I am really lucky to have a good and reasonably priced jewelry section at my favorite thrift store. It’s always fun to see what good and awful things end up there. I was cleaning up my jewelry box a few nights ago and decided to snap this pic of my favorite thrifted jewelry. Some of it is vintage, some of it not, but it’s all awesome.
The round rhinestone brooch in the center is from a local consignment shop. But it was missing a rhinestone and the pinback was broken so the owner gave it to me for free. I wasn’t even buying anything else, just stopped in to see what she had. I ran a silver chain through the loops and it is my new favorite necklace. The necklace above it, the gold fan shaped one is a working opening and closing metal fan hand painted with Asian motifs. Also all sorts of awesome and 25 cents at a yardsale. I need to go buy some thin dark chain and make the swallow and the hot air balloon charms into necklaces. They were each 50 cents, and I LOVE them. But they got lost in the bottom of the jewelry box and I forgot about them for a while.
This is my recent collection of granny beads. Only depending on what you wear them with they are a little less granny and a little more awesome. I think each necklace was around $1. I don’t know if any of these are true vintage pieces or not. I tend to doubt it, but who cares. Heidi has been able to use them in all sorts of outfits and they look less granny and more “hey that necklace looks not awful.” Win win.
And i just had to show you this cute little purse that Heidi gave me a few weeks ago. It’s only about 5″ tall and has the cutest little pears on it. She knows me so well and always gives me the greatest presents ever. We are watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving today, one of my favorite turkey day movies. Thank you Netflix for still having one in stock this week. (But that Mayflower one that is on the same disc is a total dud.) Have a good Tuesday.