Sunday, May 29, 2011

1920s Golden Amber ring - Sold

I do love vintage filigree rings! Do you? These art deco rings are getting harder to find
so thankfully I have amassed quite a few and I am sharing one here.
A pretty 1920s costume ring featuring an emerald cut golden honey-hued plastic stone. The ring setting is plated base metal with a decorative floral filigreed pattern round the band. The faceted glass-like stone has a beautiful crown and pavilion held in place with 6 prongs. There is some plating loss and light scuffing to the plastic stone commensurate with age but overall condition is still wonderful. It looks just as amazing today as when it was first made in the speakeasy era! SGD 89.
Size: US 6.5, British/Australian N, Japanese 13
Era: 1920s-1930s
Markings: The sign for Uncas Manufacturing Co.

Provencal - SGD 105 - Sold

A charming romantic necklace featuring an immaculately gorgeous vintage 50s floral sash bow pin. The brooch has clear and blue rhinestones prong-set and the metal plating is a lovely soft shimmery gold tone. Gemstones and other components used include amazing blue-flash moonstone briolettes, a labradorite nugget, freshwater pearls and antique-cut crystal barrel beads. Chains are 14k goldfilled. Necklace measures about 20" in length with a centrepiece drop of 2.5".

Rising Phoenix - SGD 108 - Sold

A lovely vintage soaring phoenix brooch with pave-set rhinestones spreads its wings amidst a cluster of pastel-hued floral blooms. Flowers are a mixture of vintage lucite and enamel with subtly shimmery burgundy brown beads on a vintage-repro brassy gold crimped link chain. Necklace measures approx. 18" in length.

Faux Bois - SGD 65 - Sold

Faux Bois is a tribute to nature with its sienna browns and taupes. Shimmering agate barrels, glittery swarovskis, pretty vintage-repro rose charm, vintage crystal drop and a large copper rutilated heart briolette on an approx. 18" rhodium chain. Earthy and rustic for everyday wear!

Salted Caramel - SGD 59 - Sold

Inspired by sweets and things that make your knees weak, Salted Caramel is all about yummies like toffee-coloured roses, golden syrupy citrine marquise brios, cotton candy pink rhodochrosite and other pastel darlings of apatite and songea sapphire rondelles. Earrings measure approx. 4.5cm from 14k gold fill hooks. Irresistible!


Hello lovelies! I have been working on making new pieces for the blog which has become rather lonely in my long absence - here are some sneaks of things to come! They will be listed as and when time and well, the children permit. If something catches your eye and you can't wait, please feel free to write me! :)

After much consideration, I have decided that it is time to streamline the closet so I will be releasing (online) vintage and new dresses and of course antique jewellery from my personal collection! I have more than 50 vintage frocks alone, not to mention contemporary dresses and the trinkets. There are some 40s rayon, some 50s waisted and an Estevez, among others. It is quite insane my closet is so packed it's bursting and I can't wear half the stuff since having 2 babies. If you are about a UK size 8-10, love vintage, love jewellery and wanna come by to see them in person, I will release more information on how you can do that if you drop me an email. Which means I need to sort the stash out asap!

With that I wish you a fantastic weekend! We are having a quiet weekend at home since the Daddy and I have not had much shut eye the last few nights. See you back here real soon!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Life happened

Has it really been 2 months since I last blogged? By golly! I must have been so consumed by domesticities to have neglected this blog for so long! Being at home most of the time has rekindled my interest in cooking and baking so yes, I think the term "domesticities" is well-qualified here.

:: home-baked blueberry muffins ::

Being a mother of 2 is a whole new ball game. New home, new baby, new school, new habits, new routines, new messiness... The funny thing is I'm actually enjoying every moment of it! It isn't always all fun though, we had 2 sick kiddies and a sick Daddy for a long while but everyone is now well and kicking again - hooray! Right now I'm hoping to get the littlest member to entertain herself for a bit so I can finally pick up those pliers and work those trinkets again :)

For our family and friends who visit here for updates on the Challenger household, here is what we've been up to the last few months:
♥ February ♥

:: Nathan turned 2! ::
We had a wonderful Thomas-themed party and even a pinata for some batting fun.
Just check out the awesome delish carrot birthday cake that Chris baked!

♥ March ♥
:: 5 years + 2 kids later ::
We celebrated our wedding anniversary by having a nice quiet romantic dinner sans kids. No luxury of a long evening out but at least I got to get out of t-shirts and shorts for a bit. Yippee!

♥ April ♥

:: A wedding in the family! ::
It was our first time out soooo late with the kiddies, by the time we got everyone in bed it was nearly midnight. Needless to say the entire family was pretty much concussed the day after as well. Still we were of very happy to be part of the day's celebration after having watched the devoted couple (my stunning cousin and her dashing hubby) date for a staggering 12 years! Watching their wedding montage of pictures taken in their old school uniforms - I'm pretty sure they got new ones in a larger size - and in their old school compound nonetheless brought me seriously close to tears. How rare and how sweet to marry your first love!

♥ Today ♥

:: Sarah tasting cereal for the 1st time ::

:: Guess who ain't liking what she's eating? ::

Thank you for taking the time to catch a glimpse into my life!
Can you tell I'm a very blessed and happy woman? :)

Hope you have a wonderful weekend too! xxx


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