Saturday, July 20, 2013

Vintage Jewlery Overload & other randomness

 I can't believe my luck!  A friend emailed me and asked if I would be interested in a box of shells and some gold jewelry that her grandma had been collecting from yard sales over the years.  She knows I am a crafter and thought I might be able to use all of it.  I had no idea what she was really offering me until I got there.  I could hardly contain myself when I saw the BOXES of vintage jewelry bits and bobs.  I couldn't wait to get home to look through all of it.
 The stuff on the table is not even a quarter of all of it.  I just picked out some of it and have so much more to go through!
 There were 7 different cameos among earrings, brooches, pins, shoe clips, buttons, strings of pearls, etc.  I took the cameos and a few other pieces to display in this shabby shadow box in my craft room.  I can't wait to start creating with all of these beautiful things!  I am so thankful for friends who know that I will treasure these things and put them to good use!
 Speaking of people who know me, my mom recently snagged some more vintage windows for me.  She was visiting a friend up in the hills over 4th of July weekend and saw that they were going to throw these out.  She told them that if they were just going to take them to the dump, that she would take them for me because I love all things old and I love to use them in my crafts.  There are 3 of the 4 paned windows and 2 of the 3 paned windows.  Thanks for thinking of me mom!
 I have been playing around with all of my mason jars and have them scattered randomly around my patio.  Sandi at Wayside Treasures as well as Julie from Idyll Hours gave me the inspiration for the aqua Ball jar.  And I have to tell you that I dropped it on my tile floor and it didn't break!  AMAZING!  I love finding new ways to use jars in decorating!
 There is a little boy in our area that has been fighting brain cancer for 3 years now.  It is looking like there is nothing else they can do and that this birthday may be his last.  His family wanted to make it the best birthday ever and asked if anyone could help make it that way.  I volunteered to make centerpieces and a banner.  I don't have a picture of the banner, but here are the centerpieces.  All I was told was that he liked hunting, fishing and Black Ops.  I can't wait to hear how the birthday party turned out today.
 And last but not least, I helped my mom deliver a wedding cake today.  The bride was a huge Disney fan so there are tiny little Mickey heads randomly placed all over the cake.  The topper is Sleeping Beauty and she wanted the cake to be Alice in Wonderland inspired.  I think my mom did a pretty good job with that!

24 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! I sure am envious over all of that amazing jewelry! Lucky you! I love the cameos in your shadow box! You will have so much fun playing with your new treasures! Show us more! That is so sad about the little boy, but so sweet of you to make the decorations. You have a big heart, Trisha!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I came just to see the amazing bunch of jewelry you got! It really would be fun to sort through. Love the beautiful cake and my heart goes out to the little boy with cancer, too. I'll keep him in my prayers. Sweet hugs to you my friend!

Debby Ray said...

Wow...what a super deal! Would I have a ball with all of that old jewelry. Have a blast putting it to good use!

Debby

Donna Wilkes said...

Gentle prayers for the boy. Have fun using the jewelry haul.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Forgive me but I am coveting all that vintage jewelry you "inherited"!! It looks gorgeous! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

Denise @ secondtimearoundfinds said...

You have so many lovely pieces of jewelry.
Denise

Debbi said...

uh..yeah....what a treasure! Lucky you, I am jealous!

sew sweet vintage said...

Wonderful they found their way to you!!!! Love the pins behind glass! Pinning:) I posted summer chalk boards to Knick of Time:)

Curtains in My Tree said...

Love the vintage jewelry and how awesome of her to give it
to you
love it when someone gives me a treasure

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, that is quite a collection. I really like the way you put them on the frame.

Lynnie @ Vintage Gal Style said...

Hi Trisha,

WOW did you get some fab goodies from your friend...all those jewels. Have fun creating with them all.

Lynnie

Jeannie and Linda said...

What a generous friend you have, have fun going through your jewelry, that's always fun. Love the frame with the cameos, very nice.
Jeannie and Linda

Ornate Splendor said...

Oooooohhhhh!!! Swooning over the loot you received from your friend! What a great friend to think of you and give you all those lovely pieces. The centerpieces you made for the birthday party are just great! They would also work well for a rehearsal dinner for an outdoorsman groom. How very sweet of you to make this boy's party one to remember. I will pray for Gage and his family. Catherine

LV said...

Lucky you. This is a wonderful vintage gift from your friend. Definitely a lot of keepers in there.

Mona said...

I just found your blog from your link at Be Inspired...newest follower here..hopefully you will visit and follow me..that jewelry is amazing..I love vintage garage sale jewels...Love, Mona

Marianne Jeffrey said...

Wow that was some luck!

EC said...

That's an amazing surprise! You are so lucky! :)

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

How nice! You have some beautiful pieces, I just love cameos! Sweet wedding cake! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
Blessings,
Cindy

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful! The jewelry is so lucky to have found it's home with you where it will be adored and loved. You have a new follower in me!
~Tanya

Jann Olson said...

Wow Trisha, love all of the jewelry! The display you made with the cameos is darling. I heard from a vendor that cameos are a big thing right now. I have a black one that was my sweet mothers. Would like to find more and do something similar for my craft room. Right now I just hung it over a little jar. The windows are great too. So glad your mom rescued them for you. She did a great job on the cake. Looks like lots of work. I love decorating with jars. Your vignette is lovely. It is so hard to see little kids suffer with such terrible things. So glad that you helped to make his day more special. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, wow! How pretty. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House! Pop on in and grab a Sunday Showcase button for your blog. Here is the link to the Showcase. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/07/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_28.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Trisha, I just had to pop over and say hello after seeing your wonderful gift which Kathryn, from the Dedicated House featured.
To be given the treasurers which this lady has collected over a long period of time is such a honour. Her grand daughter knows that you will love them as much as her grandmother did.
It must be a marvellous feeling going through all these beautiful pieces of vintage jewellery.
I love vintage jewellery especially brooches.
Trisha, I have enjoyed my visit and I have become a new follower.
I would like to invite you to visit me at Ivy, Phyllis and Me! where you will be made most welcome.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Debra Oliver said...

Love those wonderful cameos!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Look at all that jewelry! Vintage jewelry is so pretty, and always one of a kind. The cameos are lovely.

~Sheri