Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some of My Favorite Things......

I love cameos. This morning my lil Pip decided she wanted to take a trip thru mommy's jewelry box, so I kept out a few of my favorites and thought Id share them with you! I am always inspired by cameos.....so delicate, and so feminine. I have heard more than one utterance of 'olde fashioned' when I wear them out and about..........
This is an actual hand carved modern Helmet shell cameo that I bought when I was stationed in Italy. It is my favorite I think, and is so beautiful when held to the light~ where it is carved is paper thin. I have seen some of them turned in to night lights...this shell is fairly large~ bigger than my hand

2 of these are modern, and 2 antique. The cameo on the left is signed by the carver, the one on the top right was given to me by my husband. Lower right you can see a bit of an antique shell one, and lower left is one of my favorite antique Etruscan brooches~ its angle skin coral. I just love the soft pink color~ it looks beautiful against any skin tone


This blue cameo is made by Wedgwood, and it was the very first one I ever bought....ohhhh about 25 years ago or more! I saved up for quite some time to get it, and tho my tastes have changed since, it always holds that special place of being the first, most anticipated one!



5 comments:

Cathy said...

Absolutely gorgeous and what a grand collection!

Cathy :)

Doreen said...

What a wonderful collection Rachael!! Just so lovely and the blue piece is very unusual.

Hugs,
Doreen

Christine LeFever said...

Oh so beautiful. Now I must go pull mine!

Christine ~ Zwee!!!!!!

Heather said...

These are beautiful! I have never seen a cameo in a shell, its amazing! What a pretty collection~

Nina said...

I share your passion for cameos, dear Rachael. I don't have nearly as many as you, but I treasure the ones I do have. For my tenth anniversary in August, Dan gave me a bracelet with cameos and intaglios all around. I wear it as often as I can -- but it gets in the way of computing and dollmaking! Oh well. That doesn't steal it's beauty!

Nina