I knew Jennifer of Frippery Vintage would find incredible pieces when she went globetrotting to Italy in search of treasures for her shop, but I didn’t expect her to find the most jaw dropping vintage cocktail ring I’ve ever seen. Two Instagram photos later (here and here), I knew I had to add the gobstopper-size bauble to my collection. It’s everything I love about vintage costume jewelry: brightly colored, oversize, and I won’t see it on someone else. (But if I do spot a lookalike, I’ll know the owner has excellent taste.)
After two years of bringing home trees that dwarfed our living room, Dave and I finally chose one that’s the right size. It seems tiny. With fewer branches encroaching upon our living space, there are fewer places to display our large ornament collection. We finally narrowed down the selection to only the most special: memories from our travels, handcrafted blown glass, and delicate vintage baubles.
Like vintage ornaments, vintage jewelry is one of my very favorite things. Frippery Vintage sent over this ring just in time for the holiday party season—and I don’t intend to raise a glass without it! If you haven’t already, I encourage you to enter the giveaway for a $50 gift certificate to the vintage boutique. We could all use a special piece of jewelry at this time of year.
Congrats to Jenny who won the Hattie Sparks giveaway!
I included this Tiffany ring in Thursday’s “Currently Coveting” post, but its Art Deco design and engraved daisy pattern deserve the spotlight this week—and a place in my jewelry box. I’ve been gazing dreamily at this ring everyday for well over a week. Even though I don’t think I’ll find a little blue box under the Christmas tree, it’s a mighty fine contender for my 2014 tax return splurge.
A bevvy of colorful cocktail rings is a holiday must have (the more, the merrier!). I’m fond Dean Davidson’s unique setting for these gemstone rings. The misty blue labradorite is my favorite.