Thursday, June 28, 2012

Down A Vintage Path

Hello hello! I gave myself an hour today to wander around a local antiques "mall". I went in specifically for vintage clear glass bead necklaces that I could take apart and reuse in a new vintage jewelry line. When I told my husband I was giving myself an hour, he laughed.

I also said I could focus on vintage glass beads and ONLY vintage glass beads, therefore allowing me to make it through in an hour. He said "Uh huh". I chose to ignore that he was humoring me.

An hour and a half later I walked out with this:

(Hey, at least I found the clear beads!)

I'm a sucker for crochet, tatting, lace. The large piece in the back is a collar. It's beautiful and was *only* $3.50. Can you believe it? The vintage photos are great for altered pieces. Look at that lineup - there's something odd about those children... and plenty of room for hats!

The necklace is exactly what I need and the glass spacers are an added bonus. Once I pull it apart I can get that gunk cleaned up in the tumbler.

All in all, a good little shopping trip in the middle of an otherwise uneventful day. I hope you found unexpected pleasure in your day, too.



CuddlyBunny said...

Ouuu! Fun! And I'm impressed with the 90 minute antique mall trip, regardless of your original intention!

Venus Blues Hideaway said...

What a lovely blog. I too, also love antique malls and shops. I can spend hours "just looking". the last time that I went I found a pair of old childrens cowboy boots. I didn't need them for anything, and really had no plans for them--I just loved them. I joined your blog so I can pop in often. Hope to get to know you better.