Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Don't Know How Long I've Been Missing You

I've started and stopped about a million posts these last two months and it just became easier to say, oh, it's been so long anyhow. To say, well why bother? But today I'm sick and sitting here thinking that I really should do something about this.

What's new with you? Since my last post I've:

-gone to San Fran; (more pics here)

Grace Cathedral was my favorite place...

-got food poisoning in SF;

-left SF early;

-seen Twilight, A Christmas Tale and at least one or two other movies, but still have not gotten around to Man on Wire;

Even Mathieu Amalric swoons over Mathieu Amalric in A Christmas Tale (pic from Film Detail)

-finished season 1 of Mad Men;

-read a million books and liked about half;

-been sick twice;

-been recommended a no junk food diet by doctor once;

-bought boots that I love--this has been a years-long quest (omfg SO comfortable);

-made plans for a Cooperstown-style Thanksgiving.

There's been more but being sick makes me blue (or green, I guess) and I can't remember all of the surely wonderful things I've been doing. Mostly I just sit around all day resenting San Francisco's hills.

But there's been some down time and I've found some new obsessions (jewelry-wise; we don't need to go into the whole Robert Pattinson thing here).

Edwardian Garnet and Opal Ring, $340 (That unusual style of garnet is called "mine cut" and I've grown to really love it after looking at pages and pages of Edwardian and Victorian rings. It's a much sharper cut, and called such as the stones were literally taken from old mines. The style was popular predominately through the 19th c. Really striking reminder of how history repeats itself if you look at the stud jewelry that cropped up last year, I'm thinking most about Alex and Chloe's inverted diamond ring.)

Hannah Clark Ouroborus Ring, $500 (This is modeled after the engagement ring Victoria received from Prince Albert. The snake represents infinity--eating it's own tail creates a never ending circle.)

Sapphire Dome Ring, $88 (Also reminiscent of the Victorian "starburst" style like this one, which was also mixed with something called a gypsy setting that showed the gems recessed--or set under the surface level-- in the metal. Example here.)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


Fabulously Broke said...

Where are those boots from!!?? I WANT!

enc said...

Uncanny. I was JUST thinking of you yesterday, and this morning I found this post.

I'm so glad you're still here. There. Whatever.

In Yr Fshn said...

FB: If you click on the link ("boots I love") it'll take you to the DSW page. They were $100--worth every penny.

ENC: I thought about you ladies all the time, I was just too tired to do anything about it!

pistols at dawn said...

Happy Thanksgiving, miss. I feel like you're the protagonist in Velocity Girl's "Audrey's Eyes," at least inasmuch as it relates to the lines: "Drop me a line/if you're so inclined/at least it'd let me know that you're alive."

So, thanks for doing that. And getting that red-hot-for-'93 song stuck in my head.

The Seeker said...

How nice you're back :)

You've done a lot of things beauty.
Great boots and love love those rings.


In Yr Fshn said...

Pistols: OMG do you remember the van part in the video?? When I was young I thought college would be like this song. Disappointment after disappointment, I tell ya.

WendyB said...

OMG! You posted!!!

atelier said...

The golden and diamond ring is fabulous. I am so happy you are back;)!

Sal said...

She's baaaaaaack! Lady, I'm so glad I'm not the only one ogling jewels from the Sundance Catalog. I thought I'd veered off into old-lady-dom. Feel betta soon.

Sarah B. said...

I'm so glad you're back!

ambika said...

I'm so glad to see you back! & with such lovely rings (and gift ideas!)

Soho500 said...

the pair of boots is grand...i love it..the design of the ring is fabulous....price is also so reasonable...nice collection.

PS: I have initiated an idea to create a fashion and style blogroll where bloggers from the jewelry, fashion, style and beauty could participate.
All you need to do is to add my blog link to your blog and i'll do the same.
That way, we could have a mutual partnership and we could refer visitors to each other's blog.
Please let me know if you would be interested.

Barbara and Ellen
The Gals at SoHo"

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