Oh my. The delightful LC of Fops and Dandies wrote a post about her jewellery collection and very kindly included photos. She also asked for a peek at her readers’ collections. I decided to take her up on her challenge and take a snap of my jewels. I now realize what a big, big freak I am. The shame is palpable. I obviously had a vision of me with a room-sized, Scrooge like vault full of beads and diamantes and I would dive from a springboard into the pool of bling and swim laps in it for my morning exercise, getting high from sniffing faux pearls and rubbing necklaces all over my face. With out further self deprecation I present to you the Smaggle jewellery collection… Don’t judge me.
This is how I store my rings. I have a small set of drawers and I keep rings in the top drawers.
And brooches in the middle one. And the last one I keep broken stuff and random things that I don’t know what to do with but I won’t show you that because it’s boring.
This is my earring collection. I used to keep them hung around a beer stein but the stein got too small so I moved to my pin board. I also keep my bracelets pinned here.
Here is my bangle collection. I used to keep my bangles in an old fish tank but the tank got too small so they live in a dog’s basket now.
Okay it get’s a little scary now. These are my necklaces.
Mama Smaggle bought me the iron lady a few years ago and she looks gorgeous draped in all my finery. The only issue is that I am really impatient and instead of calmly lifting the top layer of necklaces to get to the bottom I just rip them off and break them all the time. Lucky I can fix them most of the time but I recently broke one that I can’t fix (which is really special) so I am starting to re-think this system.
All of my super special jewellery I keep in a real jewellery box that used to belong to Mama Smaggle. I’d been trying to get my hands on it for years and she finally relented and gave it to me last year. Super special jewellery includes a glass ring from Matt & Ged, handmade propeller earrings from my friend Tae, A bangle and a ring from Mr Smaggle, a graduation gift from Mama Smaggle, stupidly expensive but mega gorgeous earrings from Bijoux and a wooden dinosaur necklace from my friends. Apparently I hold safety pins, beading needles and thumbtacks up there with my most prized possessions as well.
Do visit LC and send her a snap of your jewels. There is something so deliciously voyeuristic about seeing what resides on other people’s dressing tables.
I plan to do the rest of my accessories later. That’s right – scarves, bags, hair pieces etc.
I feel like I need to donate money to charity now.
Love Lady Smaggle