Cor Blimey! She’s a Blinder!

Set in 1919 England, with a story line centered on an Irish youth gang, it’s become a cult obsession.  It’s the show Peaky Blinders, in its fourth season on Netflix.

Peaky Blinders vintage fashion photoshoot. Thomas Shelby.

The show is undeniably male focused, as Thomas Shelby and the gang of Peaky men make up the Blinders.  Yet its the female characters that round out the story, and bring a fierce and strong set of voices.  In one of the most iconic scenes thus far, the women stroll arm-in-arm down the street in protest…adorned in absolutely stunning 1920’s clothing and jewels.

I’ve been obsessed with the show from the beginning, particularly the female fashion that evolves along with the show’s timeline.  Fueled by this obsession, Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography and I set out to do a styled photo shoot inspired by the show.

With a cast of real people, genuine antique and period-accurate clothing and jewelry, and a setting and furniture to match, we recreated several scenes from the series and took creative liberty with others.  Sourcing for the vintage clothing and accessories came from a variety of places, including the Brimfield Antiques Show, Spake as a Child Vintage, and Briar Vintage.

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We’re thrilled that Vintage Life Magazine found this photo shoot as inspiring as we did, covering it in a full two page spread!

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We can’t wait to see what season 5 has in store for the Peaky clan!

Photo shoot details:

Photographer & ProducerLeave it to Me Photography

Jewelry & ProducerStacey Fay Designs

SettingStudio 239 in West Chester, PA

FurnitureModern Relics Rentals

Hair and MakeupHeather Vellner

Men’s ClothingBriar Vintage

StylingMain Line Fashionista

Additional AccessoriesSpake as a Child Vintage


Peaky Blinders 1920's styled photoshoot

The 12 Days Gift Guide – Day 10- Gifts for the Art Deco Lover

The roaring 20’s – a time of the Great Gatsby, flappers and outfits draped with jewels.  It’s a time of the Art Deco (short for Arts Décoratifs) movement, growing out of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925.  Art Deco style was characterized by a modernist flair and rich materials – a time of exuberance and prosperity post WWI.  Often Art Deco jewelry contains geometric and architectural lines -an ode to modernism and technology – as well as innovative cuts of gems, and large rings with a prominent center stone.  Filigree, made popular in the Edwardian period (1890-1920), continued through the Deco period and is often associated with jewelry of the time.

Enjoy the beauties below, and today’s deal is 15% off any of these. Contact us for the code!

Antique amethyst and gold ring

Antique ruby, diamond and gold ring


An example of the bold center stone – in this case a gorgeous cabochon cut amethyst ring.  This piece also has the geometric lines in the ring’s silhouette and cutouts.  Then we have a ring showcasing innovative stone cuts, modern lines, and some filigree – a stunning ruby and diamond ring.


Antique white gold lapis lazuli ringAntique gold filled and opal bracelet


One of my favorite rings in the shop is this octagonal lapis lazuli ring, set in white gold with intricate filigree work.  The picture doesn’t do this ring one bit of justice; the lapis lazuli has gorgeous inclusions and variations in color, and its shape is completely unique.  Sweeping and simple lines make for a must-have bridal accessory in this gold filled opal bracelet.  We love the layers and dimensionality to this piece.

Antique marcasite and carnelian flower broochVintage black agate ring


Classic deco in the form of a marcasite and carnelian brooch (marcasite jewelry was common in the 20’s), and a black agate ring with geometric shoulders.


Vintage carnelian bead necklaceVintage vermeil carnelian ring


Neither of these pieces are technically Art Deco – they were made many years later – but both have a Deco feel.  A flapper style carnelian beaded necklace from the 1960’s hangs long like the necklaces of the 20’s, and brings a vibrant pop of color.  The carnelian filigree ring in gold over sterling silver has the Deco-esque elements of a prominent center stone and intricate filigree work.

Vintage tiger's eye cameo ringAntique white sapphire and pearl gold lavalier necklace


A masculine ring with feminine flair, a 1930’s tiger’s eye and diamond cameo ring featuring a soldier.  This would have likely once been a gentlemen’s piece, but we think it’s perfect no matter your gender.  Any bride would be thrilled to wear this 1930’s lavalier necklace, featuring a white sapphire and pearl in a gorgeous filigree design.

Vintage agate and sterling silver ring Vintage agate and sterling silver ring

The famed Titanic went down in 1912, and among the first class passengers was Ostby of the jewelry company Ostby & Barton. The company was formed in the late 1800’s and ceased production of jewelry in 1950, but today any Ostby & Barton pieces are considered historic collectibles given the Titanic link.  These two agate rings – one with a black and white agate and one with an orange-hued agate – were made after Ostby’s death in the 1920’s.  Their signet style and awesome architectural shoulders make these classic Art Deco pieces. Among our favorites in the shop!