Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Big Chill

The silence around the Jean Jean Vintage shop and blog has been partially due to ice storm madness (and lack of electricity) chez moi for the last five days as well as holiday happiness. But rest assured that I am still working behind the scenes to ready an amazing batch of new jewels for the shop. January is going to be bonkers. Dare I say the BEST month for rings EVER in the shop? Yes. Coming soon!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wee rings coming soon

These four teeny tiny rings will be in the shop very soon! I just love them. They are perfect for a pinkie or to wear as a first knuckle ring.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

For the friend who has everything . . .

This antique pineapple holder (yep, that's right) is up for auction in Lisbon, Portugal today. Could this be a last minute gift for that friend who has everything? I really want to see a photo of this with a pineapple inside. I don't know why I think this is all so funny . . .

Image courtesy of Renascimento

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

New stock all week!

I am stocking new items (and shipping) all week! Here is a peek at what is to come today. The necklaces are already at the top of the shop.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

FREE Priority shipping upgrade

This week I'm upgrading every domestic order to Priority shipping. Why? Because things get really stressful really fast this time of year. Wouldn't it be nice to get your order on a Wednesday instead of a Friday just for a little peace of mind? One less thing to have on your mental checklist? You bet it would.

Also, the final day of Jean Jean shipping for the year will be Saturday, December 21st. So don't forget to order your New Years Eve baubles this week, too!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pretty, pretty pendants

If you follow Jean Jean Vintage on Facebook or on Instagram you know that there are some great pendants headed to the shop. Here's the whole crew - aren't they lovely?

Friday, December 6, 2013

Hey, what's in here?

Pssst. Did you know that I have hundreds and hundreds of pieces of jewelry "off the floor" of the shop? This chest is full of gorgeous stuff, yet un-photographed. If you are looking for something in particular and don't happen to find what you want in the shop, please get in touch with me. I just might have something for you in here. Here's how things might go down . . .

YOU: "Do you have a bonkers brass festoon necklace from the 1930s?"
ME: Yes. I look at it every day.

YOU: "My friend loves dragons. Do you have anything with dragons on it?"
ME: Why yes, I do.

YOU: "I need something big and sparkly and under $30 to wear on my winter coat. What do you have?"
ME: Lots of things!

YOU: "I need a locket with the initial M to give as a gift. Do you have one?"
ME: Actually, I do. 

Moral of the story: It never hurts to ask. And if I don't have what you are looking for, chances are I know someone who does. So give me a shout.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

A pretty girl with a barrette - what more could you ask for?

The ever stylish Ellen of A Wild Tea Party just posted a photo of herself wearing one of the ALOUETTE French barrettes from the shop and I had to show her off! I love checking out Ellen's outfits. She has an elegant sense of classic taste with a bit of a wild side and her accessories are always inspired. And who doesn't love to see a little Australia summer sun this time of year, even if it is on a computer screen? Thank you for the boost on this sleet-filled day, Ellen!

Do you have a customer appreciation photo for me? Maybe a Jean Jean brooch out to a party or a Jean Jean locket at the office? Please get in touch and share!