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February 12, 2016

WHAT'S YOUR SIGNATURE STATEMENT PIECE?

I don't really "decorate" my home for Valentine's Day.  I generally don't decorate myself with jewelry either, though I own quite a collection, many of which are lovely costume pieces.  I just prefer to hoard and possess them rather than wear them.  When I do adorn myself with baubles, however, I'm usually inclined to choose one piece as a signature statement, and the showiness of that piece is dictated by my mood at that time.
When I'm feeling fabulously bold, I might choose this chunky attention getter........ I'm totally serious.  My sister used it as a Halloween costume prop years ago, then passed it on to me with the suggestion that I may want to disassemble it for crafting purposes.   Little did she know that I thought it was fantastic just the way it was and that I'd enjoy it crafted around my neck.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
When I want to feel like a princess, I might fetch this piece.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
My signature winter holiday statement piece is almost always a snowflake brooch. 
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©Linda Nelson 2016
My absolute favorite go-to ring is this one, a Christmas gift I received from my aunt and uncle about FORTY years ago.  I wear it when I am feeling "moody".

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©Linda Nelson 2016
And, when I simply want to step into a bygone era, I might pair a classic vintage pin atop one of my vintage hats, along with one of my vintage handbags.
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©Linda Nelson 2016
So, I thought it befitting that I would make one (or two) signature statements in my home for Valentine's Day.

This 1969(unsigned) screen print on mylar by Jim Dine, titled 'Four Hearts', is one of two thousand produced.  I wonder what the other one thousand-nine hundred-ninety-nine are doing for Valentine's Day?
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©Linda Nelson 2016
My other statement piece is this 2016 original, one-of a-kind, signed collage on acetate by yours truly, titled 'Sweet Tender Heart'.  Priceless.
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©Linda Nelson 2016

Thanks for stopping by, my blog reading sweethearts!





11 comments:

  1. I am in love with every single piece you have shown here! The jewelry is fabulous, and the art is great. I have quit a collection of vintage snowflake brooches, myself. They are my favorite thing :)

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    1. Thanks, Julie. I would enjoy seeing your collection of snowflake brooches in a future post :)

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  2. I love your Valentine pieces. I decorated with all my hearts, but now I wish I had made a piece of art.

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    1. I think you should make one, anyway! :)

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  3. OMG you still have a mood ring!?!?

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    1. Gail, it's my favorite! It fits so comfortably and I love the simplicity of its design. It's mood detecting properties still work, too :)

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