Today I am wearing my amethyst geode necklace by chainchainchained: "Amethyst fosters healing and selflessness, and is associated with increased nobility, spiritual awareness, meditation, balance and psychic abilities, inner peace, and positive transformation. Amethyst is also a good stone for protection, because it repels more than it attracts. The stone is especially powerful when worn over the heart." I dig it. When I wear it, it feels warm to the touch, which is nice.
I wish I still had my tiny mineral collection from when I was 14 or so. I used to look up what each one meant, and I didn't really know what to do beyond that. I kept them in my bedroom and hoped for the best.
I also loved these mineral soaps that Kate posted. So pretty.
Oh, and since some of you asked about the things in my Christmas decoration post: I posted about the tiny white tree & colourful glass balls last year, when I bought them. The little birch tree made of paper-wrapped wire is actually from Wal-Mart, where I also got the curtain lights that hang in my front window, and cost about $4. They had a wide variety of tiny trees, perfect for building tiny forests (yeah yeah Wal-Mart, etc.). The lion ornament is a Jonathan Adler ornament that I found for $10, unboxed, at Winners, which is a Canadian discount retailer. It seems that Jonathan Adler ornaments are different every year (how cute is this whale?), but you can still find the lion at Unica Home. The pendant in the last picture is my Tord Boontje Midsummer Lamp, which is quite possibly one of the best decor investments Geoff and I have ever made. It has a summer name but a winter look.