"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Vintage jewelry

Do you like vintage jewelry?  I know I do, but I rarely wear any of it these days.  Sad, but true.  Somehow the brooch above doesn't go too well with my jeans & sweatshirt.  I remember saving my money back in the 1960s to be able to buy presents for my Mom & Dad...and this is one I bought for Mom.  It was probably from Higbee's...you know...the department store shown in "A Christmas Story".  Only I grew up in the real Higbee's, which is no longer open.  Neither are Halle Bros. or May Company or Sterling Linder.  Very sad.  Those were the days in Cleveland OH.

Anyway, I've decided to begin to part with some of my vintage jewelry.  I have it available in my Etsy shop now, including those pretty bells.  Perhaps you're still looking for an unusual gift for someone...or maybe Santa needs to get it for you.  I know "Santa" has left quite a few gifts under my tree over the years...I love playing Santa, even to myself.

Here are more of the pieces available.  I'd love for them to find a good home.  Really.  It has taken me a long time to decide to start to part with them.  They need to be loved by someone else now.

There's even a tie clip that belonged to my Dad.  I bought it for him at Halle Bros. when I worked there.  He collected coins & loved wearing this tie clip.

I now return to my tree decorating...it's going slowly, but that's another story for another day.  Let's just say I'm a bit anal about the tree...and I'll be moving things around on it for quite some time. 
Seriously.  I have references.


  1. Very nice! We enjoyed going downtown when I was young. Even the malls out here don't decorate like they use to, it's sad.

  2. Really nice pieces Debbie! I hope they all find good homes!

  3. These are gorgeous. The bell brooch definitely screams vintage. Jewelry as iconic as these should have an owner. They're too priceless to just be stored in jewelry boxes. The tie pin is just so pretty, by the way. :o)

  4. These pieces of jewelry are absolutely gorgeous, especially the one that looks like an orange fish. By the way, my dad and your dad have the same interest! He had his collection of coins framed, which he hung daringly on our wall. =)

  5. Your first picture made me want to sing ‘Jingle Bells’ when I saw it! HAHA! It looks so sparkly and beautiful. I have to agree with them: your jewelry set is gorgeous. In fact, it’s more than gorgeous – it’s stunning! :)


  6. Thanks, Bridget...I'm lucky to have some great vintage pieces. I'm glad you like them.


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