Thursday, January 29, 2015

Roger Vivier for House of Dior, c. 1957

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world. 

Miriam Haskell Necklace

One of my most favorite vintage jewelry designers was Miriam Haskell. Her jewelry was worn for publicity shots, films, and personal use by movies stars Joan Crawford, Lucille Ball, Gloria Vanderbilt and the Duchess of Windsor. Crawford owned a set of almost every Haskell ever produced, from the 1920's through the 1960's.  Miriam Haskell necklace found here

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Gladys Cooper (18 December 1888 – 17 November 1971)

She was an English actress whose career spanned seven decades on stage, in films and on television. She started on stage as a teenage in an Edwardian comedy musical and then went onto silent films. She played in many, many movies and television shows all the way to 1971.

14k Gold Amethyst Heart Earrings

These are just perfect for your Valentine or for your special February birthday.  Amethyst heart earrings found here

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Evening Dress, by Callot Soeurs

On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate this 1909 evening dress? 
Silk mesh embellished with celluloid sequins and paste gems, via Gregg Museum, North Carolina State University  
More fabulous dresses found here.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Bedroom For A Princess

Isn't this bedroom fit for a princess?

Lily Elsie

Lily Elsie (1886 – 1962) was the most popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her role in the hit London premiere of Franz Leh├ír's operetta The Merry Widow. Admired for her beauty, she was one of the most photographed women of Edwardian London. Cecil Beaton said:"To see her merely walk across the stage was a poem." She was said to have the 'most kissable mouth in all England'.

Carl Art Sterling Silver Bangle Bracelet

Bangles are timeless bracelets that never go out of style. Depending on your mood, you can wear one, or stack them. Carl-Art Bangle Bracelet found here

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Sterling Silver Amethyst Ring Size 7

This is a very unique ring, solid with 2 natural amethyst gemstones. It is signed JO. I would love to find out the designer.  Amethyst ring found here


Twiggy was born as Lesley Hornby, on Sept 19, 1949. She is an English model, actress and singer and in the mid 60's, she became a prominent teen-age model, known for her thin build, large eyes, long eyelashes and short hair. This is one of my favorite photos of her, which was made by Richard Avedon in 1968. When I look at this picture, all I can think of is - I WANT THAT VEST! 

Ledru Auguste Bronze Plate Water Nymph Nude Lady

This is a rare art nouveau period bronze platter with a wonderful silver patina! It is signed Ledru, Paris, Sussex with additional markings. Ledru Auguste Bronze found here

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Turquoise Coral Sterling Silver Ring

This is a great fashion ring that could be stacked with other rings. It is sterling silver and has genuine stones of coral and turquoise.  Sterling silver ring and fashion jewelry found here

Art Nouveau Mirror

Is there a style more beautiful than Art Nouveau? I think not. 

Sterling Silver Turquoise Slide Pendant

I just listed this slide in my Etsy shop. I love the stone and the smoothness of the pendant.  Turquoise slide pendant found here

Krementz Gold Filled Cufflinks

You can hardly beat the quality of vintage Krementz jewelry. These cufflinks, are gold filled, have a black inset, and a clear rhinestone center. Krementz cufflinks found here

Morgan Fischer Frog Bracelet Sterling Silver

Morgan Fischer makes such awesome sterling silver jewelry. Just look at the quality of her work!  Morgan Fischer frog bracelet found here

Reed & Barton Flower Necklace

This is a wonderful floral damascene Reed & Barton vintage necklace.  Reed & Barton necklace found here

Vintage Millefiori Beaded Necklace

Are these art beads great? Vintage and all hand made.  Millefiori art glass beads found here

Jean-Paul Worth Dress, Metropolitan Museum

It really is all about the detail...  

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring

This is a great sterling silver ring with a large oval gemstone. Surrounding the ring is inlay gaspeite, coral, lapis and more. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Amethyst Peridot Citrine and Topaz Bracelet

This bracelet has such a beautiful design with genuine gemstones that are set in sterling silver.  Gemstone bracelet found here

Beautiful Detail

Do you ever think that you were born in the wrong time? When I look at beautiful dresses like this one from the early 1900's, I have to wonder.  

Fenichel Blue Rhinestone Necklace And Earrings

Need something for that special occasion, well here it is. This is a gorgeous high-end sparkling blue rhinestone necklace and earrrings, designer signed Fenichel. It was featured in a fabulous blog written by +Yourgreatfinds You can view the blog here.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015