Mothers Day Gift Ideas

by mary April 24, 2014

With Mothers Day just a little over 2 weeks away, I thought I would share ideas for Mothers Day gifts that are available from some of the shops that carry my jewelry.  Today's focus is on Dorothea's Closet Vintage Clothing.  The shop carries a full range of vintage clothing & accessories -- purses, scarves, hats, lingerie, shoes, etc..  Today I'm going to focus exclusively on some of my favorite jewelry -- both vintage & some of my own -- something just about any mother would enjoy!

The first piece is a fun red & white "polka-dot" necklace from the 1930s ($38) that I have been eyeing for several months now.  I think it would look perfect with a nice summer dress or a top & pair of shorts.  If no one buys it in the next month or so, it will probably go home with me!

The next piece is a really cool gold & green eggplant bakelite brooch with pave set rhinestones from the 1960s ($40) that would look great on just about any sweater or coat.  It has a hook so it can also be worn as a necklace.  I've always been fond of bakelite & think this is a really lovely statement piece.

The third piece is a pair of screw-back thermoset earrings from the 1960s ($27).  I just love the shade & shape of the blue thermoset pieces -- these would look great with a blue or white dress or blouse!

The final piece of vintage jewelry is a dress/fur clip from the 1940s with blue & clear glass cabochons ($28).  I think this piece would really look lovely on a coat collar or suit jacket!

I'll finish up with 2 pieces of my own jewelry that are available at the shop -- first, a necklace that features a vintage silver-tone woman's portrait for the pendant, as well as faux perals, black agate gemstone beads, rhinestones & other elements salvaged from broken jewelry ($35).

And, second, a gold-tone bracelet with vintage white charms ($30) that was inspired by the hundreds of pelicans my husband & I saw last spring at Water Works Park here in Des Moines.  This would look great with summer whites!

For more Mothers Day gift ideas, stop by Dorothea's Closet at 1733 Grand Ave. in Des Moines (open Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 5 pm), or check out the shop's website at or my website at

Thanks for reading & for supporting small businesses!


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Pauline's Jewelry Box was founded by Mary Nelson in 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.  I chose the name Pauline's Jewelry Box because my mother's name was Pauline & I have many fond memories of looking through jewelry box & playing with her jewelry

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