Travels through my jewellery box

Some time ago, we wenches were talking jewellery (or jewelry depending on where you live.) It was inspired by this blog by Mary Jo.  And I mentioned some of the little pieces I was given in travels when I was a child.

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Mary Jo said: “Travels through my jewellery box” would be a fabulous blog! And so, since I'm scrambling to meet a deadline, and don't have time to do a research-heavy blog, here it is. 

I was very fortunate to travel quite widely as a child, and at many places we visited, I was given a little souvenir. Mostly they are cheap little things, but I've never equated monetary value with personal value, and these little items are precious to me.

PiskieDonkeyKellsI took the photos today, using a piece of plain white paper as a background. Bizarrely it turned out blue! No idea why. Sorry about that.

In this photo at the top left, there's a little brass Cockington Piskie—yes, that's the correct spelling—from Cockington Forge in Devon. Ugly little fellow, isn't he, but he's supposed to be lucky. I vividly remember visiting that big dark old forge.

Next to it is the letter A from the Book of Kells which is in Dublin. Beautiful, isn't it? I used to wear this on my  favourite blue jumper until the jumper fell to bits. I visited the Book of Kells later on as an adult, and fell in love with it all over again.

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On the lower left is a dear little donkey pin from the beautiful little village of Clovelly in Cornwall. It's very steep and so they used to use donkeys to transport things (and people) up and down the hill. I was eight when we visited, and of course I fell madly in love with the donkeys, so I'm very fond of this little pin. These days, of course, the donkeys are there for tourist reasons — and they now charge you to enter the village, which they didn't when I was a kid. More about Clovelly here

Last in that photo above is a sphinx from Egypt which we visited that same year. I don't think it needs much explanation, does it?

Italy&DragonBoatThe blue and gold bracelet was from Italy, and was a gift from friends we met up with in Italy. We didn't do a lot of travel through Italy when I was small, so I didn't get to visit all the places and sights portrayed on the enamels — not until I was an adult and backpacking. My strongest childhood memories are from Genoa and Naples.

ScottishBroochAlso in that photo is a dragon boat brooch — from Thailand, I think. That dates from later on in my travels, from when my parents lived in Penang, in Malaysia for three years.

Next is my favorite brooch from Scotland— orange carnelian. It was my mother's—but I've never worn the earrings that go with it because I have pierced ears and don't like wearing screw-on earrings that squash your earlobes.  But I love celtic-design jewellery, and have bought a number of pieces in silver over the years.

NZPauaShellThe paua shell bracelet and letter A brooch are from my first visit to New Zealand, when I was eleven. My whole family went — it was just before my oldest sister got married, so it was a special family holiday, the last time we all went away together. It was a magical trip — I still remember my first sight of glow worms in the forest, and I collected paua (abalone) shells from the beach and brought them home. I also found a greenstone rock on a beach near Greymouth, and when I showed it to a man at the greenstone carving factory, he polished off one side for me so it glowed dark green.

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Next is probably my favourite brooch, this silver one of dancing brolgas. Brolgas are a kind of heron that llive in Australia. They are very tall and they do an amazing courtship dance before they mate. (More about brolgas here.) I bought this brooch for not very much at a local craft market — it's not even real silver but I love it, and one time, when I thought I'd lost it, I was devastated. (Turned out I had removed it and put it in a Very Safe Place while I got my jacket dry-cleaned.)

MicroMosaicBroochLast is not so much a travel souvenir, but a memory of my grandmother — this pretty little micro-mosaic brooch and earrings. I always loved it. I think it's from Italy, but I'm not sure. It's hard to see in the photo, but it's made of tiny chips of glass, called tesserae, arranged to make a design or a picture. You can read more about the history of micro-mosaics here.

It was one of my favorite things to do when I was a child, to go through Nana's or Mum's jewellery boxes and look at all the pretty things. So you see, I was travelling through jewellery boxes from a young age. And clearly I haven't stopped. 

What about you? Do you have any pretty pieces that remind you of places you've been to, or people you've known. Did you like to go through your mother's jewellery box? Tell us about it.

 

135 thoughts on “Travels through my jewellery box”

  1. i used to be obsessed with looking through my Mums jewellery box-i would it weekly. Carefully laying out the pieces on her bed one by one and sometimes she would come in a explain what the pieces were or where they were from. This in adulthood for me has translated into a huge collection of vintage jewellery- i can’t resist a sparkly object plus I have a love of Nordic modernist design. Thanks for the blog piece and bringing back memories

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  2. i used to be obsessed with looking through my Mums jewellery box-i would it weekly. Carefully laying out the pieces on her bed one by one and sometimes she would come in a explain what the pieces were or where they were from. This in adulthood for me has translated into a huge collection of vintage jewellery- i can’t resist a sparkly object plus I have a love of Nordic modernist design. Thanks for the blog piece and bringing back memories

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  3. i used to be obsessed with looking through my Mums jewellery box-i would it weekly. Carefully laying out the pieces on her bed one by one and sometimes she would come in a explain what the pieces were or where they were from. This in adulthood for me has translated into a huge collection of vintage jewellery- i can’t resist a sparkly object plus I have a love of Nordic modernist design. Thanks for the blog piece and bringing back memories

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  4. i used to be obsessed with looking through my Mums jewellery box-i would it weekly. Carefully laying out the pieces on her bed one by one and sometimes she would come in a explain what the pieces were or where they were from. This in adulthood for me has translated into a huge collection of vintage jewellery- i can’t resist a sparkly object plus I have a love of Nordic modernist design. Thanks for the blog piece and bringing back memories

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  5. i used to be obsessed with looking through my Mums jewellery box-i would it weekly. Carefully laying out the pieces on her bed one by one and sometimes she would come in a explain what the pieces were or where they were from. This in adulthood for me has translated into a huge collection of vintage jewellery- i can’t resist a sparkly object plus I have a love of Nordic modernist design. Thanks for the blog piece and bringing back memories

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  6. Wonderful post! My souvenirs tend to be of a nore practical sort. For example, there is a small paddle-shaped cutting board in our kitchen. It is the second or third of these that we have owned — they DO wear out. But each time we use it, I am remineded of a very early trip my husband and I took, before we were married. We went to visit my older daughter and her husband. I saw the first one in a store in their college town. Truly a mundane thing, but every time I use the current board, I remember that trip — because that is when we began to think we shoul marry — in SPITE of the huge difference in ages (I am older than BOB by 17 years!).

