beads by breul

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A few treasures and a question

I went up at the end of last week to help my aunt break up my
grandmother's apartment. We have moved her into the nursing wing full-time.

I was luck to get a few fun finds.

the group et al

This was a great find. That is my mom and dad.
Mimi had this locket. I had no idea what was in it until
I opened it.

Shoe clips, I see a necklace!

More shoe clips. Love that crab.....

See the abacus, it actually moves.

Now, here is my question. Does anyone know anything
about antique coins? Hubby thinks this might be
an old coin of some sort. I would love any thoughts
on this one.

The other side.

A few small treasures from my grandmother.

Thanks for looking!


Shirley said...

Wish I could help, but my first guess would be a no. But what a lovely stash for jewelry inspiration!

Jo said...

What a lovely treasure! Is that a belt buckle down at the bottom of the picture?

Buzz said...

Hey - It looks like an old *something*...why don't you take it to a coin dealer and see if they have any idea.

Copper Diem said...

those vintage pieces are great - love the locket

Designs by Dawn Marie said...

How very cool Courtney! I love the corset shoe clip. Vintage finds are always so much fun! Can't wait to see what you make with all the goodies!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh the bows I see a necklace too - great finds you have to let us know if you find out what that coin is! Looks like a gargoyle in the back! EEK

Manola Maria said...

The coin is an ancient Greek coin for sure. I did a little research but couldn't find it. Sorry. Does your grandmother come from Greece?

BeadsByEarthTones said...

what an awesome treasure hunt! and how wonderful to find such a beautiful locket holding such love!