Monday, September 27, 2010

A Cameo Appearance

 My Tea and Victoria inspiration comes from an article on cameos in the Sept. 1994 issue.

The autumn russets and ochres caught my eye, and reminded me of the one cameo in my possession.

I'm more inclined to view jewelry as art than to wear it. And the same is true for vintage clothing, like this Victorian bodice I recently acquired.

 I'm awestruck by both the art of lacemaking, and shell carving.

The detail leaves me speechless with wonder and delight. Each cameo different from the next makes me understand how easily one could be enticed to collect them.

The white embossed figure made my choice for my white Spode teacup and saucer a natural.

I thought I'd also show you the darling teaspoons I came across this weekend!

A matched set of four that will polish up nicely.

I was more than thrilled to find the tiny oak leaves and acorns adorning them!

I also lucked out to find this small Spode jug in my foray out. No one should ever wonder why poking around junk shops and garage sales is so compelling!

I have always enjoyed Victoria magazine for the detailed beauty to be found within the pages. I never tire of bringing each new season's issues out to peruse for a little lift sometime during the day.

I hope you're planning some time to savor a few pleasures in your day!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!


I'm linking to A Delightsome Life for Victoria--A Return  to Loveliness


  1. Absolutely beautiful! I've always loved cameos...and I remember that article in Victoria well...

    Hope your evening is lovely.


  2. Wow! I love cameos, tea cups and Victoria. What more can a girl ask for? Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  3. Such a beautiful post...oh how I loved the old Victoria...the new issues are not as dreamy but I still enjoy them nonetheless.



  4. Oh, so beautiful! Love the cameos and also love, love the silver. Wonder what the name of that pattern is. They are just gorgeous.

  5. This is an absolutely beautiful post. I so love Victoria and am glad it is back in print.

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Hi Jacqueline, Well I don't know what could be more lovely!! The bodice is amazing, the cameo like you said is true art, the teaspoons... pure wow!!! You have showcased them all perfectly, lovely lovely post!!

  7. What a delightful post! I just love cameos! My mother did too as well as my sister! They are such feminine accessories and you're right they are incredible in their artwork and intricacy! Thanks for joining me again this week,
    God Bless<

  8. Beautiful post. I love the whites and creams. The white cup and saucer is gorgeous with the embossed grapes and vines.
    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea cup with us today (and all your lovelies!).

  9. LoVelY photo captures ~ thank you..
    and for stopping by FHC for tea ~ so pleased to have you visit & take time to chat!

  10. Cameos and lace, so feminine. I really like the tea spoons you found with their intricate design.

  11. Hello Jacqueline :) What beautiful cameos, and love how you displayed and photograped them. Adore your lovely Spode teacup, and your teaspoons too!

    Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs,Brenda

  12. What stunnin photos of lace and Cameo just lovely

    Love Dawn xx

  13. such beautiful post.. love the photos.. very vintagey and beautiful! love it!

  14. Lovely post. Cameos and tea ... togetherness!!! Victoria is so special. Happy Tea Day!

  15. Those cameos are absolutely charming! It's sad though that not a lot of people where the pins anymore. I have a cameo ring that I adore. Thanks for sharing with us. Love your blog and I'm now following you.

  16. I don't have any cameos, but I am awed by their textured loveliness. Should I come across one for myself, I too would be more likely to gaze at it than to wear it. Which is more my style. You came across some great finds for fall!

  17. as always, a perfect post. i used to love samsara but haven't used it in ages. i now love lolita scents.

  18. Your cameos are just beautiful...Kathy

  19. Your post pics were just like those in Victoria! What a gorgeous job you did! Lovely cameo, and beautiful china pieces too...
    Blessings, Doni

  20. Jacqueline, this post is exquisite. Your cameo is one of the prettiest I've seen. You have a beautiful sense of design when putting together your vignettes.
    Have to say the silver spoons and the Spode pitcher are calling to me with their leaves and acorns. Wonderful finds indeed! ~ Sarah


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