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  7. Wonderful post! My souvenirs tend to be of a nore practical sort. For example, there is a small paddle-shaped cutting board in our kitchen. It is the second or third of these that we have owned — they DO wear out. But each time we use it, I am remineded of a very early trip my husband and I took, before we were married. We went to visit my older daughter and her husband. I saw the first one in a store in their college town. Truly a mundane thing, but every time I use the current board, I remember that trip — because that is when we began to think we shoul marry — in SPITE of the huge difference in ages (I am older than BOB by 17 years!).

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  8. Wonderful post! My souvenirs tend to be of a nore practical sort. For example, there is a small paddle-shaped cutting board in our kitchen. It is the second or third of these that we have owned — they DO wear out. But each time we use it, I am remineded of a very early trip my husband and I took, before we were married. We went to visit my older daughter and her husband. I saw the first one in a store in their college town. Truly a mundane thing, but every time I use the current board, I remember that trip — because that is when we began to think we shoul marry — in SPITE of the huge difference in ages (I am older than BOB by 17 years!).

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  9. Wonderful post! My souvenirs tend to be of a nore practical sort. For example, there is a small paddle-shaped cutting board in our kitchen. It is the second or third of these that we have owned — they DO wear out. But each time we use it, I am remineded of a very early trip my husband and I took, before we were married. We went to visit my older daughter and her husband. I saw the first one in a store in their college town. Truly a mundane thing, but every time I use the current board, I remember that trip — because that is when we began to think we shoul marry — in SPITE of the huge difference in ages (I am older than BOB by 17 years!).

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  10. Wonderful post! My souvenirs tend to be of a nore practical sort. For example, there is a small paddle-shaped cutting board in our kitchen. It is the second or third of these that we have owned — they DO wear out. But each time we use it, I am remineded of a very early trip my husband and I took, before we were married. We went to visit my older daughter and her husband. I saw the first one in a store in their college town. Truly a mundane thing, but every time I use the current board, I remember that trip — because that is when we began to think we shoul marry — in SPITE of the huge difference in ages (I am older than BOB by 17 years!).

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  11. I loved my mom’s jewelry box as a kid. I did end up with a necklace and matching earrings of hers that she gave me when I was a teenager. I still have them, but don’t wear them. Mostly because they are gold and I prefer silver nowadays.
    As for my own travels, I have loved getting jewelry as my souvenir. Bracelets or earrings are my favorite. Jewelry is small and easy to pack and I love wearing the stuff when I’m home to remind me of the fun trips I’ve taken.

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  12. I loved my mom’s jewelry box as a kid. I did end up with a necklace and matching earrings of hers that she gave me when I was a teenager. I still have them, but don’t wear them. Mostly because they are gold and I prefer silver nowadays.
    As for my own travels, I have loved getting jewelry as my souvenir. Bracelets or earrings are my favorite. Jewelry is small and easy to pack and I love wearing the stuff when I’m home to remind me of the fun trips I’ve taken.

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  13. I loved my mom’s jewelry box as a kid. I did end up with a necklace and matching earrings of hers that she gave me when I was a teenager. I still have them, but don’t wear them. Mostly because they are gold and I prefer silver nowadays.
    As for my own travels, I have loved getting jewelry as my souvenir. Bracelets or earrings are my favorite. Jewelry is small and easy to pack and I love wearing the stuff when I’m home to remind me of the fun trips I’ve taken.

    Reply
  14. I loved my mom’s jewelry box as a kid. I did end up with a necklace and matching earrings of hers that she gave me when I was a teenager. I still have them, but don’t wear them. Mostly because they are gold and I prefer silver nowadays.
    As for my own travels, I have loved getting jewelry as my souvenir. Bracelets or earrings are my favorite. Jewelry is small and easy to pack and I love wearing the stuff when I’m home to remind me of the fun trips I’ve taken.

    Reply
  15. I loved my mom’s jewelry box as a kid. I did end up with a necklace and matching earrings of hers that she gave me when I was a teenager. I still have them, but don’t wear them. Mostly because they are gold and I prefer silver nowadays.
    As for my own travels, I have loved getting jewelry as my souvenir. Bracelets or earrings are my favorite. Jewelry is small and easy to pack and I love wearing the stuff when I’m home to remind me of the fun trips I’ve taken.

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  16. I have a silver charm bracelet that is filled with charms from places that I and/or my parents traveled to. I also have my grandmother’s gold charm bracelet; she liked to gamble and her bracelet has gold dice and a lucky 13 amongst others. When my daughter was born, I started collecting charms to commemorate her travels and interests. We gave her her first bracelet at about age seven; she is now on her second bracelet and adds to it herself. (The irony is that neither of us wears jewelry!)

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  17. I have a silver charm bracelet that is filled with charms from places that I and/or my parents traveled to. I also have my grandmother’s gold charm bracelet; she liked to gamble and her bracelet has gold dice and a lucky 13 amongst others. When my daughter was born, I started collecting charms to commemorate her travels and interests. We gave her her first bracelet at about age seven; she is now on her second bracelet and adds to it herself. (The irony is that neither of us wears jewelry!)

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  18. I have a silver charm bracelet that is filled with charms from places that I and/or my parents traveled to. I also have my grandmother’s gold charm bracelet; she liked to gamble and her bracelet has gold dice and a lucky 13 amongst others. When my daughter was born, I started collecting charms to commemorate her travels and interests. We gave her her first bracelet at about age seven; she is now on her second bracelet and adds to it herself. (The irony is that neither of us wears jewelry!)

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  19. I have a silver charm bracelet that is filled with charms from places that I and/or my parents traveled to. I also have my grandmother’s gold charm bracelet; she liked to gamble and her bracelet has gold dice and a lucky 13 amongst others. When my daughter was born, I started collecting charms to commemorate her travels and interests. We gave her her first bracelet at about age seven; she is now on her second bracelet and adds to it herself. (The irony is that neither of us wears jewelry!)

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  20. I have a silver charm bracelet that is filled with charms from places that I and/or my parents traveled to. I also have my grandmother’s gold charm bracelet; she liked to gamble and her bracelet has gold dice and a lucky 13 amongst others. When my daughter was born, I started collecting charms to commemorate her travels and interests. We gave her her first bracelet at about age seven; she is now on her second bracelet and adds to it herself. (The irony is that neither of us wears jewelry!)

