Last weekend was the second-of-the-season summer antique show in the village a few miles from my home. It is only the second year for this and it started out small last year, but has nearly doubled in size. They need more time to grow and I imagine they will because the setting is lovely, right on the Ohio river.
These days I find myself making a beeline for the jewelry, especially the trays of "junk jewelry," with the bits and pieces and broken stuff.
The second vendor I visited had a tray, in which everything was "2 for $5.00," my kind of price!
The first thing I found was this pair of adorable earrings.
They are not real silver, of course, but so cute! Don't know if I'll resell them in my Etsy shop, or use them as charms in a bracelet or necklace.
Then I came across an old wristwatch, for which I have a bit of a passion.
I'll definitely take this apart and re-purpose into something.
Here are a couple of examples:
Another silvertone item I selected was this Coro bracelet, a fine piece of costume jewelry in great shape.
This will definitely go into my shop!
This cutie caught my attention, as I also have a weakness for charm bracelets, though I rarely wear them.
This is a child's size.
Look at the charms (one is missing)... a squirrel, a pony, an elephant, a frog, and a goose!
Then it was time to move on the dealer across the sidewalk,
who had some tray of odds and ends.
This immediately caught my eye - a Las Vegas themed, yes, charm bracelet on the original card.
Not being a Vegas person, I just loved the kitsch aspect. Unfortunately it isn't quite old enough yet to re-sell, I found out after I purchased it. But it was inexpensive enough to use the charms, if nothing else.
The final piece is this small purse on a chain.
On the outside is mother of pearl, although I am only showing the good side.
The other outer side is cracked and the inside is torn, but it is so cute--only 2 1/4" wide!
I couldn't find anything else at the show, but I was happy to get these.
Don't you just love those outdoor markets?