Anita, left, is with the Toronto Vintage Costume Jewellery Club and she's at the April 24, 2010 TVCJ Club Show & Sale at Leaside Memorial Community Gardens in Toronto.
With her is my new pal and fashion friend Genny, and both are wearing gloves bought at the sale - Anita was selling; Genny was buying.
This post is previewing some of the neat items available at the sale, and subsequent posts will be more informative and tell you a bit about some of the more collectible names. Natch, I'll also show you what I bought.
Love these retro straw purses in Spring-like hues. So chic!
Ditto for these necklaces - they're just like yummy little Popsicles lined up in a row.
I almost bought the orange multi-tiered choker in the far left corner, but what I did and didn't buy is a story for another post.
A very Spring-like shadow box type display full of floral pins and other baubles. Florals are very big this season, so why not spruce up last year's trench with a flower power pin like the one in the right corner here?
The great thing about the sale was that there was a real range of items, from the vanity items you see here to 1980s costume jewellery, highly collectible pieces, fun retro bling and inexpensive yet highly original pieces.
Prices varied too. Some tables had $5 bins - the deal hound in me appreciated that - and one woman admitted to finding some pieces in the thrift shops like me, meaning some weren't uber collectible nor were they expensive.
Others had highly collectible pieces for several hundred dollars.
Or if you were like me, you could take the middle road and spend under $100 and walk away with a few really neat pieces.
So stay tuned!
Oh, speaking of jewellery I received an email from someone at the Toronto Bead Society about a sale they group is having in Toronto this weekend. Check out the email below:
This weekend (May 1-2) at the CNIB building on Bayview just above Eglinton (Bayview #11 bus takes you right there from the Davisville subway station).
Details, including a $2 off admission coupon (makes admission $3) and listings for cheap classes, e.g. making earrings, are at:
Some expensive, some not so expensive finished pieces as well as gorgeous beads and components. Make sure to wear some spectacular piece of costume jewellery and everyone will stop you to talk.
You would love the vendors that sell vintage and vintage-style beads – look especially for Black Tulip Beads and Juicy Beads.
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