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Telynor's Library, and then some

A woman of a certain age who has three cats underfoot, and has the dream of filling her passport with stamps. Books, classical music, tea, cats, movies, art, fancy needlework,  and anything else I can think of.

Portrait Jewels: Opulence and Intimacy from the Medici to the Romanovs - Diana Scarisbrick A beautifully crafted book with mostly photographs of jewelry and paintings of miniatures, and how they were used in jewelry and objects d'art. This one I really do recommend for those who are into painting miniatures, making jewelry, and historical reinacting, as it does show jewelry that was worn to show political alliances, romantic entanglements, and memento mori. The items made with human hair are incredible, if a bit creepy at times. I will try to get a longer review up. Oh yes, and I was rather stumped by the exclusion of any of the exquisite miniatures of Hans Holbein, but it took me a moment to figure it out. Very much recommended.