Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Anthropologie pretties for...FREE?!?!?!?

Technically, this post should be called "confessions of a former dumpster diver." But that's a whole nother post...so, instead, I will share with you one of my greatest dumpster diving treasures. We found this filing box in a dumpster and when I tried to pull it out I noticed it was rather heavy. It was FULL of vintage costume jewelry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In the past few years my mom has added to the collection, but when I saw this on Anthropologie's website today, I knew just where to go for supplies...


I already had the stretchy cord on hand so I just needed to de-construct and re-construct some broken strands of pearls


Once they were all re-strung, it was simply a matter of pinning the brooch onto the pearls. Yup, that's it. Which is AWESOME because I can switch the brooch out depending on what outfit I'm gonna wear!!!!!!


So whaddya think? I think I just saved myself $58!! :)



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21 comments:

  1. Um..fabulous!!! What a find, and terrific job on the redo! I'm off to find that pink brooch I've been saving and some pearls that need to be restrung!
    Julie

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  2. Great idea!!! Love how it turned out!

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  3. I love Anthropologie, and that is SO Anthropologie:)! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. WOW what a GREAT find... that is some awesomeness ya got there...

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  5. Absolutely lovely. And free. It doesn't get better than that!

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  6. Holy Cow! What a great find! I LOVE the bracelet. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Wow those are awesome!! I wish I could get my hands on my grandma's jewelry! This is fantastic.

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    Karin

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  8. What*&#! I can't believe your found all that stuff and your design is beautiful!

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  9. I love the idea of makeing my own. They are very trendy and in at the moment. I envey that you have these fun trinkets..

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  10. AWESOME!!! You found that for free???!!! Totally great score! Way to go!


    Blessings, Grace

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  11. So, um, where does your mom live? :)

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  12. HURRAY for dumpster diving! My goodness who would throw that all away! Well good thing they did because now it's being made into awesomeness. Love the bracelet!

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  13. I'm showing this to everyone I know... they all think I'm a bit weird for 'dumpster diving'... great find! I'm proud of you!!
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/

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  14. Those are great!!! Great find...

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  15. Nice, nice, nice! I can't believe someone threw that jewelry away!

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  16. I loves me an Anthro knock off. Great job!

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  17. Wow that's awesome and GORGEOUS!

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