Friday, August 30, 2013

In the Midnight Garden of Avalon, there lives a pretty blue owl ....

Blue & magenta floral lampwork glass focal bead, blue & white lampwork glass owl, faux pearls, antique silver filigree pendant setting, black rose on white cabochon, lilac Chinese silk collar, blue hand-rolled & dyed silk string.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Les Lapins Noirs d'Avalon Chinoiserie Part Deux

Black jade double rabbit pendant, bronze filigree setting, vintage-style cream flowers on black cameo, red Chinese silk collar.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Her Serene Highness, Grand Duchess Olga, of the Southern Lakes Rabbit Kingdom

Ornate bronze filigree pendant settings, lime green silk ribbon, cream & chocolate rabbit cabochon, Swarovski crystal rhinestone flatbacks, large bronze hooks.

Dreams of Yesteryear, of riding in a rickshaw along the Bund of Old Shanghai under a starry summer's night

Vintage copper medallion pendant, black Chinese silk collar, black hand-rolled & dyed silk ribbon, red glass pony beads, gold-plated fancy toggle & clasp.

Friday, August 16, 2013

A comfort food kind of day, starting with a skinny latte and raspberry-white-chocolate muffin @ Home Of Delicacies (Tunstall Sq., Donvale, Melbourne), and then Nasi Telur Belado @ Es Teler 77 (Cardigan St., Carlton, Melbourne). Sorry, no pic of said muffin, but here's the Nasi Telur Belado in glorious technicolour ....

I reckon that Es Teler 77 on Cardigan Street does the best Telur Belado outside Indonesia. Their hard-boiled eggs are only deep-fried when there's an order, unlike at other places where the eggs (simply hard-boiled) sit for ages in the sauce and turn all rubbery ... Add to the mix are veges & deep-fried chunks of tofu, and a proper Belado sauce. Accompanied by steam rice, clear chicken broth, and black dipping sauce.

CORONARY ON A PLATE (a.k.a. Nasi Telur Belado)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Celtic Spring

 Pewter Celtic eternity knot pendant, Swarovksi green peridot & diamond flower cabochon, floral antique scarf bail.

Her Imperial Highness, Princess Lilifani of the Eastern Cloud Rabbit Empire

 Bronze filigree setting, cream & chocolate rabbit cabochon, Swarovski crystals (jet black, red siam & garnet), Chinese silk collar, dyed silk ribbons, bronze rose toggle & clasp.