RSS Feed

Category Archives: Jewellery

Miss Marple Eat Your Heart Out!

This is my favourite & most worn vintage brooch at the moment.  Bright purple brooches are quite difficult to find in my experience so I was thrilled to come across this at my first visit to Stockport Vintage Village.  In fact, I bought three brooches that day but this one is by far my favourite.  It looks great on my purple duffle coat. 

It is surprising just how many people notice when you are wearing a brooch – you will see people’s eyes drawn to them for a few moments.  Very often, people will comment & ask questions about where they are from & how old they are.  I have a different brooch pinned to nearly every coat I own.  I know you shouldn’t leave them on clothes but who has time to take them off at night??!! Plus it is fiddly to get them at the right angle so, once they are on, they stay on!  

This brooch is particularly nice as it is an unusual design & all the stones are glass diamante & claw set.  I steer clear of brooches that have cheap glued in stones – nasty!  I think dear old Miss Marple would approve of this little number, don’t you? 

PS Dot Cotton in Eastenders & Emily Bishop in Coronation Street have a mean collection of brooches – I never fail to notice – go ladies!

Miss Marple would approve



A vision in purple

Well, I am doing well on the vintage costume jewellery front this week.  I came across this beautiful faceted glass necklace the other day & quickly snapped it up.  It is a lovely amethyst shade & has a traditional screw barrel clasp.  Purple is my favourite colour so I was delighted to find this little beauty.  Can’t wait to wear it with a pair of vintage purple diamante dangly earrings that I also picked up in a charity shop. 

At the same time as buying this necklace, I also got a fabulous 1980s slash neck top.  It has a leaf pattern all over it and looks very NOW!  I’ll show you this later.  Looks amazing with a cinch belt. 

A good week for bargains so far!

A vision in purple

The apple of my eye…

Check out these super fruity earrings that I found in a charity shop this week for the grand sum of 50p!  Bright red glass apples & metal leaves suspended from silver ear wires.  How amazing are they?!  They are certain to brighten up any outfit on a cold winter’s day.

Apple of my eye