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! - Mary (Read more)

Posts

See all 460
Renoir Leaf parure early 1950's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Matisse white enamel looks like a chrysler or chevrolet motif - and clip earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Matisse Renoir Sari cuff w/aqua enamel and atomic shape  set from Matisse - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Group of curvy Renoir copper items - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1970's copper cuffs with Indian motifs for tourist market - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1970's copper tourist bracelets with Indian motifs - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Renoir Basketweave cuff and matching clip earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Mid-century atomic asymetrical copper enamel cuffs by Matisse - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Early Matisse white/black copper enamel bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Renoir Ebony Lace bracelet, necklace & Matisse ear clips - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Carli is very fortunate to have you and your wife as her pets! LOL. She is so adorable!!! Thank for sharing.
  2. Very interesting Ivonne! Do you have the plate in pic 4? Is this the same item as your other pictures? Bright blue robins eggs would look beautiful with this - balance fragile with sharp edges. Looks ...
  3. So beautiful! I am a nut for anything Gustav Klimt too!
  4. These guys scared me, but how wonderful! (now that I'm a grown up and not scared of monkeys anymore....LOL)
  5. I think beyemvey is right. So interesting!
  6. Phil - she is gorgeous! Your photos are so flattering and beautiful. You're the best. Maybe someday you could shoot me ....ha ha ha....and make me look like a star!
  7. I bet this weighs a ton. :-)
  8. This looks like a fumed tramp art frame and I love it!! Now, you have to find a Verbeek print to put in it.
  9. Friends, kill me if I leave treasures behind in a sofa or some corner of my hoarder apartment :-)
  10. You have some fun beads here!! And, I like your clay scarabs. They're nicer than scarabs for sale at GemFaire. Share, how did you do your first picture w/4 shots in the frame? I'll post some of my sca...
  11. Thanks Bill aren't they strange and wonderful?? Yes, I'll contact you on your Godey's post. That book is so incredible! Thanks friends for loving my atomic enamel cuff: Aura, Scott, Rick, Fort, Ke...
  12. What a nice baby gift!
  13. Art Nouveau is always curvy, this look like Victorian Revival - 1940's or 50's.
  14. I hope someone can comment on the maker of your items. It's so exciting to see a truly unique collection. Thank you for sharing it.
  15. Magicman - maybe even contact a casino in Las Vegas to host a show of these beautiful items. Sorry I made you repeat your story - don't know how I missed this when you posted it 29 days ago!
  16. I agree with Karen because I also sew. Beautiful!
  17. You have an amazing collection! Thank you for sharing it and telling us more! I haven't visited yet but aren't the Western Heritage Museum and Cleveland Art Museum experts on textiles? How exciting to...
  18. I can't find these exact beads online! I think they are Venetian and the silver pieces are base metal from India.
  19. Venetian mosaic beads made for the African trade market.
  20. Raffia is a cheap string and thick enough so they don't move around. I don't know how old they are but I believe they are known as Mosiac beads. Very beautiful, I'll see if I can find more info.
  21. Bonnie - send them to me, I'll restring them for you with the French twist too. LOL. I might have to test drive them though.....I am going to say glass. Share has a good idea - knot between them.....I...
  22. Reminds me of Laurel Birch.
  23. Beautiful styling Melanie! It's fun to change it up, makes the room look new again. Looks like our friends on CW agree!
