This is the view from a window at theHomestead of the poet Emily Dickinson. It has been recreated as part of an exhibit about her gardens at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. It's a lovely exhibit.
Russian Tea Glass Holders called podstakannik (Russian: подстака́нник, literally "thing under the glass"), or tea glass holder. Their primary purpose is to be able to hold a very hot glass of tea, which is usually consumed right after it is brewed.
An Edwardian Era Russian Amethyst and Diamond Necklace, Circa This elegant necklace features a carat faceted round Russian amethyst hanging within a drop shaped frame embellished with old European and old rose cut diamonds. In platinum over ros