Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday in a Nutshell

So what did I do last Saturday instead of stay home and clean my house that definitely needs some attention, and accomplish some things on the never ending "To Do" list. I hit the streets - first to look for some pretty Fall color, but did not find much.
Went to HL armed with a 40% off coupon to buy some chain for a necklace, then to Jo-Ann's where I bought some more chain that was on sale. Then I remembered an estate sale listing that had a picture of a table full of costume jewelry. It was 3:30 by that time and figured it would be pretty well picked over, but went anyway. It was several miles from where I was, and I got there a couple of minutes before closing time at 4:00 . What was left was 1/2 price, so picked out these pieces .

The mother of pearl crucifix is only 1 1/4 ins. and the tiny gold cross is 3/4in. A shoe clip, a metal flask (probably for perfume), some chain, and a bracelet with no marking that I bought for parts. The piece above the tiny gold cross has the remnants of a screw on earring on the back , and 3 vintage rhinestone buttons still on the card.
A pair of vintage clip on earrings that were originally $8, but paid $4. Love these "blingy" things! :-D They will become the focal point for a necklace, or 2 necklaces, or a necklace and a bracelet.
Finished up a necklace.

Back side - which I need to redo, as the end of the rabbit's nose is covered up. :D
I am linking up with Leigh @ "Thrifty Thursday"
Cindy @ "Show and Tell Friday"
Laura @ "Some of My Favorite Things Saturday"
Thanks ladies for hosting again this week.

After working so hard all day, I sit down at a still very cluttered table with a glass of wine and wondered what it would cost me to hire some one to come in and do my Fall cleaning. Oh well - Maybe I will double up on my vitamins, add some extra B12 this next week and get busy. I said maybe!!
Have a great weekend!


Debbiedoos said...

Well I would much rather do what you did than clean. Although, I love to clean, really I do...I just have too many messes all the time to keep up. Pretty jewelery.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

If you can make such pretty jewelry then get someone else to clean. Gorgeous stuff!!

Savannah Granny said...

Fun post. Looks like you did well by going to the sale late. Beautiful purchases. Enjoy!
I am a new blogger, please stop my blog. Suggestions are appreciated. Ginger

The Old Parsonage said...

MY back and shoulder are telling me that I cleaned waaay too much this weekend. I'd rather be playing in my studio.

Love the new bling!

Meli Abellán said...

Glenda, I love that jewelery!!
I've quite down lately due to hard moments, but hope to visit your lovely blog more frequently!
Warm regards,

xinex said...

Lots of neat jewels you got there, Glenda. There was a jewelry convention here too and I bought a lot of semi precious stones and natural stones. Now if I could just find time to create the jewelry....Christine

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That's funny, I was just going through my mother-in-laws vintage jewelry this morning, picking out a couple of pieces I thought were nice. You found some great things!

I'd say just have another glass of wine and say the heck with the cleaning ;)

Domestic Designer said...

You always find the prettiest things and then you manage to use your creativity to make them even better! Love your necklace. If you find someone to do your cleaning let me now...I could use the help. :-) Have a great Fall week!

Sue said...

We commented that the leaves around here just aren't pretty this year. We are either still green or brown and dropping off. There are a few yellow, red and orange trees...but not many. I think that hot, hot summer really tricked the landscaping a bit!

Debra@CommonGround said...

You found some great things, love vintage jewelry!! AND House cleaning is grossly overrated!! Enjoy Fall, it only comes once a year,

Anonymous said...

You find the neatest things, Glenda.

Just the other day, I was wondering the same thing you were about cleaning help!!;-)

Diann said...

Hi Martha!

Okay, let's see...Housework or thrift shopping? Hummmm...that's a tough....nah, even I can't pull off being serious of that debate! THRIFTING!!!
You found some wonderful vintage jewelry! I love all your new treasures!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Cleaning can wait, but good estate sales don't happen every day! You found some beautiful treasures, and I know you are going to turn them into something even more beautiful. Your necklace is so pretty. laurie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Sweet pieces and I love the necklace you made ~ especially the color!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Hi Glenda! I'm so envious of your wonderful finds! I think being creative is so much better than cleaning any day, and at the end of the day you have something pretty to wear! Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you and your family are having a wonderful fall.
xo, Andrea

Nanette said...

Hi Glenda,
Nice finds! The necklace turned out really nice and the bunny is so cute!

Sarah said...

Oh, I think cleaning can always be put on the back burner when there is an estate sale to attend. The house work will always be there. Great finds and your little necklace is charming. ~ sarah

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Glenda, thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

Anonymous said...

Great finds and so much fun finding them. Vintage is the best!