This morning there was a little indoor flea market at Reston Community Centre just down the road. I love to rummage and so was keen to be there early!
For David it was less of a draw but he waited patiently while I delved into boxes and scrutinised little bags of jewelery bits and pieces.
At the end of it all I had quite a few items to clean and sort out, as above and below.
Can you spot the treasure item from these two images?
In the second picture all these items are sterling silver and none cost me more than $1, although the three bangles at the top left are solid, heavy, hand-punched silver from Mexico and the other items are all in good condition and most are hallmarked.
In the first picture, three items are from the same well known American jewellery designer, Hattie Carnegie. All are from the 1950's I would guess. The beads are plastic but have an extraordinary clasp.
Did you spot the treasure item?
This is it... (sorry not a very well lit picture)
A 1950's brooch featuring a pair of lovebirds. In solid 14K gold, the eyes are tiny rubies and the bodies are pink angel-skin coral. It is not very large, just a couple of inches high, if that.
I researched it a little this afternoon and found a few similar, the closest of which was for sale on eBay...