choose from at our website.  Visit Vamps Jewelry and browse our many styles. 
Gothic Victorian Romantic Jewelry Categories