Monday, 30 November 2020

Vintage 1950s Marcasite Leaf Spray Brooch @silkandsquare


Description; Brooch - Marcasite Spiky Leaf, Spray 

History; Spiky sprays and leaf motifs were popular designs for costume jewellery in the 1950s. The gemstone Marcasite is made using cut & polished pieces of pyrite, very popular in the nostalgic periods of the 20s 30s 40s, and 50s. 
Hollywood’s costume jewels imitated precious ones and were highly desirable.
Today’s Trends; fabulous worn in clusters with other similar leaf designs.

Thursday, 12 November 2020

SOLD Vintage Mid Century Silk-Satin Square Scarf @silkandsquare


Vintage Mid Century Silk-Satin Square Scarf.
 Orange Spray of Roses on Black. A Luxurious Gift

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

New Etsy Page Silk and Square

It has been a long time. Lockdown time has enabled me to sort, wash, and iron my collection of 200 scarves. Obsessed with the beauty of textiles, I have collected them during my Uni days in fashion, and thereafter for over 40 years! You can imagine I have a unique collection dating from 1920s through to 2000. I am now selling on Etsy, jewellery and accessories too. My desire for writing novels has superseded my obsession, however, I am framing a few of my favorites, they are works of art.

It is taking a while to set up the shop and get into a routine. I will let you know as soon as I post items No21x   In the meantime, take a look at this Esty shop - some fabulous Xmas presents TheGooseberryTreeVintage

Friday, 30 December 2011

No21 Vintage
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!

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Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Stewart Giles 'Photographer'


Congratulations to Stewart Giles who came second in the Digital photography section at the Digital Arts Festival. Competition theme 'Connection'
You can also view the photograph 'Friends' in the Designer Emporium at Kilver Court (left of the pay desk) and also No21's PR photographs in the Vintage section of the Emporium taken by Stewart.
Stewart Giles studied at Strode College and is currently working at Kilver Court responsible for props and styling the windows. He has a natural talent for fashion photography - view his website Stewart Giles