Sunday, October 30, 2011
I've become fascinated with old reliquary pendants and have been lucky enough to pick up a few recently, both antique and recently fabricated.
Shrines, rosary boxes, and relics filled with sacred keepsakes all hold a mysterious charm for me.
I purchased this tiny pendant at a Paris flea market during my recent trip. It boasts a genuine piece of fabric cut from the clothing of St. Vincent de Paul and is sealed with wax to preserve its authenticity. My sister even had to help me negotiate its price with the dealer!
I filled this sterling silver box with a bit of vintage seam binding and cross, but the wearer can hide her own special memento inside.
This beautiful 1880s meerschaum is also from the flea market in Paris. I paired it with the largest, most delicious mother of pearl rosary I've ever seen and it is currently available in my Etsy shoppe.
This next necklace features a reliquary pendant assembled by artist Donna Sarjeant. She has the genius to make these tiny 'shadow' boxes out of old watch tins and sometimes faces them with finger rosaries and other frames.
Thank you for visiting. Have a wonderful week and Happy Halloween! :)
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
With the holidays just around the corner, visions of Halloween candy and sugar plums are dancing in my head more than usual. This seemed like the perfect time to share my photos of some of the sweet shoppes I visited while in Paris. The French take their patisserie very seriously, I might add! ;)
This tea room serves as a delicious respite in the Louvre museum!
And, of course, the most famous of all is Laduree - everyone must go and try their macaroons!
This is what I ordered!
And then there are the scrumptious gifts!
Do you see all those lovely ribbons in the background?
Another sweet treat I recently got to enjoy was this surpise from one of my most favouritest customers. Renee has been ordering my jewelry for over a year now, but her talent is sewing, and she sent me this adorable towel and cup cozy embroidered with my initials! The cheery colours are sure to brighten up my kitchen even in winter! Thank you so much, Renee! :)
And here's what I've made this week... lots of yummy colours and textures to satisfy that jewelry craving. These will be available in my Etsy shoppe throughout the week.
Whatever your sweet tooth desires, we are lucky to have such an abundance of goodies out there in the world to choose from. Have a week full of treats! :)