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  21. Those are all lovely, Anne, I particularly like the Book of Kells brooch! I used to do the same thing, buy something in every country we visited, but for me it was earrings. So I have earrings from all over the world, although these days I don’t wear them much. They remind me of wonderful holidays too!

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  22. Those are all lovely, Anne, I particularly like the Book of Kells brooch! I used to do the same thing, buy something in every country we visited, but for me it was earrings. So I have earrings from all over the world, although these days I don’t wear them much. They remind me of wonderful holidays too!

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  23. Those are all lovely, Anne, I particularly like the Book of Kells brooch! I used to do the same thing, buy something in every country we visited, but for me it was earrings. So I have earrings from all over the world, although these days I don’t wear them much. They remind me of wonderful holidays too!

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  24. Those are all lovely, Anne, I particularly like the Book of Kells brooch! I used to do the same thing, buy something in every country we visited, but for me it was earrings. So I have earrings from all over the world, although these days I don’t wear them much. They remind me of wonderful holidays too!

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  25. Those are all lovely, Anne, I particularly like the Book of Kells brooch! I used to do the same thing, buy something in every country we visited, but for me it was earrings. So I have earrings from all over the world, although these days I don’t wear them much. They remind me of wonderful holidays too!

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  26. I have so many treasures of my own. Some are very expensive and were left to me when my aunt, who was very well traveled and married to a man who could afford to travel, passed away. My uncle was Russian Jew and was actually in Russia in the early ’60s. Some time, I’ll have to tell you some of their hair raising stories when he tried to contact his brother who never got out of the country.
    But I digress! So I have some pieces from Scotland from my mother’s side since they were from Forfar. Trinkets and not very expensive things but so dear to my heart. And some pieces from my aunt including a beautiful platinum and diamond ring my uncle commissioned when they attended opening night of the Sidney Opera House. 🙂

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  27. I have so many treasures of my own. Some are very expensive and were left to me when my aunt, who was very well traveled and married to a man who could afford to travel, passed away. My uncle was Russian Jew and was actually in Russia in the early ’60s. Some time, I’ll have to tell you some of their hair raising stories when he tried to contact his brother who never got out of the country.
    But I digress! So I have some pieces from Scotland from my mother’s side since they were from Forfar. Trinkets and not very expensive things but so dear to my heart. And some pieces from my aunt including a beautiful platinum and diamond ring my uncle commissioned when they attended opening night of the Sidney Opera House. 🙂

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  28. I have so many treasures of my own. Some are very expensive and were left to me when my aunt, who was very well traveled and married to a man who could afford to travel, passed away. My uncle was Russian Jew and was actually in Russia in the early ’60s. Some time, I’ll have to tell you some of their hair raising stories when he tried to contact his brother who never got out of the country.
    But I digress! So I have some pieces from Scotland from my mother’s side since they were from Forfar. Trinkets and not very expensive things but so dear to my heart. And some pieces from my aunt including a beautiful platinum and diamond ring my uncle commissioned when they attended opening night of the Sidney Opera House. 🙂

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  29. I have so many treasures of my own. Some are very expensive and were left to me when my aunt, who was very well traveled and married to a man who could afford to travel, passed away. My uncle was Russian Jew and was actually in Russia in the early ’60s. Some time, I’ll have to tell you some of their hair raising stories when he tried to contact his brother who never got out of the country.
    But I digress! So I have some pieces from Scotland from my mother’s side since they were from Forfar. Trinkets and not very expensive things but so dear to my heart. And some pieces from my aunt including a beautiful platinum and diamond ring my uncle commissioned when they attended opening night of the Sidney Opera House. 🙂

    Reply
  30. I have so many treasures of my own. Some are very expensive and were left to me when my aunt, who was very well traveled and married to a man who could afford to travel, passed away. My uncle was Russian Jew and was actually in Russia in the early ’60s. Some time, I’ll have to tell you some of their hair raising stories when he tried to contact his brother who never got out of the country.
    But I digress! So I have some pieces from Scotland from my mother’s side since they were from Forfar. Trinkets and not very expensive things but so dear to my heart. And some pieces from my aunt including a beautiful platinum and diamond ring my uncle commissioned when they attended opening night of the Sidney Opera House. 🙂

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  31. It’s a fun ritual, isn’t it, Rachel, sorting through the jewellery box, and hearing any stories associated with various pieces. I think sometimes the stories are as important to me as the pieces.
    I also have masses of jewellery, made worse by the fact that I got into making it. But even though I have more than I could ever wear, I still buy pieces that appeal.

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  32. It’s a fun ritual, isn’t it, Rachel, sorting through the jewellery box, and hearing any stories associated with various pieces. I think sometimes the stories are as important to me as the pieces.
    I also have masses of jewellery, made worse by the fact that I got into making it. But even though I have more than I could ever wear, I still buy pieces that appeal.

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  33. It’s a fun ritual, isn’t it, Rachel, sorting through the jewellery box, and hearing any stories associated with various pieces. I think sometimes the stories are as important to me as the pieces.
    I also have masses of jewellery, made worse by the fact that I got into making it. But even though I have more than I could ever wear, I still buy pieces that appeal.

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  34. It’s a fun ritual, isn’t it, Rachel, sorting through the jewellery box, and hearing any stories associated with various pieces. I think sometimes the stories are as important to me as the pieces.
    I also have masses of jewellery, made worse by the fact that I got into making it. But even though I have more than I could ever wear, I still buy pieces that appeal.

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  35. It’s a fun ritual, isn’t it, Rachel, sorting through the jewellery box, and hearing any stories associated with various pieces. I think sometimes the stories are as important to me as the pieces.
    I also have masses of jewellery, made worse by the fact that I got into making it. But even though I have more than I could ever wear, I still buy pieces that appeal.

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  36. Thanks, Mary Jo, I adore my little donkey brooch. And for some reason diamonds and things like that have never appealed. Offer me a glittering diamond or a cheap and pretty little piece with a story attached, and I’ll take the one with the story.

