Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Blissful Elegance

One thing that always perplexes me is how to categorize my style. In all things, I love good quality and fine craftsmanship. But these features can be seen in both elegant objects as well as "cutesy" informal pieces -- And I love both. So, my shop is a mismatch of different styles and eras. But for today I thought I would share three of my more sophisticated items ...
I believe this little shell piece is German and from the turn of the century. Its graceful lines and lovely tones make it a perfect accent for any decor. The cherub is especially beautiful ... The feathers add a little bit whimsy to this pièce de résistance.
Porcelain cherub on shell $125

What a lovely little bit of history this is! A handmade velvet doll box also dating to the late 19th century. The worn exterior only adds to the romanticism of this darling little object. Can't you see a precious doll nestled inside?
Antique Doll Box $145

If you remember this post, you'll recall the fabulous auction box I found with feathers, tiaras and other such whimsical items. This blue velvet beauty came from the same treasure trove. I believe this particular hat to be Edwardian c. 1905. What a beautiful piece this is! Truly, a fabulous find...
Antique Velvet and Feather Hat $55

I hope you've enjoyed this look around Flotsam and Jetsam. Be sure to visit my Etsy shop for more bits and baubles - I've listed several new items including decorative clock hands, a c. 1950s button box, and vintage tatting thread. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out more Vintage Thingy Thursday at The Colorado Lady's Blog ...