Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pin Me {Sparkle For Christmas}

Presenting my small ever growing collection of sparkly things.  I set up a little photo shoot for you to show them off.   I know using natural light is the key in photography, so I placed them by a window.  I have been learning that my house is just to dark for photos!  Note to self...  next home will have bigger windows or more of them for lots of sunlight!  We also have 7 very old large Oak trees surrounding our home which provides much needed shade in the heat of the summer.  My daughter has named our home Seven Oaks because we have so many.  I like that we have named our home!  It makes it sound so grand and old fashioned!  Well, back to my jewelry.  I have realized over the years that I really like things that sparkle.  Thus, my attraction to these beauties below.  The three lovely pins are vintage and very unique.  Perfect for a statement piece on any simple outfit.
The very large round rhinestone pin I just picked up at a local consignment store.  I was so excited to find it and it was discounted too!  It is so beautiful in person and looks great pinned on a black sweater or even a cream one.  It is done really well and picks up the light which makes it sparkle very brightly.  Perfect for a Christmas party.  We actually have one this week and I plan on wearing it!

Whenever I come across unusual vintage jewelry, I think that something great can be done with them.  They are so unique and made well.  I then came across Elva Fields.  Emily Wheat Maynard scours flea markets for unique jewelry and produces these gorgeous necklaces from them.  I seriously want one of these pieces.  Most of my favorites have already sold out.  They are one of a kind.  Gorgeous!  These are just some examples below.  Enjoy!

 



Have you ever come across anything so lovely?

xojamilyn
{Photo's taken via me and property of Living It At Home.  Necklaces from Elva Fields}







8 wonderful comments:

VictoriaArt said...

OH, these are absolutely fabulous! I had to smile, since I just bought on Etsy two sparkly pins for the holidays!
Look here to get the idea:
www.etsy.com/shop/mykonos?ref=seller_info
I guess we are on to something.....
xoxo
Victoria
PS: I love the name Seven Oaks for your house! Can see your stationary with a little vignette and the name written!
We call ours the Greenhouse, because we have so many green walls and plants all over!

Kathysue said...

My Mom has a major collection of sparkly vintage pins and she uses those and strands of pearls to decorate her small Christmas tree. I love it at night with the lights on. Sparkly in my favorite Christmas color,Kathysue

Deepali Kalia Interior Design Blog Filling Spaces said...

simply gorgeous'

Annelie said...

Great picture!
Like you I have problems getting good light for pictures inside, during the summer I like to take items outside for best light.
Love your setup on the silver tray, its beautiful.
Oh, the gems are of course nice too, love the crown.

Best,

annelie

VictoriaArt said...

Come and see my first give away! xoxo Victoria

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Swoon! Love all of these.

xo,
cristin

annie said...

Beautiful photos and wonderful collection of "sparkly" things.

It's sweet that your daughter named your home Seven Oaks and I agree with Victoria...a house with a name like that deserves its own stationery.

Jan's camera said...

I absolutely love the crown pin.