Wednesday, March 15, 2017

She Was Born in January

Always First

Janus is the god of the doorway, and there is nothing closer to a doorway into a new year than the month of January. Both hot and cold depending upon where in the world you are, January is a month of extremes. January rings in the new year, and it is the Thank You month. In some cultures, it is still the Christmas season.

The Personality:

She comes first on the calendar and brings the year in with a steadfast personality. She is symmetrical and neat. She is so wise. She is also ambitious with a loyal nature. Very sensitive, but hardworking and steady. She is family focused and loves her children. She can be very reserved and are naturally soft and gentle unless provoked. She is very healthy, but gets cold easily.
She is romantic, but has difficulty sharing it and may become jealous because she is too quiet.
She makes a magnificent designer, inventor, financial guru or musician. She loves to learn, and she loves to teach. Because she is  focused and critical of errors, she is a wonderful mathematician and is usually successful in careers that include finance. Oh, and she makes a wonderful aviator.
She can be wildly witty.
The January girl is pink, pink, pink.

The Signs:

Capricorn and Aquarius: The earthy goat and the waterbearer.

The Stone:

January babies are born under the beautiful garnet sky. The garnet is steadfast and true under duress.
The garnet is available in all the colors of the rainbow, although, a blue garnet is very rare. The garnet is a crystal formation that has been used throughout history as both a gemstone and an abrasive.
Some also recognize the emerald and the rose quartz as birth stones for the January child.

The Flower:

The versatile carnation is found in almost all standard floral bouquets, and it is a staple of most weddings, but it really belongs clip_image003to the women of January. A pretty Dianthus in pink is also that flower for those January babies.

The Chinese bestow the babes of January with Prunus Mume; a plum.

The Japanese declare the Camellia to be the best flower for the January child.

The Color:

Cottage pink is for those babies who lead the way into the year.

The Gifts:

Best Wishes Looking Glass with Carnations Vintage Postcard

Postcards in the Attic 

Eiffel Tower Charm Bracelet

Treasures of Jewels 

Pink Cat Eye Bead Pink Crystal Women's Bracelet



Red Wine Mini Tassel Earrings

Wyvern Designs 

Crocheted Washcloths, Set of 2

Christie Cottage

Red Dangle Earrings


Pink Or Red Rose Wall Art Portrait

Kevs Krafts 

Brick Stitch Heart Earrings



Pelhuaz by Red

Vintage Inspired Pink Elephant Favor Tags

Adore by Nat 

Deep Red Garnet and Antique Silver Chandelier Earrings


Pink Swarovski Crystal Bracelet



Rare Bloodwood Exotic Wood Dangle Earrings


Etched Pink Lampwork Glass Beads

Covergirl Beads 

Daisy Flower Heart and Lampwork Valentines Earrings

Shadow Dog Designs 

Rose Quartz Necklace for Women, Gemstone Necklace

Blonde Peach Jewelry 

Pink and Black Lampwork Bead Necklace and Earrings

Blue Morning Expressions 

Glamour Girl Over-the-Collar Dog Bandanas


White Freshwater Pearl Garnet Gemstone Nugget Long Necklace

Dianes Dangles 

Pink Crystal Necklace

The Singing Beader 

Pink Crystal Awareness Earrings

Pretty Gonzo 

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  1. Thank you Julie! I love pink!
    So glad to have had my vintage postcard added to this wonderful collection


    Have a blessed day

  2. Pink is one of favorite colors. You've pick pretty pinks handmade goodies, perfect for Mother Day's gifts. Thank you so much for including my elephant tags.

  3. What a fun blog post Julie! I enjoyed reading it. Thank you so much for including my pink necklace in it. Lovely items would make great gifts! Promoting.

  4. Thanks Julie for the inclusion. Will promote all.

  5. Great post, Julie and Blu. Thank you for including my earrings. Shared everywhere.

  6. Thanks so much, Julie and the Beautiful One! :) Will be sharing!

  7. Thank you for including my pearl and garnet necklace, shared!

  8. Beautiful pinks and reds! Thank you for including my Swarovski crystal necklace! Sharing.

  9. Always an interesting read, Julie and Proofreader Blu! Love the garnets and pin items you chose. Many thanks for including my earrings. Will share every where I can.

  10. Great pink gift ideas for any occasion! Thanks for including our Glamour Girl dog bandana in your selections.

    BTW, if anyone has trouble with the link above, the listing is moving to Etsy:

  11. I have either pinned or tweeted those w/o pin buttons.

    Thanks again Julie

  12. A beautiful collection Julie. Thank you for including my garnet earrings!

  13. Thank you so much Julie for including my bracelet, loving all of these shades of red and pink. Shared on Twitter and Pintrest.

  14. Thanks Julie and Blu. Love the pinks. Off to share this wonderful collection.

  15. Thanks so much for including my bracelet. Going to share on Twitter. too sick to share on Pint