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  37. Thanks, Mary Jo, I adore my little donkey brooch. And for some reason diamonds and things like that have never appealed. Offer me a glittering diamond or a cheap and pretty little piece with a story attached, and I’ll take the one with the story.

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  38. Thanks, Mary Jo, I adore my little donkey brooch. And for some reason diamonds and things like that have never appealed. Offer me a glittering diamond or a cheap and pretty little piece with a story attached, and I’ll take the one with the story.

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  39. Thanks, Mary Jo, I adore my little donkey brooch. And for some reason diamonds and things like that have never appealed. Offer me a glittering diamond or a cheap and pretty little piece with a story attached, and I’ll take the one with the story.

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  40. Thanks, Mary Jo, I adore my little donkey brooch. And for some reason diamonds and things like that have never appealed. Offer me a glittering diamond or a cheap and pretty little piece with a story attached, and I’ll take the one with the story.

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  41. Sue, my mother also had a special chopping board that was always called “Kit Sullivan’s board” because Kit Sullivan had given it to her. It now hangs in my own kitchen and I still think of it as Kit Sullivan’s board.
    And I love the story of you and Bob deciding to marry. Age has no relevance when two people are in love.

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  42. Sue, my mother also had a special chopping board that was always called “Kit Sullivan’s board” because Kit Sullivan had given it to her. It now hangs in my own kitchen and I still think of it as Kit Sullivan’s board.
    And I love the story of you and Bob deciding to marry. Age has no relevance when two people are in love.

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  43. Sue, my mother also had a special chopping board that was always called “Kit Sullivan’s board” because Kit Sullivan had given it to her. It now hangs in my own kitchen and I still think of it as Kit Sullivan’s board.
    And I love the story of you and Bob deciding to marry. Age has no relevance when two people are in love.

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  44. Sue, my mother also had a special chopping board that was always called “Kit Sullivan’s board” because Kit Sullivan had given it to her. It now hangs in my own kitchen and I still think of it as Kit Sullivan’s board.
    And I love the story of you and Bob deciding to marry. Age has no relevance when two people are in love.

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  45. Sue, my mother also had a special chopping board that was always called “Kit Sullivan’s board” because Kit Sullivan had given it to her. It now hangs in my own kitchen and I still think of it as Kit Sullivan’s board.
    And I love the story of you and Bob deciding to marry. Age has no relevance when two people are in love.

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  46. Misty, my mother also preferred gold over silver, and I’m the opposite. I have several gold pieces she gave me over the years, and sometimes I will mix gold and silver jewellery together. But it’s mostly silver.
    And I’m the same, a jewellery shop—especially a “crafty” kind of shop will always draw me in, just like a bookshop.

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  47. Misty, my mother also preferred gold over silver, and I’m the opposite. I have several gold pieces she gave me over the years, and sometimes I will mix gold and silver jewellery together. But it’s mostly silver.
    And I’m the same, a jewellery shop—especially a “crafty” kind of shop will always draw me in, just like a bookshop.

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  48. Misty, my mother also preferred gold over silver, and I’m the opposite. I have several gold pieces she gave me over the years, and sometimes I will mix gold and silver jewellery together. But it’s mostly silver.
    And I’m the same, a jewellery shop—especially a “crafty” kind of shop will always draw me in, just like a bookshop.

    Reply
  49. Misty, my mother also preferred gold over silver, and I’m the opposite. I have several gold pieces she gave me over the years, and sometimes I will mix gold and silver jewellery together. But it’s mostly silver.
    And I’m the same, a jewellery shop—especially a “crafty” kind of shop will always draw me in, just like a bookshop.

    Reply
  50. Misty, my mother also preferred gold over silver, and I’m the opposite. I have several gold pieces she gave me over the years, and sometimes I will mix gold and silver jewellery together. But it’s mostly silver.
    And I’m the same, a jewellery shop—especially a “crafty” kind of shop will always draw me in, just like a bookshop.

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  51. Karini, I love charms, too, and my writing retreat group has a charm for each year we’ve been getting together, but I tend not to wear charm bracelets — they catch on things, so I put my charms on a silver chain. But I mainly only wear it when we’re together, either on retreat, or at a writers’ conference or something like that.

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  52. Karini, I love charms, too, and my writing retreat group has a charm for each year we’ve been getting together, but I tend not to wear charm bracelets — they catch on things, so I put my charms on a silver chain. But I mainly only wear it when we’re together, either on retreat, or at a writers’ conference or something like that.

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  53. Karini, I love charms, too, and my writing retreat group has a charm for each year we’ve been getting together, but I tend not to wear charm bracelets — they catch on things, so I put my charms on a silver chain. But I mainly only wear it when we’re together, either on retreat, or at a writers’ conference or something like that.

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  54. Karini, I love charms, too, and my writing retreat group has a charm for each year we’ve been getting together, but I tend not to wear charm bracelets — they catch on things, so I put my charms on a silver chain. But I mainly only wear it when we’re together, either on retreat, or at a writers’ conference or something like that.

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  55. Karini, I love charms, too, and my writing retreat group has a charm for each year we’ve been getting together, but I tend not to wear charm bracelets — they catch on things, so I put my charms on a silver chain. But I mainly only wear it when we’re together, either on retreat, or at a writers’ conference or something like that.

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  56. Christina, I love my Book of Kells brooch, and was a little disappointed when I visited as an adult, I couldn’t find another piece of jewellery to buy.
    I make earrings all the time, but I still buy them, especially silver ones. I’ve been eying off some of the Scandinavian and Viking designs, but will only buy jewellery “in person” now.

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  57. Christina, I love my Book of Kells brooch, and was a little disappointed when I visited as an adult, I couldn’t find another piece of jewellery to buy.
    I make earrings all the time, but I still buy them, especially silver ones. I’ve been eying off some of the Scandinavian and Viking designs, but will only buy jewellery “in person” now.

    Reply
  58. Christina, I love my Book of Kells brooch, and was a little disappointed when I visited as an adult, I couldn’t find another piece of jewellery to buy.
    I make earrings all the time, but I still buy them, especially silver ones. I’ve been eying off some of the Scandinavian and Viking designs, but will only buy jewellery “in person” now.

    Reply
  59. Christina, I love my Book of Kells brooch, and was a little disappointed when I visited as an adult, I couldn’t find another piece of jewellery to buy.
    I make earrings all the time, but I still buy them, especially silver ones. I’ve been eying off some of the Scandinavian and Viking designs, but will only buy jewellery “in person” now.

