I finally had a chance to step away from my home care pet triage unit and have a few hours of fun this past weekend so a friend and I went down to Chelsea to go antiquing. We hit the Chelsea Flea and a vintage jewelry booth at an indoor antiques center and even a thrift store. I'm going to save the photos of what I got for a later post, but my friend, Kara, got the two fun vintage pieces below.
Vintage Eiffel Tower pin, purchased by my francophile friend. I love this momento of the City of Lights and how the rhinestones look like little lights.
Vintage 18K gold snake ring with diamond on the head
The snake makes a cool pinky ring
Antiquing is so much fun! I love the hunt and bargaining for a better price...."the thrill of victory the agony of defeat". When I was a kid I had a friend whose mom used to like to go to garage sales and she would call it "sale-ing". I remember I was at their house one time and the mom asked if I wanted to go "sale-ing" with them. Of course, I thought she was asking if I wanted to go sailing, but we had fun anyway. My dad used to make the rounds of antiques shows, flea markets and garage sales. He was a serious collector and dealer as a second business and he would get there at 6 am! Sometimes I would go with him, but not at that hour. I wish he were still around; I would gladly get up at the crack of dawn to go with him now. I know he would have been an amazing partner in my hunt for vintage jewelry. I'm hoping to do some more "sale-ing" this summer, assuming Monty stays well.