Sunday, January 18, 2009
No matter what you wear, a piece of Vintage or Vintage like jewelry can really enhance your outfit and lend an "air" of femininity.
My love affair with antiques and vintage pieces started years ago as a young child. I had three Godparents. Two Aunts and and Uncle who never married. They all lived on a 100 acre farm. My parents were very good friends with them all and always took myself and my brothers for visits. Their farmhouse was full of antiques. From the beautiful place settings at every meal (each of the placesettings was different). My two Aunts collected china and glassware. They had several curio cabinets just full of both. From salt cellers to wine glasses, china to silverware, what a treat for the eyes to behold. They were great hosts. My aunts were always very good to me as they had no children of their own. I stayed over quite a few times. When they passed away, I inherited some of those items. I treasure them to this day. Henceforth, my passion with antique and vintage was born!
Today I am shopping for grossgrain ribbons, flowers, buttons and items to enhance my Vintage like jewelry. Cannot wait to start a new project with some of my finds. The possibilities are endless and really opens up lots of creativity. Above is an example of one of my creations that is for sale on Artfire at http://www.gardengatedesigns.artfire.com/. It is a three D resin butterfly cabachon that I have simply enhanced with a Czech irredescent glass flower and freshwater pearl. Simply strung on Antiqued Silver Chain it is just beautiful. The detail of the butterfly and flowers in the cabachon is unbelievably gorgeous.
You owe it to yourself to try Vintage Like jewelry to accessories your outfits with. I am just betting you will enjoy it as much as I do.