This tableau is one of my favourite collectibles… I found it in an English country antique shop nearly 20 years ago… These ‘women’ and I, have lived together happily for all that time… they have moved with me… to Australia and from Australia… I loved the femininity of the scene and the detail of their fashion… their hair, their dresses and their jewellery. When I study them, I am reminded of the saying, ‘what goes around comes around’… their braids are similar to many images I have been seeing lately… in magazines and on Pinterest… the lace details, the chiffon, the taffeta… I seem to be pinning all those luxurious fabrics onto my boards… And the jewellery… the statement necklaces and the bracelets.
I think we women are fortunate right now… fashion is applauding the art of dressing up… It has never been easier to wear a statement necklace, to adorn our ears or to jingle jangle with a load of bangles… I especially adore the agelessness of jewellery… there is no need to worry about the state of our knees or covering our upper arms… the problem of squeezing in and the indignity of a large number on the size tag disappears when we adorn ourselves with beautiful pieces… All we have to do is have the confidence to wear these embellishments… and I am finding that wearing a little sparkle, some lavish decoration is adding to my joie de vivre.
Charm & Chain is gorgeous and has the most beautiful selections of bijoux jewellery… it is the perfect place to start looking for Christmas gifts … Many of the pieces are made to order… so it’s wise to start early…
My discovery is Suzanna Dai… you can see all her exquisite designs… here
(the Crystal Weimar drops are in my basket…)
If you need some more convincing about the beauty of jewellery… be inspired…. here
and that leaves me to say have a wonderful, happy and safe weekend… enjoy the browsing… and see you next week… xv