Though I don’t wear very many accessories, I actually have quite a collection. Most of it is vintage costume jewelry from my mom; I’ve never been big on real jewelry, since I have a tendency to lose or ruin it. My little jewelry box only hold about a tenth of what I own. The rest is stored in random jewelry boxes, necklace stands and on my dress form. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite pieces with you.

A floral locket from Kellyssima (she has two more available at her site). One of my newest additions, but already dear to my heart. The photos are of Rowdy, my horse who recently passed – and my little pup Miku. I get teary eyed every time I look at it; Rowdy was my family for over twenty years.
I certainly need to acquire more lockets, because I have a few critters who probably feel jilted. My baby pony Shawn needs a spot of his own.

This vintage ring and matching necklace were purchased in two separate states! My mom was on a mission to find a matching ring for the necklace and succeeded. She and my stepdad gave these to me for my birthday and Christmas, respectively. I adore the fragile hands.

Vintage fishies and frames – more gifts from my mom. The glasses are a little too small but I still love them.

A beauty from Corvus Noir.

This isn’t jewelry (though I also love the bakelite bracelet above it), but it has sentimental value. It’s my mom’s old nametag from her job as a waitress, at a Boca hotel. As a single mom with three kids and no child support, she worked several jobs to make ends meet. It’s a reminder of where I came from, and how to get where I’m going. Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Manuella says: September 28, 20103:25 pm

    you have an impressive collection!kisses

  2. Cassandra Marie says: September 28, 20103:30 pm

    What a great collection! Those glasses are my fave! And now that I think of it, I've got a couple lockets that have been out of use for quite some time…maybe I should bring them back again 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  3. Marcela A. says: September 28, 20103:32 pm

    I'm dying for one of those cat eye frames..gorgeous! 🙂

  4. Jen says: September 28, 20103:41 pm

    You have some gorgeous pieces in your colletction! I adore the locket!

  5. katrina says: September 28, 20103:42 pm

    i love seeing your collection of gems! the hands with the pearls are such gorgeous pieces! which states were each of them found in?

  6. kendal croix. says: September 28, 20103:44 pm

    so lovely.

  7. Market Publique says: September 28, 20103:45 pm

    Wow! I love all the pieces!

    The hands and pearls are quite the find!!! Go mom!

    We had a very similar fish necklace on the site and was kinda sad when it sold…

    And the Corvus Noir piece is stunning! Heart them.

  8. amy says: September 28, 20103:56 pm

    These pieces are beautiful and the stories behind them are even more beautiful!

  9. Collette Osuna says: September 28, 20104:04 pm

    What a beautiful collection…..Im a BIG jewelry lover..I seriously cannot store all of it….I have necklaces hanging on multiple tie racks in my walkin, lol….all for fashion:)

    Love your little sentiments behind each piece too…:)

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  10. roxybeautyblog says: September 28, 20104:16 pm

    pretty jewelery!

    I love how you kept that nametag


  11. Alice says: September 28, 20104:31 pm

    great jewelry 🙂

  12. Stephanie says: September 28, 20104:32 pm

    Oh I love jewellery boxes :] Great things! The name tag is cute! 🙂

  13. Alice says: September 28, 20104:38 pm

    I'm so jealous about your jewelry collection!:) My favourite one is the vintage hands and pearls necklace.
    Sooo.. unique!:) Thanks for sharing.
    xx, Alice from bells and whistles 🙂

  14. ~3iNnA~ says: September 28, 20104:54 pm

    Love your jewelries very impressive.

    Losing a pet is quite hard I know the feeling.

    I love lockets & fishes! I have a few lockets of my own. I usually don't wear jewelries…I am allergic to some metals and break out in rash.

    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: September 28, 20105:06 pm

    That is one nice collection!

  16. Jenni Wells says: September 28, 20105:09 pm

    you have such a beautiful collection!

  17. Lorena says: September 28, 20105:56 pm

    I loved your last sentences….
    your mother must be happy she did a good job with you 🙂

  18. Rachael says: September 28, 20106:22 pm

    I love this post! I think its great that you have these pieces not only because they're pretty but also because they have sentimental value. My favorite are the fragile hands, so one of a kind!

  19. The Little Dust Princess says: September 28, 20106:24 pm

    Wow, the vintage hands & pearls are BEAUTIFUL. Such a great find by your mom…can't believe she found them separately!

    How big are the fishies? I think I have a matching one in necklace form. They look really really really similar to mine. 😀

    The Little Dust Princess

  20. Mary Ann says: September 28, 20106:44 pm

    Great post! I love all the vintage jewelry.

  21. Lauren says: September 28, 20106:53 pm

    These are lovely, I myself am jut starting on growing my jewelry collection, and anyone would be jealous of these treasures. The hands and pearls are amazing.

    Sparrow & Urchin

  22. KristiMcMurry says: September 28, 20107:52 pm

    You have some gorgeous jewelry! I love the fishies…I have a necklace with one little fish. Even though it snags my sweaters, I still love it.

  23. Jincess says: September 28, 20108:02 pm

    beautiful jewelry! that's how i am with my accessories too – i hardly wear them!

  24. kelly ann says: September 28, 201011:30 pm

    i have that jewelry box in blue! it was my mom's, i love it. (although, i like the gold/orange combo even more!)

  25. ShoesForDessert says: September 29, 201012:45 am

    Gorgeous pieces! I really love the hands set – so unique!

  26. upatreecupatea says: September 29, 20101:02 am

    Love this post!
    The vintage hands & pearls is beautiful!

  27. Andriea says: September 29, 20101:49 am

    I think the best thing in your box is your mom's old name badge.

  28. sage61 says: September 29, 20103:34 am

    Oh Keiko… where in the world did you find the vintage hands and pearls set.. wow. Those take my breath away. Hands tell so much about the soul… these are lovely..

  29. Heather Lynn says: September 29, 20104:06 am

    oh those frames! I'm so jealous. I desperately want to find a nice vintage pair of frames the next time I need to get glasses. & I just love the shot of the jewelry box. It looks like there's all kind of wonderfulness in there.

  30. Ms K says: September 29, 201010:29 am

    pretty collection!


  31. Jade Sheldon says: September 29, 20106:24 pm

    I have never seen anything like those hand pieces before: so delicate and lovely! How she was able to hunt the other one down, I have no idea.

    I thinks it's darling that you hold on to your mom's old name-tag: I bet that makes her feel extra special and appreciated.

    Animals really are our babies, huh? 🙂

  32. Beth-xo says: September 29, 20106:25 pm

    they are such pretty peices! i LOVE the hands and pearls, so cute!

    Even though the glasses are to small you could put them on a delicate silver chain, to show them off maybe?


  33. vanya says: October 2, 20102:04 am

    Me wanty!

  34. Megan says: October 10, 20107:19 am

    I love your collection I blogged about it on! Thanks for the inspiration.

  35. -m. says: October 13, 20109:32 pm

    Oh wow!
    I have the exact same jewelry box that I inherited from my grandma. Same detail on the bottom drawer and everything. How serendipitous!