I’m just back from England! I spent a few days in London, then headed to Lincolnshire, which was insanely beautiful and reminded so much of where I grew up in New England, except it was better! Isn’t the original always better?
I went to a farmers market that really was a farmers market, unlike the Danish version where they sell avocados and cacti and things wrapped in plastic with barcodes on them. In Lincolnshire, the produce was local and so fresh, and the people were proud of their work and happy to chat about it. They were all so nice… and they serve “chips” with everything! I’m a french fry junkie so any place that automatically brings a side of fries with the veggie lasagna is more than ok in my book. These are totally my people!
And the grocery stores are huge, like American huge! After living in Denmark for so long and pretty much only shopping in London, I was blown away by the selection in the English supermarkets. It was like going home. There is a reason New England is called New England.
Back in April, for my birthday, I got Zelda Fitzgerald, a 1920s sapphire and diamond Art Deco cocktail ring. At the same time, I’d fallen in love with an antique Art Deco diamond bracelet from the 1920s, but I could only have one of them, so I chose Zelda. Now I have both :)
My still-to-be-named Art Deco diamond bracelet has 7 carats of old-cut diamonds set in platinum, and she looks Gatsby-fabulous with Zelda, and Ella & Billy. What is it about Jazz Age jewels? And why is it so much fun to put them all on and hang out at home?
Wow! That is absolutely gorgeous, and Happy Anniversary!
Dr. JaTaya Wiley says
Wow! Your bracelet is gorgeous! What a fabulous first anniversary that you were blessed with!
Thanks! He’s got a tough act to follow next year ; -)
Kita Bryant says
I love a good piece of jewelry bracelets and earrings are my favorite and my hubs knows I love them because he gets me one every time we celebrate something lol
You’ve got him well trained!
What a beautiful bracelet for a first wedding anniversary gift to receive!! Sounds like an amazing anniversary trip as well. I never understood the paper for first anniversary gift as well as the theme for the gift.
Winter White says
Umm let’s trade lives just for 24 hours lol! This bracelet is gorge and I love that your honeymoon has been so beautiful. I am not much of a modern jewelry girl and I really love the pieces that look vintage so this is something I would drool over (as i’m obviously doing now). Looking forward to more posts from ya!
Ha! Thank you :)
I’ve had a couple of modern pieces reworked into something new, but I only buy antique and vintage jewelery. I recently signed a client who specializes in antique jewelery, so I get to spend my days looking at and writing about beautiful old jewels, plus I get first dibbs on new acquisitions, which is bad for profits!
Susan Quackenbush says
That is an absolutely gorgeous bracelet! I’ve never really been a fan of too many stones in jewelry but this pulls it of beautifully! Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! :)
Chanel | Cultural Xplorer says
Happy anniversary and wow! What a stunning bracelet. Prior to this post, I had never heard of Art Deco jewelry, but I love it! Would also love to see your beautiful cocktail ring :D
The ring is linked under the photo :-)
dina d. says
Thank goodness he knew better than to gift you with paper. That bracelet is gorgeous and I would have fallen in love with it as well. It really does sound like you hit the husband jackpot, but I must say he didn’t do so bad himself!
Barbara Paola says
GORGEOUS Sage! Happy Anniversary!
Under The Hijab says
I just found your blog and as someone who has only experienced life in Denmark it’s kinda funny to see life in Denmark from another point of view :D
And happy anniversary!!