something that can’t be taught.

by kacia on 21 Nov ’12 · 7 comments

I grew up playing piano–over a decade of classical Suzuki piano lessons.  I miss so many aspects of it, but there is one thing I often miss the most.

The recitals.

I don’t miss them because I want to play in them again–I miss listening.  I miss listening to the new beginners that make the audience ooo and aaah over their cuteness.  I miss listening to the older kids, as they performed these difficult Chopin waltzes and Brahms sonatas, I would tell myself

I will play that someday.

But the thing I remember most, was when a student would sit down at the piano and begin to play.  It didn’t sound like all the other numbers, and what I heard wasn’t simply the notes he or she had memorized to play.

What I heard was beauty, vulnerability, emotion–something that can’t be taught.

And although pottery isn’t piano, it might as well be when it comes to Natalie.  I spotted a few of Natalie’s necklaces and earrings a few months ago, and well, it’s safe to say I obsessed a bit.

There is something about Natalie’s jewelry and pottery that makes it stunningly timeless.  I think a pair of her earrings in every color would be the perfect addition to any outfit.

Her modern rectangle necklace is a unique classic–it’ll never go out of style.

And her rings?  I love. these. rings.

I had the chance to meet Natalie at the Influence Conference this past October, and I’m not sure how to express through these typed words, just what a beautiful heart this girl has.

{She makes me laugh: I love her joy.}

I am in love with this necklace.


I think Natalie’s earrings would make the be thing friend gift ever.

For Black Friday, Natalie is offering 25% off from 10pm Thursday through midnight on Friday.  She doesn’t do many sales throughout the year, so this is a great day for online gift shopping.  And a way to avoid the Black Friday shopping in actual stores.

{Photos from the incredible Rachel Rowland Photography}

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On Kacia // Shirt: Madewell // Jeans: J.Crew // Belt: old, maybe Forever XXI // Necklace: NS Pottery // Cutest Accessory ever? : Harlow London

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie November 21, 2012 at 10:01 am

Last night I spent 2 hours on etsy and other sites trying to find the perfect gift for a very wonderful friend of mine who deserves something beautiful. She has a similar style to yours and I just couldn’t find anything just right. Guess what, as soon as I clicked through to Natalie’s shop? I found the perfect ring.


kacia November 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I know I already told you this – but I seriously got chills. I sometimes feel silly sharing my finds and loves – so knowing that it meant something to someone makes me want to tear up a bit. #betternotbepregnant ;o}


Amber November 21, 2012 at 11:05 am

Ooo! I love the “key to my heart” necklaces! You always share the best pretties.


kacia November 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm

isn’t her stuff just incredible, Amber?? Her attention to detail seriously is impeccable.

You encourage me to keep sharing! Thank you!


kim @ oh, sweet joy! November 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm

i heart both of you.


kacia November 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

love YOU! how are you feeling, mama!?


Krysten Gautreaux November 22, 2012 at 3:09 am

I LOOOOOVE NS Pottery! I won a giveaway awhile back and received a NS Pottery ring that I adore.


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