Sunday, January 10, 2010

Silver what luck!!!

Yes it's Sunday and it dawned on me that I had in my archive of saved unpublished posts some images of silver trinkets I had bought in Brimfield and Madison Bouckville this Fall. How lucky was that?

So here goes.... hopefully I won't accidentally delete anything while writing this. Don't you hate when that happens.
I'm suppose to be working on orders and all I've done so far is email and check blogs.....I'll have nothing to plant or sell at this rate. Inventory is getting slim and I beginning to panic:))) like I do every year!!!

Anyways this is much more fun!!!

I'm not usually much of a buyer of jewelry at fleamarkets....but my friend Kathleen is and as she was eyeing up their wares I found myself doing the same. She had a specific thing she was looking for, while I had no idea what I wanted or if I even wanted it.

We then found a dealer that specialized in silver which you may know by now I love anything silver. I know nothing about jewelry which is probably why I stay away from it. Interestingly my grandparents were jewelers back in France and my father was an horloger(a watch maker) by trade. He did many other things after that in his long life but he still always loved tinkering with broken watches. As he got older it was harder for him to work on small pieces so it was mostly larger clocks he tackled. Now a days there are very few people that do that work ....a true lost art!

What I liked about this pieces was that they were lockets and though I had no idea at the time what I would put in them I liked the thought that I would store something precious in them.
Nothing of great value but something that meant something to me.
The dice were bought in Madison Bouckeville and were not at all expensive by any stretch but will always remind me of our trip to Laura's house in the Adirondacks with Paula and Deanna.

We all had so much fun shopping, preparing dinner together and sitting around at night reliving all that we saw and bought...... and yes even passed on.
A great girls weekend that I'll treasure forever.

The Angel with the heart locket I haven't yet put a picture in.......

I wonder who I'll put in there????

The rhinestone hat pins were the last thing I bought that day at Brimfield and if I remember right they were pretty reasonable and the little dish was a dollar.

Can't forget the silver mirror for $4 at Madison Bouckeville....Deanna would remember that one....hey and it had a mirror too!

Simple things just make me happy.

If you too would like to be happy go over to Gypsy Fish and check out the other participants of Silver Sunday.
Thank you also for all your good wishes for my computer......still working on getting one!!!
Except for their hours ......I'm really enjoying the public library!!!!


Sonia said...

Your silver collection is just divine!!! I love how you have it artfully arranged too. So many beautiful pieces. Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Anonymous said...

Love these, Carole, and your photographs are gorgeous!

The French Bear said...

Love everything and I need to see more!!!! Ha ha..... I wish I could come and shop!
Margaret B

BellaRosa said...

Carole amor, I love your silver treasures, they are so beautiful, you and Laura have the most exquiste taste :) The lockets are beautiful, can't wait to see what treasured picture you put into the heart. The hat pins are so lovely, haven't found anything like that here. I love the way that you placed your silver finds with the vintage glass bottles and lace, it looks beautiful...but even better, you bought the image forth with your camera, I sometimes arrange things that I love and think that it looks so pretty...I take the picture and blah lol Can't wait to see what beauties you share next week..stay warm and I hope you get your computer soon! Besos, Rose

Gypsy Brocante said...

What a sweet collection of small silver items ... the little locket takes my breath away, lovely! I'm glad you joined the party ... looking forward to next week!


Laura said...

Beautiful and artistic pictures Carole! I love all your little treasures too. I am looking forward to many more shopping adventures with you and the girls! What could be better than that?
:) Laura
PS: On my way home in a few hours!

Tami said...

What beautiful the hat pins!!

June said...

Carole these photos are beautiful. So artistic. Your silver is beautiful too. I could look at these pictures all day. I'm so glad that these were saved on your blog. What a treat.

ceekay said...

Wonderful items. I just love that little box. Wonder what came in it originally??

junkdreams said...

Ooooh! Absolutely gorgeous pictures of your beautiful silver pieces! So glad you are back to blogging.

Jacqueline said...

Hi there Carole,
I'm loving all of your silver.
I love silver too and have lots of silver jewellery. I don't think that I have anything gold except my wedding ring and my engagement ring, which are white gold!!
The lockets are so lovely. It always makes me wonder who has worn them in the past....... but, I think that my favourite is the hand mirror. It's from the art nouveau period which is my favourite.
Hope that you'll be up and running soon wwith a brand new computer. XXXX

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I love looking at jewelry, but I don't buy too much because like you I don't know much about it. But, I love your pictures and the sweet little bottles~one of my favorite things~ that you included. Happy Silver Sunday! xo Joan

Anita said...

Love your silver pieces...the lockets are great. I also adore the hat pins, can you image actually using these...I would always have a sore head as I'm sure I would always be sticking myself...good thing I was not born in the Victorian era.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

I love all your photos and your silver.
The lockets and hatpins are gorgeous and often think, wouldn't it be lovely to have photos of the people that wore these before.

Have a happy week

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Carole...I LOVE the hat pins! I just started collecting these.

Happy New Year!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Carole:
I love your silver pieces. So beautiful! Aren't you glad for Silver Sunday? I've met so many wonderful blogs because of it. BTW-My middle name is Carole (with the "e"). Small world.

Sherrie said...

Beautiful vignettes in your photos. Thank you for sharing.

