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8/23/2016

Current Obsession ~ Vintage Cloisonne

Vintage Cloisonne Bowls
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I'm always on the look out for the next "thing" to add to my search for vintage treasures. This time I was looking at some throw back photos of my Mom and Aunt in the late 70's and BOOM it hit me. Hair combs. I'm all about 70's style and hair combs are a sweet way to keep your hair back while still looking kinda pulled together. So I got on Etsy to search for some, and before I knew it, a mild obsession with vintage Cloisonne was born. 

Cloisonne is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork using enamel. It has been used though the centuries and had a resurgence in use in the 70's, 80's and 90's, mostly in jewelry and accessories. Pieces from these decades can still be found very affordably and usually are adorned with flora and fauna in vibrant jewel tones. Antique pieces are a bit more pricey and collectible, their age and patina making them even more beautiful. 


Vintage Cloisonne Jewelry
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The pieces I'm currently coveting are the gold/brass hair combs with butterflies and peacocks, unicorn pendants {I'm a total 80's girl} and I love the pattern on that broach! Perfect for pinning on your denim jacket for Fall. Oh and those bib necklaces! Who am I kidding, I actually want every single one of these pieces and one of those bowls to display them in! 

Vintage Cloisonne Hair Combs
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Vintage? Vivid Colors? Botanical and Bohemian? Check, check, check! Wouldn't these make gorgeous gifts too? They have a little bit of luxe about them don't they? So keep your eyes peeled folks or the pieces I featured can be snagged above.


xoxo- Andrea


2 comments:

  1. I love cloisonné, really want all those!

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  2. Very nice! My mom had some of this too...earrings and a bracelet if I remember right.

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