I love this place. Every time I was there I saw things I missed the last time. It's one of those places where you have to poke into every little corner to find all the treasures waiting there to be discovered. Drawers stuffed with jewelry, teacups stacked in a teacup "wall," furniture slid into every conceivable place- I spent two hours there the first time. And I was in heaven. Check out their website to get a sense of what's there on a regular basis.
The gentleman behind the counter was also extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He gave me the ins and outs of milk glass, looked up a backmark on a piece of Haviland china for me, and generally whipped out a magnifying glass anytime I had a question about a piece of jewelry.
Ok. Enough gushing about the store- I just love finding a wonderful, local, independent shop.
On to my finds!
The first was a beautiful bangle that my husband says is "completely Lisa." I absolutely love color and couldn't put it down. The design is not just painted on; it's got a gold border with the color inside it. Same on the inside. I cannot remember now for the life of me what this technique is called. If someone reading this can help me out, I'd love to get the description again.
|Name that technique! Anyone??|
The second piece was another chicken pin for me, meaning that I picked it up and put it down a number of times before deciding that I couldn't leave the store without it. I think it was a combination of the jade leaves and the delicate filigree around the edges.
|And I wore it to work twice that week .|