{In the doghouse?} If it were covered in diamonds, rubies and emeralds, my answer to that question is a definitive YES.  This piece is great because it’s a *CONVERSATION SPARKLER*, which is especially wonderful now that so much of our social interaction is online.  If this fun little vintage Dog House bauble is for you, it…

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Hello from lockdown here in Southern California.  I’m home with the two kids, our cat and my husband.  I’m DESPERATE for a break from my daily life.  It seems like a good time to get back to blogging.  At least I’ll keep myself amused ; ) I made the decision that I am going to…

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Apparently, tassels have a long and storied history.  Stout Brothers, a 90-year-old company that makes tassels and other trimmings for the home, has a fascinating history of tassels on its site, illustrating a necklace incorporating tassels reportedly made during the 18th Dynasty and found in Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of Kings in Egypt. My, tassels…

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