Monday, December 27, 2010

Old Word Charm .......

Christmas Gifts

Vintage Mohagany Wood  Table

My husband has always had a love of all things made of sterling silver. To be honest I was never a big fan of silver because it just didn’t look great on my skin complexion so gold was my first shiny metal of choice to wear. After years of telling him that silver was boring and bland I have truly come to appreciate the beauty of sterling silver.
Did you know: Sterling was the known and approved silver standard in England, in all probability, from the beginning of King Henry the Second’s reign.


These gorgeous sterling scissors are adorned with beautiful flowers on both sides. I believe they were used in sewing such as button holes, thread trimming and things of that nature.
vintage magnifiying loop glass Magnifying lenses became symbols of intellect and connoisseurship, as is evident in art of the eighteenth century which often depicts magnifying glasses in order to convey knowledge and intellect.
Silver Tea Salt Spoon BroochTHIS is one of the cutest and most elegant things I've seen. It's an individual Salt Spoon from the early 1900s in a floral pattern by Lunt Silver. A little spoon like this looks much nicer pinned to a blouse, jacket or vest as opposed to just sitting in a salt cellar.
Long Tea Spoon

Tea Kettle Tip
Alice in wonderful would sure appreciate this antique tea spoon. The top has a tea kettle with handle and the stem is like bamboo or straw that ends with a dogwood like pattern.
Ornate Sterling Floral PendantThe pendant between the scissors and tea spoon appears to have made from a spoon end as well. I just love the patina on it.
Vintage Art Deco NecklaceThe Purple glass necklace appears to be an Art Deco piece from the 1895-1935. I’m speechless!
Sterling Marcasite Pendant
Sterling Silver Marcasite Pendant
And how could I forget the vintage marcasite pendant at right corner of the table, and the lovely pen. Quite Victorian!

…and the vintage mexican sterling ring which looks like a wedding cake. I’ve named it Claire de lune. I melt every time I look at it!

Baroque Mirror and Frame
The round footed baroque mirror is just lovely and is the perfect size on my night stand. The other baroque frame mirror’s glass was broken so I simply framed a lovely print in its place!

My husband is truly a man of Sterling good sense for he gave me all these wonderful silver items (table too…) for Christmas!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Holiday!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Freshlyground: Be my love when the fire is low ..........

Hi everyone! I'm trying to get out of hibernation and also thinking of what to wear in this frigid weather! An island girl just can't survive in the snow you know. Ok I'm thinking layers! I find that coming up with a color scheme can be quite a challenge when layering up a chic look. I hope my next winter outfit post will be tastefully done! fingers crossed!

I leave you with this Friday music that I just came across and I absolutely looooove this song and many others from this band! Enjoy!

I just realized that I have a similar dress like the singer is wearing, looks like it is going on etsy soon!

As always stay beautiful in and out!
Kisses to all! muah!

Music Friday: Freshlyground, Fire Is Low

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

If you're mad for plaid ..... Suit yourself!

Tartan Plaid mini skirt

Hold on to your hair bow!

Well, my luck was in when I spotted this professional and classy double-breasted skirt suit. The profusely plaid cloth in navy blue/ dark green is super feminine and surely stands out from traditional tailoring suits with its matching mini pleated skirt. At first I wasn’t too sure about the buttons which sort of look dated and thought to reinvent the jacket by changing up the buttons for a newer look but then I decided to go beeline with it.

sitting pretty

The look of plaid

Sheer stockings in navy blue

Hair bow

suit yourself

Proverbs: Suit yourself means 'do what you want'. It comes from suiting themselves with ready hemmed clothing rather than going to a tailor.

mad for plaid

Plaid skirt suit : Vintage
Black leather purse : Vintage Coach Bag
Black shoes : BG
Hair bow : Vintage Navy blue
Tights : Vintage 80s navy blue
Leather bow belt : vintage, which is a perfect combination of the Sonia Rykiel, Moschino bow belt and Hoss Intropia which can be found via YOOX

P.s. Welcoming ALL new friends reading this blog. Love you all!
Have a great rest of the week and as always stay beautiful in and out!

Kisses to all!

Monday, October 11, 2010

This kitty is wild at heart ……………


It has been a while since my last outfit post. This outfit was quite random but yet turned out to be fun and quite trendy. I originally planned to wear a skirt and a button up blouse but Mother Nature’s atmospheric conditions took a different route and so did my outfit. Instead I opted for this vintage 80s light wool dress in pull over style which is just perfect on a chilly fall Nashville day and threw over my recently thrifted leopard cardigan labeled Express. The Fabric is super soft as well.





