I LOVE anything vintage. I especially love meandering thru antique stores because they are always so interesting and YOU NEVER KNOW what you will find!
And quite the find I found on Friday! I happened upon a huge floor rounder of vintage beads while visiting Old Towne Antiques Mall in Pleasanton, CA. WOW! I quickly dropped to my knees (trust me, it was the only way to get a good look) and started spinning in a frenzy...oh how I love beads! They are just so versatile. Buried beneath the hundreds of hanging zip lock bags was a diamond in the rough. Not only was it a major find, I couldn't believe the price. $1.50. This must be miss-marked I thought. Nope, it wasn't. I snatched it up immediately. SCORE!
Here it is! It's far more beautiful in person! I'm thinking about creating a wall collage of beaded flowers....or maybe adding this to a journal cover or box. Either way, I'm so inspired and hope to showcase it in some very special way. In the meantime, it sits glistening in my art space.