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Happy New Year !!!

31 Dec



faintly elegant

27 Oct
faintly elegant

Displaying Jewelry – The Story so Far

3 Aug

I’ve been busy, setting up, arranging and rearranging my jewelry display at Craftshop na Méar, in the little town of Listowel in Co. Kerry. An Aladdins cave of colour and crafts that came into being at the end of last year. The building at 53 Church Street was built in 1819 and has all the charm and details of bygone days, a big stove in the hearth, chunky brickwork walls and flagstone floors. It’s a beautiful location to showcase local crafts and is now home to the work of 50 different craftspeople working in yarn, fabric, painting, ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, metalwork, photography, and more. I was delighted to join the crew and was excited to bring my vintage inspired jewelry line 1801Vintage to the quaint surroundings of this historic building.
Setting up a display was, and continues to be, a daunting challenge. As the collection continues to grow I keep finding new ways to showcase the jewelry to its best effect. I was initially displaying beside the whitewashed wooden door which links the front to the larger back section of the store. The collection was smaller so the space was perfect.



Situated now beside the beautiful stove I’m inspired by the building as I create the displays striving to maintain that rustic charm that the building conveys. And as the collection expands, the display continues to grow with it.









Check out more about Craftshop na Méar and the historic building by following the links below:

Vintage Inspired Jewellery

24 Jan


Having a lot of fun making jewellery and I thought I’d set up a little store so that you can enjoy it too. My vintage inspired Jewellery line 1801Vintage now available at

💝 Swing by for a little treat or maybe a gift 💝.

Fall Leaf Brooch

keep it real nyc

2 Nov
keep it real nyc

Summers End

1 Nov
Summers End

Vintage movies for your fashion fix

8 Aug

Some inspiring old school fashion movies from the 30s to the 50s

Desire (1936)


Starring –  Marlene Dietrich

Directed By  – Frank Borzage 

Stylist/ Wardbobe/ Designer – Travis Banton 

The Women (1939)

The Women (1939)


Starring –  Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Paulette Goddard, Joan Fontaine, Lucile Watson, Mary Bolland and Virginia Grey

Directed By  – George Cukor

Stylist/ Wardbobe/ Designer –  Adrian (Adolph Greenburg)

Mildred Pierce (1945)


Starring – Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Zachary Scott 

Directed By  – Michael Curtiz

Stylist/ Wardbobe/ Designer – Milo Anderson

Auntie Mamie (1958)


Starring – Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne

Directed By  – Morton DaCosta

Stylist/ Wardbobe/ Designer – Orry-Kelly, Joan Joseff

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