Category Archives: A Bit of Bling

Why I Don’t Buy Jewelry Jars

First, let me say I love the idea of thrift store jewelry jars. All the sparkly baubles appeals to my girly sensibilities. (For the uninitiated, jewelry jars (or bags) are jewelry odds and ends that are lumped together for sale. The containers are sealed and you can’t open them up prior to purchasing.) I enjoy…

Jewelry Serendipity

I love buying and selling jewelry, but have never bought any at my neighborhood Goodwill thrift store. Most of their jewelry donations are new stuff and I’m a vintage gal, plus it’s all tucked away in a locked cabinet in individual little bags. You have to flag down a salesclerk to unlock the case and…

Raiding My Jewelry Box

Was all set to go to an estate sale on Friday, but it was chilly and rainy so I talked myself into going today on the second day of the sale when I’ll be able to negotiate prices and it won’t be raining! (Good plan.) And I decided to spend Friday listing items in my store…a tedious but…

Guest Blogger Kristie: On Vintage Pins

Guest blogger (and my former college freshman roommate!) Kristie is a passionate singer and music teacher who adores her family, enjoys good food and collects vintage pins. When my college professor said I needed to observe a tree of my choice for six hours, I thought he was crazy! At first time dragged on, but…

Different Kinds of Vintage Stuff

I hope you’ll enjoy reading this first part. It’s a rather personal, but different story of something vintage…me! In October I joined an exercise program. I knew I needed to do something because I was too sedentary. Too many hours behind a laptop or curled up with a book. Not good. But exercising is NOT natural to…

Don’t Be Seduced by Cheap Jewelry

I love getting a good deal on stuff, but low prices don’t always mean good deals. In fact super low prices should come with a tag, “Buyer Beware.” That’s certainly true when it comes to the jewelry found in many popular chain stores favored by girls and young women. Because I am passionate about wearing…

A Shoebox Full of Jewelry…What Will I Find??

Occasionally I buy directly from individuals who want to downsize and don’t want the hassle of trying to sell things themselves. These opportunities don’t happen a lot, but when they do, I break into a happy dance. It’s a fun, relaxed way to buy goodies for my store. (The only downside is when someone thinks their…