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I'm a communications specialist with a passion for vintage and I run an online vintage business called Vintage Baubles & Bits.

I consider myself a saver of beautiful items from the past and a repurposer of treasures!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Item of the Week - March 25th

http://etsy.me/1cLnznp
Italian Mosaic Pill Box




These mosaics were usually floral in nature and made up of small pieces of glass or gemstones to create the lovely pattern. 

This little box is an inch in diameter and absolutely stunning. It’s in very good condition and would be a cute addition to the collection of Italian mosaic fans. Originally $20, but if you want to take this dainty little number home for a steal use coupon code MARFEATURE20 for 20% off! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

My Other Passion - Doggie Rescue

While this has absolutely nothing to do with vintage, I need a way to share some additional photos of Willis, my foster puppy and the other pups that are available through the rescue group I work with - MOSH Pits.

Meet Willis!!

Willis is a 10 month old pitbull mix available in the Kansas City, MO area. He is fixed, up-to-date on shots and is a healthy little ball of energy and excitement. He's about 45lbs right now and will likely be between 60-75lbs when he is full grown. 

Willis is dog-friendly, but has not been around cats or children. I believe he'd do best in a house with children over the age of 7, as he's still learning his puppy manners and can be a little mouthy in his play. He is used to being crated during the day, is working on his potty training and is very intelligent and treat motivated! 

His adoption fee is $125. Contact me if you'd like to meet this handsome little man!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Item of the Week - March 18th

Vintage Men's Turquoise and Coral Ring / Mexican Silver and Turquoise / Turquoise Ring / Size 11

https://www.etsy.com/listing/179246608/vintage-mens-turquoise-and-coral-ring?ref=shop_home_active_1
This is a handsome vintage men's ring. It's not marked, but likely Mexican silver, with two shades of blue turquoise, coral and malachite stones. This ring is very bold and quite solid and heavy.

| MEASUREMENTS |

Length: 1 1/2"
Width: 1"
Ring Size: 11

| DETAILS |

Era: 1960s
Style: Southwestern
Material: Silver, turquoise, malachite and coral
Colors: Silver, turquoise, coral, green, red, blue
Condition: Metal has some patina and wear due to age.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Vintage Item of the Week - March 11th

Vintage 1970's Strawberry Brooch / Sarah Coventry Silver Strawberry Pin

https://www.etsy.com/listing/179826724/vintage-1970s-strawberry-brooch-sarah?ref=related-1
This is an adorable big silver strawberry brooch made by Sarah Coventry. This pin has lovely details, you can see all the little seeds in the strawberry! It's cute, great for putting on a hat or scarf! This strawberry brooch comes from the collection of my great-grandma who was a Sarah Coventry rep and this is part of her sample sets.

| MEASUREMENTS |

Length: 2"
Width: 1 3/4"

| DETAILS |

Era: 1970s
Style: Kitsch
Brand: Sarah Coventry
Material: Silver tone metal
Colors: Silver
Condition: Excellent

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 Spring Fashion Trends



One of my favorite resources for following fashion trends is Elle Magazine online. Each season they put out gorgeous slideshows with runway trends and this spring is no different. I found their Top 10 Trends for Spring slideshow and was most excited about trend number four – 80s low-heel pumps are back!

As a woman who struggles with heels and teeters around quite precariously on anything that’s over two inches, this trend has me stoked to go spring shoe shopping!

For vintage lovers this is a great trend as well. Finding 80s shoes in sizes larger than 7s is much easier than sourcing 50s and 60s shoes for anyone who has feet that aren’t tiny and petite! You’ll find a lot of glam styles with that lovely 80s charm, but stay away from the neons and leg warmers!

Elle's Top 10 Trends for Spring:

  • Designer DIY
  • Logos on Everything
  • 90s Minimalist
  • 80s Low Heel Pump
  • Board Shorts
  • Tribal Influenced Clothing
  • Ear Cuffs and Funky Earrings
  • Rose Gold
  • Bright, Bold Metallics



  • Eyebrow Arch Makeup





    What trend are you most excited about this Spring? Post in the comments below!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Vintage Item of the Week - March 4th

Vintage Turquoise Ring / Mexican Silver and Turquoise / Size 7

https://www.etsy.com/listing/179392670/vintage-turquoise-ring-mexican-silver?ref=shop_home_active_10
This is a lovely vintage Mexican silver and turquoise ring. It's unmarked, but has absolutely stunning metal work and a huge, heavily veined blue turquoise stone that is naturally cut. Along one side is a feather and all along the edge of the stone are silver curly-cues. Very lovely design!

| MEASUREMENTS |

Length: 1 1/4"
Width: 1"
Ring Size: 7

| DETAILS |

Era: 1960s
Style: Southwestern
Material: Silver and turquoise
Colors: Silver and turquoise
Condition: Excellent, metal in great condition.