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)

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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

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  1. I didn't post any more pictures after this. Now...I think I'm ready to, they are my photos after all. I promise not to be a whiner. I'll just post beautiful pictures.
  2. Thanks everyone for loving these pictures. My boyfriend of 13 years disappeared after this post. I was devastated. He is alive out there but is angry about something from this trip, or just angry with...
  3. I thought aurora crystal beads were from the 1960's.
  4. Nice! Is it mostly blue or more like the pix in #3? And, I love it!
  5. Gorgeous cover! Please share more pictures, I love what you've shared here!
  6. Thanks Thomas!! Yes, I agree - serenity here!
  7. My gosh - I love red and these are so gorgeous!
  8. Is it a cookie jar? I am rarely envious - but I really love this jar - my favorite colors and earthy theme (nutty theme?) :-)
  9. These are so pretty!
  10. Amazing! I never find bakelite necklaces and definitely no bakelite for $1.30....
  11. Very sweet! Great design and colors Ken.
  12. Yes, it is a unisex style. I'm glad you like it! Thanks.
  13. I see some turquoise in there. Sorry, I don't think you have any round beads of jade. The 2 orange could be bakelite plastic or amber.
  14. Love it and seeing all 3 together!
  15. I love your collections! You have great glass, and lots of class!
  16. Very nice - love the intricate carving!
  17. Very nice! Are you keeping away from the flooding?
  18. Cool to have this family treasure. Thanks Scott - I have one like this but I thought it was gutta percha.
  19. Thanks Rick - it is a very nice J.Woolsey bracelet. When I get a proper light box I'll repost my photos.
  20. Very nice!!
  21. I don't think these are worth that much, but it would be interesting and rewarding to return it to the owner.
  22. Love the tulip style! :-)
  23. 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...
  24. Beautiful graphics - and thank you for your interesting research :-)
  25. I have a Charlie too! My little brother :-) Your Charlie is SO cute! Is the beetle's body hematite or glass or? Great kyratizaton!
  26. Great pictures of this lovely pin!
  27. Or possibly Italian. Very pretty!
  28. alwayssearching - aren't these wonderful? Thank you :-) Virginia - I think so too, Thank you :-) Thanks Elisabeth and Gudrun for your loves :-)
  29. Black or Red! Love this :-)
  30. I love this! I would wear it a lot w/flowers. What a sweet find. Love your primroses too :-)
  31. I love them - I love the color!
  32. 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...
  33. 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!
  34. One other comment - in the 40's-60's different grade pearls were available with different grade clasps too.
  35. 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...
  36. I love the birds on branches best :-)
  37. Wow, very cool!
  38. Thank you Share for your nice comment - very sentimental to me. Going to keep it for a little while more :-)
  39. 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...
  40. Thanks czechglass5 for your nice comments. I wear it a lot because green is a favorite color of mine. :-)
  41. Looks a lot like recent tiger eye or fire opal bracelet.
  42. 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...
  43. It looks very similar to my 1960's/70's pineda azurite/sterling cuff.
  44. I was also searching and couldn't find anything in the last 20 minutes :-). Bonnie's 2nd link is best!
  45. Dramatic yet delicate! And, I love your dressform too :-)
  46. Both are wonderful! I love big rings :-)
  47. I love it too! Yes, great quality :-)
  48. What a beautiful find! Love the green :-)
  49. Great quality! Great save JohannB :-)
  50. Great research and a cool watch!
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(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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