    Reply
  60. Christina, I love my Book of Kells brooch, and was a little disappointed when I visited as an adult, I couldn’t find another piece of jewellery to buy.
    I make earrings all the time, but I still buy them, especially silver ones. I’ve been eying off some of the Scandinavian and Viking designs, but will only buy jewellery “in person” now.

    Reply
  61. Wow, Theo, that piece commemorating the Sydney Opera House opening sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your uncle’s hair-raising exploits. I hope you get to write them. But in general, I’m with you, preferring pretty trinkets to expensive jewels.

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  62. Wow, Theo, that piece commemorating the Sydney Opera House opening sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your uncle’s hair-raising exploits. I hope you get to write them. But in general, I’m with you, preferring pretty trinkets to expensive jewels.

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  63. Wow, Theo, that piece commemorating the Sydney Opera House opening sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your uncle’s hair-raising exploits. I hope you get to write them. But in general, I’m with you, preferring pretty trinkets to expensive jewels.

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  64. Wow, Theo, that piece commemorating the Sydney Opera House opening sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your uncle’s hair-raising exploits. I hope you get to write them. But in general, I’m with you, preferring pretty trinkets to expensive jewels.

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  65. Wow, Theo, that piece commemorating the Sydney Opera House opening sounds amazing. And I love the sound of your uncle’s hair-raising exploits. I hope you get to write them. But in general, I’m with you, preferring pretty trinkets to expensive jewels.

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  66. What a great post! I love looking through my mom’s jewelry, even now. She always tells me to help myself with anything that catches my eye. Although I haven’t traveled nearly as much as you have Anne, I used to collect souvenir spoons. My grandfather started my collection when I was a little girl. I also bought charms for my silver charm bracelet that I never wear, I don’t care for all of jingling noise it makes! My most treasured piece of jewelry from my travels is a silver Cladagh ring. I love the symbolism of it.

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  67. What a great post! I love looking through my mom’s jewelry, even now. She always tells me to help myself with anything that catches my eye. Although I haven’t traveled nearly as much as you have Anne, I used to collect souvenir spoons. My grandfather started my collection when I was a little girl. I also bought charms for my silver charm bracelet that I never wear, I don’t care for all of jingling noise it makes! My most treasured piece of jewelry from my travels is a silver Cladagh ring. I love the symbolism of it.

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  68. What a great post! I love looking through my mom’s jewelry, even now. She always tells me to help myself with anything that catches my eye. Although I haven’t traveled nearly as much as you have Anne, I used to collect souvenir spoons. My grandfather started my collection when I was a little girl. I also bought charms for my silver charm bracelet that I never wear, I don’t care for all of jingling noise it makes! My most treasured piece of jewelry from my travels is a silver Cladagh ring. I love the symbolism of it.

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  69. What a great post! I love looking through my mom’s jewelry, even now. She always tells me to help myself with anything that catches my eye. Although I haven’t traveled nearly as much as you have Anne, I used to collect souvenir spoons. My grandfather started my collection when I was a little girl. I also bought charms for my silver charm bracelet that I never wear, I don’t care for all of jingling noise it makes! My most treasured piece of jewelry from my travels is a silver Cladagh ring. I love the symbolism of it.

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  70. What a great post! I love looking through my mom’s jewelry, even now. She always tells me to help myself with anything that catches my eye. Although I haven’t traveled nearly as much as you have Anne, I used to collect souvenir spoons. My grandfather started my collection when I was a little girl. I also bought charms for my silver charm bracelet that I never wear, I don’t care for all of jingling noise it makes! My most treasured piece of jewelry from my travels is a silver Cladagh ring. I love the symbolism of it.

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  71. Anne-lovely post! (And it was great fun going back and re-reading Mary Jo’s post on jewelry as well.) I did love going through my mother’s jewelry box when I was a child. One piece I particularly loved was a kind of heavy sterling silver pin with enamelled wings and little “diamonds.” (The diamonds were marcasites. I have always loved marcasites.) For years, I thought the pin was a butterfly; I didn’t realize until way later that butterflies didn’t have silver beaks. Who knew? Anyway, one day, I asked my mother why she never wore the pin. She told me that a man she dated (before she met my father) gave it to her. But once she met my father, she never felt comfortable wearing it, because she felt it would hurt my father’s feelings. My father died in 1980 and my mother in 1995…but I still have the pin. I still wear it. Since the enamel is bluish-green, it is permanently pinned to a favorite dressy jacket that is in muted blues and greens. Mary Jo won’t remember…but I wore the jacket and its pin to her wedding.

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  72. Anne-lovely post! (And it was great fun going back and re-reading Mary Jo’s post on jewelry as well.) I did love going through my mother’s jewelry box when I was a child. One piece I particularly loved was a kind of heavy sterling silver pin with enamelled wings and little “diamonds.” (The diamonds were marcasites. I have always loved marcasites.) For years, I thought the pin was a butterfly; I didn’t realize until way later that butterflies didn’t have silver beaks. Who knew? Anyway, one day, I asked my mother why she never wore the pin. She told me that a man she dated (before she met my father) gave it to her. But once she met my father, she never felt comfortable wearing it, because she felt it would hurt my father’s feelings. My father died in 1980 and my mother in 1995…but I still have the pin. I still wear it. Since the enamel is bluish-green, it is permanently pinned to a favorite dressy jacket that is in muted blues and greens. Mary Jo won’t remember…but I wore the jacket and its pin to her wedding.

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  73. Anne-lovely post! (And it was great fun going back and re-reading Mary Jo’s post on jewelry as well.) I did love going through my mother’s jewelry box when I was a child. One piece I particularly loved was a kind of heavy sterling silver pin with enamelled wings and little “diamonds.” (The diamonds were marcasites. I have always loved marcasites.) For years, I thought the pin was a butterfly; I didn’t realize until way later that butterflies didn’t have silver beaks. Who knew? Anyway, one day, I asked my mother why she never wore the pin. She told me that a man she dated (before she met my father) gave it to her. But once she met my father, she never felt comfortable wearing it, because she felt it would hurt my father’s feelings. My father died in 1980 and my mother in 1995…but I still have the pin. I still wear it. Since the enamel is bluish-green, it is permanently pinned to a favorite dressy jacket that is in muted blues and greens. Mary Jo won’t remember…but I wore the jacket and its pin to her wedding.

