Saturday, January 11, 2014

Repurposed First Finds of the Year

I finally finished up some earrings I was putting together from the little treasures I found out at the Alameda Antique Faire last Sunday.  I got a little sidetracked in the middle of the week when I was called in for jury duty and had to spend two full days down there before being dismissed.  Darn, I couldn't even catch up on my reading because I was immediately called into a court room from the holding pen.  Anyway, I didn't have time to clean or photograph the rest of my haul, but old boxes and rusty storage containers were the theme of the day.

The watch faces are still waiting to be transformed into brooches and necklaces.

Buttons were hard to come by this time, but I'm happy with the ones I found.

Aren't these the cutest little tatted rosette thingies?  The dealer I bought them from had a booth full of beautiful textiles and all kinds of interesting trinkets.  She told me they were made to be attached to vintage lingerie.  I'm still trying to figure it out, but it was an interesting explanation.

I knew immediately they were destined to become earrings.

I love finding old metal buttons that match.

These glass buttons aren't really very old, but I thought they were pretty and so feminine.

I really like the detail on these door knob and key hole covers.

Wish I had bought more of those cute little boxes.  I think I'll fill them up with little pretties
and make necklaces.

Lots of plans for the rest of the pile too.

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