Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Holiday. We hope it is filled with family, friends, love,warmth and of course good cheer. We loved helping you all pick out your special gifts for your loved ones. Don't fret if you still don't have all your gifts we are open Christmas eve 10-5pm.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Blue topaz is the December birthstone. We have a variety of blue topaz jewelry and any of our pieces can be made with blue topaz upon request. So if you know anyone with a december birthday coming up, stop in and we will help you pick something out.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We would like to give thanks for having a great opening year and so many wonderful patrons! Hope you have a day filled with friends, family, and great food! If your out and about over the weekend don't forget to stop buy we have some great holiday gift items!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Do you know what time it is? Time to get an hourglass! These vintage inspired hourglasses are a true treasure. A whisper of a time long ago when hourglasses represented the present as being between the past and the future, and this has made it an enduring symbol of time itself. They also make a great holiday gift.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
We're featured in the "Necklaces" search on the Sundance catalog website! They chose our Victorian Button Necklace and Earring set, handmade in 14k gold vermeil. See this set and other Victorian-inspired pieces in person - visit the store in Thornes Maketplace!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
We are have a month long sale on our citrine jewelry. The sale is 20% off of all our citrine case jewelry. Citrine is the November birthstone and makes a wonderful birthday present to all those with birthdays this month. Also a great time to start you Christmas shopping if anyone on your list is a citrine lover. We have a variety of styles available in citrine to fit all your jewelry needs.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Another beautiful example of our custom work. This ring was made for a client using her own center stone with champagne and cognac diamond accents. The unique setting was made in rose gold, lending it a vintage flair.
We're delighted to be getting more and more inquiries for custom rings. We love working with our clients to design this important piece of jewelry! And we're always adding to our collection of vintage rings, including bands and unusual engagement ring styles, so be sure to stop by and see them!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Along with our contemporary handmade jewelry line, we also make custom engagement and wedding rings. This style was a collaboration between Rebekah and the happy pair. It incorporates delicate leaves set with twinkling diamonds, an element inspired by our Victorian Leaf Band. The center stone is a beautiful bezel-set sapphire chosen especially for the couple.
Thanks to our client for this photograph of their ring!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Our new Fall Merchandise is now in! A unique & timeless collection of beautiful perfume bottles, hourglasses, leather journals and yes, even pheasants. In addition of course is a stunning array of new jewelry crafted just for the season - come see for yourself!
Rings like this have been used throughout history to carry perfume, locks of hair, devotional relics, messages and other keepsakes, so they have also been known by other names. Artists would paint tiny portraits of loved ones, to be carried in what was called a “locket ring,” which was popular during the Renaissance. This ring is from the art nouveau period and is handmade in sterling silver.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
This eclectic charm bracelet is a delightful reminder of exactly why we love vintage! Pairing a classic but bygone fashion with sentiments unknown but easily imagined, it’s truly a unique and treasured keepsake.
Favorite charms include a typewriter and telephone with moveable elements, and a mustard seed engraved with the prayer, “If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed nothing shall be impossible.”
Come see this and other fabulous and unusual vintage pieces in our ever-changing collection.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
We have a new cast ring to the store. The casting comes from a Victorian ring. Victorians believed the two intertwined snakes symbolized two lives interlaced together. The detail on this ring is magnificent, which is why it is on my must have list.
Monday, July 13, 2009
When designing jewelry, there is nothing more inspiring to me than color. Color in flowers, leaves, the sky- almost every part of the natural world. Natural gemstones are the colors found in the most beautiful things we can see around us. When I return from Gem Shows and see the stones I have bought all together, it makes me want to design new jewelry. I always arrange them and rearrange them, creating color and texture combinations. The other day I spread them on a tray in the bright sun.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Summer! The sun is shining after an entire month of clouds and rain. I picked these today at our farmshare and felt like I was in heaven with bees buzzing and butterfly's all around. Everything seemed to sing with gratefulness after the long rain. I want to document the flowers from my garden and our farm each week because when I pick them I want them to last forever, along with summer. Here are the most amazing strawberrieswe picked too, tasting almost of liquor after soaking in the sun.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
After a great deal of rearranging and un-rearranging, our gift shelves are ready for summer. We have added a few more antique glass pieces including a crystal decanter and some simple, yet remarkable bottles. We also added a trio of beautiful quartz crystals, and a tea table that would be perfect for service at a summer dinner party, appetizers, or desserts.
We have heard your prayers and answered the demand. We now have more silver jewelry.Even though most of our pieces are available in silver, we didn't have as many in the store. Since you asked so nicely we have been bringing in all the classic styles in silver. Hope you like them!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
This just in Vintage Teacups. These teacups are great for any collection or a garden tea party. Don't worry, these may go quick but we promise there will be more!!
