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Renovations::Part 2

Renovations::Part 2

The “almost-but-not-yet-stage”. We are getting closer! Here are some snapshots of where we are now in the process. Foyer: new light, wallpaper down, new paint. You can see the dining room in this photo as well and notice the wood flooring for the kitchen stacked and acclimating before installation.  I liked the lantern fixture that [...]

Indigo

Indigo

I’m sort of in love with indigo anything right now and from the looks of the latest cover of  Pottery Barn, ModCloth, etc, etc,  I’m not alone. I recently purchased some indigo pillows made from antique rug fragments from Paige Albright Orientals in Birmingham, AL for the house we are renovating.  Here they are: I [...]

The Woodward Shield

The Woodward Shield

It is no secret that we at ExVoto have big love for shields. Shields represent protection and strength. Shields represent a strong resolve. I especially love a shield with lines similar to our logo (which is now trademarked! Yay!). The organic curve of the top edge is a beautiful counterpart to the sharp point at [...]

New Year::New Everything!

New Year::New Everything!

So far, 2014 is proving to be a year of big changes. My family has moved to Birmingham and we are currently renovating a home while living in a rental home and selling our home in Montgomery. ExVoto is also adding a second location in Birmingham.  All things considered, my family and the ExVoto family [...]

Trademarked

Trademarked

We are happy to announce that ExVoto Vintage and our shield logo are now officially trademarked!

The Acorn::A Symbol of Hope

The Acorn::A Symbol of Hope

Where the Story Begins

Where the Story Begins

Before there was ExVoto Jewelry, I was alone in a studio inside my home painting.  Our youngest daughter, Madeline, for whom the “Maisy” necklace style is named, passed away at the end of 2007 from a brain tumor at the age of four.  I needed something to do with my hands and so I picked [...]

Gatsby Style::Modern Day

Gatsby Style::Modern Day

The Great Gatsby is one of those books that I could not put down the first time I read it.  To me, the original movie with Robert Redford and Mia Farrow was strong, but the most modern version really made me stop and think about the characters in a way I had not before.  Maybe [...]

All About Tallulah

All About Tallulah

We have just introduced the 33″ Tallulah necklace to the ExVoto collection! As I do often, I named this necklace for a famous Alabamian.  Tallulah Bankhead was born in Huntsville, Alabama and she was a notorious party-girl actress in the Roaring Twenties. My daughter wrote a report on Tallulah for her Alabama History class in [...]

Meet Florence

Meet Florence

A few years back, ExVoto Team member, Margaret Lois, and I flew to Austin, Texas.  We had a trunk show scheduled at a boutique in San Antonio and we had our mind set to go to Roundtop.  What’s Roundtop?  Hard to explain exactly, but imagine the largest antique event you have ever seen and then [...]

The Story of Bess & Mae

The Story of Bess & Mae

Every piece of ExVoto jewelry has a story behind it.  Each design is named for either an employee, friend, relative or a favorite street in the historic neighborhoods surrounding our studio and showroom in Montgomery, Alabama. The Bess and Mae lockets are no exception.  These sterling silver lockets are named for my grandmothers, Bessie and [...]

Gold Leather Necklaces are Here!

Gold Leather Necklaces are Here!

The Story of the Gold Leather Band Necklace A few years ago, I was in New York with a longtime friend of mine, Whitney, and we found this incredible store devoted to nothing but antique trims.  As we poured through the drawers, baskets and bins of tassels, fringe and ribbon, I discovered this drawer full [...]