When it’s cold outside, remember that nature does exist under all the snow! Enjoy a selection of nature themed jewelry, terrarium building and more in the February/March issue of Northern Home and Cottage found in the back of the February 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
Peridot, the only exclusively green gem, can be found in meteorites. You’ll set the night on fire in it, darling. Shown here: raw peridot cuff bracelet, $525; peridot encircling druzy quarts bracelet $90; peridot eternity ring, $325; peridot and white topaz earrings, $95. All set in 24K gold over silver. Arrabella Jewelry, 6640 Western Ave., Glen Arbor, 231.645.7225, arabellajewelry.com.
Terrariums as objet d’art are the brainchild of Megan Kellogg, owner of Darling Botanical Co., where you can purchase them already made or make your own. Prices range from $15 up. Shown here: An agate and a variety of succulents in a hand-blown glass piece. $375. The Warehouse Market, 144 Hall Street, Traverse City, Suite 102, 231.421.8440, FB: Terrarium Bar.
Handmade olive oil soaps from Lebanon. $8 each. Find them down the winding staircase that leads to the Red Ladder at 122 S. Union, Traverse City, 231.838.9585, FB: RED LADDER.
Tiny boxwood trees deliver big on fresh scent, calming symmetry and the rich green we crave in deep winter. $48 each. Find them down the winding staircase that leads to the Red Ladder at 122 S. Union, Traverse City, 231.838.9585, FB: RED LADDER.
Artist, owner of Northport Building Supply, and now custom-door craftsman, Timm Sahs brings an unmistakable Up North je ne sais quoi to his work. Shown here: solid cherry with birch-bark inlays on one side and poplar bark on the other. The side with poplar bark can be used on the exterior. Choose your own left or right opening and door hardware, $2,300. 231.386.5231, FB: Doors by Timm.
Hand-forged cattails standing in a pool of Great Lake stones disguise a fireplace poker and shovel. $350. Each piece is custom made by Dick Davis of Boardman River Trading Co., Traverse City, 231.499.1900, boardmanrivertradingcompany.com.