Two years ago, at an estate sale with an enormous amount of Christmas items–they were actually the least of the treasures there–I stumbled on two Putz sheep for 50 cents each. And a lovely German made cow. Putz comes from … Continue reading
I decided to do a little more holiday decorating this year–in the Scandinavian vein. They like simplicity, with lots of red and white. Over the past few years I’ve been picking up a few Swedish and Norwegian Christmas decorations, which … Continue reading
Marble complexion, raven tresses, flowing gown the color of a Tahitian pearl–her grand entrance turns heads. Nothing new. She carries herself like a dark swan, gliding through the thick crowds, paths opening before her. It’s 1952, but her necklace came … Continue reading
I saw something like these little paper wreaths on Etsy, and I just had to try making them myself. Not hard, but a little time consuming. Here are my instructions. I started with an old book of Dickens stories–a 20 … Continue reading
It was in a dusty museum, but it felt like you could almost touch her in the sumptuous mauve silk, the delicate lace, the feathers and bows, the gorgeous jewels warmed by the pulse at her throat. Maud the ultra … Continue reading
The dowager in furs at the other end of the table glowered and gave a disapproving little snort at Sophia’s remarkable straight up win on 16. Beginner’s luck. Claude touched her back in that special place to let her know … Continue reading
Five years ago, when she last saw him, she was in ripped jeans and flannel. She’s grown up and she wants him to see it in the first second. Their dinner is set for 7. She’s trying to keep her … Continue reading
A new statement brooch–part of my Marie A. series in pinks and blues.
She slid into a banquette at Sardi’s, then ran her eyes slowly across the room. Someone lit her cigarette and the gentleman at the next table lowered his gaze from her face to her decollete. Less than subtle. She looked … Continue reading
My latest. And already sold!