Sunday, April 20, 2008

Sunday Show & Tell - Bling

Today's show and tell hosted by Cerri (Little Pink Studio) is all about bling!
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I love vintage costume jewelry - always have. My Mom had a gift box filled with jewelry that I loved get into and play with when I was very little. My favorite thing was to pick off all the fancy stones! Now, I (and my mom) cringe at the thought of what I did, and all the beautiful pieces I ruined. ugh!
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Shoe jewelry - I just love the art deco style of this clip.
This pair of earrings is probably my most favorite because they belonged to my Grandma. I loved to wear them with a floral dress I had in the late eighties that they matched perfectly.
I bought this rhinestone necklace and earring set at an antique store when I was about twelve years old. I even wore the necklace to school when I was in Jr. High. That was way back then, when Madonna burst onto the scene and was wearing all kinds of rhinestone jewelry. Gosh, I was so hip. hehehe
Love this thin style jewelry box lined with pink velvet. It's from my Grandma too!
The majority of my sparkly jewelry is single earrings. One thing I do, is repurpose the pieces into new pins or buttons for handbags.
I adore pink anything, and this pin is no exception. I snagged it out of my Mom's jewelry box. And look, no missing stones! Thankfully my little fingers missed this one...
More sparkle!
Oh, and I couldn't resist sharing some of my rhinestone clocks too.
Thanks Cerri for hosting today! Please be sure to stop by Little Pink Studio for the link list of all the other participants!
I'm off to get my shades on. I need to protect my eyes from all the bling I'm about to see!
Have fun!

41 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh what a wonderful collection of jewellery.
So much pretty 'bling'
Alison

sherry said...

I loved the bling, but I also loved the little pink jewelry box that they are organized in. Love the clocks, they are great! Thanks for letting me get a peek at your bling! Have a blessed day.

Counting Your Blessings said...

Those clocks are amazing!! I have a similar jewelry box but I like that yours is the thin style. Blessings...POlly

tiffany said...

Hi Karoline! I love all your bling! I just noticed we are neighbors, I live near seattle too!
xo, tiffany

bluemuf said...

You have a beautiful collection, with some very special pieces.

Karen

BailiwickDesigns said...

You have a wonderful and sparkly collection! ::Jill

Mya said...

Beautiful collection. I love pink. The little clocks are wonderful. I just love them! Thank you for sharing.
-Mya

Rose Garden Romantic said...

What a gorgeous jewelry collection!! I love your clocks, too!!
Michelle

Alisa said...

Great collection! And the clocks are so awesome!
Alisa

She'sSewPretty said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love grandma's jewelry box too!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Gorgeous!!
i just knew you would have fab stuff today!
oxoxoxo,jessi

Linnet's Nest said...

Beautiful! Such bling. :)

Little Pink Studio said...

You have a stunning collection! I love the pearl earrings that were your Grandma's, and the pink jewelry box too!
Thanks for playing along!
~Cerri xo

LiLi M. said...

What a gorgeous collection again!
I should have read your post about 3 weeks ago.
I had these rhinestone clasps, two of a kind, what on earth should I do with two? These weren't earrings...So I gave away one -as I know now- shoeclasp. Thanks for teaching me, it may come on handy in the future!

FeeBee Louweez said...

Those clocks are amazing! What a collection.

ceekay said...

I so love bling...always have. I love all the jewelry, but those clocks are what caught my eye! Thank you for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous collection! Love all your bling bling! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

The Apron Queen said...

What gorgeous bling bling. Love the clocks.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

Cami said...

I think I love the clocks most of all. I didn't even think to photograph mine. Nor my frames either. And you weren't the only Madonna adorned girlie... I've been shopping Goodwill for darn near 3 decades. :SIGH:

Lori said...

Karoline, your jewels are so gorgeous:) love the clocks, they are really pretty and unique...and your jewelry box is so stunning, filled to the brim with all of your pretties!!!

Karen said...

Lovely displays! What a wonderful jewelry box of treasures you have! I bet your little ones want to wear mommy's jewelry a lot :). A stunning collection. Thank you for sharing.

Karen at Ciderantiques

Our Back Porch said...

Wow!!
Your jewels are just spectacular. Love the clocks and the bling filled jewelry box! YuM!

Hugs and Blessings,
Rebecca

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

WOW what a collection! My favorite is the clocks!! LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE those clocks!! What could be better than a ticking rhinestone clock? I dunno?! heehee Thanks so much for sharing and also for paying me a visit! I'm having a blast! Lea

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

ooooh, the clocks are so blingingly beautiful!

Carla said...

Love your sparkles and the stories that go with them!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I really loved the bling! The clocks are incredible. You have an amazing collection. I shall return as your blog is fab!

m i c h e l l e said...

I just have to tell you that not only is your collection completely YUMMY but also, so cool to have something (that's completely cool!) that you bought when you were 12. I just love that.

I just adore those rhinestone clocks too!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Babsarella said...

WOWZA! You got some serious bling goin on!!! I love all your cool pieces, and the clocks are FANTASTIC!!! That jewelry box is the greatest too...what a treasure!

Beth Leintz said...

Those clocks are great! You really have a pretty collection and display it so prettily- I love that deco shoe clip, too- or anything deco!

Sarah said...

oh! You have a fun collection. Love your grandmothers pearl earrings. I'm crazy for anything that was someone's grandmother's!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

A Hint of Home said...

Such pretty jewelry. Thanks,you gave some good suggestions on different ways to use it. I enjoyed your blog.

Jen Glover said...

Oh what beautiful treasures! You always have the best show and tell! *smile*

Counting Your Blessings said...

I had to stop back. I've been thinking about how you used to pick the pieces apart... They weren't ruined - they were practice! =) Blessings... Polly

Attic Charm said...

What a beautiful collection and photos! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous collection :)

Linda said...

Oh, such pretty pictures and wonderful treasures....I loved seeing all yor pretties especially your granma's earrings.
Loved all your wonderful clocks too....I'm on the hunt for one with pink stones. Hugs, Linda

Needled Mom said...

What a fabulous collection of special jewels. They do look so pretty individually but also in the jewelry box.

Maison Douce said...

Wow, what an amazing collection!! I especially love the rhinestone clocks... Take care!
Isabel

LW said...

Oh my how wonderful...
I really love the clocks....


Louise

Couture de Papier said...

OOO!Loovethe bling and your blog!! Your banner is gorgeous!Wow I love making recycled vintage jewelry!!

Feathering My Nest said...

I love your collection. Those are just so much fun to wear.

Kathi

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful! My heart was beating FAST as I looked at all your vintage bling! I missed the bling show and tell, so I am now going through all the links and LOVING IT! By coincidence I posted my fav vintage jewel pieces and a short tutorial on Weiss jewelry. I happened upon the bling post because someone commented on my blog and clued me in! Stop by to see my fav pieces! I plan to post more later in a series of tutorials!