Tag Archives: Art Deco

I Want the World to Be Glass….

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“If you treat glass right, it doesn’t crack. If you know the properties, you can make things; the color of dusk and night and love. But you can’t control people like that and I really, really wish you could. I want the world to be glass.” (Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon).

On Venice’s famed isle of Murano, glass masters keep alive the art of lampworking. Each of the beads in these graceful Murano earrings is individually made over a hot flame, uno alla volta.

A unique, individual, antique, dusk coloured pair of luscious earrings, available here!

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The Wearing of the Green

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‘Oh, Paddy* dear, did you hear the news that’s going ’round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground
Saint Patrick’s Day no more to keep, his colour can’t be seen
For there’s a bloody law again’ the Wearing of the Green.
I met with Napper Tandy and he took me by the hand
And he said “How’s poor old Ireland and how does she stand?”
“She’s the most distressful country that ever yet was seen
For they’re hanging men and women there for Wearing of the Green.”‘

 Raise your pint of Gat to the wearing of the green today.

*And raise your next pint to my father Patrick, my grandfather Paddy, and my great grandfather Patsy.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

Happy St Patrick’s Day.

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Do you not Love the Art Deco?

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Here we have a lush Art Deco Filigree Czech Brooch.

Very intricate. Very charming. And very reasonably priced.

If you are looking for a beautifully made antique, for the price of a bag of chips and a bottle of wine, then look no further.

Keep your eyes peeled. This weekend I am going to write a lot. An awful lot. About Chinese textiles, here is a little peek:

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Do you know what it is yet?

Go on, have a guess….

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Stunning ART DECO Venetian Murano glass necklace (SOLD)

Stunning ART DECO Venetian Murano glass necklace

This is a lovely necklace, cobalt blue and gold foil glass beads, unusual and really fabulous on. This is very collectable piece of jewellery. And you can buy it here….

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March 11, 2014 · 6:12 pm

Art Deco Torsade Necklace

Art Deco Torsade Necklace

Exceptional necklace, vintage emerald green glass beads, Art Deco period, superb condition. Buy it here!

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February 26, 2014 · 6:00 pm