The other day after my post about Toile, my blogging friend beast'sbelle commented the words below which inspired this post!
No dear, you are not alone, I do this all the time! I love wearing necklaces, other jewelry and doing my hair in period styles even just at home and thinking old-fashioned thoughts. I don't own anything really vintage but a few things with that old-fashioned charm.
I'd like to share with you all what's in my jewelry box and a few things I've found online recently that I'd love to own!
In My Jewelry Box:
Blue Floral Locket
This lovely locket is my favorite item in my jewelry box. I posted about it after I found this $3 bargain at a Flea Market back in June. It's so pretty and delicate and I feel like Anne Elliot or Elinor Dashwood when I wear it!
This lovely necklace I found at a thrift shop last Spring for about $1 and snatched it up right away. I love the delicate roses painted on the glass charm. The only thing is I've tried several different cleaners but just can't seem to make the tarnished silver chain sparkle. Any ideas?
This little beauty features a tiny photo of me and my brother when we were just little tykes! I was four and my brother was an infant at the time. I recently found this pendant in my jewelry box and for lack of a gold chair I added it to a long ivory colored ribbon and voila! This necklace reminds me of the miniature portraits of the Georgian and Regency era, not unlike the miniatures Elizabeth Bennet saw of Mr. Darcy (and of Wickham) when she visited Pemberley.
I love this pretty little key with the heart in the top. I just added it to a silver chain and it makes a sweet little addition to any outfit. I love key pendants on necklaces, they always remind me of The Secret Garden. I love the idea that I have a key to my own Secret Garden where I can daydream to my heart's content!
This simple costume locket has been in my jewelry box for years but I recently brought it out again and added it to a longer piece of pink ribbon. I love wearing this longer necklace with my pink blouses (like the one seen behind in photo). I love lockets and especially the idea of lockets filled with family photos being passed down from mother to daughter!
This dear elegant bracelet was a gift from my longtime friend Amanda a few years back and I love the Victorian style button clasp and pearls!
I've wanted a cameo pin for so long and when I found this cute plastic cameo attached to a ponytail holder at a dollar store I couldn't resist turning it into a pin! Even though it's not perfect I do enjoy wearing it with my shawls and imagining Victorian ladies at afternoon tea!
Wickedpen's Etsy shop. It features "a lovely Japanese tensha bead and an orange quartz glass briolette, all on a brass finished 18" chain with lobster clasp." Can you just imagine wearing this delightful necklace to a ball or evening party? Wickedpen used to have quite a few Austen inspired pieces (like these earrings that I bought for my friend) but now the shop has dwindled a bit.
Another lovely locket, this time featuring a miniature drawing of dearest Jane Austen! This and the Fanny Price locket above can both be found at the Etsy shop Restaure. I had the honor of winning the delightful Mary Bennet journal from this shop. Raquel's items are so beautiful and all lovingly handmade for Austen fans alike! You can browse through more of her delightful items at her elo7 shop (similar to Etsy).
Lovely finds from Amazon.com:
I adore cameos of all kinds but especially broaches! There's such Victorian elegance and the feeling of days gone by in a beautiful pins like these!
Cameos are lovely in many forms and colors. I'd love to have one of these lovely necklaces to add to my favorite dress outfits! Which is you favorite?
These are my favorites of the cameo necklaces I found. The blue cameo is particularly unique!
These old-fashioned broaches feature Georgian and Regency style portraits! Aren't they lovely? I particularly like the painting of the sweet couple!
Combining my love of keys and lockets this necklace is so simple and beautiful! I've always liked the idea of a young man giving his fiancee a family locket or "key to my heart" pendant instead of a ring at their engagement. I think I must have read a book where a locket is given instead of the traditional engagement ring and I've always liked the idea. It also mixes well with my hope to wear my purity ring until my wedding day. And what a lovely family heirloom, a locket to pass down to future generations!
Just a few more lovely key pendants, including one with a cameo one it!
Just another lovely Victorian style locket that I really liked. I can just invision it on an elegant lady, surrounded by lace from the lady's collar! How lovely!
So there's just a few things from my jewelry box and my wish list! Which are you favorites? What old-fashioned things are in your jewelry box?
I hope you enjoyed this bits of loveliness and have a great weekend!
Very Truly Your's,