Saturday, 14 August 2010

Oh! You Pretty Things


How excited was I to snaffle this hoard of pretty costume jewellery from the Salvation Army charity shop yesterday? The ladies in there are just wonderful and hold back interesting bits and pieces they think I'd like.


This beauty is quite sought after if this link's anything to go by.

Striking 1970's piece by Channel Islands Jewellery

Miracle are a Birmingham-based company producing fine Celtic-inspired jewellery since 1946

I love this Corocraft piece with the Georgian lady, greyhound and the folly in the background.


I adore Sheffield Steel jewellery and bizarrely share the surname of the inventor of Stainless Steel, perhaps I'm in line for an inheritance?
Kitsch but kind of cute. It's hand-painted but I can't make out the signature.


This hallmarked pendant has a handy pin on the back enabling it to be worn as a brooch.

This screw-opening silvertone pendant contained a photograph of a happy couple, I left it at the shop in case they could trace the owner.




Now, which one shall I wear tonight?

PS The nail varnish is Barry M's Spring Green.

37 comments:

  1. I'm first off the block! Thats because I have a new habit of waking up at 3am-ish for snot exodus and it takes a while to go back to sleep.Especially when Boris is where is pillow should be!
    My o my I am seething with jealousy over that lot of delectable goodies!!!Each and every piece a treasure,darling!!Set off beautifully by those glorious green nails!!!
    Score!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  2. omg! I love it, really love it ALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. This is so pretty! I really like that locket.

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  5. Sorry - typos!

    Meant to say:
    That first locket is lovely and what a great price! xx

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  6. I love them all, but especially that malachite-ish ceramic oblong. I think that's the one to wear with green fingernails.

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  7. Wow! I LOVE all these finds & at such bargain prices (I really shouldn't still be surprised at that should I!?)
    They're all really really gorgeous pieces - I'm rather jealous indeed :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  8. Lovely!!!! we bought a stunning, about half a 1960's dinner service from the car boot for a fiver, wedgewood with big brown and orange flowers! really suits my house and dining room

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  9. Ooohhh you did well there. I am now addicted to Barry M nail varnish, it lasts ages I love it!
    Kandi x

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  10. Oh my God! What a haul!! Love all of them - saw faux fob watches on chains in the high street for more than 10x or 20x what you've paid.

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  11. Lots of great finds there Vix. Love the nails too!
    Dx

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  12. What a great great score. I love the miracle pendant the most but they are all really lovely.

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  13. I like it ALL! If I had to choose one perhaps it would be the Miracle pendant, I love the way it sparkles! AND, love your nail polish!

    ~Bonnie

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  14. I am totally in love with the Goldette locket and Miracle pendant- such beautiful and interesting pieces.
    It is so kind of those ladies, and it seems they were spot on with these. Bargain prices, for items that are just so rare and unique like these :)xx

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  15. What a great stash you got all really lovely

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  16. What a haul ! Love all of em'! Especially the Miracle pendant and the watch #1. Our charity shops are pretty bare of necklaces and accessories. The West side of Cincy (and all of cincy) is a very frugal place. Most people pass all their jewelery down to family. Though, even back "home" in the country, there isn't much. Unless u r willing to pay a lot at Antique Malls.
    Which I am not ;)
    You are lucky to have such sweeties keep stuff back for you! I have tried to no avail :)

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  17. Wear them all, Vix! Such great buys. Just the other day I've been thinking that I have no jewellery because I can't really be bothered to spend a lot of money on it. I think I need to go shopping with you! xxx

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  18. All gorgeous and I love your nail polish xx

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  19. WOW! you sxcored some lovely pieces there. I really like the first one. That's very nice of the ladies to put away pieces for you...they obviously know your style. x

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  20. Wow - fantastic bargains and at such great prices xxx

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  21. They are all too gorgeous <3<3 Charity shop jewellery is the best, isn't it?

    x x x

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  22. Oh my, Vix! You are really fortunate to have such a good friend at Salvation Army! If this kind of jewelry comes through MY favorite shop, someone gets to it before I do!

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  23. Its all lovely but I like the 60s pendant best! I reckon you'll have lots of purple 60s things to wear with it too.x.

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  24. Love them all and at what amazing prices!!! Looks like a treasure hunt :)

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  25. i vote for the acropolis star. it reminds me of sheriff joe arpio. that is so cool that the salvation lady hold stuff back for you. thanks for your joy comment. you had me crackin over my chair. happy day.

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  26. Dear Vix,
    what a fantastic, bargainous haul...lucky you for having such good chazza shop contacts.
    Have a great Sunday & good luck if you're going bootin'.
    ...xXx

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  27. Such gorgeous jewelry! Love the ceramic pendant :)

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  28. Corocraft. Now there's a blast from the past. Some great stuff. The only thing I don't like about gold-tone is that it marks your skin and clothes. I stick to silver as it seems to suit me. But those designs are fabulous. Can't pick a favourite.

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  29. Knowing me I'd wear them all. LOL.
    I adore the nostalgie feeling that they give off. No, this time I don't have a favourite, Vic, they are all unique and very individual, too!;-)

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  30. I am so green with envy it is untrue!! :)
    I love costume jewellery, I own a few really nice pieces from charity shops, my nan and random shops I've see pretty things hanging between a dusty book and glass vase.

    Love this post, magpie!

    xx

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  31. Oh my goodness what treasures! You have such a knack for all things shiny! I'm starting to think I don't look in the right shops for things like this, my charity shops are filled with old Topshop jewellery, bronzed and tarnished...

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  32. Fantastic haul, I particularly love the floral enamel one.

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  33. Fantastic pieces! I never have much luck getting jewellery from charity shops!

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  34. Those are fantastic jewellery finds, Vix, I'm so envious! You have such an amazing eye!

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  35. They are all so gorgeous..love the ceramic one..

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  36. Dear Vix, what great finds! I'm thinking about my holiday wardrobe. I want sunddresses, kaftans and big jewellery! xx

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  37. Hi just found your blog, its ace! What a great haul I always find jewellery the hardest thing to find and usually have to go for ebay US, love all your pieces and their prices!!

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