Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tiffany's Paper and Gem-Filled Windows

While in Chicago, I had really wanted to go to the Field Museum. They are having a special exhibit on "The Nature of Diamonds" (see here for details>>The Nature of Diamonds) full of information on diamonds and featuring many famous diamonds. Drool! However, just the exhibit was $30 per person plus the price of getting into the museum--definitely out of the budget. So, we went cheap and went to Tiffany's to have a look around. Everyone was so friendly there, and it was great fun to look at all that they had--especially those huge goodies in the back room! One thing that I greatly enjoyed was their window displays in miniature outside. I had difficulty adjusting the camera to the lighting unfortunately, but I think you can get the idea from the pictures above. Everything in the display was made of a thick white paper--some things were 2 dimensional (like the snowflakes outlining the oval of the shadowbox) and some were 3 dimensional. Then strategically and tastefully placed (of course) were gems and diamonds galore. I loved the diamond tennis bracelet on the edge of the ice skater's skirt and the brooch on the coach. Gorgeous--and you can't beat what we paid for enjoying the scenes!


Cottage Rose said...

OH WOW!!!!!!!!! now I am love those photos you took,,, they are so amazing... what a fun time...


Edie Marie's Attic said...

How incredible! What a delight it must have been to see in person. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Happy New Year Michele!

Hugs, Sherry

Patti said...

HI! Congrats on your giveaway win! Fun stuff! Happy Anniversary~ sounds like a great time in Chicago~ too bad you missed all the snowy mess this week but I think you probably had your own in WI. The Art Intitute just finished their Victorian Photocollage exhibit- THAT lookes and sounded very cool- and of course I missed going to see it. Glad you had a good time though...Happy weekending and say warm~~~

Stefanie said...

This is adorable. I have never seen something like that. It looks like you had a great time in Chicago
Happy belated anniversary! I´m married already 19 years.

from snowy northern Germany

Laurie said...

Oh, how gorgeous! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tiffany's! Happy anniversary!