When you take it all off at the end of the day ~
Where does your jewelry land?
The special pieces that you want to have on hand.
Do you tuck them away or keep them on display?
Do you use a jewelry box or have a secret hiding place?
I remember my mother, my aunt, and my grandmother all having beautiful jewelry boxes.
They were made of wood and covered in leather with gold decorative accents. Open them up and they smelled of Norell, Joy, and Chanel.
They had many compartments & velvet lined trays with dividers for everything imaginable.
I remember as a little girl, spending hours coordinating clip-on earrings with cocktail rings and imagining where I would wear them all!
These days, I’m doing good to remember a watch and rather than a jewelry box, I choose more creative ways of displaying the pieces I wear most often. This is more my style.
I’m not using photos of my own jewelry, so I thought I’d share the many beautiful ways in which others display their favorite pieces. Starting with this personal photo that my dear friend and high school classmate Ann has so graciously shared.
“While visiting (and sorely missing the company of) one of my daughters in Newport, I snapped this photo of her bedside in our hotel as my souvenir....reminding me of her essential spirit.” Thank you Ann for sending this along. She’s a beautiful spirit & so are you!
Which would you choose ~ a tray or a tree?
I love the photo below of boutique owner Jessika Goranson’s dressing table.
A tiered server, mirrored tray, and small porcelain saucers serve as resting places for her assortment of jewelry along with the more traditional stack of leather boxes. See the rest of her charming upper east side apartment in the latest issue of Lonny.
For the gal who likes to color coordinate her beads & baubles, even when she’s not wearing them, an antique wood dresser complete with drawer organizers becomes the ultimate jewelry box!
For the more understated. A goblet or small sterling dish will do.
For others, a pretty mirror serves two purposes.
Sarah Yates who authors A House in the Hills turned a tangled mess into a “dream system” that she say’s even Martha would be proud of.
From daytime on in to the evening, some girls never stop ~
She might enjoy this ultimate travel jewelry case from Clos-ette Too ~ it’s as chic as it is functional.
For organizing just about anything anywhere, The Container Store.
And for the girl who’s loyal to the old fashioned jewelry box there’s always a find at Etsy.
Happy Weekend Friends!