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 478
Navajo J. Woolsey inlay cuff from the 1960's - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Black jet beads restrung from loose bag o'beads - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Happy V-day early: Red bakelite clips: 1940's-50's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
2 carved bakelite brooches - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked copper cuff and earrings from the 50's or 60's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Carved black and green bakelite pins - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Applejuice bakelite jabot or hat pins - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Blue and green bakelite, plastic and glass 1950's charm bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1950's garden charm bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Repost update: 50 states completed today! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Thanks Rick - it is a very nice J.Woolsey bracelet. When I get a proper light box I'll repost my photos.
  2. Very nice!!
  3. I don't think these are worth that much, but it would be interesting and rewarding to return it to the owner.
  4. Love the tulip style! :-)
  5. Hi Tigra - do you have a way to test this? Rub and get a chemical smell? Or use simichrome which turns a q-tip yellow when rubbed against bakelite? Just from the pictures I think it's carved bone, bu...
  6. Beautiful graphics - and thank you for your interesting research :-)
  7. I have a Charlie too! My little brother :-) Your Charlie is SO cute! Is the beetle's body hematite or glass or? Great kyratizaton!
  8. Great pictures of this lovely pin!
  9. Or possibly Italian. Very pretty!
  10. alwayssearching - aren't these wonderful? Thank you :-) Virginia - I think so too, Thank you :-) Thanks Elisabeth and Gudrun for your loves :-)
  11. Black or Red! Love this :-)
  12. I love this! I would wear it a lot w/flowers. What a sweet find. Love your primroses too :-)
  13. I love them - I love the color!
  14. Kyra - I thought it could be ivory too, but the etsy expert said it was bone. Maybe that's the PC diagnosis when one is trying to sell an item. But, this is pre-ban, from the 60's. So many nice lo...
  15. Bonnie...I meant that it's 1-1/8" wide LOL. Thank you Bijou for your nice comment :-) Thanks friends for loving this cuff: Czechglass, Mrstyndal, Kerry and Thomas!
  16. One other comment - in the 40's-60's different grade pearls were available with different grade clasps too.
  17. Bonnie - my wrist is 6.25" x 1-1/8" - it fits because it hasn't been stretched out but I'm very careful when I wear it. Thanks for loving it! Ken - thanks yes, I love earth tone colors! Thanks f...
  18. I love the birds on branches best :-)
  19. Wow, very cool!
  20. Thank you Share for your nice comment - very sentimental to me. Going to keep it for a little while more :-)
  21. Thank you welzebub for the research you shared. Altho I didn't "know what I had" when I bought it in 1995, I knew it was very nice. I thought it was from the 80's. It didn't get much love 4 years ago...
  22. Thanks czechglass5 for your nice comments. I wear it a lot because green is a favorite color of mine. :-)
  23. Looks a lot like recent tiger eye or fire opal bracelet.
  24. Also might be Mexican fire opal, not tigereye. Very nice. I wish I had better online search, but my computer is a sad "lock, freeze," when I search a little more. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/s...
  25. It looks very similar to my 1960's/70's pineda azurite/sterling cuff.
  26. I was also searching and couldn't find anything in the last 20 minutes :-). Bonnie's 2nd link is best!
  27. Dramatic yet delicate! And, I love your dressform too :-)
  28. Both are wonderful! I love big rings :-)
  29. I love it too! Yes, great quality :-)
  30. What a beautiful find! Love the green :-)
  31. Great quality! Great save JohannB :-)
  32. Great research and a cool watch!
  33. Hi Wandlessfairy - yes, I was very happy to finish this project. Now it's on to a bird charm bracelet!
  34. Share - not even true, I'm just someone who's been collecting for a LONG TIME ha h ha! Remember Renoir's original factory was in Glendale. I think that's why we see so much of it here. :-)
  35. Maybe made in Mexico. Very charming :)
  36. Yes Debbie - that's the idea!! :)
  37. Always great to have a nice item handed down from family :-) What other bakelite do you have? Please share with us.
  38. Very nice. This might have been a gift that the owner didn't wear very often. I love the pinky gold color and the clear rhinestones.
  39. Great find! With 3 rings too! A great addition to your collection :-)
  40. Beautiful colors!
  41. Thank you Lentilka - you're right. I restrung them and now someone will value them more. Broken beads in bags don't get very much respect :-) Thank you friends for love of old beads: Judy, Karen, P...
  42. Yes Elisabeth - that was what made me want the 3 pc lot (other piece was the red carved arrow clip). Aren't these fun?! Thanks friends for loving bakelite brooches: Vintagelamp, honeybaby, beyemvey...
  43. Me too! I love the gorgeous green. It is very clean and in perfect shape. Thanks friends for loving old bakelite carved pins: Marta, Bijou, Kerry, Celiene, Ivonne, Sean, Lentilka, Vintagelamp, inky...
  44. CW has some amazing cameo posts. You might enjoy looking through them all.
  45. I am pretty sure this is dyed bone and brass. Cost Plus World Market, Pier1, Chico's are a few retailers that sell these. Pretty :-) Not sure how old - I would say within last 10 years.
