Vintage Family Jewels


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It feels a bit strange to sit down and write a #thriftscorethursday post! We’ve taken the last 2 weeks off to enjoy The Holidays and it was so nice to decompress and focus on other things. But I’ve missed chatting thrifty finds so I’m excited to jump back into the swing of things and share what a recent score of mine as well as loads of great thrifting inspiration from the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram. Yay!

First I’ll get my find out of the way since I’ve already sortof spilled the beans on it anyways.

wpid-2016-01-06-06.39.26-1.jpg.jpegA few weeks back my grandmother gave my mom a large jewelry box full of vintage jewels from my grandma’s husband’s mom. They’re getting to be pretty old and maintain 3 properties so they’ve slowly been passing along duplicate items or things they just don’t need hanging around anymore.

My mom knows I just live for this stuff so when I came over for a visit, she told me to take first grabs on anything I liked. There were tons of things to pick through, and my OCD-like self had to sort and bag everything, but I also found a lot of stuff that I wanted to keep.

There’s the necklaces that I think suit my style and look perfectly. And the necklace charms only need the right chain to be chic. And the watch my dad had snuck off and gave to me later. I love it! It doesn’t photograph well since it needs some repairs- one day though!

And then there’s the lot of brooches I scored. Many have matching earring, too! I have a fun idea for these in the
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I didn’t want to take anything that was broken because I’m notorious for holding onto broken things for far too long. I just end up tossing it years later.

But there were a couple pieces with really interesting detail. I just couldn’t pass them up and risk them getting tossed aside.

Pretty cool, right? It’s the second time I’ve inherited jewels from a deceased family member and it’s still such a special moment.

If I can find a fashionable way to share styled pics with them, I’ll post them to Instagram @adesignerathome

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And now for the heaps of jealousy inducing thrift scores. You may want to skip these if you envy easily 😉

@mariaski63 is an incredible thrifter. Here are 3 she shared while we were out.

@mariaski63 Welcome, new year! I court you! 🏮✨🏯🎎✨🏮 #chinoiserie #chinoiseriestyle #chinese #chineseart #asian #asianart #asiandecor #plate #decor #decorative #decorate #chinesedecor #madeinitaly #wonyltd #wony #rug #textile #thrifted #thriftscore #thriftstorefind #thriftstorescore #thriftscorethursday

@mariaski63 Welcome, new year! I court you! 🏮✨🏯🎎✨🏮 #chinoiserie #chinoiseriestyle #chinese #chineseart #asian #asianart #asiandecor #plate #decor #decorative #decorate #chinesedecor #madeinitaly #wonyltd #wony #rug #textile #thrifted #thriftscore #thriftstorefind #thriftstorescore #thriftscorethursday

@mariaski63 ✖️ marks the spot. #wicker #rattan #vintagerattan #sidetable #footstool #rattansidetable #rattanfootstool #peacocksidetable #peacockfootstool #boho #peacocktable #peacockstool #peacock #bohemian #bohostyle #bohochic #jungalow #jungalowstyle #bungalowfurniture #vintage #vintagefurniture #vintagestyle #thriftscore #thriftfinds #thriftstorefind #thriftstorescore #thriftscorethursday #goodwillhunting #goodwillfinds

@mariaski63 ✖️ marks the spot. #wicker #rattan #vintagerattan #sidetable #footstool #rattansidetable #rattanfootstool #peacocksidetable #peacocktable #peacockstool #peacock #bohemian #bohostyle #bohochic #thriftscore #thriftfinds #thriftstorefind #thriftstorescore #thriftscorethursday #goodwillhunting #goodwillfinds

@mariaski63 Lord of the Rings. The background for these 😍 brass napkin rings I scored at an estate sale, is from a book I also thrifted, "The World We Live In" (Editors of LIFE magazine & Lincoln Barnett, 1955). It is filled with various stunning illustrations & photography. Here's more on this photo..."Uplifted land, a fold of layered rock raised by subterranean pressure, created Sheep Mountain on Wyoming's Bug Horn River. Millions of years ago the once-level sediments of an ancient sea bed were arched up into a massive dome far greater than the present mountain. Assailed by frost, wind and rain, it too was worn away. But its inner spine and a rampart of concentric hogback ridges remain as monuments to the ceaseless conflict between earth-shaping forces." #brass #napkinrings #brassnapkinrings ##vintage #tablesetting #tableware #placesetting #brassaddict #brassforeva #brassisback #brassisbadass #estatesalefinds #thrifter #thrifted #thriftstorefind #thriftscore #thriftscorethursday #naturephotography #lifemagazine #theworldwelivein #1955 #sheepmountain #bighornriver #wyoming

