Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thinking Outside of the Jewelry Box

I am a firm believer in displaying and enjoying beautiful things.  I can't stand the thought of something lovely being tucked away in a box!  For this reason, I have been playing with ideas for using jewelry in unconventional ways.  I recently purchased an old jewelry box that had several romantic bits of vintage costume jewelry stowed away inside.  The pink pearly collar is what initially caught my eye.  It wasn't until I got home and started sifting through the box that I realized I had uncovered some real treasures!  I wanted to display them at the shop in a way that would make customers think of them as accessories for their home in addition to being something lovely to wear for an evening out on the town!
I sometimes like to gather one corner of a tablecloth to add a little extra dimension and interest to a setting.  A vintage brooch works perfectly to hold the gather in place.
This pretty little Victorian hair pick was not one of my yard sale was a gift from my Aunt that I have treasured for many years!  Not only do I keep it out on display on my dresser, but I wear it too!

I'd like to thank The Graphics Fairy for the beautiful images she shares each and every day!  All of those that I've used in this post came from her site! 

One of my favorite link parties is Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.  This week marks the 3rd year that the lovely Ms. Beverly has hosted!  In honor of Pink Saturday's birthday, I would like to crown Ms. Beverly the official Queen of Pink!  Congratulations on three fun years of pretty pinks!  And thank you once again for being such a lovely host!

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit!  I absolutely love reading your kind comments and making my way over to your blogs to see what brilliant things you've all been up to this week!  The inspiration and encouragement out here in blogland is so amazing!  Thank you dear blog friends, for being you and doing what you do!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

I will be linking up with the following fun parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy Blog