Tuesday, August 14

Vintage Costume Jewellery Motherlode



While you'll often hear me saying that my job isn't really glamorous...well I have to admit, sometimes it is a bit!

Today I picked up a small treasure chest full of 50s and 60s costume jewellery from a local deceased estate, nearly 100 items in total.

Yes, quite a few 'oohs' and 'aahs' of delight could probably have been heard by my neighbours, such was my glee!

Below, a few quick 'Ta-Dah' snaps as I was pricing and cleaning it all, the yellow glass figural shells necklace *so* made me think of Helga, I can totally see her in this one!









Enormous Italian micromosaic brooch

Limoges hand painted porcelain brooch

Mother of pearl brooch

No prizes for guessing who will like this beaten copper pendant



So many beads that I don't know where we'll put them all, but they'll all be instore later this week.

Linking up with Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday.

16 comments:

Mimi and Tilly said...

OOOOH lovely! I bet it felt like Christmas unravelling them all! Em ♥

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I'm joining in with the oohs and aahs. what fabulous finds. xx

Trudie said...

Ohhh. Want to see more. I love the and painted porcelain brooch, oh my.

Vix said...

That copper pendant makes me weak at the knees, you can't possibly sell that beauty!!! What a haul! Those yellow beads are totally Helga-tastic! I bet the lady they once belonged to was such a glamour-puss in her time! xxx

Penelope Cat said...

Wow, what a haul - these look amazing. I think I like the pale pink necklace in the last photo the best though. Aren't you tempted to keep any? I know I would be!

Nikki x

Vintage Coconut said...

HOLY JEWELRY!! You scored big-time.

pastcaring said...

OOOOH! AAAAH! PRETTIES! xxxxx

Helga! said...

*GARGLING WITH DESIRE*!!!!
O,my,those all look uber fabularsehole!EEEEEEEK!!

O,no new hair colour,just the light catching the brighter greys!!!XXXXXXXXXX

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Now don't go tempting me with the sight of more accessories....I already have a big enough problem! Xx

Ivy Black said...

I'm dribbling a bit over this lovely lot! Wonderful.xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

so jealous, I dream of finding Vintage Motherloads - of anything - but jewellery would be very special. It's all gorgeous

thorne garnet said...

Oh, how awesome!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Oooooooh Christmas! My littlest boy would have loved decorating himself in this lot as a toddler. He may be growing out of it. I haven't.

two squirrels said...

Oh I loved when we brought loads like this. It's so exciting. Look at all that gorgeous treasure. I hope there was a wee treat for you Miss Kitty.
Love v

Clara Turbay said...

I like the way you interpret your style through your clothes.

La Dama said...

Amor,
How do you do it? not keeping all those gorgeous jewels to yourself.
love the mother of pearl brooch.