The holiday season is quickly upon us, whether we’re ready for it (many of you) or not (me).  With the holiday season comes parties, and with parties one needs to look and feel FAB-U-LOUS.  Or at least get out of the yoga pants for a few hours.

Did you know that Chairish has started offering vintage jewelry and accessories?  Ding Ding Ding!  SCORE!  What a fun place to find something unique to spice up your party dress!

Today I want to share some excellent finds from Chairish.  I’m putting together dream-glam holiday ensembles featuring vintage jewelry and accessories found at Chairish and beautiful dresses found at Nordstrom(Please note that this is not a sponsored post – all opinions are mine!)

Sparkle & Shine - Vintage Accessories from Chairish


I chose four very different dresses, and paired them with beautiful jewelry and accessories from different eras.  Let’s take a closer look.

Kenneth Jay Lane Rose Clasp Faux Pearl Necklace


1940’s Rhinestone Earrings


Rare Vintage Chanel Python Snake Handbag


70’s Enamel Jeweled Zebra Cocktail Ring


Vintage Chanel Flap Handbag


Sculptural Anticlastic 14K Gold Earrings


See anything you like?  I’ll take one of each, please!

Go ahead and check out the vintage jewelry and accessories at Chairish.  There are so many beautiful pieces in a range of price points – including a large number of items under $100.  What better way to add that “special something” to your holiday look?

And if you’re looking for something to add that “special something” to your home – don’t forget to check out the Pursuing Vintage Shop.  I’m adding terrific new finds all the time.  See them first by following me on Instagram and Facebook.

Happy Monday!




Happy Friday!  I’m so happy it’s the end of the week, and a semi-quiet weekend is in store.  I don’t know about you, but I feel like the last few weeks have been non-stop.  I know it’s only going to get busier as the holidays approach.  I plan on going for a run and escaping for some “mommy time” aka estate sale scavenging!  I’m definitely on the hunt for vintage Christmas decor.  I’ve been seeing so many great DIY decor ideas lately, especially on Hometalk.

Are you using Hometalk?  If not, you should be!  It’s a site for sharing home and garden ideas.  Kind of like Pinterest, but it focuses on home improvement.  You can use it to share your great ideas, search for inspiration, and ask for advice from other members.

Take a look at this clipboard I created that features 18 Stylish Ways to Update Your Mudroom.

pursuingvintage Hometalk Mudrooms

Click on the graphic above to go directly to the clipboard.  From there you can explore any of the mudrooms I’ve featured.  Recognize any?  Yes, that is my ORC Mudroom Makeover from last October!  Be sure to check out the other mudrooms, there are some fabulous decor ideas as well as awesome storage solutions.

Have a terrific weekend!





This week I’ve been sharing with you my favorite items from the Sotheby’s auction of the estate of Mrs. Paul Mellon, aka “Bunny” Mellon.  We’ve looked at some of her “Masterworks” and her “Jewels & Objects of Vertu”.  Today I’ve saved my favorite – the “Interiors”.


Bunny Mellon's "Interiors"

Bunny Mellon’s “Interiors”

The interior belongings were part of Bunny Mellon’s many estates, including her estate here in Virginia.  Her style was legendary and her motto “nothing should be noticed”.

Sotheby’s – Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon


Sotheby’s – Property from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon


Here are a few of my favorite items:


An Italian Neoclassical style parcel-gilt and gray-painted bookcase...
Home decorLeeds Pearlware Horse
Two English Delftware blue and white two-handled campana vasesmid-18th...
A Staffordshire earthenware large figure of an elephantsecond half...
A set of four Regency parcel-gilt black-painted caned armchairs circa...

A set of four Regency parcel-gilt black-painted caned armchairs

Update: The “Masterworks” auction took place Monday night, and total sales exceeded over $158 MILLION dollars.  The Mark Rothko “Untitled” Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Light Orange sold for over $36,000,000.

Mark Rothko | Lot | Sotheby's

Mark Rothko

Clearly great art collectors agree with Mellon’s terrific eye for art.  Her collection exceeded the projected sales.

Bunny Mellon via Mark D Sikes


Take a look at the Sotheby’s catalog to see the many beautiful items included in the “Interiors” auction.  Bunny Mellon had impeccable taste, and each items is simply striking and refined.  I could spend hours pouring over the catalog!