saw tooth stars set in an Irish Chain with a medallion in the center made by Kelly of Blue Bird Sews for her grandmother in law. Nice.
Gold and coral baby tooth ring, probably British, c. mid-19th C. Queen Victoria set a fashion for baby tooth jewelry, as she had various items of jewelry made with her own children's baby teeth, including a full bracelet of all 9 children's teeth. The tooth is surrounded by coral, often used in children's jewelry as a talismanic protection symbol.
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A pendant made of Connemara marble, found exclusively on Ireland's west coast, set with an Irish penny in the center. Gorgeous.
st. patrick's day
A young girl attends the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin wearing a dress made by her great grandmother. Members of the Irish Traveller community, her family follows a tradition of passing down handmade clothes to younger generations. The girl’s mother also wore this dress.
An ornate Versace body chain in polished white brass, punctuated with a striking Medusa medallion at the center. Hook and eye clasps offer custom styling. White brass. Made in Italy. MEASUREMENTS Length: 48in / 122cm. Available sizes: One Size $1590.00
A silk purse embroidered by Marie Antoinette while imprisoned in the Temple. This too was formerly owned by Madame de Tourzel and as a nice touch, it was listed with a replica of Marie Antoinette’s final letter, sent to her sister in law Madame Élisabeth on the 16th October 1793. This purse was expected to sell for €12,000 – €15,000 but went for €97,700.
This is a take on the "Orange" gift that I saw on Pinterest a few months ago. I made this for my Secret Sister. "Don't be BLUE, today's all about YOU!" In it I included a box of Mike & Ikes, Doritos Ranch, a bar of Dove chocolate, peanuts, a can of Pepsi and a box of berry blue Jello. She loved it ... by the way, I also made the "orange" gift for her.
The Duchess of Cambridge made her first public appearance Tuesday since announcing she’s pregnant with her second child. The President of Singapore, Tony Tan Keng Yam, is in the U.K. on an official state visit and while Middleton has been suffering from severe morning sickness — also known as Hyperemesis gravidarum — she still rode to Buckingham Palace in a carriage procession for the event. Prince George’s mum wore a pale blue gingham coat by Alexander McQueen topped with a matching ...
~ Elyn Saks, law professor & author of "The Center Cannot Hold," a memoir of her struggle with schizophrenia.
The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, c.1890 Made for Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II. Smuggled out of Russia during the Revolution by a British diplomat, sold in 1921 by the Grand Duchess’s daughter, Princess Nicholas of Greece, to Queen Mary, who adapted it to take 15 of the Cambridge emeralds as an alternative to the original pearls. It can also be worn "widowed" - without either. The tiara was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother Queen Mary in 1953.
These cucumber sandwiches are one of my sister-in-law Cora's favorite recipes, so we made them for her baby shower last week. They were mighty delicious and very easy to throw together, so thought I better share the recipe with you! Great for parties, and nice and light in the summertime. Cucumber
Here is another nice picture of an I.S.- filled cluster of piercings in a row in The Flat that Zach from over there @luckysnoho did for one of his clients. They chose to put a low-profile 4mm Crystal Blue Meridian SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS-set Titanium Flat Back Faceted Gem Threaded End in the center, and surround it on either side with a 2mm White SWAROVSKI ZIRCONIA-set ODYSSEY “Ménage à trois” Titanium Prong-set Faceted Gem Threaded End.
30 Stars, 1848-1851. This well made and attractive parade flag of 30 stars pre-dates the Civil War and is very rare. This style of printed parade flag, which consists of a medallion pattern with a double wreath of stars, four corner stars, and a large haloed center star, was produced in several star counts, up to and including 42 stars, but the earliest of the type is the 30 star variation shown here. The coloration on this flag, despite being 160 years old, remains vibrant and bold. The f...
A baby shark caught in Malaysia was found to have an 11th-century medallion in it’s stomach after a housewife was filleting it for lunch. One side of the medallion is a profile of a woman’s head with a crown and encircled by a halo and an inscription that is unclear. The other side is a crucifix with an engraved inscription that read ANTONII.
