Best Place to Buy Vintage Pearls and a Little Black Dress

Best Place to Buy Vintage Jewelry


Best Place to Buy Vintage Jewelry

Resale, Consignment and Thrifting create a Bazaar of treasures and vignettes of fashion and decor that have a history, fun to explore.   See what The Guild Shop has in store for you to create your special space and find those statement pieces.

Each week, this blog will display different vignettes, mood boards and interviews to give you inspiration and curiosity to know more and what we have at The Guild Shop. Some of these pieces in the photos are from my own collection, bought at the Guild Shop, and some are still available at the shop this week—but maybe not next—so pop in and see us!

Pearls & A Little Black Dress -- Voila!

Aubrey Hepburn was the queen of all things wonderful--a fashion icon, an ambassador to the United Nations and a movie star.  She did it all with grace, a little black dress, pearls and a beautiful smile.   What a fun vignette, with a framed memento of Ms. Hepburn, including a beautiful stamp from 2003 and another little black dress, along with pearls of all lengths and a wonderful wooden retro luxury car all found on the same day at the Guild Shop.  Feeling nostalgic for this time period?  I can hear “Moon River” in my mind and it puts a smile on my face.

I received my first strand of pearls from my mother when I was 16.  As my parents immigrated across the world from Europe, via Asia to Australia and then to America, they stopped in Hong Kong in the 1960s on a ship that was full of immigrants, like them, who had been granted Australian work visas.  In Hong Kong, my father bought a simple, but beautiful strand of pearls to give to his new bride.  They continued on to the ski resorts of Australia, in the northern Snowy Mountains of New South Wales to teach skiing and bring the Alpine flavor of the Alps to Australia. 

In addition to warm ski clothing, I’m sure my mom’s suitcase had a little black dress.  In those days, it was popular to dress up for just about any occasion.  The Guild Shop, I’m sure, has a little black dress that could be perfect for your date night, girls night out or a fun luncheon. 

May you find your treasure,


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