My finds of this year are possibly these three lovelies, they were taped up in a plastic bag labelled 'junky vintage' with a price tag of £1 for the 3. To my mind they were a bargain but the seller exclaimed her amazement at what I was willing to pay £1 for and tried to flog me a brand new jewellery box in the shape of a platform shoe which was still in it's protective polythene wrapper, the wrapper was clearly meant to be the clincher. It wasn't until I explained that it was the basket of old costume jewellery I was interested in that she clocked me as 'one of those vintage people who buy any old junk as long as it's old'. Fair analysis I suppose, but one girl's trash (I know, I'm going all American on you, but rubbish just doesn't cut it in this catchphrase) is another's treasure! I hope she pops up at every table top sale in Ashbourne.
I'm fairly certain the sparkly bumble bee brooch is Past Times or Debenhams circa 2003 though it is pretty all the same, but the clip-on earrings are very old and all the more appealing for it. The pendant is from the 'Exquisite' range which was made by a company called W.A.P. Watson of Solihull who produced the line between 1914 and 1977, so it also has a couple of decades under it's belt but I couldn't hazard a guess as to when it was made - answers on a postcard?
Linking this post with Sophie of Her Library Adventures, this week Sophie has popped up 'Flea Market Finds of the Year'. I'm away to make a cup of rose garden tea and gaze at all the treasures, hope you're all having a lazy, relaxing Sunday! Pop along to Magpie Monday if you fancy some more thrifty finds.