Wednesday, December 2, 2009

~ shinny and bright ~

shinny treasures
found at local thrift stores
perfect for adding some
razzle dazzle bling
your Christmas home
{brooches..$1.00 each}

one added to a wreath

one added to a teacup
razzle dazzle
thank you


Dragonfly said...

Everything looks great with a bit of bling!!

caroline joy said...

I love brooches. So versatile. And yours are beautiful, and for such a steal!

jqline said...

I adore the bling bling...these jewels are gorgeous! These photos make me smile and i especially adore that one with the tea cup! Have a lovely merry happy mid-week and love to you!


Amanda said...

These are special sparkles! I love old brooches like these. How lovely they look on your wreath Koralee. My 9 year old gave me a gorgeous one which says 'Mother' to me for Mothers Day. It means the world to me! xx

My Passport to Style said...

Hi Koralee,what a pretty post,suitable for all the magpies out there including me!!What a brilliant idea using sparkly pins to decorate your Christmas wreath, you have really inspired me!!! Koralee would you mind emailing me your postal address. Have a lovely week, Sharon xox

prashant said...

I love brooches.

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Little finds like these are sometimes THE BEST! Excellent little blog post, like always, Koralee!! Blessings to you, Anita

ELK said...

lovely finds for not a lot...a favored pastime, thrifting!!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Koralee! What great ideas for decorating with brooches, especially pinning one to a wreath.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Come by and see what I made with a thrift store treasure.

becky said...

Great little things.I love the teacup.Enjoy your day!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I just love to see what you will come up with next! You are so creative. You got a deal on the brooches. Have you seen the cute way to wear them? Pin one to the front pocket of your looks great if you tuck in a white shirt (I'd really like to drop 10 pounds to tuck again)or wear a sweater that is pulled up enough for it to show. So cute and yet not too flashy! That cameo would look great!

Claudia said...

What a great idea! I have some sparkly brooches I should add to our decorations (not that I've done any decorating yet!)


June said...

Koralee, I just adore bling at Christmastime. I like bling anytime, come to think of it. I'm lovin' your bling today.

Andrea said...

I love dropping by beautiful.

Heather Cameron said...

tis the season for sparkle and bling!!! Fa la la and all that jazz.

Jen Chandler said...

Beautiful treasures all! I love the tea cup photo best, but, then again, anything tea related usually makes me smile :) I love your blog, by the way! So lovely and refreshing.

Happy Thursday,

cabin + cub said...

Ohhh so pretty... and so fun you found them at a thrift store.... I need to go, haven't been in awhile!
Hope you can make it to Got Craft.. should be good! :)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Love cameos....gotta go...I hear the thrift store calling me :o)

Julie Harward said...

You have got to be kidding...$1.00...they are so cute! Such sweet little sparklers for anywhere, I'll have to keep my eyes open to these kinds of deals! Come say hi :D said...

That little cameo pin is way beyond beautiful, great finds for sure!!

Maria Confer said...

I adore your new header Koralee!! That cameo brooch is gorgeous.

Beach Vintage said...

You know I adore a vintage touch here and there Koralee.

FrenchBlue said...

I adore the dazzle of the holiday and the jingle bells~~ I hope you having a happy week most special one!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Koralee, I just love your bling..there is something so festive about a little 'razzle dazzle' during the holidays!! The brooches are gorgeous and you have given all us so many great inspirational ideas.
I'm going to check with our post office tomorrow and see where in the world your package is !!!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Hope you're feeling well.
The kids are getting flu shots at school next week. Life is interesting!

LOVE your new banner. I enjoyed all the photos in it.
Thrift shopping is such fun! I never thought to put a pretty pin in a wreath. Great idea!
Stay well my friend... Enjoy the weekend that's coming just around the bend :)

Marilyn said...

Love Joy in a cup.

Jeanneoli said...

I love the cameo added to the wreath!!

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Marina said...

What a lovely idea to bling bling a wreath ... beautiful and inexpensive.
Have a great day!

Little Monarch said...

you've got me in the thrifting mood.

Auntie Cake said...

Love the shiny treasures! That's what it is all about for me. I put your package in the mail the other day. Sorry it took so long, but you will understand it all when you get the package.

Have a great day. It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Laura Trevey said...

oh so sparkly and festive!!

A Perfect Peach said...

love the blinged out brooch.

TheCluelessCrafter said...

The cameo is totally bling and so appropriate for those that want to bring the past into their present wardrobe, right?

A few of my girlfriends and I went to an art opening in Miami last night and one of the wore. . you guessed it. . .a victorian cameo with a blanc strapless dress. Gorgeous!

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LuLu said...

I couldn't agree MORE!! i love the dazzle, sparkle...our minds are thinking alike!!!! i just picked up 2 pairs of vintage brooches from the thrift store. they will be the perfect sparkle to a scarf and i love your idea on the tea cup! Love how your brain works,
happy Friday to YOU,

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

It's all the little things that make it so special!

Vicki said...

Hello, Koraleee,
Shimmery bright and lots of bling always makes everything pretty!! You got a fabulous deal on your pretties! Have a lovely weekend, stay warm and cozy! We are actually having COLD weather here in Texas so I have my flannel on! Love to you! Vicki

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh love your finds honey, bit of glam always puts a smile on a girls face.

Happy weekend,

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

I adore your sparkly bling, so pretty around your home. $1 each, makes them even more special.

I hope that you are having a lovely weekend.


Farmgirl Paints said...

Very pretty. Love the cameo:)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Koralee!!! What fabulous finds! You have the most amazing knack for making everything ever more stunningly beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have a great day! Coralie