If it (meaning almost anything) comes in silver, gold or rose gold I am pretty easily sold on it. My french press was no exception. I purchased the silver one from Bodum on Amazon.com. I love it. I used to have an automatic drip coffee machine until we moved and the glass pot shattered. I am actually the only one in my house that drinks coffee so this worked out in my favor because it come in sizes that make three, four, eight or twelve cups of coffee and the coffee actually tastes better. I know, fancy. I wanted to share because, you know, you get my obsession.
Silver french press by Bodum via Amazon.com
If you have never used a coffee press before, check out the instructions below:
Welcome to the gilded age. Happy Thursday!
P.S. For those who thought gilded referred only to gold, check out the history of gilding here. Apparently the term was first used with silver.
I have been lacking motivation to post for a while but here is a quote I came across recently that I thought would be great to share. Here is to a really productive week! The photo is from Vogue’s October 2015 issue with Lupita on it. Gorgeous!
I found these beautiful 15 karat gold earrings from the Victorian Roman Revival period on 1stdibs.com. The earrings consist of three concentric rings around a center tear drop and they measure two inches in length. Clearly the craftsmanship from the 1880’s has lasted the test of time. Quite a pretty pair.
PLACE OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: circa 1885
Find additional details on these earrings here.
Monday Motivation to get you through the week. I love this image.
May’s birthstone is Emerald and l found this antique gem AKA my “Throwback Thursday #TBT” pick on Lang Antiques website. It would be perfect for any May baby. This ring from 1915 features a gorgeous cabochon emerald set with a halo of old mine-cut diamonds set in platinum. Pretty perfect if you ask me.
Find out more about this ring here. I have created a Pinterest board for some of my favorite antique gems here. Feel free to follow me if you are in the market for an antique piece of jewelry.
Happy Birthday May babies!
All Images from Lang Antiques