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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days Nov. 5th, 6th & 7th, 2010

Right around the corner Ponchatoula will be hosting the Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days & Arts - Craft Fair. This will be our biggest ever. Vendors from all over will be setting up Antiques & Collectibles, Fine Art, Crafts, Food featuring local cuisine, pastries, candys, cupcakes, strawberry jellies and much more. Great time to do some Christmas shopping. Children's activities include pony rides, inflatable slide as well as a free petting zoo. Live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoon provided by Rocky Denney & Lagniappe to here a sample of their music visit www.rockydenney.com. Free admission to this outdoor festival hosted in historic downtown Ponchatoula. We here at C.J.'s will be open from 9:00AM to 6:00PM and our porches will have plenty of seating space to relax and get your second wind. Don't miss it come on out and enjoy. For more information contact 1-800-617-4502 or visit www.ponchatoulachamber.com.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Antique & Vintage Jewelry Tips on Wearing and Displaying

Wow it has been a while since I have had a chance to blog. We just finished with our Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days & Arts -Crafts Fair this past weekend. It was a great success. We had some wonderful vendors with great items from all over the US. Don't miss this show always on the first full weekend in March and November, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We had some great vintage and antique jewelry dealers set up. Personally I love rhinestones and bakelite and have come up with some ideas to display and wear. Bakelite dress clips come in a variety of colors with some beautiful carving and because they do have a pinback they can be kind of difficult to wear. This usually makes them less expensive than pins. Try clipping them onto a cloth or leather necklace and they make beautiful pendants. You can also do the same thing with rhinestone broochs. Have you ever run across some gorgeous single earrings. You can find those very inexpensively at most shops and unless you are Melissa from Thirty Something it looks kind of funny to wear one earring. However it just takes a minute to snip the clip or screwback off and glue a pin back (you can get at any craft store) to the back and you have a beautiful little scatter pin. Try it with a few and wear them together, they look great. You can really dress up a little cloth purse with these or sew them on for a classy clasp. Have a lot of beautiful brooches sitting in your jewelry box so you can't really enjoy them. Buy a small pillow and pin them on it sit it up on your dresser. You can change colors for the seasons or your mood. Also I noted that chains and pearls together are going to be a hot new look. Antique stores are a great place to find long strands of faux pearls and chains at a great price. Many vintage strands of pearls have beautiful rhinestone clasp so wear the clasp to the front to show it off. . Personally I love rhinestone bracelets I think they look great with jeans wear more than one. They add glitz and glamour to any outfit. They also look great lain out on a vintage mirrored tray just sitting on your dresser. Vintage jewelry is so beautiful and versatile it just takes a little imagination to create a fabulous new look. Keep watching for more tips on your treasures. Visit us at http://www.cjsantiques.com/ We have a great selection of vintage and antique jewelry.