Sunday, October 3, 2010

Stash From My Junkin Trip

Last weekend I had no plans of going to yard sales or estate sales when I went out the door Saturday morning. Places to go and errands to run, then I started seeing "neighborhood yard sale" signs and decided to follow the arrows. The only thing I was interested in finding was vintage jewelry. After stopping at a few sales and telling the sellers what I was looking for, and being told a couple of times "I had some earlier, however a woman bought all I had - she said she repurposed vintage jewelry" - Dang it!! I knew then I should have got up earlier! :D Left that area and then saw an estate sale sign and decided to check it out. There was a long table a few feet inside the door with jewelry and small items, and one of the workers said whats left of the jewelry and other things on the table is half off - Sounds like a winner to me.
Not a lot left to chose from, but did find these pieces. Some rhinestone pieces including a shoe clip, screw on earrings, the long rhinestone earrings are clip and I can see a bracelet being made from at least one of them. The faux pearls are glass - the string they are on is not in great shape so will be taking them apart to use in different projects.
Click on pictures to enlarge.
A little closer picture. My camera is not the greatest to photo bling with, but the blue pendant really sparkles.
Some chain, sterling cross (in bad need of polishing), tiny key, one screw on earring, and a couple of pendants.
The pendant with the emerald green stones is my favorite. I can see it in a bracelet or necklace.
That is my stash from my unplanned "junkin" trip last Saturday. Now I just need to spend some time making something new out of the old. :-D
I am linking up with Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday" http://lbratina.blogspot.com/
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday" http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Laurie @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday" http://bargainhuntingwithlaurie.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend!
Glenda

22 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your finds. The blue pendant is so pretty! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

xinex said...

I like that emearald green pendant too, Glenda. I can't wait to see what you do with these...Christine

Betsy said...

OMG, Good thing I didn't run into you at that sale, we'd be fightin'
it out for all that great bling. You're going to have a great time repurposing all of that. I'll be looking forward to seeing what you do. I wish I'd stick to my plan of "jewelry only" when I go hunting.

Barbara Jean said...

WOW! Great finds!!

Blessings

barbara jean

Pat said...

I love it all Glenda! Those rhinstones take me back to the 50's and formals.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Wow!
You got some great pieces there Glenda!
I bet you'll have fun with those!
Hugs,
Cindy

Diann said...

Ohhh, I love your junkin jewelry haul! Lots of wonderful pieces here!

Adrienne said...

Wow! Great finds...

Janean said...

half off? yeah!!!

beautiful pieces! can't wait to see what you create with the pearls. :)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I can see why that is your favorite piece. It would be beautiful as a bracelet. There is something about pearls and rhinestones that makes me happy!

Lindy said...

I would go junking with you anytime! You scored!

katskraps4kids said...

That stuff is gorgeous & I love the emeral piece too. Imma have to check out your older posts to see what you do with this stuff. I haven't seen anyone who crafts with vintage jewelry so I am excited!! Found you from the linky @ bloggerittaville. I am your newest follower! =0)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Glenda...

Ohh...it looks like you found some really beautiful vintage jewelry, my friend! I love the pendant with the fleur de lis on it! Of course, the pearls are always a winner with me...as well! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Carol said...

Nice finds. Even better when you're done with them!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Some great finds...I don't usually look for jewelry...maybe I should...
You certainly make some lovely things!!!
Have a wonderful weekend Glenda!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

All great finds Glenda! That emerald color stone caught my eye...emeralds are my mother's favorite :)

Blessings!
Gail

LydiaO said...

The emerald pendant is gorgeous. You found some great jewelry. Good score!

Tina said...

Love the jewelry - love the fleur-de-lis. You're the best!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Glenda, these are all so pretty. I wish I had the talent and the vision to be able to turn something vintage into a new piece of jewelry. That pendant with the green stone and the one with the blue stone are knockout beautiful. I hope we get to see what they become in your skilled hands (do you think Laura was ahead of you at the yard sales???) Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Susan said...

I love the blue pendant and the emerald broach...I can't wait to see what you do with them ;o)

time-worn interiors said...

you scored big!
TOT

Debbie said...

Glenda, that pendant is gorgeous!