I have been busy working on a new blog post for Pantone's 2016 colors of the year (see here) and wondered about how to start wearing these colors now. While it may be possible to find fashions warm enough to brave our chilly winters, I find mixing warm, rich colors like hot cocoa, mulled wine and deep tan with pastel accents much more comforting. Try a light scarf with your sweater, a pastel belt with a wool dress or, in this case, a beautiful piece of spring fresh jewelry (available at VintageCravens here) with winter's latest trends.
With heart and belly full from a terrific Thanksgiving Day with family, we headed to the fields to cut down this year's Christmas tree and began decorating. I adore vintage and antique ornaments for decorating the tree and developed quite a crush on these sweet elves at a lovely estate sale over the summer. After getting the girls home, I promptly began researching their history and patiently waited until after Thanksgiving to let them appear in the shop.
These adorable pixie-style elves would likely have been made by Lefton in the late 1940s/early 1950s given their pink and green outfits and facial expressions. I decided to name them Bitsy & Betty and hope you enjoy seeing their sweet orneriness as much as I do.
Amber is rich honey, golden sunshine and russet leaves all rolled into one - the perfect 'stone' for fall! Naturally occurring, amber is fossilized resin from ancient conifer trees. Resin isn't tree sap, but rather, the substance trees will create to protect themselves, heal wounds and in some cases, repel and/or attract insects. As the resin fell to the forest floor, insects, leaf matter and other organisms would settle and, over time, the substance would harden and eventually become fossilized under pressure.
I purchased this beautiful Baltic amber ring, made in Latvia of 800 silver, and was drawn to the beauty not only of the jewel but of the artisan's crafting of the setting. It is a stunning piece of jewelry and looks wonderful with other fall colors as assembled here. This ring is available at VintageCravens here.
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