Thursday, March 3, 2011

Vintage adornments

The song for today is here - just open in a new tab/window to enjoy while reading. I have to say I don't particularly care for the movie, but since I'm talking about jewelry and I do like Henry Mancini, I thought it would be acceptable. :)

Vintage sparkle - oh how fun it is! From hairpins to sunglasses to bracelets and pendants - I've been known to wear these "lost" treasures on occasion. Some have been found at flea markets and others were passed down to me - and what I'm showing are just a few.


Here's a topic that needs brooching - ha! Okay I just misspelled for the sake of a joke and for an English nerd that is a big deal. ;)
I was recently given a box full of vintage jewelry and there were several brooches and some of them very interesting!

 I'm actually quite glad to see that brooches are making a comeback. Have you noticed a resurgence in their popularity? New ones tend to be flowers made of fabric but I'm liking it.

We actually need a new song for this section. Right click here and open in a new tab/window.

In with some of the vintage jewelry I was recently given was what looks like a high school pin and matching number (or do you think it might be a "lodge" sort of thing?) anyway I love it and already have a collection of school pride (and work pride) items.

 Those two Mack pins belonged to my grandpa who drove a Mack log truck.

And oddly enough the gold pin and the ring behind it are from a grade school. I went to the same grade school my mom and her siblings attended so I get to hang onto these. :)

The keychain is from my dad's high school.

Thanks for coming along with me on vintage week!

If you missed my previous posts I also showed off my vintage...
Scarves and sunglasses
Newspaper fashion article and fabric

Linking to:

Show and Tell Friday

Mosaic Monday


Olivia said...

ooo these are all beautiful!I love old vintage brooches, and just vintage jewellery in general, I think far more effort was put into costume jewellery back then dont you? lovely post :) x

Annabelle said...

Molly that circular daisy brooch and art deco bronze pin are precious..actually all of them..Love to see what art you will create with these vintage lovelies. Enjoy the Treasure!


GrandmaK said...

Love the old sunglasses. I think my mom had a pair like those when I was young! Have a grand day! Cathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Love all your vintagy pins. I do like broches and like to dress up a jacket or coat with them. You have a lovely collection there. V

A Garden of Threads said...

A wonderful idea for the mosaic. I may borrow your idea sometime and use my mom vintage jewelry. Love it!!!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How fun! Lovin' those cool sunglasses:@)

Snap said...

oh my goodness .... what wonderful vintage bling!!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I see a little poodle brooch! How cute! I love old costume jewelry! Great stuff! ♥♥♥