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This past weekend a yearly event called Antique Alley was held. Vendors from Mississippi all the way to Virginia set up along US highway 11 and sell antiques and vintage items. Of course I went since the whole thing starts pretty close to my home.
I bought lots of ‘stuff’, but have been too overwhelmed unpacking and organizing it to do much else! So I am going to show you another bargain piece of jewelry I found at a church garage sale along the route on Saturday. The church was close to my home, and when I saw it I stopped of course! I asked about jewelry, and a nice lady said you can have this whole box for $5.00. I took a peek inside, and saw that it was an assortment of costume jewelry including Anne Klein earrings, a sterling bracelet, etc.
After I got home I found among the jewlery this copper and enamel piece. When I first saw it, I didn’t realize it was anything special, but saw that it was signed ‘Matisse.’ I researched this jewelry and found it to be highly collectable and a little on the pricey side! This necklace has a flaw on one side, so I listed it on Etsy, took pictures of it, and described it including the flaw! It sold within a few minutes! So, I paid for my box of jewels, and made a little profit. I hope the lady that bought it can fix it….if not the flaw was on the back, and should not be too noticeable!
I’m really enjoying learning about vintage jewelry….and have found out that you never know what is in a box of jewelry!