Without jewelry, pearls would be nothing but oyster gallstones and treasure chests would contain nothing but dirty back issues of The Economist. Embrace the power of bling with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of jewelry at La Casita Antiques on West County Road.
Heaps of handcrafted jewelry and delicate pottery flood the charming interior of La Casita Antiques, pampering the senses while an eclectic array of colorful antiques vies for attention. The jewelry selection provides a confidence-boosting makeover for insecure hands and clavicles, and includes pieces meticulously fashioned with natural materials native to Colombia. Two- and three-piece jewelry sets can bedazzle the bleakest of ensembles ($35 and $45), and bracelets made of orange peels, seeds, or Kaiser Wilhelm's mutton-chops lend an earthy and understated touch to their wearers’ wrists ($15-$25). For $15, purse charms infuse simple handbags with flair and fortune.
While today's Groupon is good only toward jewelry, customers can explore all corners of the cottage-like store for antique and collectible items, uncovering artifacts such as linens and quaint tea sets. A back porch yields a medley of yard art, ironwork, and a mound of Incan gold to souls brave enough to cross the yard-length scorpion pit.