Monday, August 27, 2007

~~Just a Tiny Sparkly Collection!~~










I love Fridays ~ my big day to go to town! I work at home on ebay Monday through Thursday but when Friday rolls around I ride the 35 miles to town with TZ, drop him off at work, & then head to my mom & dad's for breakfast & then off to the garage & estate sales with my mom. I look forward to this day all week long like so many of you do........to go in search of treasures! I never get tired of garage sale-ing & love the "thrill of the hunt", never knowing what lies ahead. My top priority is to shop for ebay - but of course I always find things I can't live without & little additions to collections. And after lunch I spend the afternoon shopping at all the thrift stores in town and there are so many good ones!

My little pin collection is one that I can always add "just one more" because they're so tiny & I also find them very cheap at garage sales. I've collected pins for years & just recently have found quite a few clear rhinestone pins that I wanted to put together in a special place ~~ I was very excited to find this pretty pink lacy fabric mannequin display & knew it would the Perfect Pink Pin Place!

The pins to the front on the mirror - the swan, pink bird, dog, heart ~ are pins I've had since I was a little girl....I wore the birthstone heart pin on my Easter dress in the 5th grade. The tiny petit point roses pin was made by my grandmother years & years ago ~ the blue "Lady" belonged to my aunt. And of course just about everything else on this vanity dresser came from a garage sale, estate sale, or thrift store - including the dresser! Hope you all had good treaure hunts over the weekend too ~~ Have a great day!

10 comments:

the feathered nest said...

I'm glad you mentioned your eBay sales - I had totally forgotten. I put you in my favorite sellers that way I won't forget again.

Love your collection of sparklies and the way you have some displayed on that little mannequin is so pretty!

Manuela

Suzanne said...

Love all of your sparkles! Especially the heart in the middle of the pretty pink mannequin. Your Fridays sound like so much fun!

brenda said...

Love your blog. I have a ebay store also. Will have to go check yours out.

sheila said...

and I was just going to mention that the pretty petit point pin is my favourite :) (actually I didn't know it is petit point...I was just going to say "needlepoint" :)

I love seeing all of your trinkets...I can't keep things like that about to enjoy...the cats would be beside themselves thinkin' Cat Christmas had come early to #17....

Debbie said...

I love your sparklies!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Wait just a minute....I gotta get a hankie to catch the drool! teehee Love the pins. They're always the first thing to go at Calif estate sales.blogging

Kathleen Grace said...

I just love the sparkly collection of pins! I have quite a bunch too, I am not a jewelry wearer, but I appreciate its beauty! Even though I dont wear it , I have been picking more up for cheap at the estate & garage sales this summer. Something about that glitter just draws me in! Beautiful display too! Wish I could find one of those mannequins:>)

Mary said...

Kathy the pins are so lovely and you have displayed them perfectly. Wonderful that you and Mom have such great Fridays together.
Thanks for visiting - hope you like the green gazpacho - it goes down great on a hot day, and we've sure had plenty of those this Summer.
I'm off to England in Oct. and should get lots of cottage pics for you - so keep watching!

meg said...

That is a quite impressive collection of bling :)! I love how you have thing from when you were younger; the costume jewelry my grandmother gave me are some of my prized heirlooms.

Lallee said...

You have a delightful collection. It was so fun to see all your pretty pins. I know what you mean about the thrill of the hunt ;-)