Friday, October 9, 2009


Welcome to my Friday Fun Day. By the time you read this, I will probably be on a treasure hunt at our neighborhood's annual fall yard sale. I hope it doesn't rain. But it will be going on Saturday too, so someway I will be out there.
I have been a little under the weather with a sinus/ear infection, but went to the doctor, got some meds and I will soon be back to my usual speed. Not much can hold me down!! Thank you for the well wishes you sent. You dear friends are always so sweet and thoughtful.

Now, on to some fun. I have a large collection of vintage jewels to share today. Most of this collection from the 40's,50's and 60's, belonged to my mother and a few pieces were my grandmother's. I have wanted to share some of these special pieces for some time now, so I hope you enjoy these vintage treasures.

This first brooch is full of shiny wonderful bling and I remember my mother wearing it on a dress coat. I knew I got my "love of bling" from somewhere.

I adore this leaf pin and earring set. I have worn the leaf pin on a lapel and just love it. The earrings could be used as shoe jewels.

Love this one, green gem flower with earring set~

Or a cirle pin and earrings set~

Star Pin from the 50's

Flower Pin with sweet bling!

This heart pin is also one of my favorites and I actually purchased it from a college professor I had when I studied "Antiques and Collectibles." She had many to sell the students and I loved this one, being so fond of hearts. She sold it to me for only 3 dollars. Can you believe that? It is gorgeous in person. I usually wear it on a winter coat around the holidays.

This next group of earrings are large statement type ear jewels that clip on. These could be clipped to shoes, boots, or home decor. I love to use pins also on pillows and have done so throughout my home.

Here is a pair of gorgeous pink button earrings that I added to a pair of vintage shoes. I found these shoes on etsy. They were white, I painted them pink and added the button earrings to embellish. I do not wear these, I purchased them to decorate my shabby rose guestroom below a lace dress. Aren't they beautiful? They are about a size 2. I think they might fit our sweet friend Amy, from Bunny Rose Cottage. She has tiny little tootsies!!

Lots of 40's bling here in this rhinestone Y necklace. My mother said my dad gave this to her one Christmas Eve, way before I was born. How romantic!!

Gorgeous purples adorn this necklace and earring set.

This vintage necklace was given to me by my mother in law. It belonged to my husband's grandmother from Austria. It is a black onyx stone surrounded by marcasite and silver. In person, it is gorgeous!

Lastly I will show you my vintage ring boxes. I just love these types of boxes and watch for them when I treasure hunt. Hard to find now, and when you do,they are very expensive. These three were owned between my mom and grandma. The middle box with the red velvet center is the most expensive. I saw one on ebay that sold for around 200 dollars. My gosh, I couldn't believe it. I will never part with this piece.

Well I have a few more pieces, but I will save them for another Fun Friday Fashion. I hope you enjoyed viewing these old treasures as much as I did to share them with you. I'll be off to treasure hunt this weekend in hopes of finding something special to redesign and fill the shelves in my shoppes. I will take the weekend off to recoup and get better. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. See you next week for Monday Marvels and Musings.
Blessings always, Celestina Marie


Julie Marie said...

Hello Celestina Marie, what beautiful jewelry! And how priceless that most of it belonged to your mama and grandma... my favorite is the star brooch... yes, I think tiny little Amy could wear those shoes! They look so pretty! Would love to see a photo of them by the lace dress... your vintage ring boxes are lovely, I have two that were my mama's and like you, I would never part with them... I am looking forward to seeing more of your precious jewels... thanks for sharing! Bisous... Julie Marie

Anonymous said...

Oh Celestina, I just love bling too!! I have my Mother & Grandmother's jewelry too. I will have to do a post on them.
Your jewelry is beautiful. I could never pick out my favorite. I had no idea that fancy ring boxes commanded that much!!
Have a Wonderful Day My Dear Friend & have Fun at the Sales!!
p.s. Hope you feel better soon!!

A Southern Rose said...

How pretty! I love old rhinestone jewelry. I have a few pieces that belonged to my great-grandma. I have worn a couple of them before but I was a little nervous that a stone might come loose and fall out. I cherish them. I remember my granny wearing them on her 'Sunday' dresses and her wool coat.

