Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mother-of-Pearl

I was captivated by Victoria magazine's January/February 2011 section entitled "Treasure from the Sea." All of the mother-of-pearl in the article (it's on the cover as well) was just gorgeous. I have always liked the warm iridescence of mother-of-pearl, and I like it's "oldness". By oldness I mean that mother-of-pearl has been a beautiful embellishment or material that has been used for centuries. There isn't a shell button that I can't resist. My mother had a mother-of-pearl inlaid compact mirror that I remember admiring as a child. What a pleasing article it was to read!

Well, fresh on the heals of reading that article, I put together this perfume bottle with a little mother-of-pearl bird on it. The sweet bird was a recent antique store find that I immediately liked and knew I could use somewhere. It has an aurora borealis eye that goes perfectly with the pinks of the apple blossom vintage jewelry piece that I used to embellish this pink stopper-topped bottle. Enjoy!

3 comments:

sjmcdowell said...

I have loved the Victoria Bliss magazines and have collected them for years now.
Mother of pearl has always been one of my favorites from jewelry to handles on silverware. I have a MOP little fish pin that I have had since a young girl which is one of my favorites!

Oh this perfume bottle is wonderful that you have embellished. The colors are stunning!

Hugs to You,

Susan

Dolly said...

Hi Michele I am your tea cup swap partner, I just came over to meet you and read your blog!
I can see we have lots in common!

This is going to be fun!

Hugs, Dolly

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

This is so beautiful! What a great idea. I think I would love Mother Of Pearl on almost anything!You have a great blog. Glad I found it.