My friend Ramona has a lovely shop named after one of her favorite places Cote d Azure. She's downsizing and reducing inventory and invited my friend Lucy and me to do some shopping- and we were more than happy to help her out.
Cote d Azure is a darling shop and not like anything else I've seen- its a mix of sophisticated beach style and casual French- with lots of beautiful sea blue colors, seahorses and shells. And lots of jewelry. I got some beautiful vintage pieces- a blue rhinestone bracelet, a pink Lucite buckle, a pink thermoset necklace, some sparkly aurora Borealis beads and one of my favorite lockets of all time- a sterling book type locket with a mother of pearl cover. I also got a mother of pearl compact and three porcelain Limoges decanter tags.
I love old boxes- some of the graphics are just great. Look at this old Curvfit razor box. Another great piece is this mother of pearl and gold carry all compact- room for powder, lipstick, cigarettes, a mirror and a dime to call home. Of course there is no way I could exist with such a small purse- I need room for phone, billfold, checkbook, phone, Tic Tacs, Wet-Ones, Kleenex, Chap-Stick, change purse, all those super saver shopper cards, a notepad, a million pens that usually have the top off and have left ink splotches at the bottom of the purse and an emergency dog biscuit. And how about this great Gothic Moroccan table- fits in great right in my living room.