My last post I chatted with you about the dress I made to wear with my marcasite brooches my husband gifted me with. I of course needed to tell you about one of the occasions that I was able to wear them. It has become an annual tradition for the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles to co-sponsor a dinner dance with the private ladies club, The Ebell of Los Angeles. This year paid tribute to the film Casablanca and the 1940s.
Christmas 2014 was a great holiday for me. My hubby dearest gifted me with a mini-collection of marcasite brooches, supposedly by Theodor Fahrner (the hallmarks are hard to read.) I received two brooches and a clip-pin, which has two dress clips that you can also mount onto a pin frame, making a brooch. They were so lovely that I immediately needed to make a dress to complement them.
Living in Los Angeles, you are exposed to a lot of movie history. Sometimes, you can take a bit of that history home with you. While I didn't make any purchases this time around, as I did when I bought Greta Garbo's green vases, I did enjoy strolling around the November Julien's Auctions display of items from their sale Property From the Golden Closet Archive.