What’s not to love about a bridle rosette! For thousands of years owners have adorned their horse's bridle to depict their favorite activity, business or organization. Think of them of as today’s bumper stickers! They tell a story and this beautiful floral one is a stunner from the 1800’s. I love wearing mine and it is such a statement piece. As always, I am happy to adjust the chain length to your personal preference... however the chunky chain I used allows you to wear it at almost any length.
The mistress of a chateau would have worn a Chatelaine, a belt with useful household appendages. They could include items like a thimble, watch, key and in this case a small purse. The chain mail purse was popular in the 1860’s-1900. This sourced example is in wonderful antique condition and can still hold a coin or two. The addition of a cut steel buckle half from the same time period enhances this lovely necklace. Be still my heart!
This statement necklace is just the right piece to snazz up any outfit. Throw it on and wait for the oohs and ahhs! The compact has a wonderful engraving of wheat and a butterfly. The length is just the right proportion for those long tunics or a dress. Open up the compact to reveal a positive message and a place to tuck a note or bill. The smell of the long ago powder brings back memories of grandma. Charming!
This piece features:
vintage powder compact
Napier Apple brooch
vintage pearl and link chain
necklace is 36” in length
Need it shorter? Melinda is happy to make it just right for you. Let her know your desired length.
In the 1930’s Cat-eye glasses are born after Altina Schinasi walked by an optician’s office and noticed the lack of stylish options for women. Inspired by the masks that Schinasi saw in Venice, Italy, she designed glasses with exaggerated framing around the eyes. After being turned down by multiple opticians, she finally gained a fan in one glasses boutique in New York City. During the 1940’s - early 1960’s the now famous frames started to be referred to as the “Harlequin.” The trend was a rectangle lens with a thick frame, a slight uplift at the sides, and small details at the corners such as little gold stars.
As fabulous as these are, it only made sense that they should transcend from eye jewelry into “traditional” jewelry! A fun conversation piece, connection to a favorite Aunt, Mom or Grandmother or just because you are an individual with style...this necklace is guaranteed to bring joy!