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~Adorn'd~ Digging for Treasure: Vintage Jewelry....

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On Saturday, my mother had promised me some plastic craft bags for my beads and her old "twister" beads from the 80s. She said they were located in a drawer in my room aka the guest room that was full of jewelry....full of jewelry. Who has drawers full of costume jewelry? My mother. lol


I found the beads and bags and other GLORIOUS treasures. I told ya'll that I used to collect vintage and retro costume jewelry but stopped because I couldn't afford it....still can't but that should stop the admiration of it, right? Plus, there is inexpensive stuff out there. Especially when its free and in your own "room".

The piece ( above) is a Trifari piece. Alot of the good costume jewelry companies from eras back went out of business in the 70s and 80s...even earlier that. The quality is better than any  overpriced jewelry at Anthropologie and you could wear it and feel fabolous....
See the signature on the pendant?

Some of the stuff that my mother has was given her in bulk was from a co-worker whose mother had died. She gave me couple pieces years back but she never wears the stuff she kept. Ah, the mind of a hoarder. lol

I wore this with my $1 Target men's "Canada, Eh?" shirt.... It felt some kinda way....I love it....:)

That's the chain...there's a name for that design of chain....my Grandma Jane would know, she collected jewelry as well...

Found this seashell necklace,  no signature no company with the name "Waymon" etched in the shell. I think its probably from the Bahamas, maybe the lady got it on vacation.
This necklace here...is mine.:) I used to wear it with a purple and black checked dress that had a white collar that my mother made...she also made this necklace.
This necklace is signed and made by Coro, another vintage jewelry company...its missing some parts in the starburst design....
I was FLOORED when I found this piece! Look at the bows! Its another flawless Trifari piece....
This necklace is signed and made by Hattie Carnegie who was a self made millionaire by selling her jewelry. She  focused on alot of tribal and ethnic designs and her pieces are sought after...I wouldn't be surprised if that is real turquoise...its has a bit of weight to it.


5 comments:

Isis on 9:14 PM said...

I've snagged a few Trifari pieces while out thrifting. My wow pieces are usually Sarah Coventry. I scored a zodiac "Libra" medallion that is to die for at an estate sale a few months ago.

Another S.C. piece I love is an owl...they've been popping up everywhere lately...JC Penny, Forever 21 and I get a kick out of how solid the necklace I have in comparison...

The joys of a throwback :-)

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 6:32 AM said...

*gasp* I didn't know you collected too? I have a SC brooch/earrings set I got at a flea market years back that every time I wear them, my mom thinks I've been digging in her stuff. smh

The vintage stuff is better quality even though its 'costume" jewelry like F21 and Penny's sell. Im jealous about that Libra piece though. lol

Isis on 2:41 PM said...

Girl, yes!

We're like Libra sistahs from another mistah, LOL

Hit up my usual haunt today and got two Mrytlewood platters and 4 matching plates and two necklaces all for $2. Myrtlewood small plates alone go for $25 a pop...so I lucked out.

I'll keep my eye out for another Libra medallion. I bought Pisces too just because it looked funky. I see them all the time especially at estate sales. I'm sure they were all the rage in the 70's.

So hard for me to buy the costume jewelry out of the stores before hitting up a thrift spot or estate sale first. Women back in the day took more care with their pieces, so a lot of stuff I end up with always looks new.

Shalimar on 5:57 PM said...

Wow you have some good pieces. Shoot they look better than what is being sold in the stores today.

Jamie @ Rural Glamour on 5:33 PM said...

Isis- we are sistas from another mista! I love it! I haven't bought any $1 jewelry in a while because I've gotten bit by the vintage bug
again.

Shalimar- thanks! I agree, I see some stuff now and I can't believe the poor quality. smh