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Monday, April 23, 2012

A little bit of Heaven!

It is funny how something is there all along but you don't know about it until you go far away......that is how I found the little shop, A Vintage Boutique on the strip at the Lake of the the bead show in St. Louis!!!

I went down Saturday to visit with the owner, Sharon, about participating in the Oma Noma Heritage Festival in May.  Little did I know when I stepped inside that I was going to be in a treasure chest of vintage jewelry and many other awesome things.  Of course I can not resist the vintage bling....I collect rhinestone bracelets and brooches for myself and most anything else that sparkles but I also use vintage pieces to fashion my jewelry. 

This is the outside of the shop!

I was quickly drawn to this little case.  I have never seen so many bracelets that I wanted in the same place!!!  And the prices are great too!  Vintage necklaces hang above and of course lots of the beautiful memory bracelets that I love.

I immedietly thought of my dear friend Tanya from Bead and Needle when I spotted this case!!!  She makes beautiful jewelry and has been my inspiration for many years.  Check out her blog and her etsy shop, you will be amazed!  Anyway, she collects bakelite and I was drooling for her at the beautiful pieces here!

Sharon also creates beautiful  jewelry herself!

She carries purses, vintage and new, hats and lots of other treasures.  You will not enter without finding something you love!  I highly recommend if you are visiting the Lake of the Ozarks you check out The Vintage Boutique!

It was really an all around exciting day....Sharon sent me to the Old Time Photo shop across the street and they fixed me up with a dress and hat from 1930 for the Oma Noma Heritage Festival.  I have never done anything like this before and I am really excited.  Its going to be a lot of fun!  Plus I get to check out some more vintage jewels....that is always a plus!

So please come out and see me on May 19th right in front of A vintage Boutique on the Bagnel Dam strip.  I will have lots of painted things ready to go home with you and some of my handcrafted jewelry!  It will be a fun day for all and I look forward to seeing you!!!  I am not real sure about the outfit, I am totally loving the hat, but this may be the only chance you get to see me in a dress!hee hee