Friday, May 28, 2010

Beautiful Finds and some funky ones too! Don't forget to enter the giveaway, it ends soon!

I am thrilled that I found these at the antique sale I'm involved in (see post below) .....I wasn't even really looking.......just standing talking and there were two little bags in a basket near the floor that caught my eye.
This was on Wednesday, the first day of the sale, when we finally could take a breather, it was as usual, extremely busy. I'm glad nobody else saw the two little bags....$2.00 each....

One bag contained  a length, at least 2 yds, of beautiful beaded trim, and a little bundle of floral wreath trim, both must be 80 or 90 years old! The beads are faceted and have a coppery metallic coating. I pulled off a loose one and scrubbed it with a scouring pad and some powdered cleaner and it looks like they are black glass or jet that have been coated with the metallic finish!  I love the coppery shine!

The other bag contained what I thought was just a bunch of black beads, and that fabulous old metal capped tassel. Ends up that the "beads" is actually a long Victorian black jet glass beaded applique, it would have been attached to an article of clothing, probably a very glam dress!'
It's all there, just gorgeous, I will have to get a shot of the whole thing layed out and post it at some time.

 So now I'll show you what I got at a garage sale I happened on today when I went to the post office.

I bought all but 2 pairs of earrings for 25 cents a pair, 2 pair were 1.00. They were all in little plastic bags, pinned to a big board. I might go back and get some more, but I did take all the rhinestone ones.

Aren't these wild? ....and that's not all of them! At least 8 more pair, some more stripes, and some others that are just really neat! I'm probably going to use them in a crafty project or two....
And if you haven't yet entered my giveaway that is part of the Cottage Charm Giveaway (link on sidebar), you still have some time! Last day is May 29th to enter. Scroll down to find the post for the giveaway.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

What a find the beads are wonderful!! I always snap up the rhinestones pins and earrings!

Barbara Jean said...

oooh. You hit the jackpot on those rhinestone earrings!!

Great finds girl.

thanks for entering my giveaway.
off to find yours now. =)

barbara jean

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What terrific goodies ~ you will be able to make scads of beauties with those great finds!


Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Debby said...

WOW!!! So many beautiful goodies, good for you.

Tamarah said...

Heavens what a GREAT score....I just LOVE vintage trims & those rhinestone earings are so pretty....I wish I could find some 'bling' on my way to the Post Office....hahahahaha....!

Cheers from Oz,
Tamarah :o)