Jan 23, 2009

Vintage Jewelry For Show & Tell


I thought I would show you some of my vintage jewelry collection today for Show & Tell. Some of it was my mothers, some of it was my mother-in-law's, and some I collected over the years from antique shops and flea markets. I have quite a bit more that I'll get out and show over the coming months.
To find links to more Show & Tell posts visit Kelly, There Is No Place Like Home.















Charlotte, Robins Nest, has honored my blog with the Proximadade Award, which translated from Portuguese means:
"This blog contributes to and supports or believes in close friendships.
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

I simply can't choose between the many wonderful women I have developed friendship with through blogging. If you are a visitor and/or follower of Mimi's Garden I hope you will allow me to pass this award along to you. Please accept it with my gratitude for your friendship.

33 comments:

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kathy, I love all your vintage jewelry. I also like to collect jewelry lots for my crafts.
I shipped your Mosaic heart out yesterday. You should get it tomorrow!
Love, Ann

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Beautiful Jewelry, thanks for sharing

Tammy said...

Sorry it's been so long since I've stopped by...your vintage jewelry is absolutely beautiful!
I have some passed onto me by a grandmother I really need to show sometime...but I don't think it is as stunning as your collection!
Blessings,
~Tammy

Michelle said...

I wish you were my MIL!

Nanna K said...

Your jewellery is just beautiful, I love pearls.
Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and to answer your question I think it's silver with a brass?? shield.
Have a great week.

MindyLew said...

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pretty pieces of jewelry. I have tons more than what I would ever wear but every piece no matter where it came from has its own story.

Hootin' Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh so pretty. I first love how you've displayed them and composed all the photos. And secondly, that blue piece? Willing to sell it? LOL Gorgeous.

My show n tell is finally posted. It's not much this week, but it's something. LOL

A Hint of Home said...

I'm partial to the black and the cobalt blue ones. They are all so pretty.

grey like snuffie said...

So many of those pieces reminded me of one of my grandmothers...

Jadehollow said...

Kathy...
Your post today brought back a flood of memories for me. I worked in a jewelry store and repaired jewelry for many many years. My favorite repairs were vintage pieces... I would often wonder off in lala land as I worked on a piece.. creating stories in my mind of the original owner and the many glam filled events they wore them to.
Thanks for sharing..
Blessed Hugs..
Debbie

Kristen said...

Those are really beautiful. What a nice collection.

Gattina said...

I love these kind of jewleries ! I have some too !

LBP said...

Love your vintage jewelry especially the blue rhinestone one.

Blessings

Linda

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Congrats on the award! I love vintage jewelry too & wear it often. Love your's!

Heather said...

congrats on the award! i love all your jewels :)

Dianne said...

What lovely pieces! I also have a few pieces of my grandmom's who loved rhinestones like crazy! Some of the broken pieces I am using in my art collage pieces.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

Smilingsal said...

Congratulations on your award. Your vintage jewelry is amazing. Thank you for sharing. Happy Show and Tell Day.

Belinda said...

Thank you for sharing photos of your beautiful vintage jewelry...I'm always drawn to vintage trinkets too. They are hard to resist! :-)

Janet, said...

Those are nice pieces. I like the clusters of pearls and the blue one.

ceekay said...

Beautiful old jewelry. I love family pieces like that!

Lara Gisela said...

Beautiful jewelry, Kathy.

justabeachkat said...

Beautiful beautiful pieces! My favorite is the one with blue stones. Stunning.

Hugs!
Kat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love vintage jewelry! You have some real beauties there! Have you ever thought about making something with it, or do you wear it?

Katherine

Gayle @ Mountainmoma said...

Love the sparkles and jewels!

Linda C said...

I loved looking at your vintage jewelry. Hmmm...some it reminded me of my grandmother:) I used to love her beads and jewelry:)

Thanks for sharing!

Linda C

Lisa Ann said...

I love all of your jewelry. The blue pendant is my favorite.

Bonnie said...

Your vintages pieces are gorgeous. I love bracelets especially and love anything sparkly! Thanks for sharing your heirlooms and fun pieces, Kathy!

Sweetie said...

Hi Kathy, Your jewelry is beautiful. I love the ornate look. I have some jewelry that belonged to my mother and grandmother. I treasure it as I am sure that you treasure yours.
Hugs,
Sweetie

BECKY said...

Lovely collection!! Do you wear them or display them?? I want to get some for repurposing!! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings,
Becky

Carla said...

Your jewelry is so beautiful! I don't know what I love more, the bead or the clasps:)

Lisa said...

Wow, what beautiful jewelry and great photos too.

Cori G. said...

Hi Kathy,

What a beautiful collection you have. I especially love your strand of pearls.
I hope you have a great weekend.

xo Cori

LDH said...

A beautiful collection and great pictures. Thank you for stopping my my place as well.
Kindly, ldh