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Sunday, 6 April 2014
The Magpie’s Daughter is a story that my Mum made up for me when I was small, there were others of course, but this one sounded the prettiest for a jewellery line. I used to love going through her jewellery and laying it all out in rows.She would tell me where she got it and where it had been worn. Thin Hippy bangles, beautiful 1950s brooches from my Nana, the pearl earrings I wore on my Wedding Day…jewellery is so personal and I love that about it.
As a present this year I'm having an illustration made by a lovely artist of some lyrics from a song that we’ve sung together since I was super small. I’ll also get her a big bunch of yellow daffodils, it’s traditional!
This post is based on a piece written for the What I Always blog. For the full post, including other designers, click here.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
This Chanel bottle belonged to my Great Aunt, who then gave it to my Mother. It still has a tiny drop of perfume in. This is one of my most precious possessions.
Ah tins, can you have to many? This lovely find is a Cadbury tin from the Coronation. It will probably end up storing buttons in as I love those too! Tee hee.
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Framed book illustration and ink well from Stockport Vintage Fair.
Shakespeare book from a street seller near the Universities.
Chanel bottle from my Mother.
French key and Cadbury tin with the Queen on from ebay.