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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Vintage Thingie Thursday

As the year nears its end and we’ll soon be counting down the seconds until 2012, I thought it might be neat to share a beloved vintage timepiece!

This was one of the pieces I really liked from my great-grandmother’s treasures. I believe the watch-necklace is costume jewelry. I’ve seen very similar watch pendants from the late 20s and that does fit my great-grandmother’s style! Mums was always a bit of a fashionista, from her flapper-influenced look in the 20s to her 80s animal prints. She’s the one who told me, from my Sweet 16 on, numerous times, that I needed to leave the top couple buttons unbuttoned to “give the boys just a little something to think about.” So a young Opal answering “what time is it?” with “oh, I have the time right here” kinda fits. She was always a lady, but always a bit of a flirt too!

When it’s wound it keeps time for a few minutes, but it stops and starts with certain movements that I haven’t figured out why they make it start and stop again, but it’s still a beautiful pendant to wear. I wore the necklace to dinner for our anniversary this year and David noticed it and asked about it. That gave me a little chuckle. Mums was right. I married the boy and it still gives him something to think about!

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Flora said...

Love it!!

Queenie said...

I love old clocks too...how wonderful that this one belonged to your great grandma and it found it's way to you...it is a treasure :)
Happy New Year!
Big hugs,

LV said...

Definitely a real treasure with the watch. Besides keeping the time, it is filled with great memories.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a special treasure from your g-g-mother! Very special necklace and memories too! Thanks for sharing them with us!

SixBalloons said...

Thanks for sharing that story! I would have loved to see your reaction as a 16-year old to your great GM's comments... Haha! I bet there was some blushing involved.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How wonderful to have one of your great-grandmother's pieces of jewelry!

Happy New Year!

Coloradolady said...

Cute post, and a beautiful watch!! Family treasures are really the best!! Happy VTT!