It was a very hot and humid weekend here in Georgia
Still I managed a few yard sales and Estate Sales
This is the first group of photos I am sharing
(more on Wed & Thur)
These items just looked so sweet together
I got the clear leaf shaped dish and the miniature soup tureen at a yard sale where most everything I bought was 50 cents each!
Including this blue and white plate
It isn't old but I think it's quite pretty
I bought two pieces of jewelry
The little flower pin is marked Danecraft and for
50 cents very cute! The necklace is a barrel charm and the stones are Alexandrite which is a June Birthstone beside Pearl
I think it is really pretty and for $5 I bought it
Here are some interesting facts about Alexandrite...
The Gemstone Alexandrite is the color changing variety of the mineral Chrysoberyl. The June Birthstone, its color varies from red to green depending upon the light source.
Alexandrite is named for the former czar of Russia, Alexander II, and was first discovered in the Ural Mountains of Russia, supposedly on the day of his birth.
Chromium gives alexandrite its color and while, in most minerals, a trace element like chromium would provide only one color to the mineral, in alexandrite it gives it two. In a single specimen of alexandrite, the chromium is in such a balanced situation that the color of the specimen depends on the character of light that hits the crystal. If the light is natural sunlight or fluorescent light, the crystal will be green; however, if the light is incandescent light from a common indoor light bulb, then the crystal will appear red.
Synthetic corundums spiked with trace elements that yield an alexandrite-like color change are sold as alexandrite on the gemstone market. These stones have a red-violet, near-amethyst color in incandescent light and a blue-violet color in daylight. They are far cheaper than natural alexandrites, which are some of the rarest and most expensive of gemstones.
I am sure this is synthetic but it is quite pretty in the light! I usually choose pearl as my birthstone but this was a nice present to me for my 60th!
This was one of my favorite finds of the weekend
It was at an Estate sale, end of the day and marked down to $4
It is marked on the bottom Tiara Exclusive
I love the colors of this paperweight
I am joining up with these fun parties and hope you will visit them to find more bargains, thrifty finds and trivia!
Linda at Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays
Diane at Second Time Around Tuesday
And Last but not least
Troy at Tuesday Triva Tie In