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Amethysts Ahoy Theme Week: Queen Mary’s Amethyst Parure

There’s something about Queens of England and amethysts that don’t mix. An excellent example being the amethyst parure that belonged to Queen Mary of Teck, the queen of jewellery herself. She won the aubergine stones at a charity auction and … Continue reading

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[the best of] Tiara Time: the Napoleonic Amethyst Parure

amethysts ahoy week revisted Technically, Amethysts Ahoy! was only supposed to be a theme week, not a theme fortnight. Yes, We admit to a few daily lapses due to…let’s call them circumstances beyond our con–hangovers. They were hangovers. Yes, We … Continue reading

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Throw Your Own Marie Antoinette Birthday!

your blog hostess’ brains turn to oatmeal Who wants to take a fun jaunt 11 days back in time with Your Blog Hostess. (Got the digital readout in the Doc’s DeLorean set correctly? Good.) ta-freaking-dah! And here we are! *Ahem, … Continue reading

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Your Blog Hostess, the slacker

I know…I had one of those “off weeks” and next thing I know, I missed the royal shakedown in Amsterdam! Well, we won’t cry over spilled Salmon-Billecarte, I’m sure everyone else in the universe wrote about it. So let’s get … Continue reading

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We Graciously accept another chaplet of Laurels! Huzzah!

Hey! Check it out! We’ve been named for the Liebster Award! First of all, I’d like to thank Morrighan for nominating me, so please check out her website! Naturally there are those pesky rules to which one must abide. (1) … Continue reading

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Your one-handed Blog Hostess apologizes!

Don’t be alarmed I still have both hands I just sliced one of them when I was washing a particularly bulbous wine glass. It suddenly popped in my hand and then I had a very, very deep cut which I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year in Review.

…and we’re back! That was a lengthy hiatus that even for your Blog Hostess. Christmas in Monroe, NY is–at best–a silent, white expanse. At worst it’s–shudder. Holiday break takes more out of me than the daily grind. We’re back in … Continue reading

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