Vintage Find of the Week

August 26, 2008

1920s Purple felt cloche hat.  Oh yeah, I’d look ridiculous in it (cloches just aren’t a good look for me), but that doesn’t mean I don’t lust after it.

Vintage Find of the Week

August 19, 2008

I am obsessed with antique jewelery.  No, really obsessed.  I daily wear a ring from the 1920s, a family ring that was my grandmother’s as a young teenager, and my pride a joy: a ring from the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century.  It’s a Regard ring (the stones make up the anagram – I love sentimental jewelry) that I scoured the earth for.  Most Regard rings one can find these days are from the late Victorian times when they became very popular and were mass produced with paste-stones.  So I was very happy when I came across my very early and very unique Regard ring (still on the lookout for a good Dearest ring, though).

And that’s why I like antique jewelry – it is unique.  Everyone may have a piece by Tiffany’s or some other big-named jeweler, but how many people bother to raid their grandmother’s jewelry box for striking pieces?
I constantly am on the lookout for new shiny things to add to my jewelry box and have decided to take up a collection for this piece.  Who doesn’t love a striking, geometric art deco diamond and platinum bracelet?  So send your donations my way so that I can be just a bit more shiny.

Vintage Find of the Week

August 12, 2008

Shoes this week.  Because everything is always all about shoes.  So I give you these – a gorgeous pair of Thayer McNeil’s from the 1940s.  Called “The Foot Saver Shoe”, they were meant to be both sensible and attractive.  What a novel concept!  I love the little covered button and top -stitching details.  Adorable.