Happy Thrifty Thursday friends!
The fact that it’s February must be the explanation for why I keep finding things that sparkle. They just seem to jump out at me in the thrift stores these days.
Like this colourful metal rose necklace with sparkly rhinestone leaves and buds. I suspect it’s not very old, but it was so pretty that I had to bring it home for $1.
I’m a real sucker for anything floral, especially in the middle of a cold and snowy winter.
This just warms me right up, and is a keeper.
I found two sparkly unmarked $5 brooches, including this gold tone metal pink and purple rhinestone brooch…
…and this purple and pink rhinestone brooch, which reminds me a bit of the Bachelor’s Button flowers that I have in my gardens.
Both brooches are so bright and fun.
I’ll be hanging onto them for a little while until I can figure out their value.
And this hot pink rhinestone brooch and earring set in silver tone metal also has a few gorgeous aurora borealis rhinestones as well.
This set cost me $10, but was well worth it. It has some major sparkle!!
The back of the brooch is marked Sherman, which was the foremost costume jewelry maker in Canada from the late 1940s until it closed in 1981. The business was started by Gustave Sherman in Montreal, Canada, and he used only the best Swarovski stones in a myriad of designs.
I didn’t even notice the mark until I took a closer look at home, so that was quite the bonus.
This set could be worth anywhere from $100 to $400, depending on when it was made. I’ll have to do a lot more research before I decide to keep or sell.
Since I’m hanigng on to these sparkly things I need a place to keep them.
My current jewelry box is way too small, so when I saw this vintage one for $2 I snapped it up. It was just begging me for a makeover.
How could I refuse?
This is why I loved it. Look at all that room!
And it’s so light. It hardly weighs anything at all.
As usual, I’m always finding silver pieces with their own lovely aged sparkle.
Perfect for wind chime making.
And my love of pretty-much-anything aluminum continues with this vintage $2 large hammered ice bucket. It’s marked Made in Italy, and the hammered finish really makes it sparkle against the light.
It’ll most definitely be repurposed in some way.
Having sparkly things around really helps make winter more fun. Do you love sparkly things too?
Thanks so much for reading and until next time…