Friday, April 29, 2016

Special Gifts for Special Mothers

Mother's Day is just a week away ... do you have a gift for her yet? Vintages is all set with unique, special gifts for your mom. Jewelry ... Frames ... Scarves ... Gifts of all types.

Vintages will be open on Mother's Day ... so bring Mom in and let her pick out something special! Open 11-5 Sunday May 8th.

Bookmarks and Silver Solder pendants and Charms by Susan

Vintage Florentine Boxes and Trays ... all one-of-a-kind

Handmade Pottery Planters and Bowls ... Limited Supply

How about a decanter or flask for Mom!

Frames ... Coasters ... Decorative Stars

Murano Glass Pendants and Charms ... $24.95

Gogeous Handcrafted Jewelry by Santa Cruz Artist Norma Dice

Vintage and Handmade Jewelry, Hand Decorated Designer Handbags

Silk Scarves in many colors ... $19.95 each

Little Dishes, Bowls and Boxes

Is Mom into crafts or artwork? We have a huge selection of supplies, accessories and materials.

We have a variety of these pewter dishes for Mom ... starting at $14.95
REMEMBER ... we can gift wrap for you ... and we have a large selection of cards and tags as well.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Southwest Silver and Turquoise Jewelry

Over time we have accumulated a nice collection of Southwestern jewelry ... Mexican and Native American. While these are predominantly sterling silver with turquoise, some also use coral, glass beads, various quartz and agate stones, as well as gems. Rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches ... even a couple of bolos. Here is a gallery of some of what we have in our Los Gatos shop.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Vintages' April Schedule Update

Vintages will be closed from Monday April 18th through Friday April 22nd. We will reopen to normal hours on Saturday April 23rd.

For your shopping convenience we will be open on Sundays April 10th, 17th and 24th (11am to 5pm)

Our Regular Hours for April
* Open Tuesdays - Saturdays 10am to 6pm
* Open Sundays 11am to 5pm (10th, 17th & 24th)
* Closed on Mondays 

Friday, April 1, 2016

Victorian Hairwork Jewelry

In Victorian times creating lace and jewelry from braids of hair was popular. All styles of weaving and braiding were done, creating a whole array of jewelry and accessories. Woven hair encased in lockets and under glass on pendants were common remembrance or mourning motifs.

Women would save their hair in vanity containers designed for the purpose. Many ladies would grow their hair quite long and then cut it for braiding or to sell to lace makers. To read more about this 19th century tradition, check out this Victoriana Magazine article.

Just a few days ago we got this marvelous example of Victorian hairwork ... a lacy collar with hair and Whitby jet beads. This is a set with a pair of earrings included. Gorgeous.

We just put this on our Online Antiques Shop, priced at $395.00 for the set.
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