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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Cavernous Jewelry Box

This morning at while at work, one of my coworkers came in my office and told me I'd better clear off my desk -- he had something for me. So I promptly stacked my copious amounts of papers and shoved my keyboard and mouse off to the side.

He said he'd come into about a million pounds of costume jewelry, and that it was all mine, if I wanted it.

So here is the Cavernous Box, mirrored and filled to the brim.

chloe checks out the cavernous jewerlry box

Chloe is interested...

The contents are quite varied, but their previous owner definitely had a penchant for bling.

There are at least a dozen huge cocktail rings:

Huge broaches:

Statement necklaces like nothing I've ever seen:

About 20 pounds of clip on earrings:

(I have no idea what I'm going to do with all of these, I'm sure there is some crafty application, but there are just so many!!)

Here are some of the quirkyest:

And some of it is understated and elegant:

Really old, really real gold bangles:

The first thing that jumped out at me was this bracelet, and since it went with my outfit, I put it on right away!

Urban Safari

The Rundown
skirt f21 - top dkny - sandals onex - belt thrifted - ring etsy - earrings dava - bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box

studded top
Perhaps a jewelry giveaway at some point? 200 followers maybe...?


  1. HOLY HECK! that is so awesome!!! You are so lucky!!!


  2. HOLY is SO the right word, these beautiful jewelery are awesome!!

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  3. thats awesome! im sure youll get a lot of use out of every piece!

  4. Duuuuuuude! Best random gift ever? Are you in any way considering being wed to this guy? I kid, I kid. But that is seriously the most awesome bunch of jewelry ever. :)

    Your skirt has the neatest print. And I love your belt! Great outfit.

  5. Omg that's AWESOME! I'd die if I got all of that amazing jewelry!

  6. Are you kidding me? That is truly amazing! Lucky girl~:)

  7. I love the statement necklaces! They are so unique :) Lucky you!!

  8. WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!??? OMG LYDIA!! You are soooo lucky!! That's AMAZING!

    It all looks so fantastic! Soooo nice of your co-worker! WOW!

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  9. JEALOUS!!!! I like the idea of a giveaway ;)

  10. Oh my goodness, that's a lot!!!:D

    Enjoy these lovely things, lucky girl!:D

    Beauty. Fashion. Interior Design.
    & Life According to Marie.

  11. Oh you look amazing! I love this outfit! Your skirt is so awesome. And now I'm very envious! Yuck I'm going to have to pray about this hehe those brooches are AMAZING! Everything! How awesome is your friend! How extraordinarily awesome! =D

  12. This is so coolz!!! That bow one ahhh! so super cute! The box is amazing too!

  13. ahhh you realy it the jackpot with all these unique pieces of jewelry! i'm crazy about those statement necklaces. can't wait to see how you wear all these pieces :)

  14. I kinda wanna lift your finger candy collection!

  15. very nice!


  16. wuah treasure box! u're so lucky :)
    love the bracelet..

  17. WOW what an awesome jewelery score! Love your outfit to :-)

  18. Oh. My. Gosh! You are one lucky lady! I can't even imagine what I'd do if I was given such a glam jewelry box filled with even more incredible jewelry. Oh, wait, I'd take the next day off to play dress up!

  19. wait... this really happened?!? I thought it was a dream or something!! You lucky girl, I am so jealous!

    xo Lynzy

  20. Wow, you lucky girl! Most of that haul looks amazing. I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun with it! x

  21. *jawdrop*
    seriously, can i have coworkers like that?

  22. You are so lucky girl!! Cute look today!


  23. Eeek! Lucky, lucky girl! I wanna know where I can get some friends like that. All I ever manage to score from mine is the occasional beer. Can't wait to see the pieces in action!

  24. What an absolute gorgeous score!! So many pretty things and they look like they are in great condition!

  25. wow! what a great score! all of those clip on earrings would make great shoe clips to dress up a basic pair of black heels or something! :)

    I hope you do plan to give some stuff away, though! I'm in for that! :)

  26. What in the world!? WOWOWOWOWOWOW! How awesome, Lyddie! Your co-worker is amazing, too!

    I'd love to win a brooch! Whewph. I just had a mini heart attack looking at everything!


