It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to share another one of my favorite things: vintage-inspired jewelry. And, in particular, this sweet little bird necklace.
Antique stores are like a magnet for me….I can shop in a good vintage/antique store for hours! So it’s natural that I have a passion for antique and vintage jewelry. I wish I could make my own pieces, but my husband says I already have too many hobbies. That may or may not be true. At least I can enjoy fine pieces made by others.
A few months ago, my family and I spent the morning at the Riverside Arts Market. (If you’ve never been, you should absolutely go! It’s located in Jacksonville, Florida on Riverside Avenue underneath the Fuller Warren Bridge. There are three major types of booths: farmers/food makers, artists/crafters, and food truck-type vendors. Various entertainers often add to the atmosphere. RAM is open on Saturdays mornings. However, during the winter months it’s scaled back to be more of a farmer’s market. I think the other types of vendors will return in the spring.)
Back to our visit…….as we walked about, I was drawn to one vendor in particular. Anni Frohlich’s vintage/steampunk-inspired handcrafted jewelry is stunning! Her booth is inviting and artfully styled with intriguing, beautiful pieces. She also has an Etsy shop: HERE, although it’s not heavily stocked. She told me that she prefers to sell her jewelry in person.
Each piece that Anni creates is unique. I have enjoyed wearing the bird necklace I purchased at her booth. I have received many compliments on it from both friends and total strangers! I think there’s something special about being able to wear a one-of-a-kind piece. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy wearing trendy pieces, such as Pandora and Alex and Ani. But it’s also nice to have some unique pieces to mix in.
I will definitely look for Anni’s booth when we go back to the Riverside Arts Market again!