Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vintage Money Clip Bracelet

I bought this vintage money clip at an estate sale with no intention of using it for that purpose.  Instead, I saw it as a unique bracelet. It is made of sterling silver with a a two-toned mother of pearl portrait with three faces.  A sterling silver frame is embellished with tiny crystal stones.  I reshaped the clip, creating a loop on both sides. Then, I attached a dark-brown leather strand at each end that wrap around the wrist eleven times, and connect with a magnetic clasp. This Vintage Money Clip Bracelet is a one of a kind piece for sale online at Vintage Rehab's shop

Family Tree

Every time I go to my grandparents house I pull out the boxes of old family photos.   It is fascinating to see what my relatives looked like, discover where they came from, and learn more about them.  I was especially excited to find this old picture of my great grandmother, Sarah and two of her sisters, Ethel and Bess. 

Sarah is my great grandmother from my mother's side, who I am named after.  In the photo she is wearing a locket necklace that reminds me of some of the vintage lockets that I have found. It would be so special to have this family heirloom, but maybe if I am lucky enough I will find it in an antique store someday.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Old Found Treasures

My friend Jenna loves her collection of vintage costume jewelry, but seldom wears any of these pieces due to their extreme gaudiness. While flipping through her recent copy of W Magazine, she was inspired by a photo shoot of a woman with a bunch of Mardi Gras beads draped around her neck to design this necklace. It was created using seven charm bracelets and six pairs of clip on earrings.

Jenna says, "I never throw anything away. There is always a use for stuff even if you aren't using for it's original intention. I love redecorating my house with new found treasures and it always crosses over into my wardrobe."

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Letter From Miles

Today, I received an email from a customer that I want to share.  I love getting notes like this.  Thank you for the kind note, Miles.  I can't believe I missed that photo.

Hi Stacey,
    I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you that my girlfriend (and myself and everyone else) loves the locket. It''s perfect and just what I hoped it would be. Interesting though, when I was opening it up to put pictures in out popped a really faded and old picture of a baby...it was quite spooky...I assume you must have missed it or did you know it was there?  Either way we have decided to treat it as a good luck sign and assume it was a happy baby...as opposed to this being the beginning of a horror film:) Anyway, thought you might find that interesting.  
Thank you again,