Sunday, December 6, 2009

Treasures

A couple of minutes drive from my home we have every Sunday a big antique fair. I usually spend some time there looking for goodies. I am not always lucky but today I really got something special. It is old jewelry parts from a jewelry factory in Norway, in Arendal. Dated back to the early 50ties. They are no longer in production. I bought the whole lot and as you see it will last me a lifetime. It is so useful to all kind of things. Of course I am thinking miniatures, making little lamps, cake trays or whatever I fancy. Could be used as jewelry parts too of course, but also for scrapbooking. I will most likely make little mixed bags of these gems and put some of it on my Etsy store. Hope you see the possibilities here too. Let me hear what you think:) These are bronze and brass parts, and can be painted or let them be as they are with the patina. Beautiful, and I am quite ecstatic about it. Just showing you a little part of the lot here. I also like the little vintage boxes. This made my day:) I just love any kind of treasure hunt. Flea market or antique fairs. It is equally fun:)


Vintage jewelery parts







14 comments:

Daisy said...

Great buy!!!!

Caseymini said...

What luck! I did that once here. Not quite as many parts as you have. Mine are now mostly gone. Plesas let us know when you put them in the shop!

kimsminiatures said...

Wow Christel....what a find. Stuff like that can make my whole day too! Lucky girl! Hugs~ Kim

Debbie said...

Lucky you Christel, what a great find. There's some fabulous stuff in those boxes. Lots of little treasures. xx

miniaturist59 said...

Oooh Christel, I would go totally nuts there!! Soem real goodies you got there ;-)

hannajaleijona said...

Oooooh! Wonderful find. Cannot wait to see the little bags in your Etsy-shop... hint hint ;o).

Mags Cassidy said...

Fantastic find Christel - can't wait to see what you produce from/with them!
Mags
x

Linda Carswell said...

Wow...it would be so much fun to do through all of those little boxes....what a wonderful find!
I bet you imaginations is working overtime!

Enjoy, Linda x

Karin Corbin said...

I am planning a big robbery at your house! I love vintage brass stampings, I crave brass stampings! I can't help myself I too would have bought everyone of them if I had seen them.

Christel Jensen said...

Yes I was pretty ecstatic. Would have been even more if I got them really cheap or better.. for free!! That was not the case. What is free?, nothing anymore;) Karin you are welcome over. I'd love your company;)My brain is always working overtime Linda. Lol I think that is a disease we miniaturist have:)

marlies said...

WOW! What a find, its every dollhouse makers dream!
* marlies

maria said...

Wow, lucky girl,i am a little bit jelouse.
That are a lot of potential mini's.
Greetings
Maria

Mariella said...

Whooo hooo what a great find!
I wish I could put my fingers into these boxes! LOL

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

What an awesome score! How I wish I were you... can see plenty of uses for your wonderful finds!