Otherwise I really don’t have much to say for this post except that I appreciate all the love from all the new readers and older ones too who emailed and asked for my return. It meant a lot and I love you all very much.




In case you were inspired by my look and want to experiment a little, I found this article below and thought I’d share!

How to Wear an Animal Print
In the past those who wore leopard-print occupied a strange no-person's land. According to Alexander animal print “treads” a fine line between tarty and tasteful.
However, anything goes this season from a single piece to top-to-toe:
•Fashion’s golden rule has always been to keep animal print to one single piece and keep the rest of your outfit simple. The safest way to wear animal print is sparingly!
•Pair leopard print with beige or black to keep it chic and refined.
•Dip a toe into the trend by adding a leopard print accessory to a plain outfit. This could be a scarf, a hat, some tights, gloves, a structured bag or a pair of cute kitten heels.
•For a real celebrity look break the rules by mixing and matching prints. However, this look is not for the faint-hearted. Keep accessories to a minimum to keep it chic.
•Go for good quality fabrics. Cheap material can look less than chic when it’s an animal print.


Black dress : Vintage 1980s light wool
Leather purse : Vintage cognac Pollini
Shoes : Newport News
Fascinator hat : Vintage stunning orange velvet
Cameo brooch : Vintage
Satin opaque black tights : Hue - Personal Shapers

Hope you all have a wonderful week. Until then stay beautiful inside and out!
Kisses to all!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cause I'm the wanderer ........

I was in the middle of listing some fall vintage dresses, blouses and skirts when etsy went whoopsie! So I decided to do this quick post to share of whatsoever the mind perceives in itself.

vintage victorian lace

Earlier today while taking some photos for the shop I got sidetracked in favor of a sweet lace trim. You see I was wearing this lace piece or trim to keep my hair away from face and to tell you the truth I'm not even sure what the pretty delicate decorative fabric woven was intended for, but I wore it as headscarf or kerchief. I also thought it would look fantastic as a victorian accent around the neck. I find peace gazing at beautitul things. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

vintage lace

Ok etsy is back! yeah! I'm going to finish up here.

cream white lace

Hope this post finds everyone well!
Kisses to all!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last day of summer .............

Photos by Mark

I promised to post this outfit this Tuesday so here it is! I believe it is still Tuesday! ;) Internet was down for a while today which delayed an earlier post, so I’m going to be short & sweet. I have to get my beauty sleep for a very important moment tomorrow and can’t wait to share it.

This intense combination with mangos, peaches and oranges coloring accessories will take you for a walk back to the beginning of summer! But I’m ready for fall, after this post that is ;D To me seasons are like a musical passage moving from one key to another. I enjoy them all.

My saying goodbye to summer ouffit:

Vintage skirt black shiny satin fabric, All That Jazz
Green Tank from Target ( feels really soft )
Vintage Hat : colorful peaches, Loveman’s Inc. Mc Henry’s Hat, Nashville
Vintage Belt : Capezio bright floral with sparkles resembling glazed or sugar delights
Shoes : Vince Camuto black strappy sandals
Vintage Bag : 80's Sharif Black snake skin leather shoulderbag



vintage fuzzy peaches hat

Vintage McHenry Hat

Vintage Floral Capezio Belt

vintage 1980's SHARIF Snake Skin Purse

P.S. As always stay bee-u-tiful inside and out!
Have a wonderful evening.
Kisses to all.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Delicious fruity summer finds and a lucky winner! .....

Delightful Summer Finds

This week I found some pretty sweet things(vintage accesorries) that are extremely pleasing to the sense of taste, I meant to the sense of style that is ;) I plan to use them both on Tuesday's outfit post! fingers crossed! :)

Also wanted to thank everyone for entering the Shabby Apple giveaway!!

.... Clare of Between Laundry Days is the lucky winner of the Shabby Apple L'amour Dress Giveaway. She was selected as the winner using the random number generator at Congratulations Clare!!! Please email me your measurements and dress size as well as your mailing address to

Result for Shabby Apple Giveaway

P.s. Have no worries, there are many more opportunities to win great Giveaways!! Thanks to Shabby Apple for sponsoring this giveaway.

Have a great rest of what is left of the weekend and welcome a brand new week! Kisses to all!