A Little Mystery if you Please…

Deck yourself in black for the holiday season.

Black Gothic Costume Choker Necklace And Earring Set

Wrap yourself in dramatic black for the holiday season.

Victorian Corsage Flower Brooch (Silver&Jet Black)

They aren’t shown as a set on Amazon, but someone should have thought to put them all together. Not everyone wants to sparkle the same way, basic black and simple, understated drama. A little mystery if you please.

Brooches Best of All

I like brooches best of all the types of jewelry. My Mother once said the best things were pretty brooches, pretty socks and fancy hair clips because a woman of any size or shape can wear them and without thinking about body image. I agree. You may not want shiny things too close around your face when you’re having an off day. But, attach a lovely brooch, put on some cute socks and flip your hair out of your face with a hair band and you’re all set for the day.

Sparkling Rhinestone Sunflower

I know it’s not summer. You don’t have to remind me. I can see the snow outside my window and hear the wind blowing against the house. Here I am though, thinking of other seasons when I admired nature from the other side of my windows.  This sunflower brooch is from Lilien Czech. I think the colours give it an antique look, a patina. Pretty classy for a sunflower.

Looking for a Vanilla Orchid to Wear

I know we should be gearing up for Christmas decorating, fashions and shopping. But, I’ve been inspired to find a vanilla orchid brooch. They are such fancy little flowers and I see them so often, each time I buy my favourite coffee, ice cream, and so on. I am a vanilla whore. I also adore caramel and if chocolate becomes involved… well, let’s just say I’m happy.

So I got the idea to look for something like a vanilla orchid that I could wear.

These (from Love is a Rose) are pretty but not what I had in mind exactly. I think I just want something in the right colour, that creamy off-white, with maybe the slightest touch of pale rose. I really like the look of these. I’d be happy to wear a row of three or five of them. You could line them up like your own personal orchid garden right on your shirt.

This one sold at auction with Christies and was created by Tiffany and Co. It’s wonderful but, more orchid than I had in mind. I was thinking of something simpler. This is an orchid I would wear like a corsage.

This one was also sold through Christies. Created by Rene Boivin with diamonds and citrine. This one may just be the winner, not because it was the orchid I had in mind but because it is far too glamorous and sparkly to be denied.

If you just want an orchid of a certain botanical type, you will find it at Elegant Orchid. They don’t have gemstones but they are detailed and beautiful by design.