R. G. Harris.

Love this illustration by R. G. Harris for Good Housekeeping (circa 1940’s?)…

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summer wine.

overheard “summer wine” duet by virgil warner + suzi jane hokom (circa 1968-1969) while out and about – fell in love with it.

staffies.

just unearthed this lovely little campaign from a shelter across the pond focusing on staffies (staffordshire bull terriers, but also bully breed dogs in general). agree with them on every point – but also wanted to add that staffies/bullies are a stubborn, strong-willed breed; while they do make amazing and loving family pets, they require commitment to consistent training and discipline. consider rescuing before purchasing if you’re considering adding any pet to your family!

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this post is jenga approved.

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high highs.

cold and wet outside. day-long thunderstorm with flashes of lightning.

busying myself with chores in low light and pumpkin & baking spice scented candles, perfectly paired with music by the high highs

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lucy chadwick.

damn.

first caught wind of curator lucy chadwick about 4 years ago. still crushin’.

dave o’dowda.

come back” – dave o’dowda.

Shh…

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Dad & I sneakily working together to get some of mom’s ring resized so she can finally wear them…

someone new.

hoziersomeone new.

recycling gold.

i posted these pictures on Instagram a little while ago, but never got around to elaborating about them.

i recently purchased two separate, unrelated vintage 14k yellow gold wedding bands: a plain thin one i planned to use as a stacking ring and this heavy (6 grams) man’s wedding ring. i intended to resize the latter and completely smooth out the exterior design. there was a date inside the band, which is very close to when my parents were married. it was my jeweler who noticed the ring was actually two-toned; he also convinced me to keep the original design.

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i know there are a lot of new options, new designers and aesthetics for jewelry available now,  but i find older pieces to have so much character. there’s a story – and if you don’t know the story, there’s mystery. i like to try and save pieces from being melted down when i can, and really admire the artisans and designers who either restore or re-work these old treasures to give them a new life.

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while antique or vintage wedding bands aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, i’ve noticed an increasing trend. there’s certainly an appropriate irony when an antique wedding band, a circle symbolizing eternity and never-ending love, is worn again and again, carrying that same message, instead of being melted into scrap…

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tolstoy.

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