What do you keep?
What jewelry do you own yourself?
How do you know about that stuff?
This will therefore be the first post in what I expect will be a long, informative, and, much followed series on this blog. Well, OK, maybe I should just hope to post a few funny pictures. In any case, this is Part One of "Where do you FIND all that stuff?"
The answer, always, is everywhere. I look everywhere. I have to. It is as much timing as "knowing where to go." I may know where to go but if someone else knows where to go 5 minutes before me then, what good is the knowledge? You have to look everywhere, all the time, and keep an open mind. Thrift shops, consignment stores, flea markets, yard sales, and, yes, even the dare-you-admit-it "stuff piled by the side of the road" are places to look. There are more, but we will start here. And for fun, we'll start with these two pics I took at a Flea Market about 20 years ago.
A little dreary, huh? Doesn't look much different today! Except some Etsy-er would grab that box of Barbies and make a hula skirt of Barbies or something similar. I still go to this bi-annual Flea devotedly and, am excited to report, it will occur again in the next few weeks - yippee! And just in case you are still skeptical of what can come from such a place, check out these two beauties below, already sold at Carmen and Ginger within days of posting, that came exactly from this sort of place.
Oh, and one last item - the lovely hair adornment above also came from this exact sale, as did the blue dress this past spring. It is still for sale, so click on the link to check out flea market bling!