Garage Sale Vintage

30 Apr

Vintage is something that seems to never go out of the style. Whether its placed on a lapel or weighs about 5 pounds and resides on your right hand; there is always a place for vintage jewelry. Brooches add a gorgeous artistic flare as well as old costume jewelry. But where do you find such pieces?

Garage Sale Vintage

Easy! You pass up opportunities to find these little treasures on any road trip during spring, summer, and fall. Garage sales, dummy! Garage and estate sales are like the mecca for vintage pieces. You see, when rummaging through grandma's junk in the attic people find eclectic rings and bracelets that they have no use for. So, they throw them in a little box and mark them at 50 cents a piece. What they don't realize is that these pieces have the potential to be fashionable!

On those scorching days in the summer, I find the best stuff! For example, just last summer I found this long necklace with a bejeweled seahorse pendant. It is so funky and unique, and people always ask me where I got it. They never believe when I tell them I found it under a pile of old sappy romance books at a garage sale for a dollar… a dollar!

Garage sales are one of the best places to find vintage jewelry because its real, and super cheap. A lot of times, the gems and metal are the real thing, but because of the tarnish or dirt the owners neglect to realize the true worth. All you need is some jewelry cleaner and a toothbrush, and you'll have a new (well kinda new) and truly unique piece for all your friends to gawk at. Happy hunting! ☺

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No Responses to “Garage Sale Vintage”

  1. Beading2go May 27, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Todas estas piezas nos podrán ayudar a estar a la moda siempre y cuando hay que saber como combinarlas

  2. costume jewellery May 6, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    here in the UK we have car boot sales where people gather and sell things from the boot of their cars. you can often find hidden gems there and I love to go in the summer.

  3. Fany May 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    Easy! You pass up opportunities to find these little treasures on any road trip during spring, summer, and fall.

  4. Fany May 3, 2010 at 12:56 am #

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  5. gubbb May 11, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    Easy! You pass up opportunities to find these little treasures on any road trip during spring, summer, and fall.

  6. Handmade Jewellery May 3, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    awasum jewelery collection

  7. Joanne May 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Your article is right-on concerning vintage jewelry. One can stumble onto a true jewel when least expected, as I did last week-end at an estate sale. Alas, someone else saw it first!

  8. Pam May 8, 2010 at 4:11 pm #

    Garage sales are great as well as second-hand stores. It’s amazing what can be done with pieces when they’re broken down into their individual components.

  9. Tragus earrings September 1, 2010 at 6:08 am #

    These are some of the awesome jewellery collection I have ever seen.

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