Good morning! I hope you are keeping warm, yesterday it was 11 degrees and -18 with the windchill! I love Winter but I do not like feeling as if I am in Siberia. Are you bracing for a blizzard? Or getting ready for a warm spell this week?
I mentioned yesterday that I collect vintage brooches, but I also collect shoe clips and interesting jewelry. Not necessarily to wear but just because. Am I the only one that does that?
I found this interesting piece, with the pearls and I do not know what it is, maybe you do. It is just one long strand with the pearls and rhinestones on each end. It could be a necklace that you just wrap around in what ever configuration you like. It is not marked and the finish is coming off some of the other beads but I think has has character.
As for the brooch above, I love a crown and a crest, not to mention a topaz colored stone or two.
I have said this before, in fact I said it yesterday but there is such beauty in the patina of old items. The craftsmanship, the history, the nicks, and scratches all tell a story. I have always been very sentimental but as I age I am becoming more and more so.
I find so much joy and value in old things. Perhaps because I wish that as I age people still see the joy and value in me?
|This is a piece from Yonks that is similar to something I purchased last year.|
If you enjoy beautiful antiques than do visit my friend Di at Yonks, she has many beautiful European antiques in her shop that she acquires at auctions all over the UK. In fact yesterday she had a fabulous salt glaze pitcher with a pewter lid, sadly I missed out on that.
If you are looking for one of a kind vintage textiles or pillows than you must visit Debra from Acquired Objects. Her fabulous store Oreillers features pillows made from 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th century fabrics. I am seriously blown away each time I visit by the beauty and the history of these pieces.
|Finds from Sentimental Gardens|
Of course there are always wonderful items to be found at Sentimental Gardens which is owned by Debra of 5th and State. I love to go to St. Charles to see her latest finds and hope this summer to visit her Chicago store when I attend the BlogHer Convention.
There are so many other bloggers that have shops, like Tone on Ton, The Enchanted Home, Splendid Willow, Castles, Crowns and Cottages, and more that I could do a post weekly, in fact I think I might!
If you own a store, or an online shop I would love know know about it!
Enjoy your day!