Healing Stones Week: Lapis Lazuli

I heart Lapis Lazuli because its such a cool shade of blue, but look closer and you’ll discover little gold flecks. Physically, it is said to improve sleep and cure insomnia and it’s… Continue reading

Old Photos of People Dressed In Old Timey Costume

I picked up this old, hand-tinted photo at the Roncesvalles Area Yard Sale on the weekend. It’s entitled “The Last of The Blossoms”. It’s not an accomplished photo, but I bought it because… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Aventurine

The Aventurine turtle pendant pictured above is probably the most powerful pebble in my gemstone pharmacy. I don’t wear it all the time, but whenever I do, I always feel better. Aventurine is… Continue reading

Expert Advice: Rejuvenate Your Hands

Went to the Clarin‘s Fall launch event on Tuesday. So many cool new products, but more on that later. Lionel de Benetti, Clarin’s head of global research, was there and he made an… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Turquoise

According to my Great Grandmother’s Book of Talismans, “The Turquoise is more frequently used for Amulets than any other stone, as much for its mystic virtues as for its beauty.” It is said… Continue reading

Judging A Shirt By Its Label

I found this vintage Céline chain print shirt at the Goodwill on Saturday afternoon. It’s not always easy to date vintage finds, so I’m going to date it using this process of elimination.… Continue reading

Healing Stones Week: Quartz

My Great-Grandmother Hudson was a medicine woman of sorts. I have her books of herbal remedies and her copy of the Book of Talismans. It is in this book that I first learn… Continue reading

Do Over: Vintage Liberty of London Skirt

I read something recently about the reason that French women are so much more stylish is that even when they buy off the rack, they always have their clothes tailored to fit them.… Continue reading

3 A.M. Eterna

I found this well-loved Eterna watch this weekend. Eterna is a brand that’s prized amongst the watch people, but not so well-known by ordinary Joes. Like Omega, it is a “high-value” watch —… Continue reading

Burro Time!

Another find from the Kitchener Mennonite Central Committee shop — Three vermeil matching burro brooches, signed Sterling SB. I’m guessing that they date from the late 1940s or 1950s, as these kind of… Continue reading

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