Tuesday, 28 February 2012

These are a few of my whimsical things

I am sat here in a turban with my hair damp from the shower whilst I type this. I have no outfit post again for you today, sorry to those who like them. I haven't bought any new clothing in a long while as I have no money to do so (damn Masters!), hence why I've been slightly uninspired as far as new outfits for the blog go.

Anyway, I do have a rather vast collection of girly, whimsical and vintage pieces that I thought you might like to see; that's what this post will therefore be about. I love looking at pretty things on blogs, much more so than reading product reviews at the moment as I can't afford to buy anything new anyway. I like to get inspiration from other bloggers so that I can make the most of the items I already own, and learn how to wear them in a way I might not have previously thought of. On to the shiny things then!

This is a vintage 1940s Rhodium plated Shamrock with a 
Pearl set in the middle and Marcasite stones surrounding.
I am part Irish and I thought this was a great way to 
recognise that fact. So sparkly and shiny in real life! 

This is a bit of an odd one. I bought it at the RHS 
Flower Show in Cardiff last year. It isn't vintage
but I just loved the design. Pretty, pastel blue and 
featuring an embossed design of historical nature.

This teapot and tea cup charm necklace is not vintage
but handmade. I bought it in a gallery here on
Anglesey. It is so sweet! I love it. Tea, anyone?

I cannot express how important this ring is to me.
The green stone in the middle is in fact Irish
Connemara marble and it was bought by my grandfather
as a gift to my mother on her 18th birthday. She gave it
to me when I was just about to finish university. I only
wear it on special occasions.

Have you got any beautiful vintage jewellery that means a lot to you personally? I'd like to see some of your blog posts along these lines. I love pieces that tell a story.

Nicole x


  1. That ring should stay on your finger at all times. I have a really bad memory I would be afraid id forget where i put it!

    1. Haha, I have a terrible memory. Annoyingly I've lost one of my favourite rings that the boyfriend bought me for getting my first A in uni. So gutted; I can't find it anywhere!

  2. The ring with the green stone is gorgeous! It's so nice that it's originally from your grandfather.

    1. Thanks :) I just love jewellery with a story. Thanks for commenting.

  3. Hey hon, I tagged you in my latest post for the 11 questions tag. Sorry I don't normally hassle people with these but it's actually a fun tag! http://emmaloeskow.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/boglovin-and-11-questions-tag.html

    1. Hi Emma! I will certainly give the tag a go tomorrow, thanks :)

  4. Gorgeous pieces, I really like the ring :) x

    1. Thank you very much. I appreciate your lovely comment a lot :) x

  5. I love vintage jewellery, my pieces are ones my mum has passed down to me although I don't wear them as they are gold and I don't wear gold I love to look at them.

    NRC ♥

    1. I didn't wear gold until I was passed down some gold jewellery either. I wasn't a fan of it; however I think antique gold tells a story and I'm okay with that. Thanks for commenting!