Monday, May 23, 2011

Brimfield Find: Vintage Sterling Silver Collar Tips

With a little nudge by my friend Naomi, I pulled together a spontaneous trip to Brimfield for their annual spring antique show. Along with Mark and Tanya we piled into a Zipcar for our very own three hour tour to Massachusetts. My buying impulse didn't kick in early enough and thus I only came home with one item, but thankfully I am obsessed with that one item. I scored these amazing vintage sterling silver and brass collar tips by the Mexican artist Ricardo. The lady who sold them to me (also wearing collar tips) told me that if I polished them, the brass would shine like gold. Naturally my first reaction more along the lines of how very Balenciaga they could be. Alas, they will remain tarnished for now riding the line between my newfound love for authentic Western style and my longstanding love for high-fashion with a sense of humor.

Photos by Mark Iantosca

4 comments:

Fashion Intel said...

These are really rad!

Sundal Rox said...

do they clip on? how do they stop from falling off? they are gorgeous! great find!

Elizabeth M. said...

They actually screw on, so it's just by pressure. No pins or clips.

garyndiane said...

Could I ask how much you paid? Our similar, but not identical set was just stolen and we need to know how much to turn in to insurance. Please reply to

dianep@surewest.net