1950s Aurora Borealis stones glimmer from ruby to purple and seemingly a million colors in between. Glass crackle cabochons provide depth and elegance. Excellent condition brooch and matching earrings by Hollycraft. Brooch is signed 1958. One small rhinestone is missing from the brooch as seen in the picture.
Brooch measures 3” in length, earrings are 1” in diameter
Good vintage condition due to one missing stone. Otherwise excellent.
My what good taste you have! Consider these as well:
Anglophile or Francophile? I drive a Mini (6-speed manual, thank you), I often use British spellings such as “glamour” and “travelling” without thinking about it. I love a good trench coat, gin gimlet, and I enjoy scones and lemon curd every weekend. On the other hand, I have an appalling number of striped articles in my closet, Cote d’Azur inspired.
I recently became acquainted with the story of Piscine Molitor: an Art Deco pool in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It was inaugurated in 1929 and went through many phases of popularity until it closed in the 1980s. Public pools were places to see and be seen in Paris, and the Molitor was one of the most prominent.
The spacious Molitor pool surrounded by five floors of portholes and railed walkways was modeled after the ocean liners of the time. It was recently restored with a grand yellow, blue, and white color scheme which echoes the nautical flair from the original period. I wore this outfit with the Molitor in mind. But since I don’t live in Paris, I found a monument close to my home built around the same time and really yellow to compliment my blue and white palette!
The historic Shell service station in this shoot was built in 1930 in Winston-Salem, NC and is one of the few novelty stations left. It may not have been restored into an exclusive private club, but it is a treasure in its own right. And it’s free to visit which is something the Molitor definitely is not. If you are in the area, pop by for a photo op with this little historic gem.
I found the Gucci Flora scarf in a tiny antique shop for $25. I couldn’t believe my eyes! The pattern was made for Grace Kelly; another nod to the French Riviera.