Thursday, November 6, 2008

Cameos-Pink Saturday

Do you like cameos? I really haven't ever been that fond of them! I don't have one and have always thought they were kind of old fashioned. But after touring the Cellini Cameo and Coral Factory in Pompeii, Italy and seeing how hand carved cameos are made, they've grown on me!

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37 comments:

Lorrie said...

Hi Diane, I have to say that my feelings about cameos are a lot like yours, but when I think of them as miniature works of art, I do like them because there's such detail and an old-fashioned feel to them.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning Diane! Beautiful piece! ...love Cameos.

Hope you have a great weekend! ~Rhonda :)

Lori said...

I have to admit, I love anything vintage.Happy Pink Saturday!

Dawn said...

I have a cameo that is a piece of costume jewelry. I never wear it though. I think of it as something for older women to wear. The funny thing is I am getting to be one of those "older" women! For some reason I never thought of them as carved. I guess I thought there were just poured into a mold.

take care,
Dawn

Melissa Wertz said...

I love cameos. Wearing a black one right now. That pink coral one is beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday!

bj said...

I love cameos..my mother had a lovely one that I passed on to my daughter.
Have a great day.

dana said...

Hi Diane,
I have a cameo that is reallly old. It was given to my mom from a lady who survived the San Frans. Earthquake in the early 1900's. I don't know for sure how old it is, but I know I am very old :) and I was a little bitty girl when the lady gave the pin to her. I, personally, am not a fan of cameos either, but I treasure this one because of the great history attached to it.
Happy PSat. L, dana

Thru Pink Curtains said...

i have often thought they were nice on someone else and have liked the tiny ones. but this one is really beautiful except her neck is thick!!! It is lovely with the flowers and wavy hair.....happy day!

erin said...

What fun! A cameo factory! The cameo is lovely as well! Happy Pink Saturday!

Picket said...

Morning girl....I love cameos....there is just something so unique about them and that one in the pic is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

G. Bloom said...

Happy Pink Saturday! What a lovely cameo! What a treasure to have!
Gina

Alex said...

Good morning, Diane. I LOVE cameos. Especially ones in that medium blue tone. Happy Pink Saturday!! :)

**hugs**

g said...

wow, how fascinating - a cameo factory!! You sure don't think of them as something that would roll off the assembly line, LOL!

The one you showed us is beautiful. thank you!

nikkicrumpet said...

I've never loved them...but for some reason the older I get the more they appeal to me. Have a great weekend!

Happy To Be said...

Love these Cameos girl..I have a few of them..thanks for sharing and happy PINK Saturday to you...hugs and smiles Gloria

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a beautiful cameo, thank you for link to Cellini factory. Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

PlantBuddy said...

My mother wore a cameo-type of brooch, only it was a miniature painting of a lady in profile framed in gold under glass.

Joy said...

Diane, I love cameos but when I was young I associated them too much with grandma-wear.

I am always amazed at the handiwork that goes into them.

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday Diane;
Love the Pretty Pink Cameo, what craftsmanship, I like most of them.
I have a small black on it is my favorite.

Have a great day!
Hugs;
Alaura

Fleur de Bee said...

Very Beautiful! I love Cameo's!!

Happy Pink Sat to you!

~Leslie said...

What a beautiful cameo!
Happy Pink Saturday!

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

Very pretty piece. Sounds like an interesting tour. HPS

CC said...

I love cameos and this is an especially beautiful one. Happy Pink Saturday..have a great week.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Diane... I bet this was a fun tour! I have an antique coral cameo my father gave me for my sixteenth birthday. It is stunning. He had given one of my sisters my grandmother's cameo, so when I wanted one years later, he set out to find the perfect ring. He bought it from an antique dealer in Asheville, NC. Her father had given it to her for her as a young girl. It's very, very special to me because of the giver (and also the lady's story), and the carving is amazing.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Sheila

Allgrins said...

I just love anything old fashioned. My 17 year old daughter loves cameos and she will mix them in w/ a very modern look. The one is your pic is beautiful! Jamie

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! I love cameos! I had the most beautiful one and a few years ago all my jewelry was stolen. I was heart broken and Mr. Precious bought me another one! We've been to Pompeii - toured the city but didn't see the cameo factory.

Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I've ALWAYS loved cameos! When I was 18, working at a large department store...I bought one, had it many, many years...then it disappeared and I've NEVER had another one.

I keep looking when we are antiquing...but nothing yet.

KatCollects said...

I love cameos and just recently received a beautiful one from my Aunt that belonged to my Grandma. What a fun trip!
Kathy

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I LOVE cameos, often use them in my jewelry making. If I can part with them, that is!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love cameos and this one is beautiful!

~ Gabriela ~

Nanette said...

There is simply something about Cameo's... They have an elegance to them and make me feel as though they are a tribute to women!
Love it! Nanette
www.ataleofmagicalmemories.blogspot.com

MizSmoochieLips said...

You know, I have 3 of them I've picked up at thrift stores, but have never worn... just not sure what or how to put them together with an outfit. I'd rather wear vintage rhinestones, but yet I still buy the cameos when I find them, lol!

Elizabeth said...

I, too am not a fan of cameos as jewelry for myself. They are too dainty and girly. But I can definitely appreciate the workmanship and artistry involved. I have one from my grandmother.

Nancy said...

Hi Diane, Those are gorgeous! I don't have any, but I would love to have a black one. I have always thought they were beautiful. Nancy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Diane,
It's beautiful....Happy Pink...Katherinellen

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh I love cameos this one's gorgeous! I pick one up every chance I get. I even have a watch with cameos on it...
xoxo,
Queenie

Beverly said...

Oh my, Diane. I love, love, love cameos. I have three, and I would love to have more. I think they are exquisite works of art.

Happy Pink Saturday.