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  74. Anne-lovely post! (And it was great fun going back and re-reading Mary Jo’s post on jewelry as well.) I did love going through my mother’s jewelry box when I was a child. One piece I particularly loved was a kind of heavy sterling silver pin with enamelled wings and little “diamonds.” (The diamonds were marcasites. I have always loved marcasites.) For years, I thought the pin was a butterfly; I didn’t realize until way later that butterflies didn’t have silver beaks. Who knew? Anyway, one day, I asked my mother why she never wore the pin. She told me that a man she dated (before she met my father) gave it to her. But once she met my father, she never felt comfortable wearing it, because she felt it would hurt my father’s feelings. My father died in 1980 and my mother in 1995…but I still have the pin. I still wear it. Since the enamel is bluish-green, it is permanently pinned to a favorite dressy jacket that is in muted blues and greens. Mary Jo won’t remember…but I wore the jacket and its pin to her wedding.

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  75. Anne-lovely post! (And it was great fun going back and re-reading Mary Jo’s post on jewelry as well.) I did love going through my mother’s jewelry box when I was a child. One piece I particularly loved was a kind of heavy sterling silver pin with enamelled wings and little “diamonds.” (The diamonds were marcasites. I have always loved marcasites.) For years, I thought the pin was a butterfly; I didn’t realize until way later that butterflies didn’t have silver beaks. Who knew? Anyway, one day, I asked my mother why she never wore the pin. She told me that a man she dated (before she met my father) gave it to her. But once she met my father, she never felt comfortable wearing it, because she felt it would hurt my father’s feelings. My father died in 1980 and my mother in 1995…but I still have the pin. I still wear it. Since the enamel is bluish-green, it is permanently pinned to a favorite dressy jacket that is in muted blues and greens. Mary Jo won’t remember…but I wore the jacket and its pin to her wedding.

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  76. Thank you for the lovely post. I especially like the Scottish brooch.
    And evidently dancing is a genetic thing with cranes. I believe it is because they are tall and graceful and are aware of how lovely they look when they dance.
    As opposed to being short and chunky and about as graceful as that piskie in one of your other pictures.
    Thanks again. Nice post.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

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  77. Thank you for the lovely post. I especially like the Scottish brooch.
    And evidently dancing is a genetic thing with cranes. I believe it is because they are tall and graceful and are aware of how lovely they look when they dance.
    As opposed to being short and chunky and about as graceful as that piskie in one of your other pictures.
    Thanks again. Nice post.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

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  78. Thank you for the lovely post. I especially like the Scottish brooch.
    And evidently dancing is a genetic thing with cranes. I believe it is because they are tall and graceful and are aware of how lovely they look when they dance.
    As opposed to being short and chunky and about as graceful as that piskie in one of your other pictures.
    Thanks again. Nice post.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

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  79. Thank you for the lovely post. I especially like the Scottish brooch.
    And evidently dancing is a genetic thing with cranes. I believe it is because they are tall and graceful and are aware of how lovely they look when they dance.
    As opposed to being short and chunky and about as graceful as that piskie in one of your other pictures.
    Thanks again. Nice post.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

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  80. Thank you for the lovely post. I especially like the Scottish brooch.
    And evidently dancing is a genetic thing with cranes. I believe it is because they are tall and graceful and are aware of how lovely they look when they dance.
    As opposed to being short and chunky and about as graceful as that piskie in one of your other pictures.
    Thanks again. Nice post.
    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

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  81. Thanks so much, Anne – yet again, you’ve sent me on a trip down memory lane! My mother didn’t care for jewelry, but her sister did – a lot. From the time I was about 6, my Aunt Genevieve gave me jewelry for birthdays and Christmas, all of which I still have. And when she died several years ago, she left me all her jewelry, and the box she kept it in, as well as her very 1930s dressing table with triple mirror, on which the jewelry box always sat. While most of what she gave me as gifts is silver, her own collection is almost entirely costume jewelry from the 50s and 60s. She loved brooches (she called them “coat pins”) and those are the pieces I, too, love and wear most often. My favorite is a clear and blue crystal snowflake which, of course, I wear every winter. In an airport in 2018, someone stopped me and asked if it was a copy of the Jubilee Brooch, which Canada gave to Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Of course, my aunt had had her version for many, many years, with not a diamond or sapphire in sight, but each time I wear it now, I think of the Queen!

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  82. Thanks so much, Anne – yet again, you’ve sent me on a trip down memory lane! My mother didn’t care for jewelry, but her sister did – a lot. From the time I was about 6, my Aunt Genevieve gave me jewelry for birthdays and Christmas, all of which I still have. And when she died several years ago, she left me all her jewelry, and the box she kept it in, as well as her very 1930s dressing table with triple mirror, on which the jewelry box always sat. While most of what she gave me as gifts is silver, her own collection is almost entirely costume jewelry from the 50s and 60s. She loved brooches (she called them “coat pins”) and those are the pieces I, too, love and wear most often. My favorite is a clear and blue crystal snowflake which, of course, I wear every winter. In an airport in 2018, someone stopped me and asked if it was a copy of the Jubilee Brooch, which Canada gave to Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Of course, my aunt had had her version for many, many years, with not a diamond or sapphire in sight, but each time I wear it now, I think of the Queen!

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  83. Thanks so much, Anne – yet again, you’ve sent me on a trip down memory lane! My mother didn’t care for jewelry, but her sister did – a lot. From the time I was about 6, my Aunt Genevieve gave me jewelry for birthdays and Christmas, all of which I still have. And when she died several years ago, she left me all her jewelry, and the box she kept it in, as well as her very 1930s dressing table with triple mirror, on which the jewelry box always sat. While most of what she gave me as gifts is silver, her own collection is almost entirely costume jewelry from the 50s and 60s. She loved brooches (she called them “coat pins”) and those are the pieces I, too, love and wear most often. My favorite is a clear and blue crystal snowflake which, of course, I wear every winter. In an airport in 2018, someone stopped me and asked if it was a copy of the Jubilee Brooch, which Canada gave to Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Of course, my aunt had had her version for many, many years, with not a diamond or sapphire in sight, but each time I wear it now, I think of the Queen!