  24. Share - thank you for loving my obsessions! I'll leave these alone. I wear the bracelet with 2 others that don't have bright clear coat.
  25. Thank you Gudrun - What I'm showing here is not the copper items currently found at airports. These are all solid copper. They would have been offered as cheaper than sterling at tourist shops that sp...
  26. Thank you Bijou, Bonnie, Kyra and Ken for your nice comments about these Western-style solid copper items.
  27. They don't look like beads I've been looking at for years from Neiger or 1920's-30's Bohemian beads, but someone liked them to attach to this clasp. Or maybe it's just a redo. The wire cord called Fr...
  28. Thanks Share - I'll wait until I can replace the necklace. For now....non-matching set. Thanks friends for loves: Hel1, Aura, Bonnie, Fort, Kevin, Zilla, Roy, Nice, Bijou, Karen, Kyra and Mike!
  29. Sorry Bill, I looked at your later post first - LOVE this!
  30. Enjoy your amazing collection. Maybe it's time to tell us about Mark and Debra Miller's collection and how you came to acquire it - please!
  31. Maybe these are old glass/ceramic 20's-30's scarabs attached to a 50's clasp? I love them!!
  32. Is this an original Godey's Lady's Book? Yes, it must be. Very nice! As someone who sews, and my mother and grandmother....this is something I've always looked for, but only have reprints.
  33. Another beautiful item from your collection! It's very exciting that you've shared these with us.
  34. I believe this is from India and popular a few years ago at Pier1 and World Market. Also sold to boutiques :)
  35. Fort so fun - love these - great TV packaging! I have my childhood collection of Disneykins. Sent in box tops from Royal pudding and jello. I have Junglebook and Snow White series, Brea Fox, Alice in...
  36. Thank you Marta - aren't they great?! Thank you Kyra - easy to do with 1950's-60's copper. Beautiful designs :-) They also made a line of sterling silver jewelry called Sautuer but I don't have an...
  37. Phil - is it okay to do that? If it was on a website I would, but copying it out of someone's book? I'll see if I can find it online. I don't have any 1950's Vogue magazines around here darn it!
  38. Share - I have displayed all my copper that way. An entire hallway of copper necklaces, link bracelets and cuffs in a shadowboxes and also on cork board. LOL - have you been here? It seems like you h...
  39. It doesn't take up too much space!
  40. Ha ha my friend Share - I don't have it all, just a bunch of copper that I've been collecting for 30 years :-) all around the country - mostly Midwest, but also when I lived in Florida and since 1987 ...
  41. Thank you Bonnie, Roy and Scott for your loves.
  42. "the beer that made Milwaukee famous?" Was that Schlitz or Hamms?
  43. Thanks Nicefice - I don't know vintage cars styles very well other than going to car shows here at Seal Beach and Long Beach, CA and enjoying them. Same time frame though - mid to late 1950's!
  44. Thank you Judy! I found these at different times. I am trying to complete sets now as I get older.
  45. Thank you Malkey - take a look at my copper collection. There's some fun mid-century jewelry.
  46. Thank you bijou for loving my collection of copper and your nice comments!
  47. Thanks Bonnie - and yes there's more :-))))
  48. Thanks Gudrun - it was time to document them. I haven't forgotten your comment as to why these aren't available in Canada. Still doing more research! Thank you Share - the Matisse atomic set is pre...
  49. Thank you Kevin for first love! Thanks Gudrun - I might post a half-dozen more....promise I won't post those copper items that are "junk, not real copper, or brand new sorta-copper" that I also hav...
  50. I remember Braniff because I was on one of the last flights to Miami. Love these designs and the lovely model.
  51. See more

