Saturday, April 19, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday "Vintage Jewels"

This week Show and Tell Sunday is being hosted by Cerri over at Little Pink Studio and the topic this week is Vintage Jewels. I love vintage jewelery, and over the years I have aquired a very large collection. As time was not my friend this week I only have a small sampling to show you. I am really going to post a catch up on some of these topics some day soon.

This is a necklace my father gave my mother back in the 50's. She gave it to me a few years ago.
My Mothers rhinestone necklace.

This Vintage Pearl and Amethyst necklace was give to me by my MIL
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Another vintage necklace given to me by my MIL. She had been given this as a young girl by her Uncle.
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More Vintage jewels
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Old and New Jewels
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Vintage Orchid earrings
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Another Vintage Jewel
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Jewelery box that belonged to my husband's Great Aunt
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Some Odds and Ends
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I would like to thank Cerri and Analise for hosting this wonderful challenge each week.



She'sSewPretty said...

Gorgeous collection Karen! I love that amethyst and pearl necklace!

Amy said...

*sigh* I love your vintage jewellery - I like to collect it too :-)

Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what gorgeous jewellery. Thanks for sharing it.
Thanks also for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments


Karen you have some gorgeous pieces there...and isnt it sweet when they are passed down to you and have that sentimental meaning.
I really love the 3rd one, the blue is just so beautiful.

Hope you had a gorgeous weekend and thankyou so much for the lovely email. Im glad your parcel finally arrived (gosh it took ages to get to you) :)

xo Shann

Mya said...

Great collection. Love, love the blue necklace from your MIL. Thank you for visiting me.

Scrappy Jessi said...

OMG!!! look at all that beauty!!!!

Jenn said...

You have an incredibly beautiful collection and I was so happy to see someone else from Ontario! Thanks for sharing!!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

You have a beautiful collection!!

Alisa said...

wow! what beautiful treasures!!

LiLi M. said...

Hi! I love your jewelry and especially that you let us have a peek in your jewelry box. Impressive!! Thanks for sharing!

Attic Charm said...

Beautiful collection! I love the amethyst and pearl necklace - soooo pretty!

Lisa B. said...

My goodness you are well endowed in the jewels department! And there's more!!! So wonderful to have family things...those are always the best! Thanks for sharing.

Bejeweled said...

So beautiful! So sublime! Your collection is enchanting and just gazing at it is literally transporting me to those bygone eras.

And what lovely family heirlooms you have. Thank you so much for sharing those! How wonderful to have such treasured pieces rich with meaning to pass through the generations.

Karen said...

Hello, Lovely displays and pretty pictures! I think the jewelry is extra special when you know who owned them and treasured them.

I see you live in Ontario as well. Great weather we are finally having :).

~ Karen at Ciderantiques

Swampgirl said...

Wow! My fav is the first one that your Dad gave your Mom! Just beautiful!

Lori said...

Karen, i think it is just SO wonderful that you have so many family pieces! that makes your collection all the more special:) thanks so much for sharing all of your pretties!!!

cherished*vintage said...

Wow! I love your collection. I think it's so neat that you have so many pieces passed down to you. Wonderful heirlooms!
-Karoline said...

You have a wonderful MIL to give you something that nice!! How pretty it all is.

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hi Karen,
Thankyou SO much for visiting me!
Your jewels are fabulicous. WOW... is an understatement! I love how sentimental you are of thee different pieces too! ~ I am especially fond of your dragonflies!
Thanks again and it is wonderful to meet you!

3rdEyeMuse said...

please excuse me while I wipe the drool from my face ... such beautiful little treasures! I would SOOOO love to play dress-up at your house! :) ~M~

art-creations said...

karen what a great collection!

Nerissa said...

Hi Karen
Thanks for coming over & visiting my blog.
Your collection is lovely. It's wonderful that you've had so much passed on to you from family. It makes it that much more special.

Have a nice week

Fete et Fleur said...

Beautiful and wonderful. What a feast for the eyes!


LW said...

Beautiful, love the necklace your dad gave to your mon..

Lucky girl now it's your...


m i c h e l l e said...

Such beautiful pieces. Thank you for letting us see! I just love the last picture of all the treasures in the tray!

Felicia said...

What beautiful pieces :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

I think I love the one from your MIL most but each piece is lovely! Blessings... Polly

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Wow, wow and wow. Love all of your vintage jewels.
Cheers Linda

M.KATE said...

Dear Karen, what a collection!! so lucky you, its beautiful, and is the song from "somewhere in time" a movie by chrisopher reeve and cracking my head, i have the image but dont remember the name!! must be the age!! i knew she was a bond girl!! and i've got 2 awards for you, an E for this excellent blog and a cute teddy for this wonderful blogger, love it :)

Natasha Burns said...

Karen your bling is making me drool so badly!!! Love it all!

Vintage Tea said...

Such lovely family treasures!

Victoria x

snowflakesoneyelashes said...

Wow, you have a terrific collection!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, I will add you link onto mine. Its great to have new blogs to visit.

Heidi ( said...

Oh I love your vintage bling! You have a gorgeous collection. I hope you wear them now and then! Too pretty to just leave in your case!
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Kari & Kijsa said...

You are so blessed! Love, love, love all of the bling!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen! how are you! by the way I love you participe in my virtual party! I hope you soon in my blog!xoxoxooxoxo

Couture de Papier said...

OMG I have never seen such a collection Love it I repurpose vintage jewelry!!