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Oh for the Love of…Dress Clips!

Oh for the Love of…Dress Clips!

Good day lovelies! Just as the title suggests, this post is about my love for vintage dress clips. I love that I can add a set of clips to a favourite dress and easily alter the look of the ensemble. Jewellery isn’t just meant for your ears, neck, wrists or hair. Your vintage dress calls … Continue reading

A Lesson in Vintage Jewellery Care & Storage

A Lesson in Vintage Jewellery Care & Storage

Good afternoon lovelies! As you are know, I collect and wear vintage jewellery of all decades and varieties. Recently a reader referred to me as the ‘Queen of Vintage Jewellery,’ which was very sweet! When I started this blog, I purposely created the ‘A Lesson in’ series to help  you learn more about particular jewellery … Continue reading

Treasure Trove

Treasure Trove

Hello my lovelies! Sorry I’ve been ‘missing in action’ and haven’t written a blog post in a little while. I’m on vacation and visiting my family in my hometown. There truly is no place like home! 🙂 I love visiting here because I get to spend time with my amazing family and also do some … Continue reading

A Lesson in Celluloid

A Lesson in Celluloid

I hope you’ve been enjoying the ‘A Lesson in‘ series of posts. First Jet was covered, followed by Lucite and Bakelite, and now I’ll be featuring Celluloid. Created in 1869 by John Wesley Hyatt, Celluloid was one of the first plastics ever made. Celluloid is a semi-synthetic thermoplastic made from nitrocellulose and camphor. The earliest form … Continue reading

Kittens, Brooches, and More – Oh My!

Kittens, Brooches, and More – Oh My!

Good day lovelies! Over the weekend, I went to an antiques fair and was overwhelmed! I wish I had taken my camera so you could have seen all the gorgeous items. There was a ton of household items, depression glass, books, lamps, furniture and several dealers in vintage jewellery. I saw a few amazing Miriam … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Oh, for the Love of…Umbrella Brooches!

Good morning readers! As you probably realize I have a ‘penchant’, ‘thing’ and ‘obsession’ for many, many things. I love and collect many different kinds of vintage brooches, including jelly belly brooches, flower brooches and various animal and insect pins. Today, I’m going to focus on another one of my loves, umbrella brooches. With the … Continue reading

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

Featured Designer: Miriam Haskell

If you know anything about vintage jewellery, then you’re familiar with Miriam Haskell‘s name and designs. Miriam Haskell was an American designer who created amazingly intricate and beautiful costume pieces through the 1920s-50s. Haskell’s pieces were distinct because of the design, intricacy, high quality materials and affordable prices. In 1920, Miriam Haskell founded her own … Continue reading

A Lesson in Bakelite

A Lesson in Bakelite

You knew this post was coming, didn’t you? There was ‘A Lesson in Jet‘ and ‘A Lesson in Lucite,’ so, of course I have to cover everyone’s favourite vintage plastic, Bakelite. Bakelite (a.k.a. catalin and durez) is a colourful thermoplastic created in 1908-09 by Leo H. Baekeland. Baekeland accidentally created this material while trying to … Continue reading

First Outfit Post

First Outfit Post

I recently received some feedback where the reader asked if I’d ever be doing any outfit posts. Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it until I received that email. I want this blog to focus on all things vintage and hopefully be informative. However, I didn’t figure you’d be very interested in what I was wearing. … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Hearts!

Oh, for the Love of…Hearts!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and I want to commemorate it with a V-day themed post. Instead of sharing vintage Valentine’s cards with you, I’d like to concentrate on the matter at heart. Figuratively speaking that is! *lol* This post will feature a variety of heart-themed goodies. Every woman needs a spectacular vintage dress for Valentine’s … Continue reading