Month: August 2014

SNAKES ON PALISSY PLATES

I grew fond of the potter Bernard Palissy (1510-1590) ) when I was a little girl. He was a Renaissance man with a background in chemistry, geology, philosophy etc… But what drew me in were his

Katherine Hepburn: No Morning Glory

I belong to a family of old movie fans and book lovers.  I like to think this is the result of superior intellect and elitist literary tastes, but it probably has more to do with

What is Estate Jewelry?

Estate jewelry is a term applied to antique and period jewelry from a particular design era that has been previously used or owned by another individual. This jewelry tends to appeal to people with an