Saturday, December 31, 2016

Crossing Through

Entrance to Cong Woods at Cong Abbey in Ireland
Hopefully your Christmases were bright and full of good cheer. As winter sets in, may your hearth & home be warm and joyous. Here we are again at the doorway of a New Year, the threshold of new beginnings. May 2017 be full of adventures, wonder & good fortune!

Monday, December 19, 2016

My Celtic Christmas

Ornaments are some of my favorite things to bring home from trips as souvenirs. They are usually inexpensive, lightweight and small so they make the journey home easily (except that glass Guinness one). Every year as I trim my tree, I'm reminded of past journeys. Some of the ones below are from my trips to Ireland and Scotland, others are gifts given to me which are just as special. Nutcrackers hail from German culture but my collection of 40+ does, indeed, include a few from Celtic Lands.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

email / snail mail

Obviously I love sending and receiving letters & mail. I love intriguing envelopes, the perfectly chosen stamp, handwritten notes. But occasionally, email has its place in the realm of communication - to reach a little farther, to arrive in an instant, to share websites and photos, to keep a large number of people informed. For these reasons, I have an occasional email newsletter - The Emerald Post Herald. Get interesting links, stories, Emerald post reminders & Sneak Peeks, travel photos & more delivered straight to your email inbox. Click HERE to subscribe to this free email Newsletter.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

And they're off...

The first batch of Yuletide Emerald Posts are on their way to mailboxes near & far. I loved adding the stamps and other postal attire. I hope the recipients enjoy their parcels & share the green joys of Emerald Post. It's not too late to get yours (or order one for a gift) HERE.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Enchanting & Intriguing

Ancient eyes peer down from ancient trees...
Long ago, a tiny, yet green, seed was planted in my soul. This seed was an idea, a dream, a plan to visit Ireland. In 2009, finally, my feet and this seed were planted on the green, rolling hills of Ireland. My enchantment with this land & its culture was instantaneous and I've been devouring its history, art, culture, folklore & customs ever since. From this tiny green seed, Emerald Post grew, which is a passion project of the many things I adore about Ireland, Celtic culture, & nearby lands such as Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall. I've been traveling to these verdant lands ever since.  Above and below, you can see the intriguing nature of Ireland, with spirits in the trees and forests beckoning you to follow whimsical and winding ways. These photos were taken at Tintern Abbey in County Wexford, Ireland which was established in 1200 AD! I'm looking forward to sharing these worlds here on my blog and in your mailbox with Emerald Post.


Tintern Abbey, County Wexford, Ireland

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Yuletide Preview of Emerald Post

Emerald Post Artisan Parcels will officially launch January 2017! For a sneak peak - I am offering a Yuletide edition of Emerald Post to arrive near Winter Solstice (December 21). Subscriptions are available by one, three, six months. Gift subscriptions are available too and make lovely holiday or New Year's gifts. Subscribe now and get an Emerald envelope in your mailbox this holiday full of festive art! Visit my Emerald Post Shop to purchase.

Yuletide Edition of Emerald Post $15

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Coming Soon

Enchanting Artisan Parcels
Unfolding Traditions, Art & Lore
From the Old World, From Celtic Lands
From Elsewhere & Elsewhen

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