I am finding it increasingly difficult to do more than one entry per week, mainly due to the fact that Cameron likes to be held...constantly. I am totally OK with this, don't get me wrong, but that is why the blog is suffering a tad. This week, I am wrapping 3 entries into one...aren't I efficient? I recently added a beautiful pin and earring set by the company "Sandor" to my booth at "Antiques Emporium". Oh yes. I suppose I should also mention that the Lady and the Librarian has relocated their merchandise to Antiques Emporium at Cameron Village in Raleigh. We are so very excited about our move and hope you will come visit us! But I digress....."Sandor" was founded in 1938 by Sandor Goldberger and went out of business in 1972. Their jewelry is considered highly collectible,
with simple enamel and rhinestone earrings fetching over $50.oo and enameled flower pins going for well over $100.00!!! That is QUITE an accomplishment for an enameled flower pin, let me tell you! I daresay this set would be a fabulous addition to anyone's wardrobe or collection. Please let me know if you would like to add it to yours! I try to select jewelry that is elegant yet a tad funky...but always classy enough to remain in style through the decades. To me, jewelry isn't worth purchasing if it will not retain its value and appeal. Up next is a wonderful bracelet I also just added to the Emporium. It features several lovely handpainted scenes on bone. I see these bracelets from time to time, and it is hard to find the paintings in good condition. I am pleased to report this one is in excellent shape! Likely 1940's. I just love handpainted pieces; each one is different and they make fascintating collections! I tend to gawk and goggle at handpainted jewelry so my inventory reflects that; probably because my painting efforts never progressed past "Paint by Numbers". Yesterday we had one of the most gorgeous days Raleigh has had in quite some time. I took Cameron outside and took tons of photos. I wanted to share just a few of my favorites...and to show off, of course! Cameron is such a fun baby; and a GOOD baby. I feel so blessed. Every time he grins my heart just melts. He had the best time sitting on his blankie outdoors. He tried to eat some leaves (I had to take them away but did get a quick photo)
he got a great photo with his favorite friend Kearney Boo
And guess what!