Sunday, September 27, 2009

Vintage Treasures Found in Ziplock Bags

This is the last edition of Rhoda's Today's Thrifty Treasures until the Spring. I will miss seeing everyone's weekly FINDS and look forward to posting more next Spring. Be sure to stop over at Rhoda's Southern Hospitality Blog to see more!
Last Friday I found 3 garage sales to visit and only bought a few items at one, spending a total of $12. $8.75 of that was for 7 ziplock bags of assorted jewelry. I didn't open any of the bags at the sale, but saw "glimmers of hope" amongst the contents of a few of the bags. When I got home, straight to the table I went and opened every bag.
After tossing out some really cheap plastic beads and such, I ended up with this mound of goodies:


I took away the wooden beads and look at all the assorted pieces, some with real "GLIMMER and SHINE":


Surprises were in store! There were 2 Rhinestone brooches each marked WEISS on the back!!! YIPPEE!!!




These exquisite golden topaz clip on earrings were also mark WEISS!!! Double YIPPEE!!!


Another pair of cute little clip-ons had the marking TRIFARI, with the little CROWN--WOWWEE!!!


And FINALLY: This last pair of Rhinestone Clip-on Earrings--a few of their stones do exhibit a bit of yellowing maybe due to the glue, but they will still look great on display in my curio cabinet. They were marked EISENBERG ICE!!! TRIPLE YIPPEE!!!



So I will miss Rhoda's weekly event over the next few months, but please dear visitors, drop in now and then to see what I have been doing.
I'd love to read your thoughts on my ziplock bag discoveries, so please leave a comment if you feel so inclined.
See you next Spring, Today's Thrifty Treasures!

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21 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow! You did good! One necklace looks like it is made from carved black walnut shells. I was tempted to go to an estate sale this weekend, but stayed strong. :) I really need to work on my jewelry again.

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Wow!! You did Great! It's all so Beautiful!! Fantastic find!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

You got some great sparkles there! Linda

Melanie Elissa said...

WOW!! You found some really cute pins and earrings!! I love them all!! Thanks for sharing!!

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Gorgeous pieces, even without the signatures!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Suzanne, you get the prize for the most costume jewelry in one stop ever. Thanks for faithfully joining the party this year. I am sure we will all have plenty to do to keep us busy until next spring. A little break will be fun.:)

Kammy said...

Hi Suzanne !!
You made the jackpot - I would have loved to be a fly on the wall and watch you squeel with delight of your new found treasures !
Wonderful !
Kammy

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Suzanne-
WOW what a great score on the jewelry! What are you going to do with all of it? Do you use them in crafts? wear them? display them? I love to wear old costume jewelry and have several pieces.
Toni

The Stylish House said...

Hi Suzanne,
You found a treasure trove of pretty sparkling goodies! There is definitely lots of potential here for fun projects.
Cathy

Embellished Bayou said...

Oh, you lucky girl! I just love vintage jewelry and you got yourself a treasure chest there, and for a steal!

Grits414 said...

WOW....great finds! I am with you that I will miss the thrifty finds weeks!

Carrie said...

Beautiful! I love costume jewelry. My husband's grandmother left huge bags of it for me. Such a treasure hunt!

Dresser Girl said...

WOW!! What fun stuff!!

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

Wow, those are really neat finds ... what treasures! I will be sure to sign up for your newsletter as Mimi tells me she wants one of your collars for her birthday!

Wendy said...

you hit the jewelry jackpot!

gina @ The Tickle Pink Thrift said...

Beautiful FIND! My sister just made a really neat bracelet out of vintage earrings that was adorable! Looks like you found some good stuff!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You definitely scored. I love bling!!!

Ellen said...

YippeeSkip!! Wonderful sparklies, you have a great eye for searching out goodies.

Audra said...

What a fabulous find! I am green with envy, all those lovely rhinestone pieces mixed in with plastic beads. Way to score!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

WOW! Those were great finds! I know at sales and on ebay they go for high prices. Especially on ebay

GREAT finds

Marla said...

wow, love the bling bling! Cool finds. marla