Thursday, December 1, 2011
Fab find for a fiver
For this year's countdown to Christmas I thought I'd offer ideas to inspire, as well as some great buys. So, first up is this vintage 1960s owl brooch.
I first spotted it reinvented as a lip balm case by Andrea Garland and selling for £29.50 at Liberty. But a little detective work revealed Garland's vintage vessel is, in fact, an old Avon brooch which would have once held a solid perfume (the front flips open).
The good news is this vintage brooch comes up quite regularly on eBay at bargainous prices. I searched under the keywords Avon, perfume, brooch and owl and managed to bag mine for under a fiver, including postage.
Happy hunting! Oh, and don't just wear it on a jacket or jumper, pin it on your handbag, too.