Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Few Of My Vintage Favs

As you probably figured, I have a bit of an obsession with unique 
and vintage jewelry.  In particular, I have always had a fascination 
with costume jewelry.  The bigger, the bolder, the brighter, shinier 
and blingier, you got it... the better.  I love me some glitz and glam.  
Most of my favorite pieces that I own today were from either my 
Grandmother's or Great-Grandmother's collection, and I thought
it would be fun to share some of these with you today.

I love this little Fan necklace. As a child visiting my Grandmother, I would
always play with the dangly pieces, running each of the strands through
my fingers.  It is embedded in my memory through the sense of touch!

This bracelet is the single most worn piece I own.  It is so banged
up, scratched and bruised, but I wear it still all the time.  I've thought
about at least replacing the little pearls in all the corners
of each peace, but I embrace its imperfections.

A few broaches and pins.
How fun is the little lady with her Medusa type hair?  
The gold leaf pin with turquoise and crystal rhinestones gets a lot of wear.

A few of the rings...  The turquoise flower ring was actually a gift, given
to me by the daughter of my "adopted Grandmother".  This ring means 
so much to me, and is probably my favorite in the collection.

The gold bracelet bears charms representing countries traveled to by my
Grandparents.  I hope one day I will be able to travel like this, but in the
meantime, I day dream of the fabulous stories each charm tells.

It's so fun to wear things that have history and tell a story.
Do you have pieces of similar value and meaning that you love to wear?  
If so, I'd love to see them and hear your story!  
Please send pictures to me at: thequeencitystyle@yahoo.com
Thank you so much for reading!

For the love of accessorizing in great style.  Always, Whitley

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