  46. I don't have a scale anymore, I need to buy one. From your pictures I think this is lucite or resin.
  47. Lovely!
  48. If this was a shell bracelet - it would be a wonderful important find. I'm always looking for those items too. :-)
  49. Thank you friends for your loves of old beads: Kevin, Caper, Zilla, Ken. Kerry - I found these beads in Missouri :-)
  50. Bonnie - they are really similar, some minor blemishes. :-) Bijou - thank you - it's a timeless item. I have these beads now but someone will enjoy them later because they were thrown away.
  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

ho2cultcha
posted 4 hours ago
PostCardCollector
posted 4 hours ago
nutsabotas6
posted 8 hours ago
antiquerose
posted 8 hours ago
fortapache
posted 20 hours ago
Nicefice
posted Yesterday
scottvez
posted Yesterday
Peasejean55
posted 2 days ago
Alan2310
posted 2 days ago
bijoucaillouvintage
posted 2 days ago
kyratango
posted 2 days ago
officialfuel
posted 2 days ago
Caperkid
posted 2 days ago
vintagelamp
posted 2 days ago
sklo42
posted 2 days ago
philmac51
posted 3 days ago
racer4four
posted 3 days ago
PhilDMorris
posted 3 days ago
courtenayantiques
posted 3 days ago
Agram.m
posted 4 days ago
Efesgirl
posted 4 days ago
beyemvey
posted 4 days ago
artfoot
posted 4 days ago
SEAN68
posted 5 days ago
Rick55
posted 5 days ago
SpiritBear
posted 5 days ago
kerry10456
posted 5 days ago
vetraio50
posted 6 days ago
rniederman
posted 6 days ago
bottle-bud
posted 6 days ago
Trey
posted 7 days ago
katherinescollections
posted 8 days ago
TassieDevil
posted 8 days ago
Ted_Straub
posted 8 days ago
Manikin
posted 9 days ago
Nouveaudeco
posted 10 days ago
UncleRon
posted 10 days ago
Michelleb007
posted 10 days ago
mikelv85
posted 12 days ago
Ivonne
posted 12 days ago
Bettyb00
posted 12 days ago
Mystaplers
posted 12 days ago
pcmadison191
posted 12 days ago
Lise
posted 13 days ago
lentilka11
posted 16 days ago
mluna99
posted 22 days ago
Gillian
posted 23 days ago
shareurpassion
posted 24 days ago
OneGoodFind
posted 25 days ago
Zilla
posted 26 days ago
maryh1956
posted 26 days ago
PoliticalPinbacks
posted 27 days ago
betweenthelens
posted 29 days ago
TallCakes
posted 1 month ago
kiwipaul
posted 1 month ago
Magicman1974
posted 1 month ago
martika
posted 1 month ago
Perfumer
posted 1 month ago
sammytheopulenthippo
posted 1 month ago
aura
posted 1 month ago
davyd286
posted 1 month ago
Himemiya
posted 1 month ago
mareredware
posted 2 months ago
Elisabethan
posted 2 months ago
bluethrteen
posted 2 months ago
blunderbuss2
posted 2 months ago
watchnut
posted 2 months ago
Celiene
posted 2 months ago
Signaholic
posted 2 months ago
LOUMANAL
posted 2 months ago
ATTWOOD
posted 2 months ago
BHock45
posted 2 months ago
Jewels1900
posted 3 months ago
ramba7zamba
posted 3 months ago
papa
posted 3 months ago
lee120275
posted 3 months ago
mhgcgolfclub
posted 4 months ago
billypicker65
posted 6 months ago
Holycowelsie
posted 6 months ago
Recordmantime
posted 6 months ago
Newtimes
posted 6 months ago
EZa
posted 6 months ago
mgoyal.00
posted 7 months ago
AzTom
posted 7 months ago
catburgler
posted 7 months ago
jagsrock95
posted 8 months ago
OKCJim
posted 8 months ago
AmandaAddamsAuctions
posted 9 months ago
upstatenycollector
posted 11 months ago
smiata
posted 11 months ago
Aimathena
posted 11 months ago
musikchoo
posted 11 months ago
toracat
posted 12 months ago
Moonstonelover21
posted 12 months ago
Midnight1208
posted 12 months ago
Mister.Bee
posted 1 year ago
JewelryAmateur
posted 1 year ago
bladerunner22
posted 1 year ago
utterlyunique
posted 1 year ago
Djpeder
posted 1 year ago
ozmarty
posted 1 year ago
zguy2112
posted 1 year ago
aghcollect
posted 2 years 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 4 years ago
VintageNeon4Sale
posted 4 years ago
antiquarius123
posted 4 years ago
TrustyHuckster
posted 4 years ago
VintageStation
posted 5 years ago
lisa
posted 6 years ago
MikeWolfeAmericanPicker
posted 6 years ago
BohemianCrazy23
posted 47 years ago
sharone
posted 47 years ago
AmatoorPikr
posted 47 years ago
See more