Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Rosewood-Silver Cuff & Some Lace

For my birthday, my sister really spoiled me... We went to my favorite design store, A+R on Abbott Kinney boulevard in Venice, and I got to choose a present. (Remember the plates and the barbed wire eco-plastic skin jewelery piece I also got there?)
I went for a sleek, modern wood and silver cuff designed by Tadd Sackville-West. It has hardly left my wrist since we left the store.

I received yet another treasure of an adornment, this time from my friend and aspiring designer J Elaine, who made this headband for me with a strip of old lace. She searches the flea markets of Paris for ancient fabrics and trinkets she then transforms. This lace headband totally dresses up any simple outfit.

26 comments:

Mujer imperfecta said...

Good choice! Love the bracelet.

Debra said...

What a lovely headband. I can see why your cuff has become a permanent adornment- wonderful gifts!

Anonymous said...

You have class!

Anonymous said...

You have class!

gracia said...

Such treasure... that silver-lined cuff is a beauty. You are sure to treasure it.

Mary-Laure said...

GRACIA - especially because it comes from my sister...

Taocito said...

Yes indeed my mistress is generous. But hey, you deserve it as the care taker of the oracle...

A World in a PAN said...

I love both the headband made with old black lace and the new shiny cuff.

andrea tachezy said...

Happy birthday :-) !Great gifts.

Annie said...

Beautiful!

sealaura said...

that bracelet is amazing! I love cuffs. Ever since a little girl I loved to wear some sort of cuffs. I also would lower my headband to my forehead and pretend I was Linda Carter's wonder woman.

your headband is really pretty and sophisticated and there is no doubt you are a wonder woman.
xo
L

Anonymous said...

oh the cuff is truly gorgeous!!! and the headband is lovely!!! :))
nancyxx

Mary-Laure said...

SEALAURA - thanks for sharing this wonderful childhood memory and for your sweet words. As always, you're a real darling!

Hadley Gets Crafty said...

Mmmmm.... Such yummy pretties. That bracelet is really gorgeous. It's wonderful, too, that the headband is so practical and pretty, in addition to having been made by a friend!

Marci said...

La cinta negra es preciosa!

Rebecca said...

Those are both so nice! Very simple and classy. Happy birthday, whenever it is/was! :)

kendalee said...

Beautiful both! Goodies that come with love and are lovely are the very best kind!

Hanh said...

I love them both. your sister is so sweet.
Hanh,

www.life-in-travel.blogspot.com

Sherin said...

The cuff is lovely. Its an amazing birthday present.

Mary-Laure said...

KENDALEE - yes, I treasure the presents I receive from my friends and family...

sarah said...

ooh i love that cuff!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

How beautiful your gifts and choices are. happy belated birthday Mary-Laure!

Relyn said...

It's late, but happy, happy birthday. May all of your days be full of laughter and joy.

michiko said...

Gorgeous gifts, you lucky girl!
I LOVE the headband.

ambika said...

That cuff is simply to die for. What a great sister.

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