valentino97

Southern CA

I love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales so I remember some of the oldies that are now impossible to find. Have been collecting for 40 yearsI love collecting - the stories. My parents took me to farm sales 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. (Read more)

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 1920/30's vessel bead necklace redo (Ouch - do as I say, not as I do) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art deco glass necklace - redone with era components - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Happy early Valentine's Day or (find something for your sweetheart now) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bell Copper? 70's pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Fork ring from blacksmith, Poland 2015, and chocolate tools! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vendome bakelite bracelet watch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Renoir Matisse 50's copper enamel bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Merry Christmas from the past mighty oil fields in Long Beach & Signal Hill, CA - Postcardsin Postcards
Late 60's Juliana "sticks and stones" brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1950's-60's celluloid set from Japan - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Very pretty!
  2. Isn't Ken the SC expert? Bonnie - great to have those old stones! Love your bird!
  3. I love the brooch and your photo too!
  4. Hi EZa and thank you for your nice comments! Thanks friends for loves: Trey, Ivonne, gargoyle, bladerunner, rick, vintagelamp and newtimes!
  5. Thanks friends: Nicefice, Ken, Gruff, Trey, Ivonne, Gargoyle, bladerunner, rick, and vintagelamp for your loves!
  6. Bonnie that is so true! I'm too old to fight anymore. Plus there is enuf treasures and junk out there right? hee hee and the little wink :) To be honest, I don't like to shop with my dear collector fr...
  7. Thanks kevin and mike for loves!
  8. Thank you kevin, aura and mike for fast loves!
  9. Blunderbuss2 is right. I flew from St. Louis, MO on a trip junking with some vintage matches - great graphics and I heard my name called to "please see TSA Ms. Valentino97 before boarding" I watched t...
  10. Kyra and Bonnie do find amazing things! I would not want to shop with them unless I was completely happy with my collecting obsessions during our day...same to you Newtimes. You find Great stuff. Kiss...
  11. Hi MJ - yes - made in China. The Tucson, Arizona show is a city-wide event 1-2 wk long. More than 100 ballrooms, convention centers, tents, outdoor swapmeets - and even hotel rooms are filled with ve...
  12. Hi Bonnie - looking at some of my books today I saw an interesting bracelet with similar - not exact - motif from the Coast Salish, upper Northwest US and Canada. I haven't done any online research th...
  13. I like Rucklczglass research - maybe India? The craftsman wanted it to be secure.
  14. Thank you Nicefice for first love! Thnks Kyra - yes it's me now. I use the shaped bead board or a shoebox lid w/fabric pad to keep everything from rolling away. Still happens :). Getting the balanc...
  15. I think it's a bracelet (bangle not cuff) What is the opening? Or a very nice napkin ring!
  16. MJ - Very pretty! I think the purple might be D grade garnets from India or China. Or, they are dyed quartz from India or China - but a nice contrast! I make a lot of jewelry using semi-precious stone...
  17. You have some pretty ones here - I like pic 3 styles the best. Love those.
  18. I really love this spider and your spider stories. This is so great!
  19. My boyfriend brought me a very similar lidded box, shell, red lining, newer? (no keyhole) from Egypt in 2001. Yes, winter of 2001 - he had already bought his plane tickets. Your item is very beautiful...
  20. I lost my question mark pin from moonstonelover - but I think that was me trying to edit it. Will repost :)
  21. And they were kinda heavy to push around.
  22. Love this too! There are great hallmark detectives on CW - hopefully they'll know. I think it's tortoiseshell.
  23. So beautiful!
  24. So beautiful! How big is this? I love black, grey and pale yellow rhinestones the best. Oh and red, green, light pink....and love this one!
  25. Yes, I think our friends are right - 1940's. I haven't seen this particular clip or dipped technique. It might be European. Your clip is in beautiful condition. Doesn't look like it was worn much.
  26. Hi MJ - thanks for your nice comment! I don't know where your clip is from. Thanks Katherine! yummy yes! Newtimes - I just love these. Also meant to post that the price ranges online were from $...
  27. So fun VL!
  28. Ha ha Bonnie - it's been around the block a few times! Look at that grill...
  29. Nice, Nice photo!! I love brutal jewelry! Any other info about this?
  30. Hi there My Favorite Treasures! Ouch on the gumball thought....:)
  31. Thank you Katherine for your nice comment. I really love this clip! Recently I searched for more of these online. They've last well - but also saw a few badly grazed and chipped. My guess from extreme...
  32. Thank you MJ for you lovely comment - it's a great example. I still need to post more of my Egypt inspired items.
  33. 1920's or 30's glass I think. Sorry we can't give appraisals.
  34. Newtimes, I looked again online - Here's what I found: Unsigned and unknown origin...made in late 1920's-40's....could be an unsigned Miriam Haskell (doubt that) and is enamel paint on wood or plaster...
  35. Black enamel or onyx? Maybe 1980's?
  36. Bonnie - why is this called red copper? I asked before - no answers from CW. Also, most of Renoir, Matisse and other "designer coppers" applied clear lacquers on inside of items.
  37. Thanks Kyra - this is so pretty and I just LOVE IT. Thanks Newtimes for questioning this. I am looking thru my research but - think this is a plastic other than bakelite. I'm not sure what it is!
  38. Thanks blade for the happy VDay greeting! Thanks mike - I watched that episode too. It's a true story about the Philadelphia cuff in 1984 it sold for $250 - and as Antiques Roadshow commented the v...
  39. I agree! I love resource books.
  40. I've been told true cinnabar is so sought after that I shouldn't worry about any health hazard because I can't afford it. Kidding - it was a toxic mix of mercury and sulfur. I doubt it would hurt us n...
  41. Thanks brother! I will look at these shops. I don't really need anything and will be happy if I just go to one or 2. I enjoy museums. Have a great retreat - and curious to hear about Mexico. What is a...
  42. Thanks Nicefice! This is a great color isn't it?
  43. Thanks ho2cultcha - Prefer wood or tile floors tho it's cold right now! I have a few of the 70's Zapatec rugs beside the bed.
  44. Hi Thomas - isn't this great? Thank you. I love old tile too.
  45. Hi there ho2cultcha - this is my tiny living room wall. The painting is dark but I'll take some pix and post. Thanks for asking! Let's see if I have enough light tonight...
  46. I wish there was a mark - only that chasing that both have: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/125247-painted-wood-beads-remind-me-of-christma
  47. And I love the Whistler's Mother print. Nice display!
  48. I'm going to SF Vday weekend, staying near the convention center (where my boyfriend will be working) Can you recommend a good thrift store that I could easily Bart or bus to? I plan to go to museums ...
  49. I think we are related. Everything you buy - I would too...
  50. So beautiful!
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Likes

Shergar Horse and Jockey figurine on wood base, a lively example for a figurine. A Large Andamooka Sugar Treated Matrix Opal Three Idd Large Pendant Native American? Miriam Haskell Red "Coral" Necklace Smith Enfield Bakelite mantle clock Females Bracelet Gorgeous gold metal brooch - Cat paw in a fish bowl !

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