Trash and Treasure finds: Beauty case, red dress + brooches

Trash and Treasure finds

A couple of weeks ago I went to my local Trash and Treasure Market, and I have to say I found some amazing things.

I found this amazing blue 70s Samsonite beauty case. It came with its original key and removable tray, I had to have it as you don’t find many beauty cases with their original fittings and with this beautiful blue shade, it cost me $8.

Samsonite beauty case

Samsonite beauty case

Samsonite beauty case, with tray

Samsonite beauty case

I also found this vibrant red and floral polyester Myer Sutherland Melbourne 70s dress. I’m loving the chiffon like floral dresses at the moment, and I’m building a good collection of them. The dress has ruffles along the collar and at the end of the long sheer sleeves. I payed just $5 for it! And I wore it for the first time at my friends 21st.

Myer Sutherland 70s dress

I also bought two brooches from two different vendors. The amazingly glamourous rhinestone brooch was $3. I have never seen a design like this before, it reminds me of the brooches royalty would wear or something that Elizabeth Taylor would wear, although in diamonds instead of rhinestones. The flower brooch is made of polymer clay and I payed $1 for it. I love how fun and pretty this brooch is, it would look great pinned on floral dresses or it could stand out on its own on a plain top. It also reminds me of the hand made brooches created in the 1940s. I think it’s a fun piece, I love unique jewellery pieces and these two brooches fit the bill!

Fabulous brooches

I also bought two fabulous vintage coats at an unbelievable price. But the coats deserve their own post, so I’ll post about them in the future.

Suitcase Rummage sale at Heritage Hill

SRPOP_2013_webClick the poster to find the original source.

I went to a Suitcase Rummage sale on the 3rd of February and then on the 3rd of March, which was held at Heritage Hill. Here are some of the things I found on the first rummage sale.

rummage sale

I found a great crystal glass ring holder,  I’ve been looking for one like this for some time. A pretty rhinestone clip, a pink rhinestone finding, two pretty ball earring findings, a lovely real silver locket (I’ve wanted a silver locket for ages too), a beautiful Invicta watch, sadly it doesn’t work, but I’ll get new batteries for it. I love the metal strap on it! And just because, a pretty crown. Although I’m not sure I’ll wear it out, I just couldn’t leave it behind. It’s too fun and girlie! The total cost for everything was $12.

The second sale was a lot smaller and there weren’t as many stall holders. I managed to buy a wooden small trinket shelf and a brown picture frame, both for $4.

rummage sale

rummage sale

rummage sale

It was a lovely day, but it was even more great as Heritage Hill had their open day. The historic precinct was open to the public with guided tours and music, as they had introduced a new layout to the two older buildings.

I will do a post on the open day in the future, I think I will break it up in parts as I took a lot of photos. I will also include some photos of the Rummage sale too.

And I haven’t been posting lately as I have started uni. So if I don’t post that frequently you know why!

DIY shorten earrings

diy shorten earrings

These are the earrings I showed you in the last post. And I said I would do a post on how I shortened them. They were a bit to long for my face and I thought they would look perfect if they were shorter.

What you need

What you will need:

  • A pair of earrings
  • Wire cutters
  • E-6000 glue or a strong hold glue for metal

I just have to say I love the E-6000 glue! I tried so hard to find this stuff and when I did you can believe me I grabbed it as quick as I could.

cut the earrings

If you have rhinestone earrings like mine, cut in between the rhinestones where you want to make it shorter. If you have chain earrings you can easily cut the chain loop instead.

earring cutting

I had a rhinestone missing in the main part of the earring (see if you can spot it) so I just took a rectangle from the off cut, and glued it in to the empty space. I also cut off the purple rhinestone and glued it to the main earring part to complete the shortened look. And as always read the instructions on the glue and follow as instructed.

earrings close-up

And here is the final product! I really love them, and they were really easy to do.

If you try to shorten your earrings or any of your accessories, tell me about it, I would love to see the results!

Jewellery finds

New jewellery

Here are some new jewellery pieces that I purchased in January. I love my vintage and second hand accessories, but sometimes I do buy from retail stores, especially if something has a vintage vibe about it.

I bought a cobalt blue bead necklace from Colette, the necklace just called out to me and will make a great statement piece. The sparkly beaded collar and rhinestone earrings were bought from Diva. I needed some bold sparkly earrings for a Christening I was going to, and these were perfect. I did alter the earrings though, I will have a post on that in the future.

The best bit was that I spent under $10 on all three pieces. Which makes me a happy girl!

New jewellery

Colette necklace

Necklace close-up

Collar and earrings

Earrings close-up