Tag Archives: vintage

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

28 Jul

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When in doubt, wear the black wrap dress and all your favorite jewelry. It never fails.

Long time, no see

15 Jun

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Seven strand of vintage bone beads, clasped with a brass hook. They probably came from a garage sale.

‘Only $1? These are decent, I can cut them up and make something.’

But somehow I never did.

Wednesday, September 7th

7 Sep

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This very long (40″) necklace proved to dramatic for me today. I ended up doubling the chain, knotting it and looping it around my neck.

Super long is interesting, but not practical.

Tuesday, August 2nd

2 Aug

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This vintage glass bead necklace is made of turquoise-colored beads and a pendant in the same glass. I love that simplicity.

I wore this today layered with a necklace from April.

I like simplicity, but layered.

Thursday, July 20th

21 Jul

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It is hot here this week and I feel like I can barely be bothered to dress at all. I want to wear a single layer of linen from head-to-toe and haunt shady places all day.

Duty calls, though. There are meetings, library books to return, that darn google+ to figure out. I had to dress.

This necklace used to have a too-large, too-busy pendant that I cut up years ago. It does feature some Japanese wound-glass beads in red and white, plus vintage coral and crystals. The strand itself isn’t busy-just cheery.

Perfect for a day like today.

Thursday, June 23rd

23 Jun

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Sunday, June 19th

19 Jun

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Totally out-of-focus pictures. There is a strong possibility my iphone is dying…or in some state of photographic rebellion.

Thursday, June 16th

16 Jun

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Saturday, June 11th

11 Jun

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This 1920’s sterling and crystal necklace is a favorite from the Brimfield Flea Market in the early 1990’s. I attended with my friend and client; Harriet Love. Auntie Harriet appointed herself my guide at that famous market and it was fun. I returned the favor by taking her to the big Flea in Charlotte, NC one spring weekend. We spent the night before the flea in a nearby hotel where Harriet asked the doe-eyed waitress for a wine list. ‘Oh, we have both kinds. Red and white,’ the waitress replied.

Cool-as-a-cucumber, NYC native Harriet ordered a double glass of ‘the red’ and asked to have it placed in the ‘fridge for exactly four minutes. She explained “The cold dulls the palate and it is remarkable how one can broaden the range of acceptable wines by dropping their temperature ten degrees…”

Words to live by.

Wednesday, June 1st

1 Jun

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Another vintage buckle choker.

This one is the original. I found all those buckles in an old button box I inherited  and the beads are from a broken 1920’s Flapper-length necklace that I took apart.

Copper jump rings with a natural patina, copper chain and hook, too.