Friday, November 11, 2011

Shiny Things

I have lots of jewelry.  Stored in lots of boxes.  Each box has a theme.  Sort of.  This one's is rhinestones. 

Most of this stuff comes from J. C. Penney's or Kohl's (big surprise there), but there's some Macy's and Cloud Nine thrown in too. 

Back in the day I read a lot of Nancy Drew mysteries, some of which were about jewel theft.  Fake jewels were inevitably used to imitate real ones, and they were always described as being made of the horrifically inferior "paste."  Which honestly didn't sound all that bad to me.  I rather thought I'd love a big old box of sparkling paste jewelry.  Another thing about Nancy Drew books is that the villainesses were always described as being garishly dressed, as if bright lipstick and flashy prints somehow equalled moral turpitude.  That never sat well with me.

Now for a bit of randomness.  I may not be able to blog as regularly as usual during the next month because I'll be working on a large wholesale order that will require most of my attention.  I'll be sure to blog about it around Christmas, though.


Insanely Sweet said...

Ammmazing, all those colors caught my eye, haha!

SparkleFarkle said...

Oo, Oo, Oo! I was just viewing a slide show of the 2011 Bambi Awards Red Carpet, where Ethiopian German fashion model Sara Nuru's dress (<--cLiCkY-cLiCkY for a quick looksee!) immediately, if not sooner, had my head shouting, "Tote Trove! Miss Nuru's gown is Tote Trove inspirey!"

I love your BIG, sparkly wad of "paste"! (I, too, have always though of it having to be forever on the receiving end of the shaft.) Whenever a smitch~me was on an annual prowl for school supplies, my hopes were high that I'd open up the jar of paste Mom bought me and find real "paste"!

Your bit of randomness saddens me around gills, as I will miss you dearly while you are away at the North Pole. <--LOL! You can't fool me with that "working on a wholesale order" nonsense. I'm pretty sure The Man in Red must have given you a call, so now you will be busy at Santa's Workshop in December! (REMINDER: Watch those calories while you're Poling. Rumour has it, Mrs. Claus serves a mean "Kringle" Kringle every morning for breakfast! I'm just saying. Been there, done that.) Good luck in Santaville! (Postcards are welcome. You know where I am.)

The Tote Trove said...

Thanks, guys! And yes, that dress is awesome; I love the sparkly palm tree applique :)

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

This looks like a fun treasure trove! Love all the glittery colors!

BTW, thanks for stopping by... appreciated your lovely comment!

The Tote Trove said...

It is! I dug a piece out just yesterday to wear.

No problem; your posts are always lovely :)

Jewel Divas said...

Hahaha, gotta love Nancy Drew!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE rhinestone jewellery because it's the best way to get quick shiny bling without a big budget.

The Tote Trove said...

You're absolutely right! I've always preferred it to "real" jewelry.