Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Surprise Gift

I got a lovely surprise in the mail from interstate during the week......a  few bits and pieces from my stepmother who is cleaning out drawers since the passing of my Dad at Christmas

Some gorgeous 1950's earrings, necklace, brooch and sweet marcasite watch worn by my glamorous Aunt

How cute is this crystal shoe

 Older pieces including part of an old pocket watch

Engraved on the back

All lovely editions to my small collection of costume jewellery

Also in the package was a pair of vintage ballet slippers

I bought an old painted hat stand a few weeks ago and repainted and rubbed it back

The gum tree is shedding it's bark and the golden elm tree still holding on to it's leaves

Dozens of bush roses pruned

Smoke in the distance from the orchard over the back fence

Winter sunlight

plum tuckered out

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  1. Wonderful jewelry and I am happy that your lovely step-mother passed it on to you. I still love your photos of the views of your property and surroundings. Look forward to some winter shots. Or does it ever get really cold there? Linda@Wetcreek Blog

  2. Amazing views and property. The jewelry is a sheer delight what a lovely surprise in the post. I love the beautiful hat stand with that delightful veil. Have a great weekend.

  3. What wonderful treasures to recieve. Love your styling! xxx

  4. How wonderful that she passed all those beauties on to you -- I love that beauty of a watch, and the pearl pin is so sweet! What fabulous views you have! I'd be sitting and looking all day :)

  5. I got all weak in the knees when I saw all these pretty pretty things. Why do newer things not get me all goofy like the older stuff? Must be the history. It is looking quite serene at your home. XXOO

  6. 1950s jewellery is so evocative and feminine. I was born in the late 50s, so it reminds me of my Mum.
    Such a thoughtful and sensitive present.
    Jean x

  7. Such beautiful jewels. I'm sure they are much treasured additions to your collection.

  8. There is always something special about family pieces. What a lovely collection.

  9. Gorgeous jewelry and I love the ballet slippers! THANK YOU so much for taking the time to research the china mark! I appreciate the information very much. Take care~

  10. She really sent you some amazing stuff! It probably helps to know that you will treasure them all!


  11. What gorgeous jewelry! That little shoe necklace is adorable!

  12. Love old jewelry, so very elegant. Your photographs are fabulous!

  13. What beautiful beautiful treasures! Thanx so very much for linking up to THT! Please be sure to add the party to your link up list please.

  14. Hi Meg!
    What gorgeous bling! Love the old stuff. Oh Australia's beautiful even in Winter!

  15. Wonderful treasures. Love the tall hat stand and what a pretty way to show off that head piece and veil.
    Love your view.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  16. I love old collections of jewelry. What sweet gifts to receive! You live in a beautiful place...really gorgeous!

  17. visiting from simple and sweet fridays. Love love the jewelery.

  18. beautiful treasures and wonderful countryside too

  19. You got caught in vintage this week!! I love the painted hat stand. A little jealous on my end. What a fun way to spend a little bit of time -- going through some jewelry!

  20. What INCREDIBLE views you have! I am so glad I found you on the link up at The Dedicated House! I am going to be sure and follow along from now on!

  21. Lovely jewelry!! You are really Blessed to have your Aunts pretties :) The watches are especially pretty :)

  22. The jewelry and the hat stand are all wonderful, Meg. I'm going to feature you again! Thanks so much for coming to the Thrifty Life Thursday link party at Revisionary Life!

  23. Such lovely family treasures to enjoy. Love your painted hat stand too Meg.

  24. What a wonderful gifts. Love that 1950's jewelries. I wish we also have a family treasure, but sadly we don't have! =)

  25. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures! Jewelry is always a great gift to receive, especially from a loved one. Every piece has a special meaning, or are tied to a wonderful memory, like in your case. Which piece is your favorite, btw?

    Verna Ford @ Jacobs the Jewellers


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