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Carole, It's all wonderful! I especially love the rhinestone hat pins and the book locket, This party is too much fun! see you soon, ~ Theresa

Renee Finberg said...

hey there lady!
that's not so 'simple.'
that is some great treasure that you found.

you are an excellent 'hunter lady'

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

What a Beautiful Idea.. Silver Sunday!!! Love your Lockets!! & the Hatpins.. Gorgeous!! I Love those antique silver dresser sets!! Your mirror is Beautiful!!& What a cool Family background you have Carole!! Thanks for sharing your Beautiful Photos!!

PS ~ Would love to see your White tree photos sometime!!

Big Hugs ~ Teresa

Kathy said...

Love your silver pieces, Carole. The hat pins are gorgeous - love anything with that much bling! The hand mirror is also lovely.
Have a beautiful new week...Kathy

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Carole, such beautiful photos of your gorgeous silver pieces. the lockets wonderful, love the detailing and oh those hatpins! Love them all!

Lyneen said...

Wonderful pieces of jewelry... the photos show them do them justice. tfs Happy Silver Sunday

Anonymous said...

Oh Carole,
What beautiful treasures. The hat pins are to die for. I'm so excited, I just found your lovely blog through Joan at Anything Goes Here. I will absolutely be back for more.

Bleudelavande said...

Hi my friend I come back!!!
Tank you very much for your lovely words!
I love those silver treasures! Very beautiful as always!
Hope see you soon!
Have a nice week

Fancy Fodder said...

Beautiful pictures, Carole!
The shiny rhinestones are amazing...
Maybe you'll join Kathleen in Paris in the
spring? Wouldn't that be a dream?!
Have a great day ~
Franny :+D

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I so understand your computer woos, I just got mine back last week. Hope you find one soon! Have a great week, Theresa

slommler said...

I love the heart locket and the hat pins. Beautiful!!

Feelings said...

I love that silver, it´s gorgeous! As it comes to your images, they speak their own language. Wonderful!

I know what you mean about deleting all text, happends from time to time...and gets me in a bad mood, hehe.

I wish you a wonderful evening!



Beautiful photos of gorgeous silver! And I adore the purple glass bottles in the last photo. Thanks for sharing! ~ Angela

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

While your silver is lovely, it 's your photos that have me drooling. Woweee!! So beautiful. Love 'em! :-)


Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Carole
These are all gorgeous... just something you whipped up earlier !! haha
Well I love them all as silver is my thing .. but that little trinket box with the die is... well to die for..hehehe [sorry].. it really is my favourite..!!!

How fascinating that your father was a watchmaker... another obsession of mine... well i think most of us... there is something about watches that enthralls us all... So maybe next Sunday I might join you in this Silver Sunday... I'm sure I have a bit of stash around here... Take care Dear Carole and always lovely to see you post... and your 'finds' are always something I would treasure myself.. xxx Julie

Anita said...

Love your site and I've signed up as a follower. Thanks for your visit and comments on my Silver Sunday post.....I wanted to correct something that I stated regarding the silver butter warmer...when I bought it, that is the way the tag was marked. I have been doing research and found that it is actually called a Silent Butler and was used for putting crumbs that the 'butler' swept off the table between courses and also the keep ashes...I guess it was a pretty place to hid things while trying to keep things tidy. Wanted to reach out and let you know. Looking forward to visiting with you in the future.

jules said...

just found your blog....lovely!!!!! jules

Rebecca said...

Hi Carole
Love the little locket with the dice and everything else you bought. Can't go wrong with silver! I wouldn't mind signing up for silver suday but I still have computer woes. Sounds like a song we could sing - I've got the hard to blog no computer bluuuuuesssss. Ha I need to eat, I am getting silly. My PC is still down and that one has all my pics, my laptop died over Christmas so I traded it in for a used one that absolutely sucks - so I think I will buy a new laptop, might as well bite the bullet. But I go back and forth...
Have a great week

Jackie said...

I am dying to get back to BRIM! I just did a paper show in Hartford and selling things on ETSY-but it's not BRIM! How are you doing? Did you go to the paper show in Hartford? jackie

Rosemary said...

Those are so pretty Carole!!
Love them!
Have a great evening,

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, it's great that you join the Silver Sunday too! Your treasures are beautiful and I'm totally in love with your hat pins! I love hat pins and I love rhinestones, so for me this is just the perfect combination!
I'm sorry that your computer couln't be repaired but I'm sure you will love your new one. Ours blew up last year and I was so amazed how much faster the new one was, especially in the internet.


Weißer Vintagezauber said...

Hello Carol.
thank you for your dear comments.
Your pictures are fantastically nice...... the silver makes good itself properly.
Lots of love and a comfortable evening wishes you,

Mergirl said...

omg ... I love all these objects... so delicate ... so special.

Faded Charm said...

So glad to hear from you today. I've been busy running kids around the countryside and don't have as much time to get to my computer since school started again. Hope everything is going well with you and good luck with your computer.

Take care,


Tracey said...

Hi Carole! I love all of your silver items! And your photography is stunning!!! My fav is the first shot of the rhinestone hat pins...awesome!

:) T

p.s. I didn't realize you weren't going to carry JDL this go really is a lot of money to come up with up sold out very quickly for me, but I just don't know that I want to commit to carrying anymore cases than I already do...