otiamaria

Seattle, WA

I think you're either born with the drive to collect or you aren't. I fall into the first category, much to the dismay of those who must live with me. My main paI think you're either born with the drive to collect or you aren't. I fall into the first category, much to the dismay of those who must live with me. My main passions for collecting include: Dog figurines, Vintage Pocket Watches, Vintage Handbags, Vintage Jewelry (Costume) Cigarette Cases I'm also addicted to tech. My husband owns/operates a computer and cell phone repair shop, so thankfully, he understands my addiction to Android, etc. Am also a clothes fanatic. And .... ok.... maybe there's a TINY grain of truth to the accusation of me being a beauty product ho. (I'm guilty.) :) XO (Read more)

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Waltham Pocket Watch with Fob - Pocket Watchesin Pocket Watches
Pedestal Phone - Telephonesin Telephones
The Coin - World Coinsin World Coins
Monet Dog Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
JayCraft Clip-On Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Weiss Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pretty Blue Thing - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Engorsele Pocket Watch - Pocket Watchesin Pocket Watches
Carcassonne Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Snake Cuff - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me :) OlofZ, good call on the ornament! It sure enough is the Knights of the Pythians! Been reading about them half the day, lol! I managed to find one on ...
  2. Oooh, I LIKE that. I would have bought it, too!
  3. oooh, these are AWESOME!! I like them all, but I think the little baby harp seal has especially won my heart!
  4. Thanks, Vetraio50! That certainly unpuzzles things, lol! Lots of good info, very appreciated. :)
  5. Oh....WOW! I've never seen anything like this before, but I LOVE IT!! That's awesome!
  6. I was just reading that "14KP" means 14 karat plumb gold. Be assured it is truly 14 karat gold, not gold plate as some mistakenly think. As for the "pms" portion of the inscription, I've been hitting...
  7. There's something about these old phones I've always loved. I embrace and love new technology, but sometimes I curse the new, thin as paper do-everything phones. The old corded phones with the rotary ...
  8. That's beautiful! Love the colors..///reminds me of the seashore. :)
  9. I saw your brooch, and immediately collapsed back on my sofa and let out a long, "Oh yeah, that's what I'm talkin' about!" I LIVE for finding pieces like this. The condition of the stones seems top no...
  10. I love the fire in the opals!
  11. Don't you just love those old boxes of "once-thought-of-as-worthless-but-I'm-still-keeping-it" stuff?! This is an awesome find!
  12. I love this!
  13. Oh my.....the copper combined with the turquoise is unexpected and I would soooo wear this out someplace!
  14. Very nice! Even a piece that doesn't hold a weighty cash value still has a value of another sort. It affords its possessor moments of joy in an otherwise lackluster day! I don't think there's money en...
  15. I have no info, just a huge "holy cr*p that is gorgeous!" Really, WOW! I love it! I never heard of Dragon's Breath before today, and now I'm amped to learn more about it. Truly an awesome piece, whet...
  16. Hi Newtimes! Thank you for the info! I will look the town in France up. I have a friend in Paris, and he may be able to help me with more info. I'll post here if any new revelations are brought out. ;)
  17. Thanks Sean68! I really do love it but I'm kinda afraid to wear it. For me, that's peculiar, because although I have always understood a collector's desire to preserve each piece they own, I also fee...
  18. Thanks for the link and info, davyd! :)
  19. My eyes found this and were immediately drawn-in by how the glass seems lit from within somehow. I read on, and (AHA!) Blacklight! This is a treasure for sure. (I love looking through your galleries....
  20. WOWOWOW! I love Moonstone! These are gorgeous. I had a moonstone ring that was designed by a local jeweler, and it had the most awesome blue flashes in it. After I was married, I learned that moonston...
  21. I don't know what it is about an owl, but I've always thought they were one of the most hauntingly beautiful creatures to grace the planet. I adore this owl of yours! XO
  22. Oh my......I LOVE them! If only I were a more limber woman, I would kick my own butt right now, because about 20 years ago I managed to find a pair a lot like yours at a local pawn shop. I hemmed and ...
  23. jrfm410: I posted pics of my gold-tone twin Coro! http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/96394-coro-wrist-watch :)
  24. I have the exact same Coro wrist watch. The only difference: mine is gold-tone and not as well-kept as yours (I'm missing some rhinestones and pearls from mine.) The awesome little watch still ticks! ...
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