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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Where in the world am I now?  Provence, non?   No, no, in fact, I’m at a Provençal-inspired house in Montecito, California.  (Though the South of France would be lovely, too…)  A decorator friend of mine is housesitting in this sweet little abode and when she said that I just had to see it, I made the…

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On the Colonnaden in Hamburg, just after my German class.  It’s not a fancy sight, but it’s my life! The necklace is from one of my favorite contemporary jewelry brands, Les Précieuses, based in Brussels, Belgium.  Although I bought this piece two years ago or so, I can see that my obsession with tassels on…

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