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  84. Thanks so much, Anne – yet again, you’ve sent me on a trip down memory lane! My mother didn’t care for jewelry, but her sister did – a lot. From the time I was about 6, my Aunt Genevieve gave me jewelry for birthdays and Christmas, all of which I still have. And when she died several years ago, she left me all her jewelry, and the box she kept it in, as well as her very 1930s dressing table with triple mirror, on which the jewelry box always sat. While most of what she gave me as gifts is silver, her own collection is almost entirely costume jewelry from the 50s and 60s. She loved brooches (she called them “coat pins”) and those are the pieces I, too, love and wear most often. My favorite is a clear and blue crystal snowflake which, of course, I wear every winter. In an airport in 2018, someone stopped me and asked if it was a copy of the Jubilee Brooch, which Canada gave to Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Of course, my aunt had had her version for many, many years, with not a diamond or sapphire in sight, but each time I wear it now, I think of the Queen!

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  85. Thanks so much, Anne – yet again, you’ve sent me on a trip down memory lane! My mother didn’t care for jewelry, but her sister did – a lot. From the time I was about 6, my Aunt Genevieve gave me jewelry for birthdays and Christmas, all of which I still have. And when she died several years ago, she left me all her jewelry, and the box she kept it in, as well as her very 1930s dressing table with triple mirror, on which the jewelry box always sat. While most of what she gave me as gifts is silver, her own collection is almost entirely costume jewelry from the 50s and 60s. She loved brooches (she called them “coat pins”) and those are the pieces I, too, love and wear most often. My favorite is a clear and blue crystal snowflake which, of course, I wear every winter. In an airport in 2018, someone stopped me and asked if it was a copy of the Jubilee Brooch, which Canada gave to Queen Elizabeth in 2017. Of course, my aunt had had her version for many, many years, with not a diamond or sapphire in sight, but each time I wear it now, I think of the Queen!

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  86. I’ve just realised reading this that I’ve lead a very mundane life. I haven’t travelled at all, well nothing worth mentioning.
    I’m not madly into jewellery except for my earrings. I love those and never go out without some.
    My Mother didn’t have very much either. Couldn’t afford it. What she did have she left to my daughter, who adores jewellery. She wears rings on every finger and numerous chains and has piercings!!
    A lovely post and I was glad to hear you liked The Book of Kells.

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  87. I’ve just realised reading this that I’ve lead a very mundane life. I haven’t travelled at all, well nothing worth mentioning.
    I’m not madly into jewellery except for my earrings. I love those and never go out without some.
    My Mother didn’t have very much either. Couldn’t afford it. What she did have she left to my daughter, who adores jewellery. She wears rings on every finger and numerous chains and has piercings!!
    A lovely post and I was glad to hear you liked The Book of Kells.

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  88. I’ve just realised reading this that I’ve lead a very mundane life. I haven’t travelled at all, well nothing worth mentioning.
    I’m not madly into jewellery except for my earrings. I love those and never go out without some.
    My Mother didn’t have very much either. Couldn’t afford it. What she did have she left to my daughter, who adores jewellery. She wears rings on every finger and numerous chains and has piercings!!
    A lovely post and I was glad to hear you liked The Book of Kells.

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  89. I’ve just realised reading this that I’ve lead a very mundane life. I haven’t travelled at all, well nothing worth mentioning.
    I’m not madly into jewellery except for my earrings. I love those and never go out without some.
    My Mother didn’t have very much either. Couldn’t afford it. What she did have she left to my daughter, who adores jewellery. She wears rings on every finger and numerous chains and has piercings!!
    A lovely post and I was glad to hear you liked The Book of Kells.

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  90. I’ve just realised reading this that I’ve lead a very mundane life. I haven’t travelled at all, well nothing worth mentioning.
    I’m not madly into jewellery except for my earrings. I love those and never go out without some.
    My Mother didn’t have very much either. Couldn’t afford it. What she did have she left to my daughter, who adores jewellery. She wears rings on every finger and numerous chains and has piercings!!
    A lovely post and I was glad to hear you liked The Book of Kells.

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  91. I had an aunt with lots of costume jewelry, and one of my favorite activities when we visited her was to go through it.
    Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I have a sort of art nouveau looking brooch I picked up at a flea market, the surface of the carnelian is flat and it has a little design etched into it. I do love brooches! Your brooch is lovely, Anne, and I bet the right jeweler could convert those screwback earrings to posts for pierced ears.

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  92. I had an aunt with lots of costume jewelry, and one of my favorite activities when we visited her was to go through it.
    Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I have a sort of art nouveau looking brooch I picked up at a flea market, the surface of the carnelian is flat and it has a little design etched into it. I do love brooches! Your brooch is lovely, Anne, and I bet the right jeweler could convert those screwback earrings to posts for pierced ears.

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  93. I had an aunt with lots of costume jewelry, and one of my favorite activities when we visited her was to go through it.
    Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I have a sort of art nouveau looking brooch I picked up at a flea market, the surface of the carnelian is flat and it has a little design etched into it. I do love brooches! Your brooch is lovely, Anne, and I bet the right jeweler could convert those screwback earrings to posts for pierced ears.

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  94. I had an aunt with lots of costume jewelry, and one of my favorite activities when we visited her was to go through it.
    Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I have a sort of art nouveau looking brooch I picked up at a flea market, the surface of the carnelian is flat and it has a little design etched into it. I do love brooches! Your brooch is lovely, Anne, and I bet the right jeweler could convert those screwback earrings to posts for pierced ears.

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  95. I had an aunt with lots of costume jewelry, and one of my favorite activities when we visited her was to go through it.
    Carnelian is one of my favorite stones. I have a sort of art nouveau looking brooch I picked up at a flea market, the surface of the carnelian is flat and it has a little design etched into it. I do love brooches! Your brooch is lovely, Anne, and I bet the right jeweler could convert those screwback earrings to posts for pierced ears.

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  96. Thanks, Maryellen. I love Claddagh rings too. And my mother collected dozens of silver teaspoons as we went on our travels. I was much less enamored of them, as guess whose job it was to polish them? *g* And silver charms are so pretty and irresistible I agree, but I also don’t wear them on a bracelet..

