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I Choo-Choo-Choose You

To celebrate the day, here’s a collage of some vintage and retro sentimental jewelry finds (Clockwise from top left): A silver and diamond chip ring; a Victorian revival locket bracelet; A Victorian token… Continue reading

All New Review: Flip Ultra HD

I bought myself a Flip Ultra HD camera as a little prezzie for myself at a boxing day sale ($99). Here’s what I love about it: It’s discreet, it’s easy to use and… Continue reading

Stamp Collection

Sort of off topic, but I got this package last week and the envelope had the best array of stamps I have ever seen. A Navajo squash blossom necklace (I will possess one… Continue reading

Streamline Moderne: Rise of the Machine Age

As the 1920s turned into the 1930s, Art Deco design evolved into a style known as Streamline Moderne (or just moderne or streamline). It emphasized shiny surfaces, curved forms and horizontal planes. In… Continue reading

Second Day of Christmas

Two Irish Bijoux.

Miss Chatelaine

In olden times, ladies didn’t have pockets in their dresses. So the wore chatelaines — a clip or large brooch with chains and hooks to could hold various gew gaws that a woman… Continue reading

Men’s Corner with Mr. Andrew: Nomad

AK and I stopped by the opening of the second location of Nomad in the old Commute space on Queen West Friday night. Lots of ultra hip menswear labels like Wings + Horns… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: David-Andersen Norway Saga Viking Ring

This ring, by Norwegian silversmiths David-Andersen, is a 1960s or 70s copy of an authentic Viking design. Part of the Saga series, the company copied jewels made around 300 A.D. and found in… Continue reading

Late Victorian Paste Earrings

It’s been a long, weird week and I am feeling the need reaffirm my commitment to sparkle motion. Perhaps I’ll wear these earrings today. They date from the late Victorian period They feature… Continue reading

Remembrance Day Part 2

Another memory — A locket with a picture of my Grandma and my great uncle Howard in his Canadian Expeditionary Force uniform. Howard gave this locket to my great grandmother before he shipped… Continue reading

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