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Build your own menagerie of animal-themed jewelry
NEW YORK – Few are immune to the charms of animals. From medieval times, European royalty often maintained private menageries featuring lions, tigers, bears, monkeys, elephants, camels, and tropical birds. In time, wealthy Londoners, in addition to personal menageries, collected pieces of jewelry that depicted birds, beasts, and everything in between.
Miscellaneana: Designer costume jewelry
LONDON – It’s a charity shop in a prosperous town (no, I’m not letting on which) that we call on often. I buy books and CDs; the Business Manager, (Mrs. P) buys costume jewelry. All of it is really stylish and much of it so inexpensive that, if money is tight, it’s good enough […]
To them, collecting perfume bottles makes perfect ‘scents’
PITTSBURGH (AP) – An eclectic collection of about 190 decades-old perfume bottles fills Kamie Schoonhoven’s Mt. Lebanon home. The bottles come from some 15 years of collecting and her years spent as a perfume buyer for Marshall Field’s department stores in Chicago. Her collection includes mini bottles that manufacturers gave out as samples, but they […]