Friday, December 30, 2011

I'm Not Quite Ready To Give Up The Bling, I mean Green




It's been such a nice holiday season I'm not quite ready to put away my Christmas decorations or the  clothing and jewelry I only wear the last two weeks of December.  However, if I owned any of the above baubles Christmas would continue year round. {pictures courtesy of Christie's via Omgthatdress here}

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Jewels Part II




Brooches And Red Pepper Bracelet All Vintage 

Beaded Charm Bracelet, New

Karen Rossi Santa Stick Pin, New

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Tree To Die For

Once again the Wadsworth Atheneum's Festival of Trees and Traditions has presented us with a tree to absolutely die for.  Actually there were many, but my favorite was this 50's inspired cocktail dress tree.



Another favorite was this black & white tree inspired by the fashions of the iconic Coco Chanel


The Festival of Tree & Traditions is in its 38th year and is organized by the Women's Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum which is a volunteer group dedicated to raising money and public awareness in support of this gem of a museum

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My Favorite Christmas Jewels

Tis the season to wear colorful rhinestones and novelty jewelry and I like to wear one festive piece every day.   Here are a few of my favorites.

Vintage Rhinestone Brooches

A Contemporary Plastic Santa Brooch

A Vintage Rhinestone Caterpillar Pin

Contemporary Ruby Slipper Earrings

Contemporary Ceramic Santa Pin


Vintage Rhinestone Christmas Tree Brooches

Contemporary Bow Earrings

Contemporary Bow Brooch


Vintage Rhinestone Christmas Tree Brooch


Vintage Enamel Christmas Tree Pendant Necklace

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I Was Feeling Creative Today

I worked on my holiday banner complete with falling snowflakes courtesy of Blogger, and photographed some vintage jewelry for the shop.



Talbots sweater thrifted.