I bet y’all never knew I LOVE jewelry, and especially old vintage jewelry, but I do. I love things that are different and unique, and the old vintage jewelry, or even the replicas, are definitely very unique. There is so much attention to detail. The pieces are works of art and are usually hand crafted and made to last through the ages. I have always loved older pieces of jewelry. They have both style and personality. I have so much of my mother’s old jewelry that I just love. I wear it as much as I can too. Most of my mother’s jewelry is “costume” jewelry, but to look at it, you would never know. Most of the old costume pieces are far more detailed than a lot of the real, expensive pieces you find today.
While we were in Texas, we stopped in for a visit to Candies Collectibles, that just happens to be owned and operated by my Aunt Janis’ sister, Candie. My Aunt Janis goes to the shop and helps her out everyday too, so it is a family affair. Candie has a wide collection of all kinds of “collectibles”, ranging from vintage jewelry to dishes to toys and fun stuff. She even sells vintage furniture.
Here is just a small sampling of some of the beautiful, unique finds you can get only at Candies. I just might have to get those red glasses at some point.
Though Candie has a wide variety of items available, her specialty is vintage jewelry.
Because I LOVE this kind of jewelry, of course I just had to buy some. These are the pieces I bought. I was keeping it all in the family too. Given more time though, I would have definitely bought a whole lot more; just don’t tell Larry.
But this piece was la piece de resistance …. I just HAD to have it. So much of the jewelry in Candies is so similar to a lot of the pieces I have that were my mom’s. They are reminiscent of bygone days and times.
This bracelet goes so well with a set that was my mother’s. I have always loved this set that was my mom’s and the similarity is what really caught my eye at first. It is just a striking piece. Now I have to go someplace fancy, where I can wear it and show it off.
Next time you are in the Orange, TX area and you are looking for something original and one-of-a-kind, stop in and say hi at Candies Collectibles. She is located at 1600 Strickland Drive, Orange, TX 77630. You can also call her at (409) 216-7052. She will be more than happy to help you out with whatever you are looking for.
Candie and Janis are busy minding the shop and catching up with all the day’s events.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.