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.
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.
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
~ Elyn Saks, law professor & author of "The Center Cannot Hold," a memoir of her struggle with schizophrenia.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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
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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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Cosa c'è di nuovo?
Bizarre endings: Isadora Duncan, death by fashion accessory. A celebrated dancer, Isadora was wildly unconventional and her life was considered scandalous. She was one of the first feminists. Her fondness for long, flowing scarves and her extravagant waywardness were her doom: while riding in an open automobile in Nice in 1927, her silk scarf, draped around her neck, became entangled around the open-spoked wheels and rear axle, breaking her neck. She is interred at Père Lachaise in Paris.
THE CLINTON SAGA..... Something to ponder!!!! THE CLINTON SAGA..... Food for Thought Just a quick refresher course 'lest we forget' what has happened to many "friends" of the Clintons. 1- James McDougal - Clintons convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation. 2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown .. The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment in the White House. 3 - Vince Foster - Former White House councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. 4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the air Traffic controller commited suicide. 5 - C. Victor Raiser, II - Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992. 6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock , September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor". 7 - Ed Willey - Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day his wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events. 8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house. 9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas 10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to Whitewater.. 11 - Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones lawsuit Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones. 12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancee of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancee, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancee. 13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client was a convicted drug distributor. 14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas, airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot wounds. 15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death. 16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9, 1992. She died in a one car accident. 17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter. Investigating Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation. 18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. 19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington , Virginia apartment balcony August 15, 1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal. 20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce. 21 - Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash. 22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and brother. 23 - Barry Seal - Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident. 24 - Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole. 25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released. 26 - Hershell Friday - Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded. 27 - Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. A controversial case, the initial report of death said, due to falling asleep on railroad tracks. Later reports claim the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury. THE FOLLOWING PERSONS HAD INFORMATION ON THE IVES/HENRY CASE: 28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88. 29 - Keith McMaskle - Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov, 1988 30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989. 31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. 32 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes". 33 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990. 34 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989. THE FOLLOWING CLINTON BODYGUARDS ARE DEAD 35 - Major William S. Barkley, Jr. 36 - Captain Scott J . Reynolds 37 - Sgt. Brian Hanley 38 - Sgt. Tim Sabel 39 - Major General William Robertson 40 - Col. William Densberger 41 - Col. Robert Kelly 42 - Spec. Gary Rhodes 43 - Steve Willis 44 - Robert Williams 45 - Conway LeBleu 46 - Todd McKeehan Quite an impressive list! Pass this on & let the public become aware of what happens to friends of the Clintons! HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT ...SURELY not
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.
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!
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!
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"