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Weird Secondhand Finds

Image: Vintage stacks of bracelets at the secondhand store
My Weird Secondhand Finds

A few days ago, I hit the jackpot at my local vintage resale shop. If you love shopping for those hidden gems everybody speaks of online, then you know what I am talking about. I guess today was my lucky day because I went second-hand shopping and came out with a ton of jewelry that I am quite proud to be the owner of.

Image: Pearls hanging on the tree at the secondhand store

I love to do my thrift shopping when I am all by myself because I will spend hours walking and looking at everything in sight. Vintage crawling used to be my hobby until I took both my oldest daughters. Now they swear they have the bug of buying gently used items. 
So, now I have to sneak out of my own home so I can go shopping alone. I know that sounds a bit selfish, but my girls always find the good stuff before I can get to it.

 Lol, but that's the life I live, I guess. 

Image: Pearls hanging out a bucket at the thrift store
Seriously I have tried to shop with my family and friends, but it never works out. It could be because I use that time to relax and when the person that came with me finish shopping they are ready to go. (insert roll eyes right  here.}
Yep, I am one of those weird people who loves to walk around and try on everything in sight.
Image: Silver coin necklace by scroll and dots
But feast your eyes on this beautiful necklace in the top picture, pay close attention to the silver coins all around the thick chain. Yes, it screams old world slash new world vintage.
Image: Woman trying on necklace at thrift store . Seen first on Bits and Babbles
Nonetheless, I had to try it on, and I was floored how heavy it felt, which is actually a plus for me. I love a necklace piece that has a depth feel to it. Also, I thought it was a Stella and Dot necklace but turned out it was a Scroll and Dot. If you are wondering, I found a few of them on eBay for around 35 to 40 bucks. 
Honestly, I thought it would be a bit higher, but I got mine for 6 dollars. After trying on that neckpiece, I knew I had to get it, and so I did. It may have been inexpensive, but the quality, texture, and feel were terrific.

Image: Woman trying on Hippie Earrings at second hand store
I couldn't resist looking at these hippie style earrings pictured above, along with a pair of 70;s and 80's inspired collections.

Image: Red square earrings at the thrift store
I really do enjoy finding pieces of jewelry I can remake by putting my own spin to it. 

A few chain links and chains can add a new look with depth and dimension. It will overall change the look and make it more personal. But since I found earrings and bangles that are in good condition, I will only use my jewelry cleaner to bring them back to life without disturbing the integrity or color of each piece.
 After getting home, I realized I spent more time at the resale store than I did at my job earlier that day. 
Nonetheless, I was happy with my purchases and where I spent my time in the evening. I did get everything I wanted plus a vintage purse. 

I will be styling all my pieces in a later post, but I must say the hammered bracelet has to be my favorite item at the moment.

Which piece is your favorite?

Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie


  1. My favorite piece was def the little cirlce ring! I love rings so much and I just cant get enough of them!!! Great finds!

  2. Those were some Great Finds! My resale store could never I don't know how you be finding all of those gems!!


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