valentino97

California Riviera

I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales in the 60's so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales in the 60's so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting for 40 years and mostly enjoy jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry and vintage clothes and accessories. I look at this most recent picture of me and I see my Grandpa - oh boy. The M by the road? It's a pull out spot for narrow roads in Iceland. Happy Hunting friends! (Read more)

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What the heck: bakelite pin and clip bonanza - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Butterscotch & egg yolk bakelite pins & 1 clip - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Orange bakelite clips - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Egyptian redo: mummy pendant and old glass beads - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Last of the 3-D Acyrlic bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
6  thin red Acyrlic bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
More 3-D bangles - I call them Digital designs - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Acrylic or ??? bangles w/metallic foil layers - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Early Lucite bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Navajo J. Woolsey inlay cuff from the 1960's - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. What a fun evening! Great post :-)
  2. This is very wonderful! Wish I could say for sure - looks like bakelite to me. :-)
  3. I love the Rene necklace - so intricate but dramatic!
  4. I think this is one of the older Bell trademarks. Very nice :-)
  5. Love it!
  6. Thank you Marta - I've added about 5 carved yellow bracelets since then!
  7. Thank you Gudrun - there are some nice old examples here :-)
  8. Love these again too! So amazing!!! I love your green! Happy St. Paddy's day late :-)
  9. Gorgeous!
  10. Maybe the Goody company started with jewelry and then made hair ornaments?
  11. I love this idea - think I will make some of these. Thanks for sharing :-)
  12. Thank you Kyra - aren't they fun? I like the black beetle a lot. Yeah, that's a favorite "old man" 1960's sweater in my favorite color!
  13. Lentilka - thank you! I know just enough to be dangerous....wrong sometimes too....:-)
  14. Thank you lentilka - I love orange!
  15. Thanks for your triple love Lentilka! Fun to lay out all the shapes and colors :-)
  16. Great comments from CW friends. I think you should leave it alone too :-)
  17. Gemini. crushed stone with copper and sterling metals.
  18. So amazing, like all of your jewels. I love the mermaid :-)
  19. Love your story!
  20. Yes, so pretty! Agree - glad you wear your jewels!
  21. Thank you Katherine - isn't this a nice vibrant color?:-) Thank you friends for loving this orange crush bakelite set :-)
  22. Karen, thank you - the flower clip is expensive now online. I've had it so long, I probably didn't pay more than $5 for it. Same with the circle which balances very nicely w/the shortest of my new pu...
  23. Thank you Karen - bakelite (phenolic plastics) was such a quality product with lasting strength and pretty colors. I took another picture adding my 2-sided hat pins and a few items I forgot about yes...
  24. Thank you Ms.Crsytal - Eye candy for sure! I don't have a bakelite purse either, wish I did. Even the ones that only have bakelite handles are pricy. I had a brown bakelite radio. Sold it at a garage ...
  25. Miss Share - yes, I will find the perfect orange pin. Thanks for believing in me LOL. Thanks Ken, Mrstyndall, Marta and Virginia for your nice comments!
  26. Marta, if you are buying online - be careful of the term "carved". Nearly all online sellers use the term to mean details to surface. When I'm hunting online I am very annoyed that the term doesn't me...
  27. Nice - thanks for sharing. He was a great designer. Love your new profile pic :-)
  28. Mrstyndall - they have been pinned to a cork board in my bedroom in the past, but I don't want the lighter items to oxidize and darken more, so now they are hidden away until I get them out to wear.
  29. Thank you Ms.CrystalShip - they do look like candy :-) Thanks CW friends for loving these old bakelite pins: Kevin, Thomas and Peggy!
  30. Thank you Bonnie for getting this colorful clutter. :-} Thank you Thomas - yes a "whole lot of Bakin goin on!!" Thank you Ken - I like color, that's for sure. I've always loved bakelite and bee...
  31. So pretty! Great photos.
  32. Bonnie thanks for your first, fast love and wonderful comment! This is my weakness obviously :-) Thanks Gudrun - you don't see the garbajo I have! Thanks Share - these came from Iowa, my niece ...
  33. Thanks Gudrun! I posted my orange collection awhile back. These clips were one of my first ebay purchases. I'm glad I was a late bloomer to online shopping. :-) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stor...
  34. I love your post, the beautiful shawl and your dear mother! Those pictures are priceless!
  35. Kyra - thanks for the Rubylane link. This is invaluable! Had an interesting post about fake bakelite that is very informative :-)
  36. These are so great!! Don't know how I missed them? :-)
  37. Love them and the ad too!
  38. Rose - have you posted them? If not please do. I love advertising items :-) Thank you Karenoke for loving my collection :-) And thanks friends for the loves: brat, gen, destiny, Thomas, Phil, ky...
  39. You are very welcome Zilla! Please let me know you copied my email address so I can delete it here. :-) Thank you lentilka - you are always so nice regarding my obsessions :-)
  40. So nice - an would like to see the others you bought. I don't think you have MOP. The first link below shows a mechanical pencil that has the same lozenge logo on the clip. (I just looked, dusted...
  41. New item made to look like a Eastern European religious icon.
  42. Very chic! But she never wore it? :-)
  43. NICE - It's a thick well made bangle. I always think of carved in terms of carved shapes to the surface of an item. It might be bakelite, but I haven't seen this color combination, so not sure.
  44. Thank you Miss Share!! I love this cuff and these other items too. Nice of you to comment about posting them together. I like wearing similar pieces at once. :-)
  45. I agree with you. I think all 3 came from same place. :-)
  46. Very sweet. Do you have a silver ID kit? I don't and need to get one. I like that they don't match. :-)
  47. I don't think this is from the famous jewelry designer Kenneth Jay Lane. I love your necklace though - some beautiful agates and stones. Plus a pretty stone butterfly.
  48. Ken! I am fond of the thrift store at our local senior center. And, now I'm a senior and can use their gym free of charge. Boo Hoo!!!!
  49. Celiene - that could be true!!
  50. Or maybe a radish? :-)
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Aesthetic George W. Shiebler mixed metal Curio Etruscan Medallion Brooch 1880s Bracelet, made of ? (Monet) (c) 1990s  silver metal long chain Stirling silver ring with green stone no identifying mark except no.925, #925 sterling silver earrings with a pale purple stone.

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