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  97. Thanks, Maryellen. I love Claddagh rings too. And my mother collected dozens of silver teaspoons as we went on our travels. I was much less enamored of them, as guess whose job it was to polish them? *g* And silver charms are so pretty and irresistible I agree, but I also don’t wear them on a bracelet..

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  98. Thanks, Maryellen. I love Claddagh rings too. And my mother collected dozens of silver teaspoons as we went on our travels. I was much less enamored of them, as guess whose job it was to polish them? *g* And silver charms are so pretty and irresistible I agree, but I also don’t wear them on a bracelet..

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  99. Thanks, Maryellen. I love Claddagh rings too. And my mother collected dozens of silver teaspoons as we went on our travels. I was much less enamored of them, as guess whose job it was to polish them? *g* And silver charms are so pretty and irresistible I agree, but I also don’t wear them on a bracelet..

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  100. Thanks, Maryellen. I love Claddagh rings too. And my mother collected dozens of silver teaspoons as we went on our travels. I was much less enamored of them, as guess whose job it was to polish them? *g* And silver charms are so pretty and irresistible I agree, but I also don’t wear them on a bracelet..

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  101. Hi Binnie, that pin sounds lovely. I too love marcasite jewellery, and luckily I have some from my mother. It seems to have gone out of fashion but I’m sure it will come back — it’s so pretty. Mum’s are brooches and earrings and the designs are so elegant.

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  102. Hi Binnie, that pin sounds lovely. I too love marcasite jewellery, and luckily I have some from my mother. It seems to have gone out of fashion but I’m sure it will come back — it’s so pretty. Mum’s are brooches and earrings and the designs are so elegant.

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  103. Hi Binnie, that pin sounds lovely. I too love marcasite jewellery, and luckily I have some from my mother. It seems to have gone out of fashion but I’m sure it will come back — it’s so pretty. Mum’s are brooches and earrings and the designs are so elegant.

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  104. Hi Binnie, that pin sounds lovely. I too love marcasite jewellery, and luckily I have some from my mother. It seems to have gone out of fashion but I’m sure it will come back — it’s so pretty. Mum’s are brooches and earrings and the designs are so elegant.

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  105. Hi Binnie, that pin sounds lovely. I too love marcasite jewellery, and luckily I have some from my mother. It seems to have gone out of fashion but I’m sure it will come back — it’s so pretty. Mum’s are brooches and earrings and the designs are so elegant.

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  106. How lovely that”queen’s” pin sounds, Constance, and yes Mum too had a few glittery things — several starburst kind of things. I rarely wear them though — my style is plainer. Maybe the next generation will love them, who knows.
    I too have an old triple mirror dressing table. My aunt was getting rid of it when I was a student about to move into a shared house and in need of furniture. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. I still have it.

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  107. How lovely that”queen’s” pin sounds, Constance, and yes Mum too had a few glittery things — several starburst kind of things. I rarely wear them though — my style is plainer. Maybe the next generation will love them, who knows.
    I too have an old triple mirror dressing table. My aunt was getting rid of it when I was a student about to move into a shared house and in need of furniture. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. I still have it.

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  108. How lovely that”queen’s” pin sounds, Constance, and yes Mum too had a few glittery things — several starburst kind of things. I rarely wear them though — my style is plainer. Maybe the next generation will love them, who knows.
    I too have an old triple mirror dressing table. My aunt was getting rid of it when I was a student about to move into a shared house and in need of furniture. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. I still have it.

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  109. How lovely that”queen’s” pin sounds, Constance, and yes Mum too had a few glittery things — several starburst kind of things. I rarely wear them though — my style is plainer. Maybe the next generation will love them, who knows.
    I too have an old triple mirror dressing table. My aunt was getting rid of it when I was a student about to move into a shared house and in need of furniture. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. I still have it.

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  110. How lovely that”queen’s” pin sounds, Constance, and yes Mum too had a few glittery things — several starburst kind of things. I rarely wear them though — my style is plainer. Maybe the next generation will love them, who knows.
    I too have an old triple mirror dressing table. My aunt was getting rid of it when I was a student about to move into a shared house and in need of furniture. She asked me if I wanted it and of course I said yes. I still have it.

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  111. Teresa, I have more earrings than anything and I’m never without them either. Funny how different generations have such different tastes.
    And one of the reasons we went to Ireland is that we have relatives there — my maternal grandmother was Irish.

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  112. Teresa, I have more earrings than anything and I’m never without them either. Funny how different generations have such different tastes.
    And one of the reasons we went to Ireland is that we have relatives there — my maternal grandmother was Irish.

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  113. Teresa, I have more earrings than anything and I’m never without them either. Funny how different generations have such different tastes.
    And one of the reasons we went to Ireland is that we have relatives there — my maternal grandmother was Irish.

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  114. Teresa, I have more earrings than anything and I’m never without them either. Funny how different generations have such different tastes.
    And one of the reasons we went to Ireland is that we have relatives there — my maternal grandmother was Irish.

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  115. Teresa, I have more earrings than anything and I’m never without them either. Funny how different generations have such different tastes.
    And one of the reasons we went to Ireland is that we have relatives there — my maternal grandmother was Irish.

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  116. That art nouveau carnelian brooch sounds fascinating, Karin. I wish we could share photos in this blog. And you’re right about a jeweller being able to convert those earrings. I might investigate. Trouble is, I have so many earrings I don’t think of doing things like that. *g*

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  117. That art nouveau carnelian brooch sounds fascinating, Karin. I wish we could share photos in this blog. And you’re right about a jeweller being able to convert those earrings. I might investigate. Trouble is, I have so many earrings I don’t think of doing things like that. *g*

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  118. That art nouveau carnelian brooch sounds fascinating, Karin. I wish we could share photos in this blog. And you’re right about a jeweller being able to convert those earrings. I might investigate. Trouble is, I have so many earrings I don’t think of doing things like that. *g*

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  119. That art nouveau carnelian brooch sounds fascinating, Karin. I wish we could share photos in this blog. And you’re right about a jeweller being able to convert those earrings. I might investigate. Trouble is, I have so many earrings I don’t think of doing things like that. *g*

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  120. That art nouveau carnelian brooch sounds fascinating, Karin. I wish we could share photos in this blog. And you’re right about a jeweller being able to convert those earrings. I might investigate. Trouble is, I have so many earrings I don’t think of doing things like that. *g*

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