Say it with me…”go-wump-key”…it’s a fun one. These satisfying little rolls of meat and cabbage take me back to my childhood, and having a Polish grandmother meant that golumbki were often on the menu when we went to visit. When I made this recipe, I instantly reminisced about her standing in the kitchen cooking for read more...
Lady Dorothy Cavendish, wife of William Cavendish Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland (1738-1809) by George Romney. She was the sister-in-law of Lord Edward Cavendish-Bentinck, whose wife Elizabeth whose portrait is on this board. She is 3x great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II thru her maternal grandmother. By George Romney
words of the wise
The secret spy court at the center of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks today ordered the government to begin declassifying its opinions involving the Patriot Act. The court, set up in 1978, said the move “would contribute to an informed public debate” (.pdf) by shedding light on interpretations of a surveillance law that requires the nation’s phone carriers to hand over to the NSA metadata associated with every call in the United States.
Cobalt Blue Decorated Stoneware Jug, probably made Sold For $36,000 Cobalt Blue Decorated Stoneware Jug, probably made by a member of the Crolius or Remmey family of potters, New York City, late 18th/early 19th century, two-gallon salt-glazed ovoid jug with applied pulled handle, reeded neck, decorated with an incised bird perched on a leafy branch, accented
This bracelet was crafted by a woman in Guatemala as part of an exclusive collaboration with Wakami, which provides the artisan with a sustainable source of income for the advancement of her family and investment in her community.
Elizabeth Woodville, Queen Consort of Edward IV, was the first commoner to marry an English sovereign. Her children included the Princes in the Tower and Elizabeth of York; the latter made her the maternal grandmother of Henry VIII and great grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I.
Pretty in Pink - In her Skylands guesthouse in Maine, Martha Stewart had a lampshade made to match the Italian alabaster reading lamp; the ruffled edge echoes the fluted top of the lamp base. The sconce is one of a set of Italian lyre-backed pieces in the room that belonged to Martha's grandmother. #interiordesign #homes #rooms #IGIGI #IGIGIhome
Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of the Grand Duchess Alice and the Grand Duke Louis IV, grand-daughter of Queen Victoria. She married Louis Battenberg, her Aunt Beatrice's brother-in-law. Her daughter, Princess Andrew of Greece, was the mother of Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, making Victoria (picture) his great-grandmother. Later she was known as the Marchioness of Milford-Haven.
Instead of bird seed, bubbles, etc, we made wands with bells and ribbons to wave at us at the end of the ceremony. Also, an Irish wedding tradition!
VogueUK: 2013-Her Majesty wore a floral brocade dress and matching jacket by Angela Kelly, with Art Deco Cartier brooches, to receive an honorary BAFTA award at Windsor Castle - in recognition of her support of the British film industry throughout her reign.
Hooligan's Alley is a historic novel embracing generations of early European immigrants and their amazing struggles. Author Joanna Kelly tells the true story of Wilhelmina Huebner Metting, an orphaned farm girl who uprooted her life in Germany to search for an aunt living far away in America. Her quest took her to New York's infamous Hell's Kitchen, an area of overcrowded slums, lumberyards, slaughterhouses, factories, and immigrants troubled by poverty and violence. A riveting story!
OPAL AND DIAMOND NECKLACE/BROOCH, CIRCA 1910. Of celestial design, the half moon-shaped black opal surmounted by a star motif accented with circular-cut diamond suspending an oval black opal surmounted by similarly set stars further suspending three lines of diamonds each terminating in an opal, completed by a trace link chain, brooch detachable, the opals together weighing approximately 14.50 carats, mounted in 15ct gold, length approximately 500mm.
In 1991, Wanda Holloway asked her brother-in-law to hire a hitman to kill the mother of a girl who was competing with her daughter for a spot on the same Texas cheerleading squad. Holloway wanted the mother killed because she determined the competing girl would be so upset by the murder of her mother that she would drop out of the competition. She became known as the "Texas-Cheerleader-Murdering-Mom"