Tea & Vintage Jewelry In the Style Of Treasures from The Guild Shop
Resale, Consignment and Thrifting create a Bazaar of treasures and vignettes of fashion and decor that have a history, fun to explore. See what The Guild Shop has in store for you to create your special space and find those statement pieces.
Each week, this blog will display different vignettes, mood boards and interviews to give you inspiration and curiosity to know more and what we have at The Guild Shop. Some of these pieces in the photos are from my own collection, bought at the Guild Shop, and some are still available at the shop this week—but maybe not next—so pop in and see us!
Could your teapot be at The MET
Teapots from around the world was a big exhibit last year at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Teapots tell a history of countries such as the United States, China, England, Japan and Malaysia. Tea is a big export for many developing nations and has become even more popular in the last 20 years in the United States with the coffee chains and local cafes popping up. The romance of grabbing a cuppa is back and is synonymous with socializing, intellect and just relaxing. Teapots can be collected and admired, used for tea, décor and often I like to use mine to hold flowers.
This silver-plated teapot was shiny when I bought it, but now it is oxidizing and turning different colors. I love this as it allows me to add color and history to my table. Often you can find markings on the bottom to tell you which company made it, if it’s old, new, reproduction or an original. Similar to jewelry and fashion, teapots can be made in the “style of,” which means they may not be the original, but were made to look like it.
In the Style Of Something Wonderful
My wonderful found treasure of a Miriam Haskell bracelet is an original and the flower earrings are in the style of Haskell, bought at the Guild Shop last year. Together they look like a perfect pairing of times past somewhere between fashions of the 1930s to the early 1960s. I found my first Haskell piece 22 years ago for $14, in a small-town gas station/vintage store. I had no idea what I had purchased, until several years later I was at an evening event and a woman complimented me on my necklace. After that I did a little research and found that Haskell’s jewelry was popular with Lucille Ball, Joan Crawford and the Duchess of Windsor. Her pieces were considered “costume jewelry,” as she didn’t use gems, but instead used painted glass pearls and fine details to make each item a conversation piece. These vintage pieces are wonderful to collect, but like real pearls, don’t mix well with perfume or other jewelry as they are fragile and scratch easily. I love to collect them as it feels like I’m collecting a bit of Hollywood-meets-New York-meets the Royals!
May you find your treasure,