valentino97

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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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Over-dyed and carved bakelite bangle circa 1930's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Mix of aqua rhinestone brooches and earrings from 50's-60's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Creepy embedded bugs inside resin and ant ring in lucite - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Funky charm bracelet from this and that over the years. - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Grape color carved celluloid necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Handmade pheasant corsages, Deadwood, South Dakota  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sterling bird earrings - the perfect size! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
1930's sterling earrings from Mexico - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Arts and Crafts silver plated necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Marked Germany - lovely transitional silver buckle - Accessoriesin Accessories

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  1. The artist hut was by the Selfljot River - moving west from your hometown. Of course you know who he is: Johannes Svelnsson Kjarval 1885-1972. Please excuse misspellings! We loved this tribute, very b...
  2. I visited last year in June for 20 days. We rented a car at Reykjavik and drove it around the country. It rained most of the time we were there but we drove carefully and enjoyed everything!! Because ...
  3. You have so many great machines! Thankfully...my Bernina is working! I love to sew but I have such a small apt., I only have room for one sewing machine (the Bernina) and 18 tubs of fabrics and notion...
  4. Manikin - I only have one Godey print after all my years of collecting!
  5. Owls were very popular motifs in the 1970's.
  6. 1950's or 60's. Nice set!
  7. Looks like a beautiful rhinestone brooch with black and clear stones. Would like to see the back too please.
  8. I love all your sewing machine posts. I wish I had room but can only house my Bernina - which works and I sew a lot, so that means the most to me. Over the years I've had a few old machines but gettin...
  9. Oh my gosh, I know Salvation Armani too! It's probably 50's-70's and I have one similar that I bought in green stone....without a pen!
  10. Very nice!! even if it is brutal.
  11. I sewed patches to my jeans - mainly the butt area in 1972, but sadly none of these. Mine were embroidered rose patch, ecology sign, peace sign, smiley face....and I'm a Scorpio but never saw these 2 ...
  12. It is very ugly, and I agree - sometimes that's why we love it! Yes, Mexico and probably fairly new tourist item. :-)
  13. Recliner perhaps from a hotel lobby, or church - 1910-30? Even if you plan to restore, keep the fabric which is a wonderful arts and crafts example.
  14. Fun, fun, fun til her daddy took her t-bird away!
  15. A very beautiful set!
  16. PCC - some great responses from our friends! Definitely bootleggers or actors LOL. It's pretty funny that you and I picked Freddy!!
  17. I love trinket boxes too!
  18. Wow Thomas - how great! Important to have inspiration and beloved collections around you. I know you're really busy but sometime you should watch American Epic online at Pbs.org (online) It's about hi...
  19. Well....I think guy on right was related to Freddie Mercury who I LOVE, so I have to say that guy! The one on the left looks most approachable and the guy in the middle looks a little like young Beni...
  20. I LOVE it - cracks and all - I have a few too sadly....
  21. Thank you Bonnie - I always find great things in the Midwest - Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri - when I go there to visit family. Lucky for me my 3 sisters love junking too. Thank you Martika - I hope ...
  22. You're welcome - so fun to collect old plastics - please keep sharing your finds! I think you can tell I really love the old bakelite, celluloid, lucite and resin plastics. I appreciate your nice comm...
  23. You are welcome. I posted my over-dyed bakelite bangle for you.
  24. Yellowing from original white is something that happens over the years with oxidation. I just looked at my celluloid pieces again - the color seems to stay the light ivory shade. Here's an overdyed ce...
  25. Nice bracelet - it's not injected but overdyed black over white and carved back which is a nice treatment of old plastic. I don't think it's bakelite but it could be celluloid. I have an overdyed bake...
  26. Thanks everyone for your comments Gudrun - I posted my ant in lucite ring for you This is from the 1970's. It's a better quality plastic than the bracelets :-) Share - yes, this is an old manikin ...
  27. Mine are nice and colorful too.
  28. Sturdy! :-)
  29. I have these too - but mine are smaller - 4" largest and round, lidded, stury and they are marked China. They aren't new. Somehow I think they must have been a tourist item? Love yours by the way :-)
  30. Very beautiful! Looks like it has been restrung. You got a great price too!
  31. I go to a lot of bead and gemstone shows and that's why I thought it was agate. I think it is fairlly new. Love it :-)
  32. Thank you Ll78 - would love to see her collection. Nice of you to enjoy these and the Coro flower spray brooch. Thank you Ken - it's not the style of Coro I usually am drawn to but it was a delica...
  33. Fun! Aren't lucite stripes cool?!
  34. thanks lamplover for loving this group of aqua rhinestones.
  35. I'm posting it now. Look at the round brooch w/same filigree backing. I don't mean that your brooch isn't old and collectible, just a different quality from 1940's-50's brooches.
  36. Very pretty - are you sure it isn't agate? or maybe shell?
  37. I have a similar item w/aqua blue stones. I think 1960's lesser quality. I'll post mine so you see what I mean.
  38. So many nice comments! Thanks Bill, I have worn them for Halloween and I need to figure out a way to add the lovely Hannah to my costume this year. Bonnie - Yes, the Thing from Adams Family! I don'...
  39. I know! Isn't it odd I have so many boozy charms? Who would know bird charms are more expensive to come by? LOL I might just do that.... Thanks for loving this odd n ends bracelet: Fort, Judy, Mi...
  40. So cool! I love it. There's many glass eyes online - not cheap by the way - and I like what the designer created for your brooch. I love the ring just posted too here on CW.
  41. Thank you aka John!
  42. Thank you Loumanal for your fast love as I was editing my post to make it sound even creepier....
  43. I love it too! I'd wear it. These eyes are expensive online.
  44. Yes I'll be sure to post it. I've seen them too and I know they are quite collectible! As for the above. I have to start wearing them again. The green and matte silver are my favorites :-)
  45. Thank you Katherine - I'll have to do some research into Selro Selini. These are all so wonderful no matter where they came from! I was told this grey moonglow bracelet was from Selini: http://www....
  46. I love your old panel bracelet! I only have one like yours - not as pretty, but in shades of green and gold. I know you liked it too. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/79346-wide-thermo-and-...
  47. I love it too!
  48. Placements??? Well, that is something I could afford :-)
  49. Yes, I thought it was :-)
  50. So beautiful!! Gorgeous design and beads - I think Czech too Elisabeth.
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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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