Friday, December 31, 2010

... Verve + Vigor = 2011

One of my favorite gifts the past couple of months was this vintage COPPER cuff bracelet bestowed upon me by a dear friend for my birthday. No designer markings, but from the moment I tried it on, it won my heart! Don't you just love it when somebody really 'get's' your style?!! Even when YOU may not know it's your style?!
I've never worn COPPER much, or had any interest in it, but I perused the depths of my jewelry boxes to see what I could find that might complement my newfound 'love'...
hmmm.. some NECKLACES
...a heart (an Xmas gift in '79 from 3 little boys I used to babysit), a retro enamel (Home Bureau project of Mom's) and a funky quarter 25¢ Rummage Sale pick-up a couple of summers ago...
...a few PINS
(no clue as to their history!)

...and a couple of pair of clip EARRINGS
by 'Renoir', from my Great Aunt's amazing collection of 'Moderne' jewelry
Wow. I guess I only 'thought' I never had any 'interest' in COPPER jewelry! I think that is one of my favorite parts of thrifting/rummaging/saling ~ when you find that 'special something' that really makes you reflect. Helps you open your eyes and makes you just a little bit more aware of who you are and what your style really is deep down inside. I foresee a LOT of wear out of this cuff in the coming year 8-) !


On a similar note... Have you seen PANTONES color predictions for 2011?? In my previous 'life' I was a commercial Interior Designer, so I'm always curious as to what Pantone has to say. For the coming year it is HONEYSUCKLE. "Honeysuckle emboldens us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor...". Hey, I am all for 'V' nouns and nothing says Fall like Honeysuckle ~ but take the rest of it for what it's worth! I'm a Sagitarius, so of course I am going to adore this color, and it is in the same color range as my newfound COPPER, so I think I shall jump on the honeysuckle #18-2120 bandwagon!

Okay, enough of that.

We can't leave 2010 without one last Christmas Sweater Clip addition...

Sweater Clip 2010 #38, #39, #40, #41, #42, #43.
The FINAL tally for 2010:
Sweater Clips: 43
HAEGER: 40
VERA: 35
Now I'm trying to decide, do I do another running tally for these same three categories for 2011, or are you sick of hearing about them and seeing them? Should I pick different categories? Should I discontinue it all together? Opinions? Anyone??
Just remember...
Enjoy your journey - wherever it may take you in 2011!

5 comments:

Shara said...

I love seeing your Vera Count since I have only found one EVER and you find a bazillion. :D I think it is fun!

The copper cuff is cool. :D

Vintage Christine said...

Funny but I'm planning on using more copper in my jewelry in 2011--I really love your stuff! Yup, it's official--there are no sweaterclips down here because they all wound up with you Yankees. And I wanted to thank you for the great stickpin!!! The post office gorilla tried it's darndest to mash it but failed, and many thanks to you. Happy New Year, Miz V!!!!!

Laurie said...

I'm trying to find some info out about a Haeger planter...grrrrrr...

It's a baby (boy) in diapers with a crown on top of a house...

Protector of Vintage said...

Well, since I am a fellow collector of vintage sweater clips, you know that my vote is for you to keep counting and posting them!! Happy New Year!!

Misae Richwoods said...

I *love* that 1st cat pin. My daughter cat has just had kittens and they are at the stage of having big heads and bellies and tiny legs and it reminds me of them!