The Historic New Orleans Collection is a “museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South region”.
They also happen to stock some very southern inspired jewelry and accessories in their shop.
Personally my favorite jewelry pays homage to nature and the things I adore. Leaves make for great bijoux and both these pieces from local artist India Stewart are texturally interesting.
Elephant ear leaf pin by India Stewart
Banana Leaf earrings
The leaves remind me of my Mignon Faget banana leaf earrings.
These handbags are literally wearable art. Reproductions of Edgar Degas and John James Audubon prints make for a unique accessory.
The museum also stocks Pelican Coast neckware. The ties and bowties are made of 100% silk and 20% of the proceeds from their Coastal Collection is donated to the America’s Wetland Foundation. These funds help raise awareness of supporting and saving coastal Louisiana, which is more important than ever.
Mint julep tie Shrimp bow tie
All of these items are available for purchase online or better yet make the trip to the French Quarter and tour the museum and its historic buildings.