Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nostalgic Jewelry

A couple weeks ago, my mom and I went through all her old jewelry and I helped her decide what to get rid of, and what I absolutely needed to add to my jewelry stash.


I found an awesomely-80's necklace that my mom claimed to have worn all the time while she was pregnant with me and my sister from '86-'87. It's kind of big, but I'm pretty sure with the right white top or ensemble it could really make a statement.


Growing up, us kids always had to wear ID bracelets in case we got lost. My mom had a whole pile of them! It was so cool to go back through them and see all our old addresses and how tiny our wrists used to be!


I also found some awesome mink earrings that I opted not to take home. Those are just a little too "out there" for my tastes.


It was so fun to sit down and listen to stories from all the fun times my mom used to have while wearing all that jewelry. I took home a pretty nice amount of jewelry, from costume accessories to some sweet sterling pieces. I can't wait to incorporate these vintage pieces into my daily mix!
Thanks, Mom! ♥
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13 comments:

Kelly said...

Awww, SO fun!! LOVE the "80's necklace" Pretty sure you could find something similar at any trendy store right about now! ;-) And the ID bracelets? So cute.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

That sounds like such a fun mom/daughter date! And those ID bracelets! I still have mine! And it still fits! It's tighter, but I can definitely still wear it.

For the record, I don't. ;-)

Tennille said...

So fun! I love it when my mom passes down her jewellery. One of the perks to being the only girl-child. We didn't have any ID bracelets when we were small. I think our parents might have wanted to try and lose us... or else they knew if someone stole us, we would be immediately returned :)

Kerrie said...

how fun!! I love those last earrings, but I don't think I could make myself pull them off either!

Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS said...

I need to do this with my mom! I live for stories from the past :)

Eesh said...

You guys found some pretty awesome stuff! AUNIEEEE I still can't get pass how gorge your mom is!

Shelby said...

Gotta love truly vintage jewelry!:) so cute!

Brenda said...

Annelise...I'm almost afraid to tell you this...but I had that same necklace...lol.

Chloe Jacqueline said...

What a fun adventure to do with your mom! I bet it was awesome! That necklace is amazing!

Amanda said...

Fun!! And we better see an outfit with that necklace!! It's funny bc my sister just found an old jewelry box and she found all of our 'troll' earrings haha!

Amanda said...

And I still can't get over your gorgeous mom! You're gonna look just like her!

Ashlee said...

Aw how special! Your momma is so pretty :D

xo,
ashlee

Cat said...

That is such a cool thing to do. Those mink earrings are amazing. But I know what would happen if I put them on, I'd look in the mirror and think 'awesome' but then I'd pull them off as I walked out the door cause they're tooooo cool.

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