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Sunday, 18 May 2014
Mother's Day jewelery thrift haul
Happy Belated Mother's Day!! Behold my jewelery thrift haul!! This jewelery was purchased on 2 separate occasions at the Salv Army.
Above we have 3 pairs of earings, a multi-color gold necklace and a red thermoset butterfly bracelet (hmmmmm, thermoset!!!). The earrings were part of a large haul. I picked them up on the Saturday before Mother's Day. The kind staff at the Salv Army had just put out 2 bins of earrings. The earrings were amazingly priced at 50 cents per pair. The necklace and butterfly bracelet were purchased on another occasion (but from the same Salv Army), they cost $4 each.
This lot consists of a light purple necklace and 4 pairs of earrings. I looove these vintage earrings, most of them are a lot larger than the earrings I'd normally wear. That's why I love thrift shopping - I get to try trends I wouldn't normally try. The bottom gold pair features a chunky gold settings with coral cabachons. They are clip earrings, and I'm going to try to wear them as clips. If they don't work out, I'll convert them to clips. The necklace and earrings were 50 cents each....phre-owwww!!!
This lot consists of 2 necklaces and 6 pairs of earrings. The 2 necklaces were $4 each, the earrings were 50 cents each. There is a lot of variety here, milk glass screw-back earrngs, giant turquoise chevron earrings, purple and pink enamel earrings...all lovely vintage which is far superior in quality to most of the dreck you'll find in stores now.
I'm quite taken by these necklaces. The necklace on the left features a picture of an ancient chariot rider and horse. The necklace on the right is a maple leaf (I loves those maple leaves!!).
Sometimes the Salv Army is hit or miss for jewelery. I lucked out because 2 bins of about 100 pairs of earrings were just put out on the sales floor. I used to volunteer at the Salv Army - so I figure that the staff let the earrings accumulate until they had enough to justify making someone put them on cards and price them. I'm so greatful that these fabulous vintage earrings are now MINE!!! I can hardly wait to wear them.