Monday, March 21, 2011

Jewelry Treasures!

Would you just look at all the treasures!

You can't see all the pearl earings and pins that are clipped behind the neclaces.

Pins are pinned all around the edges and earings are laying on the trays (the top shelf is knobs).

Some of the sparkly stuff...can't really tell from the picture.

Wonderful retro neclaces (some a little tooooo retro for my taste).

I got a phone call from a friend who said his son had been helping his girlfriend's family do some spring cleaning and painting.  As they were cleaning out the attic, they came across a bag of old costume jewelry and wanted to know if I wanted it.  He warned me that it was probably Goodwill stuff, but I said I would love to look at it.  My friend and his wife came over for dinner later that week and brought a shopping bag full of manila envelopes and warned that they had looked in a few and it looked pretty bad.  We went out for dinner and I left the bag of goodies on the counter.  When I got home, Tracy and I watched the DVR of last weeks Glee and I did not even crack the bag open until midnight. 1:30am I was still opening envelopes and squealing like a little girl.  Wonderful old pearl necklaces, beautiful vintage pins and fantastic 50's earrings.  I finally went to bed, but got up the next morning and quickly resumed my treasure hunt.  I got them all organized and tried to put them in some sort of order in my "Antique Booth Waiting Room".  I love them all!  Mom came over and got some that she wanted to keep before I got pictures...we think some of the earrings are Bakelite (which she loves).  We did find a pendant that looks like a real diamond.  Going to stop by a jeweler and check it out....if it is, we will give it back.  Just had to share...not sure the pictures do them all justice.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

I Am Still Alive!

Wow....It has been WAY TOO LONG since my last post.  Life gets busy and things just get away from you....or it could just be that I am lazy?  I hope everything is well with all my blogging friends.  We leave this Thursday for the happiest place on earth...Warrenton Texas during the Roundtop Antique Show!  We have had our reservations for 6 months and I love our twice a year trip.  The trip and shopping are wonderful but the real treat is the people I go with.  On another note: I have posted some pictures of one of our booths.  We re-did it a few weeks ago and I foolishly waited to take pictures.  In the middle of the booth we had a wonderful old wood chest with old rusty door knobs as handles.  I also had a beautiful old green velvet dress that looked like something from Gone With the Wind.  They were really the focal points of the display and both sold within days.  I am not complaining...just wish I had taken pictures on the day we re-did the booth.  I will try to be better about posting...I am going to take my camera to Roundtop this time.  Have a great week everyone.