Sunday, July 15, 2012

Delightful Jewelry

No snappy title.  My brain is tired.  It's a good thing I took some pics of these beauties on the day I bought them, or this post probably wouldn't happen.  If someone has some extra energy to spare, send it my way.

I went yard saling with my mom on Thursday.  Craigslist told us that there was an estate sale a few miles away, so that was our starting point.  It was pretty good.  I got a lid that I was missing for a Pyrex casserole for 50 cents.  There was a table full of jewelry, and the prices were very reasonable.  Rachel and I both love vintage brooches and clip on earrings.  Later we made our way to a sale that had been advertised on CL for over a week.  It listed some guns, which interested me for the kids shooting sports club, but those were all gone.  What was left was some darling pins.  I think most of them qualify as vintage.  A few will end up in my Etsy shop, but most will live with me and my girls.

About half of this came from each sale.  The little knife was a bonus find for Joshua.  My grand total was around $8.

Here's a close up of some of the pins.

That little blue bird is just too cute.  His tummy is a shiny stone.  He reminds me of the old Lefton china wall hangings.  My Gramma had some pink fish in her bathroom.  I'm a big fan of enamel jewelry, so I didn't hesitate to buy the blue flower.  The tiny gold one above the crown is the space shuttle.  We are huge NASA geeks, so I knew everyone in my family would be excited about that one.

Let's take a look at some of the Christmas pins and the earrings, shall we?

That Christmas tree pin is too beautiful for words.  The picture just doesn't do it justice.  The little jewels are a lovely blue-green, and when the pin is upright they hang down.  It will definitely make some appearances this Christmas season.  The little snowman and bells remind me of the type I had when I was a kid.  I haven't tried to track down any information on them yet.  You might notice that I mentioned clip on earrings, and none of those are.  I rarely wear pierced earrings, and Rachel's ears are not yet pierced, but I liked all of these too much to pass up.  The pink and black dangly ones are very lightweight, so I should be able to wear them.  The set with the blue stones is lovely, and I will probably hang on to them.

Well, that wraps up the jewelry show for this week.  I will be linking up with several linky parties, so click the links below to see what  you can find.

Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds
Me and My Shadow for Magpie Monday
Apron Thrift Girl for Thrift Share Monday
Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday


  1. These are all gorgeous, and they definitely inspire me to check out jewelry more on my hunts. I'm always after housewares...

  2. I LOVE those bird pins! The little birdie with the top hat is just adorable! The Christmas tree pin is neat--I've never seen one like it, and I love those silver oval earrings. They're the kind that will go with everything. Great finds!!

  3. Wow that's a huge haul of brooches. Lovely job.

  4. So, SO gorgeous! I love the little crown! It is perfect!

  5. Old pins are being used for so many neat things now. I am sure you will use yours wisely.

  6. You really found some fun items. I love the little bluebird, too cute! Visiting from Vintage Thingie Thursday.

  7. Vintage jewelry is so much fun. I love it better than anything in the stores today. Nice bargains to enjoy or sell. Any vintage Christmas jewelry is always something I admire. Love the little knife as well.
    xo, Jeanne

  8. Your vintage jewelry is wonderful, I use to sell a lot when I had a store. thanks for showing

  9. What a lot of fun pins you found! Adore the blue bird.

    Happy VTT!

  10. I love the pretty crown pin!
    You got a good deal there :-)
    Visiting from VTT
    ~ L.Grace