Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Few Spoils



From the first estate sale of the year!


My mom and I stumbled upon an estate sale while out on errands late yesterday afternoon.


It just so happened that it was full of the most fabulous vintage jewelry.


 I could not pull my mom, the gypsy away until she combed through it all!


Before I knew it, I was right there with her!


But before I ended up there I found myself a lovely vintage shell mirror and 2 wonderful Chinese figurines Made in Japan.


 Here are a few close ups of the mirror.


What really grabbed me about this mirror was the unexpected pop of the green shells.


On to the jewelry...


It's rare that I even look at the jewelry, let alone buy it.  I leave that up to my mom.


But I couldn't resist the colors of the green Peking Glass necklace and the bejeweled turquoise elephant.  I was so pleased with how they looked in my vintage satin lined emerald green jewelry box!


 The piece de resistance though was this amazing vintage rhinestone bracelet with it's over-sized dangling ball!


 I think I will definitely be throwing a New Year's Eve Party next year pulling out my vintage noise makers and sporting this fabulous bracelet that pays homage to the The Times Square Ball!


We are pretty fortunate here in the SF Bay Area as estate sales can be found year round.


So how will you spend the 1st weekend of 2012?



I'm linking to Feathered Nest Friday



7 comments:

Kerry said...

They are fabulous finds Terri...just fabulous!

Mystica said...

I love the jewellery especially the elephant.

Kathysue said...

wonderful treasures, I was taken with the shell mirror too! because of the green shells and that rhinestone bracelet is wonderful, so glad you have a plan already for Next year!! xo Kathysue

Karena said...

Terri these are just wonderful pieces. I agree the color on the shells in the mirror, stunning!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

nannykim said...

Those figurines just speak about bygone days and adventure! I love the way the jewelry looks in that beautiful old box! I think you need to find a sooner excuse than next New Year's to wear the bracelet!

Olive Cooper said...

Went to an estate sale in an antebellum mansion in Athens, Georgia. I took many photographs and bought a few items. The jewelry is special. Estate sales are better than candy for me.

designchic said...

What a great estate sale...wonderful finds!!