Monday, May 23, 2011

Postcards from Paris


Do any of you remember the late Domino magazine's regular feature in which the editors turned an outfit into a room? In a similar vein, tonight's post is about a necklace I recently made that was inspired by two very sweet turn-of-the-century postcards I have from France. I've been collecting these lovely cards for a couple of years now - I love the melodramatic sepia scenery mixed with soft washes of pinks and blues. So romantic!

These particular cards feature young girls with baskets of flowers and bows in their hair.





I was lucky enough to find this old pendant from a dealer in Europe. Do you notice any resemblance to the postcard?


And, mais oui, the necklace wouldn't be complete without its own (sterling silver and marquesite) bow, and pink flowers!





Voila! A postcard turned into a necklace! I hope I captured the mysterious innocence for the wearer that the original image holds for me. Merci beaucoup for visiting! :)

3 comments:

  1. Hi Robyn,
    Wow, this is a good lesson on how to be inspired. The necklace is reminiscent of the post cards that are so feminine and pretty. Pink is still my favorite color!
    Au Revoir,
    ♥Danette

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