Spruce Up Spring With Color Splashes

Spruce up spring with color splashes on your favorite black backdrop.

Spruce up spring outfits like this gray top with black leggings
A typical Northwest color palette



It’s simple and easy and doesn’t require too much thought – just black and black, or black with gray as we see here. But fight back and add some color in the form of a lovely scarf, for example! Scarves are also a perfect transition piece as we move from cold to warmer weather. Scarves keep the neck warm, making chilly days much easier to bear.

Spruce up spring with a charming red polka dot scarf
A red scarf perks up the whole thing

A berry red scarf with polka dots is just the thing to perk up all the gray and black in your wardrobe. This one just in from our favorite scarf gal, Birgit Moenig. Handpainted silk/rayon, this scarf goes for $58.

Spruce up spring with a scarf with artsy circles on heather background
Artsy circles on heather



Or if you simply must stick to a neutral palette, add a splash of fun with this Italian knit scarf of white circles on a heather background. Charming, and just $68.

Spruce up spring with a coordinating scarf
Look how a scarf pulls top and bottom together

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On the left is a simple top over black leggings – another common Northwest outfit choice. By adding a multi-colored scarf in complimentary hues, you achieve a more put-together style than without. This particular scarf is among the new deliveries just received from Birgit, who hand-paints silks like this so beautifully. Just $38.

Spruce up Spring on your Table

Spruce up spring with striking black dishes with white and red accents
Sophisticated black and white with red dots



Black, white and red is a classic color combination. Linda Covey worked her magic in glass with that combo to create this sophisticated tray. Perfect for sushi, cheese and crackers, or your favorite cookies, this design is also a popular wedding gift. Four shapes and sizes available including this one for $45.

Spruce up spring with mid-century geometric patterns in black, red and white
Mid-century geometric patterns



For a completely different take on that classic color combo of black, red and white, check out this new tray with coordinating cocktail fork by Celeste Stuhring. Use it for any appetizer you want, and watch the pattern emerge as the appetizers get eaten up. $42.

Spruce up spring with mid-century geometric designs for your table
Look how much it changes when you add some blue!



The simple addition of blue to the black, white and red transforms it yet again into another fun tray for your next party. Cocktail fork included, $42.

Give yourself permission to play with colors more this spring, and just see how it injects an upbeat note to your life.

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Newest Jewelry Trends 2017

Find the newest jewelry trends at MaJe Gallery, along with some contemporary heirloom designs.

Newest Jewelry Trends                  Sophisticated and Small

Newest jewelry trends include sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt
Sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt

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Contemporary sterling shapes feature a sophisticated brushed texture in a light-weight design for easy-to-wear style. Traveling? Choose one of these to take along and you can leave all other earrings home. At just $36 each, stop by to select your favorite pair today. Made in North Carolina by Ellen VanMansvelt. Indicate the shape(s) you want upon ordering.

Newest Jewelry Trends – Long Necklaces

Newest jewelry trends like these affirming words on a 32" chain
Affirmation words with a gemstone and a 32″ chain

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We’re seeing more and more of the long, 32″ necklaces these days, and these charming ones feature an affirming word and a gemstone. A great gift for a special occasion, or a personal treat when you need a pick-me-up. Choose from words like mindful, thrive, dream, dance, peace and worthy. Made in Florida by Elayne Koenigsburg. Just $19.95.

New Jewelry Trends in Aquamarine – March Birthstone

New jewelry trends like this spectacular aquamarine ring in 14k gold
Spectacular faceted aquamarine set in 14k gold



Finding aquamarines in this gorgeous shade of blue is becoming more and more difficult as they are harder to acquire due to over-mining. Our master faceted, Bill Booze, brought this out from his back stock, having purchased it over 20 years ago. The stunning color is enhanced by his masterful faceting techniques, resulting in a sparkling beauty that’s perfect for a very special March birthstone gift. Set in 14k yellow gold, the simple setting lets the stone show off its magic.

Newest jewelry trends like this wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon
Wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon



For those who prefer a softer look, this lovely aquamarine cabochon is set in a wide band sterling ring by Bonnie AuBuchon of Lynnwood. Currently sized for a 6 1/2 size finger, this can also be re-sized just for you. In addition, we have several additional rings with aquamarine cabochons in store for you to enjoy. Priced $125 – $150.

In other news…

New jewelry trends also enjoy new paintings
Alleviate winter blues with this cheerful painting



Award-winning collage artist Donna Jean Perry just delivered a new collection that includes this vibrant happy feast, “Marigold Sky.” Matted and framed it measures 31″ x 25″ and is ready to hang. $595.

