Thursday, March 18, 2010

Butterfly Bling

vintage Weiss green rhinestone butterfly pin
I have a minor addiction to costume jewelry, and therefore a small collection. I started my collection when I was in High School, and so now I have a handful of "vintage signed designer pieces" that are actually worth quite a bit more then I paid for them. $5 -> $50! (In light of how investments in the stock market are going, I haven't done to badly with my costume jewelry, which has the added benefit of making me smile at all my bling.) I don't wear the costume jewelry, most of it is way too gaudy, but I display some of pieces in a shadow box on my wall.

My children used to ask me all the time if we were rich and if they were "real diamonds". I think they still hold out hope that some of the pieces actually have "real" diamonds, and I just don't know it. (Don't I wish) They want me to take the case to Antique Roadshow. My children were probably some of the few first graders who knew rubies are red, emeralds are green...

I thought I would share this vintage green butterfly pin to celebrate St. Patricks Day, and I thought it might look nice against this little plate that I have. The plate was "made Expressly for Niemen Marcus", and I got them at a rummage sale a long time ago. I got 4 such plates, if they originally had cups I never saw them.

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I am linking to these parties:

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Jessica Hills said...

That is so pretty! Thanks for posting on Favorite Things Friday!

Elizabeth said...

Oh how divine - such a pretty colour too!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a pretty butterfly. Luv all that bling. Have a good day.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely Bee-You-Tee-Full! What a piece of bling! I dropped in from "My Romantic Home" and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day soon when you get a moment. until later...

Linda said...

Soooo PRETTY...luv the color! Hope you have a nice Sunday:)


concretenprimroses said...

Its lovely! Older costume jewelry is great.

Sherry said...

That is gorgeous! I love the colors in that.
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