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Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Little Bit of Bling

Aren't these little orbs of bling pretty! I started collecting these last year. Little round balls of bling among an old piece of petticoat lace. Such a pretty combination.


I hope this qualifies for White Wednesday, the old white petticoat and the white sparkle of the rhinestones....




My 3 favorites...


And a few more favorites...



I guess I like them all!


Someone asked...yes, they are vintage for sure. I'm not sure how old, I can tell some of them have to be from the 60's/70's but others definitely have the that old metal look. I wish I knew more about them.


Some of you have asked what I'm going to do with them. My first plan was to hang them in a window by very fine monofiliment fish line at all different lengths, which I probably will still do with some. Since I don't make jewelry, I'd like to tie one onto a little bottle with a piece of lace, use them as little adornments on various things.



I'm glad you all enjoyed seeing them and that I found something to post that several of you have never seen.


Thanks for stopping by!


Linking to Faded Charm for White Wednesday.




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19 comments:

Tete said...

I have never seen anything like these (and I use to run an antique mall!)
Great collection. This is a collection I could get into myself. WOW!
Thanks for linking up to my party! I hope you had fun doing it.
Hugs- Tete

Rebecca said...

These are Fab-so sparkly and pretty!

Ann said...

How pretty..........think of all the places they probably went to in the 50's!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love those piece of bling. What a great collection. I will have to keep my eyes open for them. Have a wonderful New Year. Blessings, Martha

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Gorgeous!!! Lace and rhinestones are two of my favorite things!
Michelle

Patti's Artful Design said...

The rhinestones are just beautiful...oh yes, I think they qualify:)! I love bling. Are these vintage?....I have never seen these before.

Bead and Needle said...

I don't think ANYONE would question that those fabulous blingy things belong in White Wednesday! They would be my favorites, too - thanks for sharing - Happy White Wednesday.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!
Blessings
Rebecca

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

Wow, those are amazing! What are you going to do with them? I love bling.

come visit
Cindy@stitches

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Their just beautiful!!!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Amy said...

I love these orbs, I was given one many years ago and I have just found it again and used it just last week in my art.
Amy

Deanne said...

Very, very pretty, love the bling!

Bohemian said...

I also purchased some of these little bling balls from Etsy this year to use in Jewelry creations. Your extensive collection is lovely... mine were all the same, but I really do like them and shall look for more!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Ellen said...

Wow! Does this bring back memories!! When I was little, I had a little fistful of these beauties! So glad to see these because it does remind me of my first shabby love. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo,
Ellen

Sandi said...

I LOVE all your bling. I have a few pieces as well! Happy WW!
Blessings~

Lori Lynn said...

There's nothing prettier than lace and old rhinestones!
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PS: I'm having a 400th post giveaway!!

julie miller said...

As a lover of old buttons and vintage stuff to make jewelry with ~ I love these!! So pretty, and yes I think they are perfect for white Wednesday! Check out my blog if you have time, I'm having a giveaway!!! junkinjulie.blogspot.com

fialka012 said...

Hezké...

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Faye...

Ohhh my...such pretties! I have seen these little rhinestone beauties before but have never thought to hang them in a window..that would be sooo pretty! I can just imagine how they would sparkle with the sunlight! What a GRAND idea! I also think that using them to decorate a bottle or such is a great idea too! They sure look pretty with the old lace in your photos, my friend! Thank you so much for sharing them with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...what a treat! I do apologize at being so late to get by...it has been crazy busy at my place!

Warmest wishes,
Chari