Let’s Get Our Trinkets Out

59 thoughts on “Let’s Get Our Trinkets Out”

  1. Wonderful post. ? Love the stories behind your jewellery ?✨ and the thoughts you share with us. Gorgeous photography, Dippy. Awesome precious pieces presented in the possible best way. And so very eloquently. ???

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  2. I love your jewelry! You are obviously no minimalist and it’s beautiful. I don’t know where to start. I want the cuffs. I love the dangling earrings, especially the emerald green pair. There’s such an exotic old world feel to your jewelry that I love. The pieces seem to have history. You’ve got yourself the perfect necklace holder and I’d appreciate if you’d gift it to me, lol. Also, I love the idea of the woman reminding you to take some time to step out beautifully. I expected that you’d take us on a journey with this post, and you did just that.

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    1. Aw you really think so? May I confess that I ran out of steam 5 minutes into taking the photos.

      I do love dangling pieces more than studs. Makes me feel girly and happy. That emerald green pair is one of my favourites too. It does dress up any plain ensemble so well.

      I know what to get you when we meet someday. But I will also have to keep in mind that you will need more than one necklace holder for those gorgeous pieces of yours! 😀 xx

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  3. All this jewellery is incredible! They all feel like vintagey and fancy, like you’re permanently on your way out to some party 😀 And the photos you took are so good!!

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  4. Beautiful jewelry. It’s so interesting how a piece of metal and stone can have such emotion attached to it. I have my grandmother’s ruby ring, promised to me when I was to turn 18 while I was 4 or 5. It was a wonderful heirloom to be entrusted with.

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  5. Bijouterie must only ever be judiciously culled. Much of my costume Jewellery now languishes in a huge box and becomes a great storytelling game or just a happy hour or two’s distraction for children when they visit. It matters not if things get damaged because I have long since stopped wearing them, what matters is the sparkling eyes that mimic mine when I first set eyes on whatever it was so many moons ago.

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    1. Bijouterie. I could fall in love with it. The imagery is precious. I can see it playing in front of my eyes thanks to your way with words. Whenever I set eyes upon my mother’s jewellery, I get a pang for the old days, if only to see her feel young and beautiful and headstrong like she was! xx

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    1. Thank you Nina. I got the Alfama lady from a road that was off the Alfama 😉 I came across such gorgeous pop art there that I was swept off my feet. I had to struggle not to buy more of the same kinda wall art. Lisbon will always have my soul. xx

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  6. This post was a delight to read and surprisingly it didn’t make me hungry as you tend to do. Your collection is stunning and I loved the precious box where you keep your jewelry stories. My favorite earrings had to be the diva ones, love that intense blue color. I appreciate earrings so much, but I lose patience choosing them. That’s why when I see someone with beautiful earrings I feel “proud” of them. Stunning collection.

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    1. Such a lovely comment, Virginia. I have over the years started wearing them less and less but when I do, I feel so feminine! Those blue and antique gold ones are my favourite too 🙂 They dress up anything so gracefully. In fact I love the colour so much, sapphire that is, that I once wanted a ring of sapphire. But my father who is an avid astrologer says it is a stone one has to be careful with. You have got to wear it and see if it suits you. It can either take you places or be your downfall. Now I am a sceptic but I have seen that a little belief cannot hurt. xx

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  7. You are so right you know, but I never realised until I read this. They do hold many stories, maybe that’s why I never throw away even those that I bought for $10 a decade ago. Your locket from Portobello reminded me of the 10-pound ‘engagement’ ring that my husband got me from there hahaha. I really enjoyed reading this one and I’m glad you shared with us because your collection is beautiful and we can definitely relate.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 More often that not I find that it is the story behind the object that counts – just like you started remembering the way that your husband got you the special ring from Notting Hill. And that story gives any object its value. It is lovely of you take the time to read a post on trifles. xx

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