A real mixed bag this time around
"atomic level distress" sounds like how I feel this morning. At least I got to start the day with these lovely jewels and your lovely commentary on them.
This is some great stuff! So, the Lalique ring. Haunted. It would whisper bad things in your ear at night. I love seeing sea shells with their natural magnificence highlighted by rocks and metal. Total celebration of minerals, and minerals rarely get to celebrate. The Ruby is epic. Cutting 45.78 carats off a 101 carat stone makes me jittery. I want to investigate the surgeon-like nerves these gem guys must be sporting. Monkey Clock? He's totally daring you to look at him. EEEEvil. While the ring's whispering bad ideas to you, the Monkey just wants to carve out your eye with his golden tail. Don't get me started on the Wally Birds. They're doing the over-under on how long it would take me to accidentally explode that stilted Tiffany Lamp. 4 hours.
I'm so happy that I decided to start my day with your newsletter. I love looking at all the jewels I'll never afford, but stir my imagination. I enjoy the dishes much more while I imagine all the stories behind those gems.
Speaking of stories, thank you so much for include the butterfly lamp. I adore almost everything from the Arts & Crafts period. The jewelry, the lamps, the tiles, the furniture, even the architecture...everything had such style and character! I'd be thrilled if more of it, and the charming history you always seem to find *smile*, found it's way into your newsletter.
I am, once again, a huge fan of "Dearest".
Well, just delightful, as always!
What a delicious way to start Monday! Confession: I like Alma-Tadema too, even if he was the Thomas Kinkade of the late 19th century. It's escapist and dreamy.
That tiffany lamp!!
Thanks for the link. Very classy lady.
Great stuff! Love the Joanne Woodward wedding dress.
That’s Mrs Coulter’s desk clock, surely ❤️
Yes! Clara Driscoll’s Tiffany lamp is stunning!