Good afternoon! Now you may or may not have noticed, but I hardly ever wear earrings. There's no particular reason why I don't - maybe it's because I tend to wear my hair down all the time, so my ears and what's in them mostly go unobserved? I don't know. I own maybe three or four pairs, and style-wise, they're all as plain as my name. So in a surprisingly out-of-character move, when I clapped eyes on these be-jewelled, dangling lovelies last week, I knew I had to have them IMMEDIATELY.
They come from a new online shop Harmony and Rosie, set up by Kate. Kate's passion is for all things old, from the beads she uses to make her jewellery to the fabrics she transforms into cushions and purses. All jewellery is made from vintage and antique beads, dating from the 1920's to the 1940's (the beads in my earrings are from the 1930's).
|Harmony and Rosie|
The beautifully made cushions and purses are made from whatever vintage fabric she can get her hands on - monogrammed sheets, rose printed eiderdowns, even vintage grain sacks. Prices aren't cheap, but if ever there was a case of you get what you pay for, then this is it. You can really see the love and attention to detail that has gone into making everything. The packaging is particularly thoughtful too - all jewellery comes in handmade pouches made from 1930's/1940's cottons. Like this one that my earrings arrived in.
To celebrate the new venture, Kate is offering a 15% discount on all orders until Friday 23rd March. Just quote 13579 on the coupon code to buy.
Back to my earrings....I've fallen for them hard. I love the colour of the beads (obviously), the little flower at the top and the fact that they look a tiny bit like cherries. They're so glamorous and so pretty!
It's not an everyday dress, but for a glamorous do it will be perfect, perhaps in a classy grey crepe fabric? Ooh, I'm so thrilled with my purchase, watch out though - this may be the start of a mid-life dangly earring-wearing phase...!
Enjoy your Thursday. x