@mariaski63 Lord of the Rings. The background for these 😍 brass napkin rings I scored at an estate sale, is from a book I also thrifted, “The World We Live In” (Editors of LIFE magazine & Lincoln Barnett, 1955). It is filled with various stunning illustrations & photography. Here’s more on this photo…”Uplifted land, a fold of layered rock raised by subterranean…

And then there were lots of ornate treasures shares. I’ve recently started an Imari ceramics collection and I think the piece on the very far right may be an Imari piece. The gorgeous details in those glasses and that mirror are everything I want in life right now.

@reposhture Look at this amazing Indian inspired mirror I just picked up at the Red, White, & Blue! Delish! #thriftshop #thriftscorethursday #thriftingfinds #bohodecor #eclectic #indian

@reposhture Look at this amazing Indian inspired mirror I just picked up at the Red, White, & Blue! Delish! #thriftshop #thriftscorethursday #thriftingfinds #bohodecor #eclectic #indian

@urvintagegirl It's almost a crime that I got these for $1.00 ea .. Some folks just don't know what they have. So I just handed her $5 and walked away with them. My win and it completes my set #barcartstyling #culverglasses #urthriftygirlfinds #barcartaccessories #mycollection #finditstyleit #madmenstyle #glamglasses #hollywoodregency #midcenturymodern #thriftscorethursday #thriftfinds #fleamarket #chestersc #glassware #barglasses #rockglasses #thriftingdiva

@urvintagegirl It’s almost a crime that I got these for $1.00 ea .. Some folks just don’t know what they have. So I just handed her $5 and walked away with them. My win and it completes my set #barcartstyling #culverglasses #urthriftygirlfinds #barcartaccessories #mycollection #finditstyleit  

@vwbuggythrifter Rain keeps the thrifters away ... but not this girl. Rainy winter nights are perfect for having the whole store to yourself. Picked some ginger jars for $5.99 and $3.49 both made in Japan. Funny story my mom collected Chinoiserie as a kid as I thought it was hideous and HATED dusting it all. In fact mom still has some pieces in her garage...which I need to raid soon. And here I am 20 years later buying it all up in thrifts. #becomingmymother #scarystory #thriftscorethursday #salvationarmyfinds #thiftedhomedecor #chinoiserie #gingerjars

@vwbuggythrifter Rain keeps the thrifters away … but not this girl. Rainy winter nights are perfect for having the whole store to yourself. Picked some…

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Comments

  1. says

    those are AMAZING! i had a bunch of my grandmother’s costume jewelry and i cringe because i donated it all to a church sale… way back when i was in middle or high school and had outgrown playing with it and didn’t think i would ever want it again. UGH.

  2. Maria Emilia says

    Uau! I am so jealous of your jewelry! They are real treasures! I liked specially the gold brooch with coloured stones. And the bracelets are fantastic! Indonesian and japanese, perhaps? Once I saw a necklace made of old big 50’s earrings. It was beautiful.

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      The gold brooch with colored stones are one of my favorite pieces! So perfectly my style. I bet that necklace was cool to see. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like that.

  3. says

    Such beautiful pieces! And thanks for reminding me about #thriftscorethursday – I used to use it and it has fallen off my radar! I’m not shopping right now, but will definitely be joining in on the fun come February.

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      Awesome! I know I’m going to be jealous of what you find. You have such a great eye!

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      Girl, I know! I have a love hate with checking out what other people score!

  4. says

    You’ve got some gorgeous vintage pieces. .you’re one lucky lady! The yellow enamel is completely darling . Thanks for featuring my thrift score. .I was truly happy when I Snagged them

    • corinna.ah@gmail.com says

      Thank you Jamala! I appreciate the tag so we can all appreciate your thrifted goodies!

  5. says

    I love vintage jewelry! You picked some great pieces!
    Have you seen the Pinterest “craft” where you make a Christmas tree out of vintage brooches and other jewelry pieces? They’re really pretty, and a great way to display the jewelry. Might be a good use for some of the broken pieces! That could be your excuse for taking those, too!