  27. Ohhh my...that box is so pretty and so many great treasures:)
    I love your outfit,darling:)

    ps: I am hosting a great GIVEAWAY, so please join in:) ...I bet you will love it!!!

  28. What a generous and awesome gift! Can't wait to see these show up in your outfits! (I love costume jewelry...wish I had a bigger collection!)

  29. Wait, wait.
    I want more information !
    Who is this mystery co worker ? Why can't HE/SHE BE MY co worker....
    This is fabulous... where did he/she find it.... OMG
    It's like Christmas in July.

  30. Oh, I forgot to ask... will you be selling any ?
    I have my eye on a few pieces.

  31. My heart pitter-pattered! Entirely too many beautiful pieces (and a stunning jewelry box!). I couldn't be more jealous.

    p.s. wicked skirt!

  32. my jaw just dropped...that is such a fun surprise, oh my GOODNESS!

  33. WOW! OMG! you are soooo lucky!!! amazing! :D

    <3, Mimi

  34. This is such a great and elegant outfit. That bracelet is stunning! Whoa you have some amazing jewelry! :)

  35. Wow what an amazing gift to recieve. The jewellery box it's self is gorgeous too.

  36. *gasping* Jesus! So miracles do happen, even these days:) All the jewelry is simply awesome, and that round pendant in the middle is just fabulous! Where did he find all those treasures? I'm very intrigued:)
    Lovely leopard-print skirt, by the way!

  37. OMG what an amazing trove! Lynnie and I found an old jewelry boxed filled with vintage pieces a couple of years ago -- it was like finding buried treasure!

  38. Are you kidding me?? This is fantastic!! Who is this fairy co-worker? Does he have a crush on you?? I love this guy!!

    Awesome finds in there! Lucky, lucky you :)

    stop by for the Ebelskiver giveaway I'm hosting with CSN. Would love to have you enter. Two winners will each get an Ebelskiver pan and the turning tools that make the most delicious little danish inspired filled mini pancakes!! Chocolate filled pancakes anyone? How about strawberry? yummy!


  39. WOW that is one amazing person to give you that incredible box!!!! Lucky lucky gal!!!!

  40. You are one lucky girl. That is an interesting collection-such variety and colour.

  41. WOW! SO incredibly jealous... I wonder where your coworker got that box from?

  42. Lucky girl! And yes, giveaway!!! I don't wear jewelry regularly, but it's fun to have when you do want to wear it

  43. Damn, girl! I am so jealous of your collection. And the mirrored box? LOVE!


  44. Holy cow! What a jackpot!! I'm actually really diggin' on those clip on earrings with the angels. I don't wear clip ons because my ears are pierced, but for those I would make an exception.

  45. What a beautiful collection you have.

    p.s. I got your package yesterday! Thank you so much. The jewelry is beautiful and I can't wait to style it very soon!

  46. Waaooo!! What a treat!! I'm so glad you got so many lovely things in that mysterious box... jehjeje


  47. Wow wow, your boss is too cool. Of course they knew you’d be into this stuff. I think my favorite pieces are the first understated piece on the left and the mirrored box itself!

  48. OMG!!!!! You are so lucky. I love quirky costume jewelery! That is the best treasure box I have ever seen.


  49. ohmygosh how lucky! that's really amazing - i love all of the cocktail rings especially!

  50. The tiny lizard pin is SO TERRIBLY CUTE!

  51. The tiny lizard pin is SO TERRIBLY CUTE!

  52. That's awesome! My sisters and I were once given an enormous box of costume jewellery too, and we loved it. Although unfotunately, it was mostly clip on earrings, which are murder... ; )

  53. New follower so I know this blog is old for you. I absolutely adore the ring in the last picture. And your very pretty :). I love your blog!

  54. Wow, you are one LUCKY girl!!!


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