Now this is what I REALLY REALLY REALLY love! I'm "sort of" moving away from glass and gravitating towards this kind of stuff, mainly due to my increased sales at the flea market consisting mainly of jewelry and salt & pepper shakers, although I'm still selling other things but let me tell you, hauling around jewelry is a heck of a lot easier than breaking my poor old back hauling around heavy boxes of glass! Plus my profit margin is better on the jewelry.
I'd taken photos of more jewelry but I seem to have sold it all last weekend! Yay for me!!
First, some vintage handbags and clutches. One of them belonged to Mom, the rest I've picked up along the way.
Tag: Magid/Hand Beaded/Japan
No tag. This one folds in half so you can carry it as a clutch if you so desire.
Tag: Fuji Bag/All Handmade/Made In Japan
Tag: Mr. Ernest Handbag/Made In Hong Kong
Tag: Made In Japan.
Tag: Handmade In British Hong Kong
This little headpiece is very old and the beading on it is beautiful. I look like an idiot with it on, unfortunately.
Incredible, large brooch signed Sarah Coventry.
Note: I collect Florenza jewelry and trinket boxes. I just got this one (at an incredibly low price) off eBay. It has faux opals, blue aurora borealis rhinestones and gold metal. And of course it's signed--Florenza was very good about that.
Several years ago when I bought a big bunch of vintage jewelry at the flea market, there was this thing that I THOUGHT was a broken brooch since there was no pinback, not even a spot where it might have been at one time. I tried to google it but since it wasn't marked I had a devil of a time getting information on it. But at last I did, and discovered that it was the top to a Florenza trinket box! Well, I have tried and tried to find a bottom but to no avail. The bottom is the part that's marked. If ever any of you run across one, please let me know.
I was so glad to see on Facebook this morning that Ninny, Tootie et al made it through the Oklahoma City tornado outbreak ok. We're supposed to, maybe, get a thunderstorm or two all the way down here in southern Mississippi which would be great since we're in the middle of a bad drought. All kinds of clouds keep going over us but they don't drop any moisture due to the fact that it's just TOO HOT for the rain to get here. We're on the bottom end of the system that attacked the Midwest yesterday and yet again today, which is why we'll get thunderstorms but nothing worse.
Or so say our weather people. THEY'D BETTER BE RIGHT!