Hubby and I considered moving to a small town - Sidney, British Columbia in particular. It is in Victoria Island where life seems less stressful and slower-paced. Whenever we visit my inlaws in the summer, we try to stop by during the Thursday open-air market on Beacon Street. The wonderful smells from food vendors always pull me in. Once my tummy is satisfied, I scour vendor stalls for a good find. This year, I found a vintage jewelry vendor. I spotted this.
Imagine my surprise when the vendor said it also came with a bracelet:
My sis-in-law beamed when I told her that I bought it for $20 instead of the $24 price tag. She said "You bargained!" She's right...I am usually too shy to bargain.
The following week, while still on vacation, hubby was intrigued to go to the Vancouver Flea Market. Like hungry hunters, we turned on our phones to keep track of each other and quickly went our separate ways. I wanted something red or coral. No luck with that though I did not come home empty-handed. I found these:
Monday, September 12, 2011
Costume jewelry finds
It was from the same vendor. Both for $8. He didn't realize the gold link was a Monet. Both had to be resized as they fit too big. Twenty dollars for resizing. $14 each final cost per bracelet. Yay!
Before my vacation, I placed my first Haute Look order on August 4. Amrita Singh black Nello. It arrived August 26. With that kind of a time lag, I could do serious damage to my credit card if I continue ordering online.
In July, I bought this at the Golden Spike Days Festival. It came in denim blue and black too.
I heard there is a way to store costume jewelry to minimize that metallic smell. So far *knock on wood* I haven't had that problem. Jean at Extra Petite suggests storing them individually in baggies. Any other tips?
Do you like thrifting for jewelry?