Monday, November 21, 2011

Remember this cute thing?

This pink boudoir lamp has some appeal despite the fact that it's not exactly high end with it's plastic lamp shade and chrome plated plastic parts. I think these lamps had lace over the ruffled shade. It's cute but maybe lacking a bit of pizzaz. So, I gave it some. Don't you think it's an improvement? The rhinestones are quite glittery but it's so hard to capture that in a photo without using the flash which makes everything look so harsh.

This is the before....

and this would be the after, first pic with the dreaded flash employed...
Would a rhinestone band on the shade
be over the top? Hubs thinks so. 

The birdie and rabbit give their approval.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

On a Bling Thing

Again, I'm taking from my other blog and posting some great bling over here, since bling seems to be front and center at this time. 

And note the "Contact Me" button in the left side bar. Any questions about any of these pieces, feel free to drop a line! Pssst.... it's all for sale.

Here's some lovely stuff but it's not necessarily old stuff. Just great stuff.

Elegant snake chain with cubic zirconia pendant, stamped .925 Italy

Silver ring (stamped .925) with 
sparking cubic zirconias

Classic Monet choker.

Cranberry potato pearl and silver bead choker.

Ladies Zodiac Automatic 60's watch in 18kt gold.
The acrylic crystal shows some wear
but it keeps perfect time.

Pretty vintage clutch purse and earrings.
Wouldn't these be a lovely accessory with that little black dress?

Sweetest little silver necklace, suitable for a child.
Silver (stamped .925) bracelet.
This is perfect for a small wrist. 
A whopping 120 grams of silver snake chain.
Stamped .925 Italy.
There are 21 stands of silver chain in this stunning necklace.

Blue turquoise and silver earrings.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just blinging along here...

I have copied this entire entry from my other blog since I am on a vintage bling binge. I think it belongs here, also.

I'm understanding that 80's jewelry is making the rounds in the vintage arena. Really, now... the 80s were not THAT long ago. OK, not to me. Time flies so much faster after 30ish. Yeah, that must be it.

Late 80s earrings.
I think I'm upset that anything I bought new is
now considered to be a collectible item.

I must confess that even though I frequently wore costume jewelry, looking back makes me shudder at the tackiness of the 80s style. Most jewelry back in that era was oversized and chunky. Well, naturally, big hair and big shoulder pads need big jewelry!

Mid 80s necklace and earrings. Is this considered vintage?

Now, these earrings below are more along the lines that make me look twice. The thing for me is I have no occasion to wear them (they were whispering my name). I live in a tiny village and typical outings involve going to one of two very small towns to do my grocery shopping. My other activities involve treasure hunting at local thrift shops (all three of them) and yard sales or playing with the dogs in the yard. Glittery earrings don't quite work in these settings any more than dressy shoes with three inch heels. But still... they're pretty and nice to look at.

My kind of eye candy!

Oh Bling-a-bling-bling!

In all truth, I'm not about to revisit the 80's in the fashion sense. Since I'm being honest here, I don't think I have any sense of fashion... ha, ha! I hope I never do the shoulder pad thing again. I was so addicted to them back in the day. I'm happy to say I never did big hair... well, not in the poofie sense. I had almost three feet of hair and I'm embarrassed to say I did a short stint with poofie bangs. Yuk. I'm just not a bangs person.  

As for wearing chunky jewelry, I'm guilty as charged. I don't think I'll ever wear it again but I am finding this new collection rather interesting and these are good quality pieces. Fab finds.... it's all about the fab finds, baby.

Caged pearl earrings... more likely from the 70s.
Nice quality pierced earrings.
The faux stone has some soft glitter.

This silver-plated choker really compliments
a top with a plain round neckline.

Lovely Vendome clip-on earrings.

This is big jewelry. The pendant is over 3 inches long
and the earrings are 1 1/2 inches. Silver plate.

No, it's not chunky and probably not vintage, either.
It was just a great find!

Beautiful faux mabe pearl clip-ons
with a swirl of glitter in a wide gold tone band.