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Those Linotype pendants

Posted on January 31, 2015 by Christi York | 0 comments

I get a lot of curious questions about the vintage Linotype pendants. This documentary answers most of those questions! 

If you have any interest in history, technology, literacy, newspapers, printing, fonts, design, computers, and you know, life - I can't recommend this documentary enough!


Posted in antique, documentary, linotype, literacy

New translations for the Chinese Linotypes!

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Christi York | 0 comments

I've recently added a slew of new listings for the antique Chinese Linotype pendants. Please peruse under necklaces for immediate purchase. And also see the list below for a other ones that I have available but are not yet listed. Remember that the meaning of the characters can change depending on the context in which it is used - so many have more than one possible meaning. I say choose the meaning that resonates with you and never mind the rest!

 - to work

 - cane

 - an inch (measurement)

 - laughing sound

 - the cry in a weak voice

 - to borrow

 - niece

 - suddenly (for the first time)

 - crouching

 - letter; envelope

 - to answer in the affirmative

 - to stab

 - fall over; lie down

 - multiple (times)

 - old

 - next

 - world generation

 - the cry of (some) birds

 - to offer in worship; offerings

 - to faint

 - a hill/mound/grave

 - elder brother

 - ladle / spoon / arrowhead / dagger

 - power / force

 - strange / bizarre

 - assist / supplement

 - to entrust or to depend on

 - theatrical play

 - to lose or to neglect

 - winter

 - looks or appearance

 - up

 - other

 - deep; obscure; interior

 - labour / work

 - transformation

 - bend / flex

 - skill; ability; talent or trick

 - to sting; or to say repeatedly

 - concurrently; holds more than one job

 - of the same category or moral

 - relationship / order

 - bandit or robber

 - one thousandth

 - to stop; to stay; to anchor at

 - the condition or situation; to compare

 - factory or mill

 - to approve or to to permit; to fit

 - to arrange

 - the ridge of a hill

 - strict or stern; oppressive

 - ingenious; frivolous

 - a beginning; a limit; young

 - one / single / individual

 - minor government official or functionary


Posted in antique, chinese, linotype, literacy

The scoop on fall colour...

Posted on October 09, 2012 by Christi York | 0 comments

 When I look out my bedroom window at this time of year, the window frame is filled with these glorious colours . . .

Chestnut trees. Bright green and leafy in the summer, turning to rusty goodness in the fall.

I wonder how much waking up to this scene influences my colour choices on a daily basis. Muted earth tones, greens and browns...

I've noticed it's not just outside my window. It's also above my bed;

This painting lives above my bed  - it's by an amazing artist and (full disclosure) one of my bestest-friend Kellie Talbot.

We've had an unusual autumn here in Vancouver. Normally by by now we'd be squishing soggy unidentified masses of rainforest detritus underfoot whilst huddling under umbrellas. Instead, we have been treated to crunchy, crackling dry-as-a-bone flora. 

It's quite surreal.

The light this time of year is stunning. Cold, clear, piercing. Sunsets are resplendent.

I've noticed. And I've noticed I've been making these...

Oh - hello fall colours...

Antique whistle chain with natural patina. Reminds me of the colours in hydrangea blossoms.

I met a man, an antiques dealer. He specializes in selling whistles. Yup - whistles. And the original chains that the whistles used to come with. These bracelets feature some of that amazing chain.

I wove some silk ribbon through... 

I love them - hope you do too. 

($45.00 each - or scoop all three for a cool $125.00 + tax). Free shipping because I'm feeling all Thanksgiving-y.

Just shoot me a message through the "contact" button if you fancy them.

Posted in antique, autumn, bracelet, brass, earth tones, fall, green, inspiration, red, rust, vintage, whistle chain