I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A COLLECTOR OF OLD THINGS . VINTAGE ACCESSORIES AND PURSES ARE MY WEAKNESS.
When I was a little girl, I remember wearing my Grandma's dresses and pointy gold pumps. Back then, I just called them "high heels". Now as I blog about the outfits I wear, my accessories are getting lost in the process.
Since I am the woman who drives with her knees while eating a taco and applying lipstick and mascara all at the same time, I am vowing to slow down and get more detail shots!
Here are a few of my favorite accessories :
A vintage Cameo given to me by my Husband while on a trip to a huge Antique Mall during Valentine's day a few years ago. I always keep the pieces looking as worn as when they were bought. Sometimes a little flaw can send my thoughts to a place where I wonder about who it was given to first ? Was it passed down to her daughter, or did a little old lady hold onto it as a memento of her true love ?
A brooch given to me by my brother-in-law during Christmas. The box was cool too !
Probably my favorite brooch. Bought at an Antique Mall several years ago.
It's missing 2 stones, but that's O.K.
A rare black cameo locket given to me by my Dad #2. He is so thoughtful at gift giving and remembers what everyone likes and his gifts come straight from the heart.
A purse thrifted from Goodwill over 10 yrs. ago, before the "secret" of thrift stores became mainstream!
( I Love this Fabric !)
A vintage powder with a mirror.
The original powder and puff are still in there.
A green Cameo pendant . I think I thrifted this one, or my Dad-in-law got it for me.
A tiny rhinestone pin from an Antique Mall in Cincinnati.
This cameo is a 1928. I also collected this brand and have alot of pieces my husband has bought me.
I thrifted this pin recently. It isn't vintage ( I don't think ), but I like the dancing couple on it.
A cameo ring, also a gift,
My Grandma's clip-on earrings.
A vintage cigarette case.
The cigarettes went beneath the mirror , a lipstick beneath, and two other compartments for Who Knows?
A single clip earring I use as a pin or hair piece.
I don't remember where I found this little gem.
My Diary from when I was Sixteen !
The lock is long broken and the Key is missing.
I have always loved to write, draw, and take photographs. I used to love to catch my family members on the toilet ! I still have many of those old polaroids ! My love for journaling keeps going up to this day! Each night I like to write down the things I am grateful for, or draw ideas for a new outfit idea. I love to make vacation journals with my little sketches of what I see around me. It's fun to look back at them. So many inspirations are kept in my journals and a ton of fashion photos clipped inside with paper clips.
Do you keep your memories tucked away in a journal ? If I didn't, so many things would get lost over time.
I keep them within grabbing distance (in case my house catches fire !) Maybe that's a bit extreme, but what can I say, I'm a Gemini !
I have many more fun vintage accessories .