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