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From the Vanity

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Have I mentioned that I love pretty things and bling??

Well, my latest brooch is this magnificent ice blue, amber and jonquil yellow floral brooch, fit for a bride or a bridesmaid or ….. for  me !

I was lucky enough to purchase it from a very kind and genuinely helpful seller Matthew, in West Virginia,USA, who has an amazing online store on Etsy, called –

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The photo was taken off me today out-doors on an overcast rainy day, as we’re heading into winter here “Down Under”.   I plan to wear this beauty in the office with my blue jumpers and look forward to looking gorgeous and showing off this amazing flower brooch.

Matthew’s love for all things vintage certainly shows through his wonderful products that he offers for purchase, and at the time of posting this, he has a Sale!

I was truly astonished to also receive a FREE gift of this gorgeous necklace with my brooch.  I’ve worn it every day to work and had people admire and comment upon it.  It was just right for me when I got it – amazonite stone chips for communication – and a large heart which reminds me to act from the heart.  It’s uncanny that Matthew selected it for me, as something he thought I would find delightful – which I do.

Celine - necklace

Please visit FROM THE VANITY now for a delicious jewelry treat for yourself and / or a loved one.  The range is wonderful and the prices are good, you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you Matthew.   A more recent photo shown below.

CELINE JUNE 2018


Tom Thumb adds !

Tom Thumb is a character of English folklore. The History of Tom Thumb was published in 1621, and was the first fairy tale printed in English. Tom is no bigger than his father’s thumb, and his adventures include being swallowed by a cow, tangling with giants, and becoming a favourite of King Arthur.   Apparently Tom Thumb was good at calculating too.

When I was at High School, I was awarded the Honour Certificate for being the best History student in Year 12.  I love to think about the origin or source of things, and about history.

I bought a beautiful working Tom Thumb adding machine / slide adder in mint condition, together with stylus, case and instructions from the Vintage and Mod Shop on Etsy !!

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