As I mentioned in a previous post, my husband had the brilliant idea of getting me jewelry for this Mother's Day. As we were looking around, he discovered that The Tiny Jewel Box on Connecticut Ave, NW in D.C. has a once a year sale around Mother's Day every year. As a matter of fact, it goes through tomorrow. Everything- YES, EVERYTHING!- in the store is discounted anywhere from 10-70% off. There was a lot of stuff marked down more than 10%. I would even say the majority was 15-30% off. But I was lucky enough to find a stunning vintage set of gold and pearl earrings with matching pin (that is being tweaked to make it a pendant also) for 50% off! The set is from 1890 and comes in it's original blue leather box with blue velvet inside. The box is all worn and faded and almost as beautiful as the set which is NOT worn and faded but elegant and fun at the same time. I was wearing a vintage dress today (yup- the Chloe dress circa 1970's from Pretty People) with a floppy 70's looking hat and the earrings somehow looked perfect with it even though they are from an entirely different century. Which is what sold me on them. I know they'll go with everything.
Run (or get your husbands to!) before you miss out. If you can't make it this year, mark it on your calendars now for next. And, by the way, if you're not a mom, the jewelry looks just as good and the sale still applies!
The Tiny Jewel Box
1147 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC