Wednesday, December 1, 2010

my costume jewelry.

my collection of costume jewelry: some pieces i've been lucky to inherit from my grandma page, and a few other pieces have been gifts or finds here in victoria. i really like the affordability of many of the pieces of costume jewelry, hunting for and discovering the many unique designs, and its ability to add some sparkle to a simple outfit.


  1. omg! Alison, these are beautiful! I love the rich purple broach in the last photo. I can see how they make an outfit absolutely stunning. Where do you usually find your costume jewelry?

  2. thanks natalie! i love collecting vintage costume pieces, the purple one was a find at an antique place here in Victoria. it was labeled as an "Austrian" vintage brooch, and i bought it to attach to my linen wedding clutch :)
    the pieces that i've bought, i've found around town here in Victoria. there is a fantastic "antique row" here, lined with various shops that are great for hours and hours of browsing :)

  3. Oh a wedding clutch! What a wonderful idea! Your wedding photos are stunning :)

    Antique row? Wow! I wish there was something like that in Edmonton-the best I can think of is that antique mall in Strathcona near United Cycle.

  4. aw thanks natalie! :) yeah my linen wedding clutch i found at club monaco (which surprised me but they've been carrying some nice accessories lately)!

    yeah victoria is a great spot for antiquing - a little on the pricier side though since it is a tourist spot known for the antique shops :)
    oooo i remember that antique mall! i love antique malls, hours and hours of hunting for treasure!