Tag Archives: vintage

Dreams of New Orleans

23 Jan

New at Bored Alice Finery – The French Quarter Bracelet

Inspired by several trips to this fine city in the late 1990s and early 2000s. So many happy memories contained among these antique costume jewels. I had a great time planning this one and am very pleased with the finished creation! This may be my new favorite. I have a very active imagination, as you may have guessed and a total Southern Belle side to my personality. If I ever had a cotillion to attend, I’d definitely wear this bracelet. Alas, that will likely never happen! But this bracelet completely satisfies my inner Scarlet O’Hara. And it’s green! Just in time for all those pinchers on St. Patrick’s Day…


Inspiration File – vintage, tribal, africa

21 Jan

A couple of my favorite belongings. An antique hanger from the Roosevelt Hotel that my mom gave me, and a necklace from/handmade in Africa. Inspiration for my current jewelry designs at Bored Alice Finery.

So many memories contained in this necklace…from my previous life as a medical case manager for people living with HIV/AIDS. Several clients I had the pleasure of working for were from various parts of Africa. What they taught me about their cultures, their lives, and the world itself, I will honestly never forget. I miss the work so much, but I know I’ll be able to help others and be helped by others in my future endeavors, too…and continue to learn about…well…love, actually.


the new modern – now available from bored alice finery

19 Jan

Spring is so inspiring, isn’t it?! Here are a few new items from my Etsy shop, Bored Alice Finery. Each order comes packaged in a darling little box. Excellent gifts for pretty girls. Get 14% off every order from now until Valentine’s Day by entering the secret code: SWEET at checkout. This offer is only available to my blog readers and Facebook fans! Orders needed by 2/14 should be placed by 2/11 at the latest. FAST shipping and one flat rate to ANYWHERE in the world!


discover niniville

14 Jan

One goal I have for this blog is to support other artists and fellow members of Etsy. So today I’m sharing the love…and I fell in love with niniville at first sight! A hand-dipped key from the 1800s? Yes! Clockwise: top left necklace, top right necklace, lower left earrings, lower right key necklace.

the versatility of bows

5 Jan

Sources: top left, top right, bottom left

Source: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right


Be a French Girl, or Just Look Like One…

27 Dec

Charming items: locket by iloniti, twinkle toes mary janes from  bhldn, turquoise flats found on pinterest, star pin from anthropologie

Charming items: swimsuit by FablesbyBarrie, bracelet by tiedupmemories, vintage pill box from socaljewelbox, bonjour necklace by PianoBenchDesigns

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