Friday, October 9, 2009

An Estate Sale Find...


...while estate sale shopping with my Mom. I love estate sales--especially junky ones. You can always find little bits of interesting things that people just want to get rid of and are giddy with delight that you'd take a box or two full of stuff off their hands. I don't have a lot of time to write, but wanted to post about one thing I found (perhaps others will come next week or after my visitors leave). This is a strip of vintage bead-work with the department store's name of where it came from--the J. I. Hudson Co.. It is just shy of two feet; apparently one of the flower/leaf ends duo was cut off the end. The beads are old because they are not all of uniform shape and size within the separate colors. I'm thinking of selling them on Ebay but haven't decided totally yet. These would look lovely on a vintage hat or dress. Enjoy!

9 comments:

The White Farmhouse said...

Wow! Hudson's hasn't been around for about 20 years now. They were big in Detroit. The main store on Woodward hosted the Thanksgiving Parade for years. They imploded the store after they closed. I guess a final hurrah. Comerica Park is now on the site of where Hudson's used to be. Loved going to their Santa display on the top floor of the store. Thanks for reminding me of good memories.

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Mary said...

Those beads are very beautiful...I'm wondering if they might be fresh water pearls that have been dyed, because of the unevenness. I would have them checked at a jeweler before selling on ebay, just in case!

God bless,
Mary

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

That sounds really fun, going to estate sales. I've never been. Your necklace is beautiful.

cindy@stitches

Laurie said...

Oh, they are gorgeous, I would be so happy to have found them!

Pauline said...

You were fortunate with your find.... is really lovely. Well done :o)

Barb said...

Hi Michele,

Thank you for the congrats on our anniversary. I truly appreciate it.

You know, I grew up in the Detroit area and JL Hudson's was a big deal.

Hugs,
Barb

the wild raspberry said...

isn't that incredibly gorgeous? what a great find michele!!
have a wonderful day~
chasity

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