Tag Archive: Vintage Jewelry

Midweek Modness: Handpainted Fashion Lady Brooch

Despite the ’60s being the atomic age, folks were still heavily into crafts. We talked about making jewellery for fun and profit last week, and here’s an example of a handmade brooch of… Continue reading

Icons of Style: Iris Apfel

Taking inspiration from style icon Iris Apfel.

Mystery Jewel: Blue Paste Bangle Bracelet

Another mystery jewel: Don’t know what it’s made of, don’t know when it was made. The clues: The blue paste stones are bezel set with an open back setting and the scrolled flourishes… Continue reading

Oh Bows!

Bow blouses are a big look for Fall 2011. They look good with tight pencil skirts and looser, wide-legged pantaloons. Here is my only bow blouse — from the Rodarte for Target collection.… Continue reading

Do Over: Silver Tiger’s Eye Pendant

The very first bag of broken jewellery that I ever got was at the old Goodwill at Sherbourne and Richmond. This was about seven-and-a-half years ago. Technically, it was a mason jar full… Continue reading

My Favourite Things: Pale Blue I

Whilst hanging up my laundry (above) I came to a sudden realization that more than half of my wardrobe has blue in it. I always thought my go to colours were green or… Continue reading

Vintage Dragon’s Breath Bracelet

It’s busy times this week, what with both Gravestone Posse opening and the new issue of Covet Garden launching on Wednesday. I did sneak over to the St. Lawrence Market on Sunday before… Continue reading

Anatomy of a Bag of Broken Jewellery

As mentioned in past posts, I obtain a lot of jewellery and jewellery findings in bags of broken bijoux that the Value Village and other thrift shops sell. I also promised to give… Continue reading

Hello Yellow

While I still haven’t found my dream ruffled yellow cardigan and my favourite patent yellow Birkenstocks have tragically fallen apart, I still have lots of other sunny accessories to cheer me up. From… Continue reading

Oranges and Peaches

Last weekend was crummy and rainy and snowy and cold. I warmed myself up by taking out some fun, citrussy accessories. First up, the peachy resin bangle pictured above. Saturday I sported the… Continue reading

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