Friday, April 18, 2008

Show & Tell Sunday ~ Vintage B*L*I*N*G

I am posting my Vintage Jewelry Show and Tell a bit early, as we have company this weekend. The host this week is Cerri from Little Pink Studio. To see the stunning jewelery photographs from other participants ~ please see Cerri's Blog at "Little Pink Studio" under my links ~ Fabulous Places to Visit .

I have included this antique style cameo as I just adore the floral detail !


I love to display vintage jewelry with vintage textiles, purses, compacts, pin cushions, boudoir pillows and lace hankies. It is even more special when the items have a sentimental value. The crocheted gloves and compacts belonged to my Gramma in the 1930s and the small green jewelry box contains her Wedding and Engagement rings.


The little enamel ring with the pink rose looks sweet resting on this pink pin cushion.


A round lace pillow is a wonderful way to showcase your B*L*I*N*G


I don't have too many vintage brooches right now, but they do look lovely displayed together. Aren't those little keys the cutest!!!


I love rhinestones and opaque stones mixed together for contrast.


This multi-colored opal is not real . . . but it certainly looks genuine.


My favorite vintage jewelry ~ Gramma's wedding rings ~ are stored safely in the original box. Isn't it darling !


The original signed and dated Guarantee is enclosed. My Grampa kept everything :).


My Gramma's crocheted gloves look wonderful with the jewelry box.


Thanks for dropping by! I look forward to seeing your photos !

24 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, Karen...your pieces are so beautiful...it is so nice to have the memories of your Grandma...sometimes I wish I could see my "Nana" again and all of her little treasures.

Hugs,
Nancy

pinkroses said...

Gorgeous things, and so beautifully displayed!

Attic Charm said...

Gorgeous! Love all your photos - so pretty.

bluemuf said...

You have some beautiful pieces. I also love how you displayed them.

Karen

Mya said...

I absolutly love your cameo. Just gorgeous. Collecting is so much fun. I have a pc. from my grandmother as well, and it is so special.
-Mya

She'sSewPretty said...

Your displays are gorgeous!

Alisa said...

everything is so lovely. thank you for sharing.
Alisa

FeeBee Louweez said...

You are so lucky to have vintage pieces from your Grandma, beautiful collection.

The Apron Queen said...

Love your bling bling. I have a soft spot for cameos.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Deb said...

Karen I love the new look of your blog all the colours bend so perfectly. And where have you been hiding all that sparkly beautiful bling gorgeous!!! You have a knack for arranging such wonderful displays it all looks so pretty. Hugs Deborah

Lori said...

Karen, your pictures look so pretty, what lovely back~drops you used:) all of your baubles are so gorgeous, thanks for sharing! i really love how you have so many pretties from your grandma, that is SO sweet!!!

cherished*vintage said...

What a treasure to have your Gramma's ring and the box too! You have all your pretties displayed beautifully.
-Karoline

Cami said...

I'm so glad your grandparents kept everything. Loved the sentimental journey today! Stop by my blog for a vintage hankie/bling giveaway!

Little Pink Studio said...

How wonderful that you have so much familial pieces! Do you ever wear your Grandma's ring?
Thank you for playing along today!
~Cerri xo

Karen said...

Thank you all for visiting my blog!

Thank you Cerri for hosting this week's show and tell. Yes, I do wear my Gramma's wedding band. It fits my right hand ~ ring finger ~ perfectly.

~ Karen

Sarah said...

I love cameos! Your grandmothers jewelry box is a real treasure!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

sherry said...

What wonderful heritage your grandparents have given to you. The ring, the original box and even the paperwork, wow! I love the opaque and rhinestones, and the (not real) opal with rhinestones. They are beautiful

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

What a lovely post, Karen. It all looks beautiful! Love your Grandma's rings in that sweet box!

Kitty

Vintage Tea said...

What wonderful pieces you have and so many nice things from your grandma.

I just love the idea of displaying things on a cushion.

Victoria x

Nancy said...

I know this is off topic...well, our lowly Flames couldn't do it either! I hope some heads will roll...there needs to be a changing of the guard up top...we just have one more team left...it would be nice to see them go all the way...

Thanks for listening to the rant of the day...
Hugs, Nancy

Counting Your Blessings said...

I've never seen a ring box like that! It's so cool!! By the way, you're my new hero... You know how to change the wallpaper on my blog??? I would love to do that sometime. If you don't mind emailing me the 411 (?) My email is countingyourblessings@gmail.com Thank you, thank you!! Blessings... Polly

Karen said...

Hi Nancy ! I know, I was hoping your team would win game 7. My dad is happy though ~ Montreal won their series. I will cheer for them too. ~ Karen

Karen said...

Hi Polly! Thank you so much for the new banner (to be posted later tonight once I add my blog name etc). It will look great!

I emailed you the instructions for changing the wallpaper background on your template. Please let me know if they are clear/helpful. It is just a matter of replacing one code with another. It does look great when the banner and the wallpaper complement each other! Thanks again.

Tomorrow I will do a post on your lovely banners :).

Karen at Ciderantiques

All Bear said...

Such pretties! You have a very artistic eye for display Karen ... beautiful!