Today Little Pink Studio is challenging us to show our vintage "bling". Well everyone knows I love that! It is a little odd because I am really not a big jewelry wearer! Aside from my wedding rings and occasionally earrings and a bracelet (mostly for going out) I just don't wear it! However, every serious glitter freak knows that vintage rhinestones give you the glitter fix just as effectively as the little jars of glitter! Most of the jewels above came from my grandmother. She loved the crown pin and the big swirly rhinestone star (upper left) for her Sunday best. I always think of grandma when I see these pins. You can get a better look if you click on the pictures to make them bigger.
I also have amassed quite a collection from garage sales. One sale I went to, I was actually looking for a dresser for my youngest daughters room. There was a pretty nice one at the sale but with a price tag of $40 it was a little more than I wanted to spend. As I was waiting for my sister-in-law to finish getting her stuff I casually started opening drawers in the dresser. In the bottom drawer was an old jewelry box! I quickly rummaged through my purse, offered them the $34 I had on me and loaded it in the van! I had a pang of wondering if I did the right thing until I got home and opened my Bible to the verse "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." Matt 13:44 I kid you not, true story. The box was full of cool silver and abalone and lots of faux amethyst stuff. A real treasure trove. I later sold a couple pieces of the jewelry for almost the price I paid for the dresser. I still have most of it.
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree in our house. Youngest daughter loves rhinestones and old jewelry too and has had these tiaras for some time. So there you have it! I am always on the prowl to add more to the treasure chest, and those of you who have visited my etsy shop know how I love to add these little gems to my creations! Come on, show us your bling!
Beautiful pieces! What a great story about the dresser. I would have been panicking all the way to the car!ReplyDelete
What a fabulous find in the dresser drawer.ReplyDelete
Fabulous pieces Kathy!! I LOVE vintage rhinestone jewelry! It is one of my obsessions!ReplyDelete
Great collection! It's so nice you have pieces that belonged to someone special.ReplyDelete
I just didn't have enough to participate today...yours looks pretty with the sun shining in!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful collection you have. There's nothing better than bling in one's life.ReplyDelete
The story of the dresser is a good one...and no, don't feel guilty. It was meant to be yours. I'm sure of that.
Wishing you a happy week ahead.
Why am I not surprised that the Lord wanted to give you a blessing from His storehouse. You made me chuckle when I read the words you wrote "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field." I love when we are reminded how special we are to Him in everyday things. By the way I love your stash of Vintage treasures. You made me remember all of my Grandmother's broaches. She loved to wear them too. Happy Sunday.
Girl you have some beautiful things. I think I have said it before,but id love to dig in your treasures. thanks for the well wishes.ReplyDelete
What beautiful treasures!ReplyDelete
I had to put my sunglasses on to read your post! LOL Lots of lovely baubles! :-) RosieReplyDelete
I sold my grandmother's jewelry box @ a garage sale when I was 12. I can't believe my Mother let me. That is one of my few regrets in life. I always hoped it went home with someone who treasured it... Like YOU! Neat that your daughter likes to collect too. You have an awesome collection. Stop by my blog for a vintage hankie/bling giveaway!ReplyDelete
your bling is very pretty!!! funny story on the dresser:) thanks for sharing your pretties!!!ReplyDelete
I like to use mine on my Etsy goodies too. don't they add so much?ReplyDelete
These are awesome pieces and I really love them....MaryReplyDelete
Love, love, love the glitter and bling! The chandy looks splendid in its new finery and I can't wait to do more sales this spring and summer with you! You are not the only one who is glad your "other" job is over!!!! I missed our outings and shopping trips. Hugs, Jan@daylilylane
Wow! I have lots of bling that I had forgotten about. Inherited from my mom and aunt. I must get it out and start wearing it. Thanks for the reminder. Eleanor at ThatchwickReplyDelete
What a collection of beautiful old jewerly. I'm sure you treasure them. I know I would. Have a great day! TerrieReplyDelete
That's a great collection!ReplyDelete
I just found your lovely blog and I'll be back to read more!
My grandmother always wore a pin, and she always looked beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing us your treasures.
I love your story and I can relate to all of it. I think we have the same crown pin. It is one of my fav pieces. Check it out on my sight and let me know what you think. Same or not?ReplyDelete
great story and great tiaras! thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Oh how beautiful! I'm a lot like you, Kathy, I don't really wear a lot of jewelry, but I love all the bling, too. :)ReplyDelete
Your bling nearly put my eyes out, it was so shiny! lolReplyDelete
Really pretty pieces...
SHOOT...I didn't know about this bling posting for today. I have a few pieces so guess I may just post about them later in the week anyway! My collection is no where NEARLY as large as your's, tho!
I love your daughter's tiaras! Blessings... PollyReplyDelete
Love your vintage bling! I too wear limited jewelry. Just pearl earrings (everyday) and my wedding and engagement rings. But I love looking at vintage jewelry when I am antiquing!
You have a lovely collection of BLING!ReplyDelete
I was surfin' the blogs and stopped by for a visit.ReplyDelete
I just wanted to say hi and nice blog!