July 15, 2012
No matter how many jewelry makers we've found in our decades-long hunt for vintage costume jewelry, there are always more names to know. Leru was an American name in costume jewelry, low-priced and perpetually pretty. We love to find floral 'gems' like these, especially in sets like those featured in this 1958 Vogue ad for Leru designs.
Check our site for vintage jewelry including sets (parures) like these feminine beauties. Hope you're enjoying your summer with some fabulous vintage pretties!
|Venetian Cuff - The look of antiqued Venetian gold over simulated mother of pearl...|
|Parisian Flowers - Dainty bouquets, surrounded with delicate mother of pearl leaves and sprigs of gold...|
|Grecian Roses - Delicate little hand-enameled roses, hand-set with brilliants. Offered in pink, white or blue.|
|Star Flower Bouquet - Star-petaled flowers, lovely night and day, sprinkled with dew drops of brilliant, colorful rhinestones.|
|Waterfall Wafers - Cascades of wafer beads, hand-strung with matching faceted brilliants for a bubble-light air.|
|Roman Gardens - Beautifully textured Roman gold blooms in a profusion of pastel enamel flowerlets...|
|Polynesian Pastels - Hand-carved simulated pearl plastics in romantic pastels... set with a king's ransom of jewels.|
Posted by April Ainsworth at 1:18 PM
July 07, 2012
|Hand-Painted Birds Asian Paper Parasol|
There are a few vintage finds that just thrill us Vixens... and vintage umbrellas are near the top of the list. They never come in large quantities, so each one feels like a special treasure. Their fabrics and hand-painting are often exceptional. And the handles alone are sometimes like works of art, in twisted lucite, gnarled bamboo or modernist textured plastic.
|1950s Rouge Dogwood Blossoms Pagoda Parasol|
The feel of using one during a summer storm is wonderfully chic, whether you're sheltered by a pagoda-shaped parasol or a Mod 1960s brollie in crystal-clear vinyl. And so many lend themselves as exquisite decor, propped in a corner or above the armoire until the skies darken. You'll be wishing for rain!
|1940s Black Rainbow Plaid Domed Umbrella with Lucite Handle|
Posted by April Ainsworth at 9:07 AM