Likes

(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. R A F Crested, Mappin and Webb tableware condiment set, silverplate possibly.

Following

Magicman1974
posted 2 mins ago
scottvez
posted 3 hours ago
fortapache
posted 9 hours ago
shareurpassion
posted 18 hours ago
pcmadison191
posted 18 hours ago
artfoot
posted 18 hours ago
ho2cultcha
posted 20 hours ago
nutsabotas6
posted 23 hours ago
beyemvey
posted 23 hours ago
PhilDMorris
posted 24 hours ago
Ivonne
posted Yesterday
Efesgirl
posted 2 days ago
Ted_Straub
posted 2 days ago
PostCardCollector
posted 2 days ago
antiquerose
posted 2 days ago
TassieDevil
posted 2 days ago
Bettyb00
posted 3 days ago
Zilla
posted 3 days ago
SpiritBear
posted 3 days ago
Nicefice
posted 3 days ago
racer4four
posted 3 days ago
UncleRon
posted 4 days ago
Michelleb007
posted 4 days ago
Caperkid
posted 4 days ago
officialfuel
posted 4 days ago
philmac51
posted 4 days ago
sklo42
posted 4 days ago
katherinescollections
posted 4 days ago
bijoucaillouvintage
posted 4 days ago
SEAN68
posted 5 days ago
Perfumer
posted 5 days ago
vetraio50
posted 5 days ago
OneGoodFind
posted 6 days ago
bottle-bud
posted 6 days ago
martika
posted 6 days ago
sammytheopulenthippo
posted 6 days ago
aura
posted 7 days ago
kyratango
posted 7 days ago
Alan2310
posted 8 days ago
Rick55
posted 9 days ago
davyd286
posted 9 days ago
Himemiya
posted 10 days ago
Peasejean55
posted 10 days ago
lentilka11
posted 11 days ago
mareredware
posted 12 days ago
Elisabethan
posted 12 days ago
vintagelamp
posted 15 days ago
bluethrteen
posted 15 days ago
betweenthelens
posted 15 days ago
Gillian
posted 16 days ago
rniederman
posted 18 days ago
kerry10456
posted 18 days ago
Trey
posted 19 days ago
blunderbuss2
posted 19 days ago
Manikin
posted 19 days ago
TallCakes
posted 19 days ago
mikelv85
posted 19 days ago
Agram.m
posted 26 days ago
kiwipaul
posted 27 days ago
courtenayantiques
posted 27 days ago
maryh1956
posted 28 days ago
watchnut
posted 28 days ago
olebodie
posted 29 days ago
Celiene
posted 1 month ago
Signaholic
posted 1 month ago
LOUMANAL
posted 1 month ago
ATTWOOD
posted 1 month ago
BHock45
posted 1 month ago
Jewels1900
posted 2 months ago
mluna99
posted 2 months ago
ramba7zamba
posted 2 months ago
papa
posted 2 months ago
lee120275
posted 2 months ago
mhgcgolfclub
posted 3 months ago
billypicker65
posted 5 months ago
Holycowelsie
posted 5 months ago
Nouveaudeco
posted 5 months ago
Recordmantime
posted 5 months ago
Newtimes
posted 5 months ago
EZa
posted 5 months ago
Lise
posted 5 months ago
mgoyal.00
posted 6 months ago
AzTom
posted 6 months ago
catburgler
posted 6 months ago
jagsrock95
posted 7 months ago
OKCJim
posted 7 months ago
AmandaAddamsAuctions
posted 8 months ago
upstatenycollector
posted 10 months ago
smiata
posted 10 months ago
Aimathena
posted 10 months ago
musikchoo
posted 10 months ago
toracat
posted 11 months ago
Moonstonelover21
posted 11 months ago
Midnight1208
posted 11 months ago
Mister.Bee
posted 12 months ago
JewelryAmateur
posted 12 months ago
bladerunner22
posted 12 months ago
utterlyunique
posted 12 months ago
Djpeder
posted 12 months ago
ozmarty
posted 1 year ago
zguy2112
posted 1 year ago
aghcollect
posted 1 year ago
SpunkysMom
posted 2 years ago
DrFluffy
posted 2 years ago
walksoftly
posted 2 years ago
jimboothfinds
posted 2 years ago
ZIII
posted 2 years ago
TubeAmp
posted 2 years ago
vintagechild
posted 2 years ago
tom61375
posted 2 years ago
AmberRose
posted 2 years ago
jamdan2k
posted 3 years ago
AntiqueScout
posted 3 years ago
VintageNeon4Sale
posted 4 years ago
antiquarius123
posted 4 years ago
TrustyHuckster
posted 4 years ago
VintageStation
posted 4 years ago
lisa
posted 6 years ago
MikeWolfeAmericanPicker
posted 6 years ago
sharone
posted 47 years ago
AmatoorPikr
posted 47 years ago
BohemianCrazy23
posted 47 years ago
See more