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FABULOUS FINDS

Alice Caviness

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. One of my favorite antique shows just a few miles from home had opened their doors. I walked in with the same anticipation I always have of finding a rare and unusual piece of vintage costume …

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The Temptation of Turquoise

Over the past few years, I have steadily added to my collection of turquoise jewelry. My good intentions of being able to be called a saver (like my very disciplined sister) and not a spender go right out the window …

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Hattie Carnegie

It’s not every day that you discover a fabulous find during a pursuit for unique vintage costume jewelry to repurpose. My latest find was exactly that…a pair of brightly colored orange clip earrings from the 1950s, perfect for transforming into …

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Energized by Enamel

Have you ever noticed how bright colors can have an effect on your mood? Perhaps you become a little more cheerful when you see the color yellow. Or maybe you feel rested when gazing at something green in nature. My favorite color …

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A Lasting Legacy for Lisner

The first time I had ever heard of a jewelry company called Lisner, I was on a road trip with my husband, Michael. We had pulled over in Hico, Texas to stretch our legs and check out an antique shop called Sugar Moon …

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The Craze for Christmas Tree Pins

A few decades back, when I was a little girl growing up in the ’70s, I remember seeing women wearing their sparkly Christmas tree pins to dress up their outfit during the holidays. Being drawn to sparkle even at a …

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The Heyday of the Hatpin

I often find myself braking for antique stores, always anticipating an incredible find just inside their doors. When peering through the many glass cases at all of the beautiful vintage sparkle, I will inevitably see a decorated hatpin or two …

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Whiting & Davis

Three years ago, I received a phone call from a man asking if I could help his soon-to-be 90-year-old mother make her birthday one that would be very memorable, not only for her but also for her guests. I love anything …

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Micro Mosaic Masterpieces

It has been about five years since I first began collecting vintage costume jewelry. I tend to look for unique pieces with lots of color. Lately, I have been drawn to those that look like mini-mosaics: I actually own quite …

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Hobé…a Hollywood Hit

Last weekend, I hopped in the car and sped off to one of my favorite antique shows that I look forward to attending twice a year here in Dallas. Antique dealers from all over the country come to set up …

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The Beloved Book Chain Necklace

I have been wearing necklaces since I was a little girl. When I was in elementary school, I remember going to the state fair – a fun, annual family tradition. If my sister and I did not end up winning …

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A Fascination with Florenza

The other day, I was looking through my personal collection of repurposed vintage rings to try to find one that perfectly matched the outfit I was wearing. I love to accessorize with a little bit of vintage when I get dressed …

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The Meaning Behind the West Germany Stamp

I recently came across a beautiful pair of turquoise-colored vintage clip earrings which had been stamped W. GERMANY. They were the perfect size for repurposing into rings so they were quickly added to my collection of vintage costume jewelry. It …

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The Look of Japanned

A few years ago, I bought a pair of stunning clip earrings made with sparkly rhinestones, white milk glass, and black metal from an antique dealer. I always like to find out all I can about the vintage costume jewelry I …

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Trail Blazing Trifari

Not long ago, I received disheartening news from one of my favorite vintage shops. They were closing their doors within just a few days. The good news, however, was they were having a big sale on all of the merchandise that was …

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