Tuesday, November 27, 2012

my grandma's jewels

photos: my own

When I was home last weekend I had the chance to collect a bunch of jewelry from both of my grandmas. This is the epitome of vintage, of course, some of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen. I grabbed a punch of brooches (pins) because I feel like I can accessorize them with blazers, blouses, purses... there's so much to do with them! How cool is the one with the woman and her long hair? I have the perfect Elizabeth & James blazer for that one :) Another favorite of mine is the shoe clips... I can simply clip them on to any pair of shoes for some extra bling. The earrings with the palm trees on them have an Abalone shell on them, which is now illegal to sell in the US.

Just imagining where these pieces have gone and the story each holds is pretty crazy huh?