Day 83: Paris!

{just before hopping into the Paris Métro at Madeleine, with a make-out session going on just behind me} These are another lovely pair of handmade earrings from a trip to Istanbul a few years ago.  They’re gold vermeil and pearl and I think the shape is so fun! Mackage coat (the cold streak in northern…

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Day 81: More garnet + sterling silver

{back ‘home’ at the Holiday Inn, Hamburg} Wow, I look exhausted!  Tiring trip to Berlin!  But happy to be back in the warmth of our (temporary) apartment in Hamburg. I’m on a roll with the garnet earrings from Istanbul.  This is another pair I got a few years ago.  These are handmade (like all of…

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Day 80: Garnets and ice on Museum Island, Berlin

{Berlin, statues along Museum Island}   If you read my post yesterday, you know that Berlin was FREEZING just two days ago when we were there.  Thus the über-warm jacket and mega-lined hat and gloves!  Not a fashion statement by any stretch of the imagination, but the only way to get me to leave our…

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