Last weekend, Jeff and I went to one of our favorite antique shops to find some glasses for his Halloween costume (we had two parties last weekend, leaving this weekend blessedly free).
On the trip — which was successful, we found the BEST Leon Trostsky glasses (Russian philosopher and revolutionary who had an affair with Frida Kahlo, aka, my costume) — I made some outstanding vintage jewelry finds.
Including four 14-karat electroplated gold Avon charms from 1973 in their original packaging. I seriously did a geek out happy dance in the store, they were so stinking cute. I couldn’t decide which to buy, so I sort of bought them all: a coffee mill, an owl, an old-school phone and a pitcher and bowl.
These are each in the shop, and you get to choose if you’d like just the charm or the charm on a new 18-inch gold-plated chain.
Which is your favorite? I’m partial to the little French telephone. I wish I had one and could feel like a fancy pants every time I made a call on it. But I feel like you could only use it if you were wearing back-seam panty hose and eyeliner while smoking a cigarette in a cigarette holder.