I love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessoriI love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessories, the odd and ugly item that makes me laugh right then and there....and I have to buy. Also enjoy old places: taking pictures, exploring, finding about the history. (Read more)


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3 marbled bakelite bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Polka dot bakelite bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
St. Labre faux turquoise pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Old coral beads get a new life w/bakelite & silver components  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Superior Quality bakelite button and buckle set - Sewingin Sewing
Happy Chinese Year of the Goat! - Go-It! - Sewingin Sewing
1940's-50's wood & lucite horse pin with acetate scarf - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pretty darn old "potch" opals - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Sky blue thermoset plastic clamper from 60's-70's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Nice 60's-70's lucite bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Thanks Phil - I think they started out as a wonderful apricot parfait....
  2. Thanks Karen - this was a really great find and worth a lot more than I paid. Thanks also to my friends on CW: Nadia, Katherine, AGH, Gargoyle, mike, patsea and kevin!
  3. Thanks Karen - they have that clink that says Spring is here. Thank you! Thanks kevin for loving too.
  4. Great idea. You should be able to find jewelry making or silversmith classes or maybe something with artclay or pmc. I'll look into it too.
  5. Very handsome!
  6. Thank you friends: Nadia, Katherine, AGH, gargoyle, mike and Patsea!!!
  7. Thanks Nadia for your comments and love. These are so great and you have wonderful old plastic too.
  8. Thank you Jewels1900 for the link to Emilie and Klimt. I have a few research books on them but it mostly refers to art and home. Aside from that - do you watch Downton Abbey? Amazing long -flapper ...
  9. Interesting Kyra - garnets come in all color range. I think these probably are. Peasejean this is so gorgeous! Can you give the pinterest link?
  10. And have FUN COLLECTING! Sorry, I forgot to say that first.
  11. Robin - some people get riled up when anything is said against their post. My suggestion is to look at those resource books and more available online.
  12. I love this! I passed it up at the Long Beach antique show last month because I didn't have the bucks.
  13. Hi Robin - well....sorry I believe this is fairly new. Why? The etching and style of the bone bead is a popular recent motif. The red beads look like glass. The blue beads aren't turquoise. If it was...
  14. Thanks for posting these beauties and the interesting research. Very neat - I love them being a bird nut.
  15. AGH - yes, I think this is a handikin!! Mani -thots?
  16. Thanks Nadia - I loved it more when it was the butter yellow. But I don't want to hurt it because it's a really great old example. This is my cheapest bakelite purchase - thot you would appreciate sin...
  17. The ring idea is a very good one if it isn't too expensive! I have some singles too and thot I would wear them as odd cufflinks or make a white shirt and use them as buttons.....which is a lot of work...
  18. My thoughts too noob as soon as I saw this. I love this image but we know a little history.
  19. How big is this? To me it looks like a sandwich tray. Please give dimensions with your requests if you really want help.
  20. He said - give a hoot, don't pollute....hmm, what did you mean Roycroftbooksfromme1?
  21. You really should post sizes with your description on first post.
  22. AH - it would be easier to identify if you would post dimensions of all your items.
  23. Hi my friend - would like to send you a bday card. You can email me at
  24. So pretty and thanks for the gorgeous photo #4 too (sunset?)
  25. Very pretty and your photos are great!
  26. I love the green - very pretty!
  27. I remember that song - and loved it too! Love these green shakers girl!
  28. What?! Will miss your wonderful posts. Stay - if someone pissed you off, let me know.
  29. Or it could be a Lucite item from 1960's-present? You should wear this when you are having a martini or vodka shot. Nice!
  30. Yes, it's probably still on I think you would like it altho being a reality show there is nothing real about what they are buying things for.... You bought some AMAZING things. My favorite i...
  31. Good morning Nadia! Yes, I do remember that place and congratulations on the kitties and the FAB $2 bangle!! Wow that was karma working. I know those resale shops are overpriced but when it's for a g...
  32. What does it say please?
  33. Yeah - I rarely give away unless I have duplicates or it's just not "me". But she loved it so. Same girlfriend last birthday I brought her a 1" green end of day bakelite bangle. (it's posted here on C...
  34. Mr. Valentino97 also brags about his bowling abilities. He only last 5 minutes hunting for treasure - all done in.
  35. Hi AH - it was taken off ebay. I think someone contested that it was bakelite.
  36. Thanks inky - another thing about these old chunky link bracelets. Often made in larger size because the fashion was to wear them over gloves. Thanks for loving it.
  37. Hi Mel - it's probably fairly new. I have this exact S clasp. Very pretty tho. I don't know enough about amber so I distrust all of it - sorry.
  38. Yes - different shades of amber? Love them!!
  39. I have similar but mine aren't bakelite.
  40. Thanks Nadia - I had a really great maroon similar to yours that I gave away for the perfect birthday girl. Aren't they wonderful? And not really expensive. My fave is the green one.
  41. These are very charming tho! I think they are really fun. Thanks Kyra for finding them on ebay for 3 euros!!
  42. Exact bracelet on ebay right now.
  43. Thanks sklo42 it is a really neat old bracelet.
  44. Wasn't she something!!! I love this picture frame too.
  45. Thanks sklo42 - so nice of you to say. That green one is pretty special. Thank you antiquerose - they are gaudy and wonderful - I love them too! Thanks Katherine - yes, Nadia's bracelet is from ...
  46. Love them Mani!!!
  47. I forgot to wear green because I was too stressed that morning....LOVE these! Great photos too by the way!
  48. What does the actual item look like?
  49. How did I miss this? So gorgeous!
  50. Wow - amazing. I love this and would have loved to see what the first owner wore it over. Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and comments, links to more research.
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