8/9/07

Show & Tell Friday~

This week I'm showing off some treasures I purchased at an auction. I am so addicted to going to those now :-) I bid on and won two of those small containers which house small bins. Each one has 60 little bins.... one was $4.50 and the other one was $5.00. Now, that alone was a great value.....
But.... inside each of these containers was baggies full of faceted rhinestones! Can you believe it?

The autioneer was going on how it was chalk full of beads....I thought, ok, a girl can never have enough beads...for $5 bucks each, not a bad deal. The cases were laying on their backs so when he set them upright, they looked empty.... I think thats why I got them so cheap. Wow, was I surprised to see it full of gems! These are jewelry quality rhinestones. There are labels on the front of each drawer with the color & size. *smiling* I have NO clue what I'm going to do with all of these....but I've got 'em! There are some that are soooooooooooo small that they look like glitter, but they are cut like a real diamond would be cut. Amazing! Now, I'm never going to turn my nose up at any of those old vintage pieces that are missing stones.... I NEED to buy them just to use up my new stash! :-)
I also bid on and won a large box of old ephemera from around the 1940-1950's. It was full of old ads from local stores long since torn down. That box was $9 bucks.... I've filed all that away or I would have taken a picture of it lol.



This show & tell Friday was hosted by: Kelli

14 comments:

oliveoyl64 said...

You said they were all faceted, does that mean pointy?

You could try to sell them in lots on Etsy.

Sparklies are always fun.

Anita said...

Wow, that's what a call a great find and a real bargain! Lucky you!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

Lallee said...

What an amazing auction buy! How fun to look through all those pretty stones.

Jenny said...

What an incredible find! Once you use up the beads those little drawers will be great for organizing other things, too. Wow!

Tracy said...

WOW!!!!!! I'd be thrilled with that purchase! And your chair in the above post is gorgeous!

LBP said...

Oh My! What a wonderful find. I would have been in heaven!

PEA said...

Oh wow, you are indeed very lucky to have won that auction!! Imagine finding out the "beads" were actually rhinestones!! I love the way you refinished that chair!!! xo

Barbara H. said...

What a great deal! Amazing!

Sara said...

Congratulations on your find! Now you will never be lacking for a little sparkle and glitter!

Retha said...

What a treasure.

Kelli said...

Wow! That is an amazing find! I just love things with tiny drawers and the beads are lovely!!
Great deal!
Kelli

Connie said...

I have never been to an auction but you make it sound like great fun. You really got a treasure for sure.

Take care,
Connie

Mine is up.

*Heidi* said...

Wow! How fun to discover the gems in every drawer! I've never met you, but I think now I could pick you out of a crowd: The Lady Covered in Rhinestones!

Now, I hope you share pictures of how you use these!

Sarah and Jack said...

Wow, that is too cool!