I hope that you have good luck at the sales and have a lot of fun! Glad to hear that you are feeling better.

Lee Laurie

Angela said...

Oh my goodness gracious, I loved them all...I too have a few broches that were passed onto me and also found at yard sales...Will have to share one day..have an awesome time at the yard sale..none for me this weekend, my girlfriend has to go to a funeral tomorrow so we won't be doing our yard sale day together...

Unknown said...

You are a girl after my heart! Bling and treasuring hunting!!!lol Hope you are having FUN..I haven't been able to do as much as I wish I could!

Glad to hear you are on the mend.!...I think I am battling my yearly round of bronchitis, going to Dr on Monday.

I would have to agree with you, my FAV pin is your Heart pin....I love anything with hearts! But what a fun and special collection you have and such wonderful sentiment! AWE!!!

Have a great weekend!

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste, Have a wonderful weekend...I love all your vintage jewels...hope you have fun at the sale and find many more goodies.


Unknown said...

Oh Celeste, I LOVE this post!!! Vintage jewelry is one of my very favorite things to collect! I love that first piece you have shown so much! Rhinestones are my favorite! I love those pink shoes too :)
I hope you find some wonderful things at the yard sale! I am sure you will :) Hope you are feeling better too!
Love ya,

BrushedByAnAngel said...

I love all things vintage especially those glitzy pins. I have a small collection and of course I have a few Zhostova painted pins also. The ring box is beautiful, they just don't do things like they use to. Before I retired I wore a jacket every day to work and I could change my pins on it every day and never wear the same one twice in a year. I counted more than 300 at one time. So, unless it is really special I don't purchase them anymore.

I hope to make a few of the yard sales in our area this weekend. I have a small booth in an antique shop I hope to fill. Hope to see what you find posted here.

Hope you get to feeling better - I hate having sinus infections, makes you feel so bad. Take care,

Anonymous said...

Ooo! Makes me miss my mom! Hope you find some wonderful things treasure hunting! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I hope you continue to feel better! Your post today is just lovely! I have a small collection of brooches and treasure them. I've enjoyed seeing yours! Have a nice weekend!

Ginny said...

Ohhhh Celestina, I have a brooch almost exactly like the first rhinestone one. I do wear it on my coat! I love vintage jewelry...well...since I AM vintage most of my jewels are too!!LOL! Actually, I usually only wear my wedding band, and a gold chain and cross. Somewhere along the way, I felt jewelry looked dumb on me. So now I just limit what I wear. But I do love to look at it, and decorate it as well.

Betzie said...

Love all your jewels and blings Celeste!
Hope you are feeling better now!
I loved those boxes too, I love dresser boxes and have a few.
My son is loving college, and not too homesick, so I guess that's a good thing.
Been keeping busy here but not a lot of time for blogging or my etsy shop!
Still love to visit you though...take care!

Anonymous said...

I hope you will get well soon! Don't catch more cold when going on the treasure hunt!! Your jewelry is wonderful and I especially love the shoes. Really fashionable and elegant! Enjoy the weekend!
Ingeborg :-))

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste,
These are lovely Vintage pieces. I love each one. Hope you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Sweet Friend, I've enjoyed my visit with you! Your bling and baubles are just classic! They'll never go out of style. My favorite pin is the little lavender and green leaf spray. The shoes are totally precious and I can see why you didn't pass them up! Will they find their way into one of your paintings too?
Hugs! Diane

Chany said...

Que lindo Cele, me voy a anotar para compartir estos día de viernes tan divertidos, pero tendré que agregar una columna extra poorque no concuerda con los recilados plásticos jajaja, no?

Pero también tengo algunas cosas muy lindas heredadas, un abrazo fuerte, y sánate pronto, sabes que te amamos y te pensamos con el corazón, yo pediré por ti, con cariño Chany.-

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Celeste, thank you so much for telling me about this post! Gorgeous collection! It's been awhile since visiting fav blogs. Business is okay. I'm branching out into flea markets, too, so that's keeping me too busy. I have one this weekend so this week is crazy. I'm sure you know what I mean! Thanks so much for stopping by and reminding me to say hello!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..