Thursday

Show and Tell - Cameos

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go here for lots more fun!

I'm sharing a small collection of cameos I acquired recently. When I visited my sister last May she gave me most of these cameos. Someone had passed them onto her. I don't think any of them are valuable, but I think they are pretty and I enjoy looking at them. Above you will see three pairs of earrings, one pair is clip-on, one pair screw-on, and one pair like studs.

The cameo above, is not a pin, it slides onto a scarf, or handkerchief.

I didn't get very clear pictures. We were gone all day and I didn't have time to take more. The cameos above, and below, are pins.


This cameo is a barrette. I bought it recently for $2.00! I bought it and three other barrettes that are similar, but not cameos. I plan to use them as napkin "rings" at a tea party.

The earrings below are clip-on.

Pretty Cameos!
Several years ago when we visited Naples, Italy we went to a cameo factory. The real cameos there were just gorgeous! They were way too expensive for me to even consider buying. Here is a link if you would like to read about cameos, click here

or go here: http://watchtower.org/e/20011122a/article_01.htm

I hope you enjoyed seeing my cameo collection.

Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!

Katherine

30 comments:

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Ohhhhhhhhh...Cameos...one of my favorite things. Yours are just beautiful!

I've found a few at Estate Sales, but they're more than I want to spend!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Carrie said...

Yes, I enjoyed seeing your cameo collection. What a great idea to use the barettes as napkin rings...

diadsie said...

I enjoyed seeing your cameos. They are so classic!

ROXY said...

I just love cameos! Such a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing;)

Devita said...

wow! that's cute!

Hootin' Anni said...

I do...I do....I LOVE cameos. I have only a few, but they're so pretty and dainty aren't they?

My show and tell is posted now. Come by if you can find time. See you there! Happy Friday, happy show n tell day.

Grammy said...

I love your cameos. My Daughter was married in August and I let her were the one given to me on my wedding day. I have another daughter to get married still. So I have to get it back for her.

Chez Nous said...

What a lovely collection. I especially like the that you can slide onto a scarf.

Chez Nous said...

That should say "the ONE that you can slide onto a scarf"!

Betty said...

Katherine,
Thanks for dropping by to visit...I'm enjoying a cup of 'Betty's Tea Blend' this very instant....it is absolutely delicious....come by and I'll share a cup with you....

Your cameos are exquisite...great variety in your collection...I have a few that I treasure....

Please drop in again....I've missed blogging but circumstances didn't allow it.....Blessings...Betty

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I love cameos and enjoyed seeing your collection! The barrette one is beautiful and only $2!! Love the earring ones too. You should mount them in a shadow box so you can enjoy them all the time (if you'e not wearing them).

Manuela

Carla said...

WOW! My mom had some in her jewelery box, I remember going through as a child. I have always enjoyed these! How cool be able to see them made! Thank you for sharing your treasures!

Melissa Wertz said...

I love cameos and have a few. These are beautiful. They do not have to be valuable to be treasured.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Katherine,

Your cameos are simply lovely! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Gina

Char said...

What a lovely collection. Thanks for sharing.

Southern Heart said...

Your cameo collection is just beautiful...and that link was so interesting, too!

xoxo

Lady Katherine said...

Cameos are just lovely, and you have a wonderful collection of them.

Adrienne said...

Gorgeous! Cameos are so lady-like. My dear mother has a gorgeous cameo or two. I always love to see them. Thanks for sharing yours with us.
~Adrienne~

Mary said...

I have always loved cameos and enjoyed seeing all of yours.

Wishing you a great weekend.
Blessings,
Mary

Kathy said...

Katherine, your cameos are just beautiful! What a grea collection.
Kathy

Love Bears All Things said...

Its been a while since I've seen any of those.
Mama Bear

char72 said...

What a lovely collection of cameos. I would love to visit a cameo factory.

Katie said...

Wasn't able to visit last week! Oh, my Poinset-Teas are up now! Love the cameos, so very feminine, my fav is the barette!

Kelli said...

What a sweet sister you have! All of your cameos are beautiful and elegant!
~Kelli

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Ooo, I enjoyed this post very much! These are beautiful! I love the ideo of using the barettes as napkin rings. I may steal that!!

Tho these may not be "valuable", it seems that even costume cameos can bring a good price on eBay.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, they are so lovely!! I have a very small collection of cameos (like maybe 5). I just love them.
:)

Alice said...

The cameos are so beautiful! I believe I could have a fatal attraction to cameos so I try to stay away from them. If I buy one, I know I won't be able to stop. It was such a pleasure to see yours.

Sandra said...

Katherine, Cameos are one of my favourite things! I think they are so classic and beautiful. I have a cameo pin and necklace that belonged to my grandmother. I know they aren't valuable but I'm so pleased to have them.

I love you collection and enjoyed seeing them. Thanks!

Rhondi said...

Your cameos are lovely. I've always liked cameos too.
I also am praying for a miracle that McCain & Palin will get elected.
Hugs, Rhondi

Tina Leigh said...

Oh I love cameos.....you shouldnt have so many tho...that is stingy!! I'll give you my address, lol!!