War Time Lunch Eating Vintage

One for those interested in all things from the past, Eating Vintage. Yesterday I took a trip back to the 1940s with lunch at The Larder in Ashby de la Zouch. This café has a War time theme with food to match the rationing of the time. I was about to say ” what fun”…

Diamante Sparkle Like Diamonds

Diamante Jewellery sparkles and shines like diamonds and other coloured gemstones. You will find that very much more affordable than the real thing.  It is made of high-quality lead glass the designers varied the stones in shape and size to suit. In the USA these stones are known as Rhinestones. During the Georgian and Victorian eras, the…

Joan Rivers Sale

Theres an amazing auction on at Christies in New York today – the jewellery collection of Joan Rivers.  There are some truly stunning pieces especially the Art Nouveau brooches. Some of these are so rare – lot 15 is my favourite with a lovely art nouveau maiden with long flowing tresses. Here is what Christies…

The Queens Jewels

Queen Elizabeth 11 , the lady with the very best jewellery in the world. Here are a selection of pictures showing off some of the better pieces. An acknowledgement. I have taken inspirations for this post from the wonderful blog Her Majestys Jewel Vault Wearing a stunning rose flower diamond brooch at Ascot 15/6/16 Here…

Abalone to Aurora

Abalone Shell A decorative shell from the South Seas with a wonderful range of colour in shades of blue and green. Acrostic Jewellery Where there is a row of gemstones and the initial letters spell out a word. The best known is REGARD – ruby, emerald, Garnet, Amethyst, Ruby, Diamond. The acrostic can be in a ring,…

Saphiret Glass

Saphirets are one of the most collectable of all glass costume jewellery stones.  It is thought that Saphiret  was first made in Czechoslovakia in the Victorian era when real gold was added to a sapphire blue coloured glass. Later on the price of gold rose and it became to expensive to produce. This mixture resulted in a…

Maw tiles from the 1970s

Looking for something to collect? Maybe something not too expensive , interesting? Something which displays well and at least has a chance of going up in value over the coming years? I have a suggestion for you Maw decorative tiles from the 1970s and 1980s. These tiles are really well made and are highly decorative. They are…

Newark Antiques Fair

Its my favourite fair of the entire antiques calendar tomorrow. Well to be more precise its one of six as the Newark Antiques Fairs which is on every two months. Who else is going? Here’s the link to their website. There are over 2,000 stalls and you will be walking a lot so wear comfy shoes…