Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Little Bling

Today was the first day in a long time I was able to spend some time outside without "glistening"! :-D I think the high was 88 today, and we have had low humidity and a clear blue sky all day. Ahhh! I even had the slider open for a while this morning to let fresh air in - has been a long time since I have done that.
Was going thru some pieces of jewelry I have had a long time, to see if I could repurpose some pieces I rarely/if ever wear anymore and ran across this necklace. This one will not be repurposed. I bought it at a flea market in the 80's - don't remember exactly what I paid for it, but thinking about $6. I remember the vendor saying she would not take less because it was an old piece. It is a vintage "Coro" piece (marked on back) , and intact. I tried to get a photo to show the true color of the setting - I guess you could call it a very dark amethyst color. Just thought I would share it with you

I am linking up with Cindy @ "Show and tell Friday" and Laurie@ "A Few of My Favorite Things"
Anyone have anything exciting planned for the weekend? What ever you do, hope you have a great one!!

ETA: Update on that "yucky" thing hanging over my courtyard. The tree it is in, is my neighbor's and he said he would get rid of it - hopefully real soon. The problem is, it is up pretty high, so not sure how he will get rid of the thing.


Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...


Darryl and Ruth : )

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is beautiful Glenda! You got a great deal there. We were in the 70's today. Low humidity, lot's of sunshine, it was wonderful!
I love hanging clothes on the line when it gets like today.
Have a great weekend too.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Very pretty - Looks like a good deal, maybe you should have it appraised.

About the scary pic below - save that one for Halloween! :=)

Enjoy the pretty weather!

Debby at Romancing The Bling said...

Glenda...this is beautiful! Love the deep purple of the stones.
Thank you for coming by to visit. I had alot of fun today playing with some of my Art Deco jewelry and decided to photograph them with my vintage silver purse. I'll have to work doubly hard tomorrow as I slacked off playing today! :-0
Have a wonderful weekend!


Susan said...

Beautiful piece!

Donna said...

Gorgeous piece!


Absolutely beautiful! I wouldn't repurpose it either!! It's really gorgeous!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Genda,

Nice to meet you! I have seen those yucky webs along the highways, and wondered what they were.

This necklace is awesome. What a great price too. Looks like the real thing. Yes, I would definately have it appraised.


Atticmag said...

I inherited some costume jewelry from my mom and, like your lovely pendant, is is from a known name. I think you might be surprised at home much it could be worth -- I was with several things. But you've got a great eye.

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Manuela@TPOH said...

That a beautiful piece Glenda!

Hope your neighbor takes care of the "yucky" thing in the tree soon!


Karen said...

What a beautiful piece of jewelry. I love old jewelry too. That might make a lovely pin too.
Have a great weekend.
Ladybug Creek

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Glenda...

Ohhh my goodness...this is such a gorgeous necklace! I can't believe that you got this pretty piece for just $6! It's lovely, my friend! Ohhh yes, I would leave this exactly as it is as well! Thank you for sharing your pretty with us today!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my birthday bouquet! I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, my friend! Thank you!!!

Have a fabulous weekend!
Chari @Happy To Design

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Glenda, it's gorgeous! I can't believe you got it for such a bargain price. Enjoy these cooler temps this weekend. Thank you for linking this beautiful necklace to Favorite Things. laurie

Liz said...

I love this! Of course anything vintage is beautiful! :) Have a great weekend!


Adrienne said...

It was cool in North Idaho today, too! Over 90 is not for me.

That necklace would look great hanging around my neck. Just sayin'


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Very pretty and so unusual.

xinex said...

The necklace is gorgeous, Glenda. I betcha it's even prettier in real life...Christine

Tina said...

I LOVE this vintage piece. Lovely!