Friday, November 28, 2008

Vintage Inspiration!

Scouring through Flea Markets, Digging my way through old junk shops,Finding bargoons at my favorite antique shops, These are a few of my favorite things...
I've really had a hard time lately with finding inspiration for the Holidays, I dont know if its cause' I'm at the ol' day job way too much or the days are so damn short I wake up to dark and come home at night, or maybe a little of both. BUT I have found some light by way of Sparkley,Shiny, Old Vintage Rhinestones, and Buttons!!
Oh how I do love the hunt for something wheather it be in one of my favorite shoppes, or even on ebay, I cant seem to find enough of these long forgotten little pieces of treasure!! I really should have better photos, of these and maybe I will, I'm taking a trip to the Antique Barn on Sunday with my Sisters, so I hope to get pics there as well, If they let me...
For about 10 years now I've had a collection of old antique bottles, I've always liked them, I pick them up here and there with the thought of altering them, or even one summer I filled them with homemade bubble potion and made hand made bubble wands! Those were cool, But I always wanted to make angels out of them and fill them with pretty treasures, and low and behold Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine Beat me to it with Snowmen!! But thats ok, Mine are much prettier!
I dont have them done, BUT the collection of treasures has been collected, the vintage pom pom fringe and chenille bumps has been dug out, and I even have some really pretty wings to put on them.... Here are some of the jewelry finds I have...

These Buttons are just Beautiful!! And truly Antique, I found the same ones goin on ebay for WAY more than I paid for them!! The 2 on the left hand side are really pretty snowflake clip earrings!! LOVE THEM!!!

Earrings like my Mom and Mayma used to wear when I was little and I used to watch my Mother get ready to go out! I remember liking the smell of her perfume :)

Crown Pin with some missing stones, But I liked it anyway!! I'm sure if I owned a crown, it would have a few stones missing!

Look how pretty these pearl earrings are!! And check out the pretty little loose Rhinestone buttons are I found 6 of those on ebay, They are goin to be hard to part with!
Thanks for looking, and I hope I may have inspired you a little bit, I should have more to post next week one day, Maybe a finished Snow Angel or two!!


Bone*Head*Studios said...

Kat you do have some lovely pieces!!!And those words about your mom dressings up, took me back to my childhood.....I do hope you can show us what you are making !! I have that magazine and love the way they did the bottles
up,I can't wait to see yours!!

Kat said...

Thank You Flora!!
I Love those old bottles and I had a hard time altering some of them, I will post a pic or two of the snowmen I made but in my haste for the Christmas Holiday, I sent out quite a few without taking pictures, I know, what was I thinking???