Monday, November 29, 2010

Cookie locket

I just listed a remarkable locket that is the size of a jumbo Oreo cookie. It is the biggest locket I've ever come across in my hunting, and also one of the prettiest. The name engraved on the locket is Garnett, which was a name appropriate for both boys and girls at the turn of the century in the United States. This locket - which was made by the Bliss Brother's Company of Attleboro, MA in the 1910s or 1920s - was most certainly meant for a young lady. I tried to think of all kind of reasons to keep this one - adding Garnett as a second middle name, buying a pet and naming it Garnett, moving to a town called Garnett . . . you get the idea. Can you blame me?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Not for wearing

Not quite sure what Jean Jean Vintage goodie to put on your wishlist? Waiting for that perfect ring? Planning ahead for when you need a jewelry pick-me-up in February? Jean Jean Vintage gift cards are now available in the shop.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

"Very old"

This tag was on one of the necklaces I bought on my buying trip with Lauren of Dear Golden Vintage last week. I thought you would appreciate its vagueness, as I did. Can't you just picture a sweet lady carefully penning that label? In this case, "very old" means 1930s.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

☆ Top 10 Sale ☆

For the first time, there are 100+ items in the shop! These are ten of my absolute favorites. If one of these happens to be your favorite, too, I'd love to offer you 15% off the list price through Friday, 11/26. Just write favorite in your message to me when you head to the check out with one of these items. Thank you!

Note: As these items start to (hopefully) disappear, I'll replace them with other items from the shop. Check back in the next few days to see what is here!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Hold on to your drumsticks

In less than 24 hours, our families begin arriving for Thanksgiving. Our folks/siblings haven't been to these parts much in the time we've lived here and no one has seen our house yet, so we are really excited. Soren (my husband) and I have been busy getting things ready for the occasion. We painted our front door, tidied up the yard, got furniture for our living room, found a daybed for my office, etc. All in all, I think the house is ready to be full. Here are a few pictures I snapped yesterday - including a few of Jean Jean Vintage headquarters.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday friends

Happy Follow Friday! Here are few of my favorite Etsy gals and some lovely things from their shops this week. Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

1932 wishlist | necklaces, etc.

I know your eyes might still be bulging from the ring post, but I had to share a few other jewelry selections from the 1932 Fort Dearborn Catalog. I think the Victorian Revival jewelry (aka "Jewelry in the antique") is especially fascinating.