Outfit of the week featuring Angelrox Clothing
Outfit of the week

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Our outfit of the week features the funky styles of Maine’s Angelrox. The “Hi-Line” top is long and flowing, and fits everyone from size 4 to 16. Shown here in “sky”, it is available in many other colors. Stop by to see fabric swatches and select your favorite. Don’t believe me about it fitting a wide range of sizes? Check it out…

Angelrox designs for size 16
Same top on a size 16 gal

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Yes, it is exactly the same top. Wear it with flair regardless of your size! Each of these models has paired it with the black bamboo “playsuit”, which is leggings with an attached skirt. Currently available in all sizes 4 – 16. Stop by to try it on yourself, or just go for it and order immediately. In this photo, the model is also wearing the “Circle Vest,” making it a different look yet. The Circle Vest is also available in over 40 colors, including the one shown here and in store which is a subtle stripe in “ocean”. To order the leggings, go to the previous button beneath the HiLine top without the vest.

Shari Both Jewelry Design

Don’t miss our newest page on our website devoted exclusively to Shari Both Jewelry Design. New pieces are added regularly, and right now, here’s one of the necklaces you’ll find there:

Shari Both Jewelry Design red jade necklace
Red Jade meets tourmaline and rhodocrosite in this 28″ beauty.

What a great color this red jade is! The hand-made pendant is really cool, too, the way Shari intertwined gemstones right into the twist. Get this by clicking on her page.

Lots of new clothing and jewelry is arriving in the coming weeks. Be the first to find out about our deliveries by following us on Facebook!

 

Girls Party At MaJe Featuring Testimony and Zen Knits

party time at MaJe Gallery this week

It’s time for a Girls Party at MaJe Gallery this coming Sunday, March 12. Join us from 1 – 4 pm for wine and treats, plus a trunk show from TWO, yes TWO of our favorite lines: Testimony Los Angeles and Zen Knits.

Our sales representative will bring the FULL LINE of Testimony, including all the spring and summer colors. Testimony makes our top-selling jackets…

Testimony Los Angeles

Party Time jackets by Testimony like the Reba and the Long Victorian Jacket
Two Awesome Jackets by Testimony

In the “French Terry” category, Testimony’s Reba jacket (on the left) and Long Victorian jacket (on the right) are consistent best sellers all across America. Soft, stretchy fabrics in great colors and even better designs look great on nearly every body type.

Party Time at MaJe includes lovely pieces like the "Cape Blouse" from Testimony
Testimony’s rayon line includes lovely pieces like this “Cape Blouse.”

Testimony also makes a wonderful line in rayon jersey that includes the “Cape Blouse”, as shown above in the 2017 spring/summer color of turquoise (left) and a charcoal (right.) The ever-popular bolero jacket is a staple for any wardrobe as well. Manya personally has three boleros in different colors.

See the entire collection this Sunday, March 12, from 1 – 4 pm and order exactly the pieces you want in this rare opportunity. Some pieces are available for immediate acquisition. Others can be ordered for an early June delivery.

Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy
Girls Party at MaJe must have wine, cheese and fruit for all to enjoy

No party is complete without wine and cheese, and maybe some fruit and other treats on the side. Naturally, we’ll all be enjoying these things while we play with clothes and jewelry by our talented local artisans. Bring your friends and come out to have a good time!

Zen Knits

Kristy, our trusty sales rep, will also bring samples from a new line I’m introducing on Sunday: Zen Knits.

Party Time at MaJe as we introduce a whole new line: Zen Knits
Introducing Zen Knits

Comfortable, easy elegance clothing in super soft rayon knits let you choose from solid colors or charming prints. Blend a print with a solid to get a great outfit. Affordable, well-made clothing that works on a variety of body types – let us know which pieces you like best. Our sales rep brings the entire line so you can choose the pieces you want, in exactly and color and size you want. What could be better?

Party Time at MaJe introduces the Zen Knits line.
More examples of the wonderful Zen Knits line

Zen Knits produces a delightful line of casual yet elegant clothing (the MaJe Way) that looks great, travels well, washes well, and makes it easy to look great each and every day. That’s our goal at MaJe Gallery after all: Easy Elegance For Life.

In Other News

We had some new arrivals this week, too, that you can order online right away.

New spring color for Testimony's ever-popular Reba jacket - Cloud
New spring color for Testimony’s ever-popular Reba jacket – Cloud

“Cloud” is among the new colors for spring and summer in the French Terry collection of Testimony Los Angeles. We just got the Reba jacket in this color. It’s a soft gray with just a hint of blue. Perfect with both black pants and jeans, it’s an excellent addition to your closet. Only a small left for now. Want it in a different size? Let Manya know and she’ll order it for you.

Rose-Turquoise-Ivory shell with Testimony turquoise bolero
Spring colors from Testimony

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A fun shell in rose-turquoise-ivory tones in an “artistic wash” that looks great with the turquoise bolero. Shell sold separately below. Turquoise bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's wardrobe staple - the bolero - shown here in ivory over the multi-colored shell
Or pair it with the ivory bolero

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Need a lighter color? Then pair it with the ivory bolero instead.  Shell sold separately below. Ivory bolero available separately. Just give me a call.

Testimony's artistic wash shell in "Garden"
The artistic wash shell by itself

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Here’s an image of the shell by itself – a perfect fun top for a hot day!

Enjoy these items and more when you join us for our party this Sunday!  See you then.