*Also, to contrast the serenity of these antique cups check out KIM ROCKING OUT in our Large Swallow Necklace - Sonic Youth's new record, THE ETERNAL, is out today.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Rebekah is always on the hunt for vintage piece's for the store. Currently one of our most popular sellers are Vintage Lockets. We have had a lot of beautiful Victorian and Art Nouveau Lockets in the store over the past several months. Here are three lockets that we currently have on display. They are all hand etched and truly a must see. -Colleen
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Rebekah has been working on a new line of rings that she makes entirely by hand. This piece, which features over 20 carats of citrine set in 14kt gold, only lasted three days in the store before someone took it home. No need to worry though, we always have more coming in and Rebekah can create a custom design ring that matches your exact specifications. Currently, we have a selection of new and vintage rings that make perfect Mother's Day gifts, anniversary presents, or are perfect indulgences for yourself!!! -Laura
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Now that it's springtime, all I can do is think about plants of every kind. I can't walk past my garden without pruning, planting or weeding. I wanted to bring springtime inside our store so I made these terrariums this week out of antique apothecary jars. My daughter Hazy and I gathered different kinds of moss and stones in the woods and made little worlds inside by planting tiny ferns. I have always loved that a terrarium is a self sustaining environment that has a life of it's own. The moisture that forms on the glass adds to the atmosphere and mystery of what is inside.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Our very good friend Brooke Williams is an artist, writer, dj & mom - to name just a few of things she excels at. In one of her many guises she contributes to Cookie Magazine's Nesting Blog. This month she interviewed Rebekah & exposed our home!
From Brooke: 'Just writing to let you all know (in case those modest Holyoke dwellers don't get around to it) that the converted church is having a moment in the sun on the Cookie website. I am so lucky to be the cool person who got to 'discover' them (at least as far as the world of fancy kids magazines goes).'
Thank You Brooke - Read about it HERE
Friday, April 17, 2009
The Gardiner Museum in Toronto offers an intimate look at one of the world’s oldest and most universal forms of art and material culture—ceramics. The museum has undergone a major expansion of its gallery and studio spaces - it remains one of the city’s finest examples of modernist architecture. Their Gift Shop is also really nice & features a selection of our jewelry. Toronto based DESIGNLINES Magazine features it in their Spring 2009 Design Guide for the City - from them: 'Housed in the Gardiner Museum, this gift shop carries ceramics, glass, wood, and home accessories by both Canadian and international artists, such as New Hampshire native Rebekah Brooks, whose intricate beaded jewelry is sold here. Hand-blown glass objects from artists such as Kitchener's Renato Foti are also featured. Set your dinner table with Asian inspired ceramic tableware, and decorate it with colourful glass conversation pieces.'
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
We are very excited to be a part of Kim Gordon's Mirror/Dash curated Pop-Up Store at Space 15 Twenty in Los Angeles. Alongside Kim's new line for Urban Outfitters (Mirror/Dash) she hand picked artwork, music, books & a few select designers. Rebekah & Kim worked together to put together a great collection of new styles, along with some of our classics. If you can make the opening party it should be really fun - worth it alone to get to see Kim's personal Daryl K vintage collection!
Space 15 Twenty April Pop-Up Shop:
Mirror/Dash by Kim Gordon
Launching this Friday, April 10th, Kim Gordon has curated the pop-up store at Urban Outfitters' Space 15 Twenty. The April pop-up fuses the Mirror/Dash line (her exclusive line for Urban Outfitters), with her choice of music, artwork, books, and designers.
For the duration of April, the Mirror/Dash pop-up will feature No. 6 Vintage dresses, jewelry from Annie Costello Brown, Rebekah Brooks, and Leah Singer, alongside CD’s, cassette tapes, records, and re-wired vintage electronics from Gordon's label Ecstatic Peace Records with husband and fellow Sonic Youth band mate Thurston Moore.
AVAILABLE APRIL 10-11TH ONLY - KIM GORDON'S PERSONAL DARYL K VINTAGE COLLECTION
*Proceeds go to Community Resources for People with Autism.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Ok maybe its just spring (and thank goodness for that). But there is something about the sunshine, the new plant life, even the afternoon thunderstorms that has me feeling a little romantic. Our kissing bird necklace captures just about everything I love about spring and summer. It looks perfect with jeans and a t-shirt, and adds a bohemian element to my sundresses. Plus I like the thought of wearing a little dose of summer lovin' around my neck. - Laura
Friday, April 3, 2009
Lumen is an original series designed by Adam Frank, an internationally recognized artist and inventor. Lumen throws a soft shadow on the wall when lit - as the flame flickers the shadow moves about organically. Made with stainless steel and a soft base to prevent scratching sensitive surfaces, Lumen is a great modern gift for any home or holiday!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Rebekah & I saw this amazing retrospective of Christopher Dresser at the Cooper Hewitt in NY a few years ago. He was a designer and writer on design, now widely known as Britain’s first independent industrial designer and as a contributor to the Anglo-Japanese and Arts and Crafts movements. If we could this is what we'd have on the ceiling of our church. - Christian