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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

October 16, 2015
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How to Wear a Vintage Brooch

Writing this post is making me think about the book Green Eggs and Ham as if  it were written about vintage brooches: I would wear one on a boat! I would wear one with a goat. And in a car. And in a tree. They … Continue reading

August 23, 2015
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SJP-Vintage Brooch Queen

I saw this little film clip about the return of the brooch. As far as Sarah Jessica Parker and I are concerned, it never went away. Let’s have a look at the always stylish SJP  for some tips: Here is … Continue reading

August 11, 2015
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Dainty Vintage Jewelry

Fashion is like a pendulum. It swings one direction as far as it can go then it heads back the opposite way. The rise on jeans dips lower and lower until…we get high waisted mom jeans. Skirts get shorter and tighter … Continue reading

August 4, 2015
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Jewelry In Your Hair

Vintage jewelry in the hair, worn as Liz Taylor would have, is fancy and glamorous: Worn modern style, it’s just a fun and pretty look. Pinning the brooch to a ribbon is an easy way to add some sparkle. They … Continue reading

July 10, 2015
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70’s Jewelry Trends

Today, I’m going on (and on!) about seventies costume jewelry. This is because I made up a display of seventies necklaces yesterday, which gave me some time to think about them, style-wise. Here’s what I came up with: The Seventies … Continue reading

July 7, 2015
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Vintage Bling

There is a really gorgeous group of necklaces I have in the shop. These are fabulous vintage costume jewelry sets that have faceted glass beads, art glass, rhinestone encrusted balls and aurora borealis crystals that glitter and flash when light … Continue reading

June 24, 2015
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Art Deco, Egyptian Style

I found a wonderful brooch last week. It is round, bronze, and features some amazing cloisonné work. The image, a winged scarab beetle, is intricately rendered. This lead me to research the Art Deco Egyptian revival style. I learned that … Continue reading

June 5, 2015
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Vintage Earrings -Yes!

Vintage earrings. Talk about your statement pieces! This is where the playful and bold qualities of vintage jewelry really come together. I’ve got so many fun ones in the shop. There are  stones, sparkly rhinestones, beads, buttons, shoulder dusters, huge-huge-flowers, even a … Continue reading