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from Coast Weekend

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Vanity Beilschmidt, 15, Joker, Protector, dubbed Queen. Vanity is a lot like her older brother, Gilbert. is a prankster at heart. loves playing around with the Spades Kingdom. finds love useless and a waste of time. free time is spent lazing around. Her brother and her team up a majority of the time to prank others. Vanity is a dark, sinister character but is cheerful. has been dubbed "Queen" because that's how she acts.

Gilbert Bayes' statue of 'The Queen of Time' outside Selfridges. A wonderful department store which i find more interesting than Harrods.

Snuffbox associated with Frederick the Great of Prussia, about 1775. Bloodstone quartz, gold, diamonds and coloured glass. This snuffbox is made from seventeen panels of bloodstone quartz mounted in gold, set with diamonds, some coloured yellow and others with metal foil behind to reflect the light. The cover is set with a vase in coloured glass, with a bouquet of stylized flowers in emeralds, rubies and diamonds, all within a border of diamonds in gold and sprigs of glass flowers.

Jewelled mother of pearl snuffbox, commissioned by Frederick the Great of Prussia. It was made in Berlin around 1765, possibly by Daniel Baudesson, and is notable for the variety of jewels, hardstones and precious and semi-precious materials used in its construction and decoration.

from Brain Pickings

Big Magic: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creative Courage and the Art of Living in a State of Uninterrupted Marvel

A few days ago I was reading author Elizabeth Gilbert’s Facebook page — because a day is just not a day until I’ve gotten my dose of Lizzy G. — when I read the words: “Are there perhaps better virtues to cultivate than mere ambition?” Hmm, I thought.

One of eight green chrysoprase snuffboxes owned by Frederick the Great of Prussia, about 1755 - this one given to his brother Augustus Wilhelm. From V website: "design is probably by Jean Guillaume George Kruger, a London trained designer who moved to Berlin in 1753 and designed a series of snuffboxes in the Prussian royal collection... [These boxes were] set with diamonds, gold & hardstone scrolls, vines and flowers." The diamonds are backed with pink, green & yellow foil to reflect…

This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in Italy and the art of devotion in India, and then a…

So you may have met the brilliant Anne Bronte before. But we can't wait to get our hands on this hauntingly beautiful edition of THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.

from Catch My Party

Yarn-Wrapped Ombre Monogrammed Letter