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. So lovely - what a beautiful brooch. Your pictures are great - do you wear this?
  2. tiny like this? I think it's a tourist item.
  3. Love the mythology! Sweet clip.
  4. Katherine - so true - the bra that Jean Paul Gaultier made for Madonna and a post punk bracelet. The butterfly is an open project - will be a great project! And, I have similar rhinestone pin in 3 and...
  5. I'm watching "Jimi Hendrix: Hear my train a comin" right now instead of the superbowl.
  6. What a nice comment NevadaBlades! I'm sure your Seikos are very nice. Something about winding up a watch - taking charge of time maybe? LOL. My preference too! The bummer about these old watches is on...
  7. Great people in the world aren't there? That's the best part about collecting the good old-fashioned face-to-face way.
  8. Wow everyone!! So good and are you all watching the Superbowl at the same time? I thought it was sorta electric but could be used for jewelery project, so my guess was "rusted metal electric thing".
  9. The spirals at clasp are tiny coiled wire called "French wire" .7 or .85mm coils that are cut and threaded onto the wire to give a finished look at the clasp ends. Basically only used on nice quality ...
  10. Thanks and mostly for sharing our music history. I love your posts! We have a neat independent record store here "Fingerprints". Sometimes they have live music. Last night it was Benji Hughes. Well......
  11. ha ha! I am SURE I will. Do you have a Scorpions album cover to share? During the 70's, 80's I wasn't interested in heavy metal or hair bands so my boyfriend gets a real kick out of asking "who is thi...
  12. Thanks Thomas for loving this. I'm a Scorpio and don't have ONE single jewelry item, no- except for the tacky 1980's dead scorpion in plastic belt buckle.... I need to find a nice sterling brooch or r...
  13. Holy Cow! So great - and thanks for the shout out to the book. I have to find one.
  14. Thanks davy and Gudrun - I would say this is a Very Impressive clamper bracelet. 3" is very dramatic. Love it!
  15. Very pretty!
  16. Anna might be right or bone? And these are pretty with nice quality hardware.
  17. I think so - 50's or 60's. Nice color!
  18. Thanks Elisabeth! Isn't this combination of beads so deco and wonderful? Thanks Ken and Sean for your love!
  19. Thank you Elisabeth and Newtimes for loving glass beads too!
  20. Thank you Bonnie for your nice comment - I love these with the blue porcelain.
  21. Well....most likely 1950's-70's, but I guess that could be 2nd period Egyptian revival right? :)
  22. So beautiful and special family heirloom.
  23. This is wonderful - I can't quite tell, is it hinged or a slip-on? How wide? I love it Gudrun. I still don't have one of these, but always looking. :)
  24. I saw this movie at a drive-in when it was the 1977 hit and I fell asleep. I never saw the entire movie until recently (ugh, doesn't age well). 30 yrs later love hearing the BeeGees and KC&Sunshine ba...
  25. So beautiful! Wear these on Valentines Day in best of health!
  26. Just gorgeous!! Don't laugh, I tape across the back of the pin with non-sticky masking or that wide clear packing tape. I know the fear, I've lost some great pin, clips and earrings too.
  27. I have a great resource book "Copper Art Jewelry, A Different Lustre" by Burkholz and Kaplan. It says that jewelry from 1948-1951 have the "handmade Renoir California". It also mentions "During the K...
  28. Hi and welcome to CW!! I LOVE this! Never seen one.
  29. This is so gorgeous!
  30. Very pretty!
  31. Isn't Ken the SC expert? Bonnie - great to have those old stones! Love your bird!
  32. I love the brooch and your photo too!
  33. Hi EZa and thank you for your nice comments! Thanks friends for loves: Trey, Ivonne, gargoyle, bladerunner, rick, vintagelamp and newtimes!
  34. Thanks friends: Nicefice, Ken, Gruff, Trey, Ivonne, Gargoyle, bladerunner, rick, and vintagelamp for your loves!
  35. 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...
  36. Thanks kevin and mike for loves!
  37. Thank you kevin, aura and mike for fast loves!
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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...
  42. I like Rucklczglass research - maybe India? The craftsman wanted it to be secure.
  43. 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...
  44. I think it's a bracelet (bangle not cuff) What is the opening? Or a very nice napkin ring!
  45. 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...
  46. You have some pretty ones here - I like pic 3 styles the best. Love those.
  47. I really love this spider and your spider stories. This is so great!
  48. 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...
  49. I lost my question mark pin from moonstonelover - but I think that was me trying to edit it. Will repost :)
  50. And they were kinda heavy to push around.
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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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