Like most women, I’ve collected a lot of jewelry over the years. Some good, most costume, all fun. One of the most interesting collections I have is a box of vintage brooches. It represents many hours of wandering antique shops with my friend Irma, my hubby, or alone for some quiet time. At first I was attracted to the colors and sparkle. Anymore, it has to be an interesting shape too.
Recently a new brainwave hit me – I love a beaded bag — why not make my own? Obviously I’ve got the bling. Now to find the right bag to pin it to. Nothing in my closet. No, really. So, it’s more antiquing with Irma! After several days of browsing through shops in Nashville, Franklin and Murphreesboro, here’s what I found.
The velvet is in great shape and it doesn’t even smell funny inside like so many vintage bags! We had shopkeepers watching us, as we sniffed around. But this one was a score at $30. It’s about 8″ long by 4″ high and 4″ deep. Plenty of space for star spangling! Irma found one too but I didn’t get a picture.
I’ve carried this quirky thing to go antiquing and, of course, found a few more pins to add! No blank space, please! Someone asked me if I was making them to sell. Hmm. I’d actually hate to add up what this thing cost me, one pin at a time. Irma, if you’re tuned in, we want to see what you did with yours too!
How do you bling?