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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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May 02, 2006

sharing my love of vintage

vintage bling! a few years ago while visiting New York I was at a flea market somewhere in Pennsylvania. Bitterly cold. An old man was selling some junk jewellery and I bought a few pieces. I love old brooches! these are my collection - oh I have lots more, but ms*sophie has discovered that they look great on her denim jacket. I keep these in a pressed glass sugar bowl, just to take out sometimes, feel them and dream They are not expensive pieces, some are missing stones, others missing a clasp but they were loved - by who? and just where did they wear them to?


Blogger Amy said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! I just love those! *looking green with envy*

7:41 am  
Blogger Kristy said...

I have my Grandmas collection of costume jewellery.It lives in a vintage chocolate box that Grandad adapted.We love to get it out and look at all the pretty stones.Maybe it deserves a post of it's own.

7:46 am  
Blogger Peggy said...

I love vintage jewelry too. I never seem to wear any of it but like you I love looking at it and the granddaughters love trying it on and asking when I will give the "jewels" to them.

8:21 am  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Vintage jewelry is beautiful. Women that wore those pieces had a class about them that will never be repeated.

Love it!

8:34 am  
Blogger Nicole said...

I adore your vintage jewels. I too collect vintage gems and love to admire them as well. Your collection is stunning and I thankyou for sharing... I will have to get out mine now to show you... though it is not as good as yours. big hug xox

2:23 pm  
Blogger Toni said...

I collect them too! So pretty I bet altogether in your bowl.

3:42 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

That is just it....like faith there are many different types of PINS we can put on our jacket, some are sparkly, some are expensive, some are simple and straightforward, each has its own beauty, each adds shine and makes the day look prettier, it is however not the PIN that gives faith! Pins sets us an example, but it is our soul that lives it and shares it in our daily life..You are a Beautiful example Robyn, You let all your pins shine and ask us to let our pins shine...without judgement, without LABEL..you live and let live, you say:
I am a person of prayer, pray with me in whatever belief you have. You don't limit who can pray or how one prays...you simply ask for us to pray for one antoher. Your prayer is a pin I'd wear gladly!!

4:08 pm  
Blogger gena said...

Oh They are lovely! I too have a lot of costume jewellery,I get a lot of it for my shop here in the UK,but often it doesnt even hit the shop,I particularly like 1950s reverse carved brooches,you will have seen them they look like clear lucite with roses or flowers in them,infact they have been carved into the brooch from the reverse.I love the sparkly paste brooches too,I like to pin them to lampshades for a vintage touch!

4:33 pm  
Blogger dolly said...

love it Ms*R

and I'm with what a perfect analogy from Tongue in Cheek ~ very insightful...

7:35 pm  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

They ae gorgeous, and all the more valuable for having history!

8:35 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

That's very beautiful vintage bling bling Robyn and I can see where Mrs. Sophie comes from, I always loved to wear my mum's old jewelery, broches etc. on my jeans jackets too when I had her age and I still have this bling bling love

9:15 pm  
Blogger Mindy said...

Oh my...those are gorgeous! Reminds me of my Mema's jewelery...love it all!

7:15 am  

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