lucky find

" It looks something straight out of someone’s grandma’s jewellery box; like a beautiful family heirloom filled with the most interesting stories. It was truly a lucky find. "

 

I’m not the biggest fan of bazaars. Well, crowded places in general. And truth be told, almost all bazaars is not complete without the crazy crowds, noise, and the endless rows of stalls, which has never been my cup of tea. But a few years back, I agreed to go one of those annual Christmas bazaars after several days of persuasion from my sister*

After hours of walking around, and being squeezed in between families, we found this stall that sells unique items from the owner’s travels; gold-lined crystal tea set from Turkey, a brass pharoah bust from Egypt, wooden clogs from the Netherlands, the list goes on. Everything was beautiful, each treasure had a story, but at the corner of her eye, my sister found this vintage ceramic earrings set in gold - It was one of those Victorian-themed earrings that features a bas-relief design. It was beautiful.

"  When the owner saw her looking at them with twinkling stars in her eyes  "

 

When the owner saw her looking at them with twinkling stars in her eyes, she told us that she got them on one of her frequent trips to the United Kingdom when she was younger. And as it turns out, they’re Wedgwood screw-back earrings back when the brand was still making jewelry.

She rarely wears them now, but I’ve always admired them when my sister wore them. It looks something straight out of someone’s grandma’s jewelry box; like a beautiful family heirloom filled with the most interesting stories. It was truly a lucky find.

*She wouldn’t take no for an answer!


Earrings, Vintage Wedgwood (similar)