Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wonderfully old

An older lady at the Church was going through some of her 90+ yo mother's things. She must be trying to clear out some things because she brought me a whole bag full of vintage jewelry and hats and lace!!!

I only got pictures of some of the jewelry, a few select favourites. On opening the locket pictured below, I noticed a makers mark.

Now I've seen my fair share of "Antique's Roadshow" so I decided on a lark to google it. (The name was clearly printed as well as part of the mark)
I went down the list until the mark appeared and guess what??? It was dated 1945!!
I was so excited! So I jumped on the others to see if there was a mark printed on them.

This one did, it was the same company, so I figured to find a close date.

The mark was placed only two above on the list from where I found the one above.

My jaw dropped.

I showed my dad the mark on the necklace, then showed him the picture on the phone. He confirmed it, they were identical.

Can you take a wild guess at the date??


Can you imagine? I'm wearing (Athough fake costume jewelry) a necklace that some fashionable lady bought in 1919!!! The others weren't near as remarkable as these two, but I thought I'd share them anyways. :D

I'm still in shock, and I found all this out over a week ago!

Enjoy the pics!!



Mrs. G said...

Katie wishes she knew the people that you do, that's some good looking jewelry. I love the pearl choker especially!

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Haha I know They're Great aren't they? I haven't worn the chocker yet, but I can't wait to! It's so Titanic style. :D