valentino97

California Riviera

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. 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. (Read more)

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Deep carved translucent ruby bakelite bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lampwork glass with overlay "eyes" mystery necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Applejuice bakelite cloche or jabot machined sweater or hat pins - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Miracle pendant circa 60's/70's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage bakelite bits  get new life as a charm bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bakelite rings with belt hardware given new life as a necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Green bakelite rings given new life as a necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Happy 100th to the Grand Canyon & other national parks - Advertisingin Advertising
Iceland Rocks!  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
3 fun ring boxes: fabric push button & 2 plastics - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Olebodie! I only saw her as a dancer with a ruffled skirt...but now I can't see it any other way. LOL and I agree with your warped mind! Share - pretty funny now that I look again! I love her reg...
  2. I imagine Cleopatra wearing it too! Really wonderful!
  3. Thank you as always for your research! I think yes, brother and sister.
  4. So funny - I thought this was glass 8 days ago!
  5. Amazing and love the picture of your dad!
  6. Olebodie - I will contact you next time I am on a road trip heading north. Thanks for the invitation to meet and chat about collecting. It might be in 2017.
  7. Lovely bracelets! Very touching post Jean and everyone for comments about jewelry and tools made from bombs and other metal left behind. Sad to be reminded that some bombs are still active.
  8. Yes Rose - you should wear this!
  9. Yes, Kerry you have a great horde! Did anything ever happen about buying the building in the town near you - the place for your museum? And possible CW soirees?
  10. davy and lentilka - I enlarged the pics and thought those were barrel beads and not 7 disc beads. Oops, wrong again.
  11. Yes Share - apple juice. Probably clear originally. These are wonderful pins - thank you for your comment!
  12. I wish I could visit you and Malva's table at the market! And thank you for sharing because I can't. Love this chicklett milkglass! Maybe ...you could make a video and post it on youtube.
  13. Some of my friends have given me vintage costume too! The only Eisenberg brooch I own came from someone who was cleaning their house!
  14. I love road trips and easiest for me in CA. I enjoyed visiting Bodie a few years ago and thanks for sharing your history. Please take this the right way: You are WRONG that no one will give a hoot abo...
  15. She is great!
  16. Same here. I get crazy when I can't find the lost item but have to let go and let St. Anthony find it.
  17. How nice your relative bought this for you! I think it's 1930's-50's. I realize that's 20 year spread - I think closer to 1930's. I'm always hunting beads but I don't recognize the coil barrel beads.
  18. Don't you think it is a party favor?
  19. My parents were busy and I was a middle child, easy to raise and often ignored. My teacher told them that I couldn't see the blackboard.
  20. Hello Bonnie gorgeous woman! I share your story, but my first glasses were horrible white cat eye frames in Kindergarten! They were already out of style in 1965.Yes, hard then gas permeable and now b...
  21. You should write your memories of these and tape it to the back of your collection.
  22. This is a wonderful collection! Special that you and your dad found them. I only found obsidian rock chips while hiking around Bodie, CA. My sister in Missouri has special hunting spots on river and c...
  23. Love it love it love it!!
  24. All 3? Halloween is coming up and he could really scare the kids away. I'll go for scary sailor.
  25. I think they were a teacher's hoard for pinning up artwork in the classroom.
  26. It's not that hard to tape off sections....can you tell I've taken one of these classes? But, I made jewelry not the dishes. Yes, many messy little ones out there. I bought one that was just a plain r...
  27. I found the home base plate when I visited Iowa a few years ago. It wasn't that cool - just a 70's rubber plastic white thing, sunk in the overgrown weeds, but it meant everything to my little brothe...
  28. I hope our friends will chime in because I think this is a key that could work on many armoires?
  29. Looks like a comfortable cuff - very pretty!
  30. Finally I might have something to share with you! These are wonderful adult craft class items. I have a few. They were popular in the 60's and 70's. You would pay some $ for the class, dish and kiln t...
  31. As someone who is a contractor to Macy's - I love this tin. Didn't find this online but a little research about Bamberger: Founded in 1893 by Louis Bamberger as L. Bamberger & Company in Newark, N...
  32. I haven't seen this combination before. Very pretty. I like the long length.
  33. That's funny - my friends are always too afraid to tell me I've worn something too blingy. Because I'm the vintage expert in our circle...whether they like it or not :-) Well, I would have loved so se...
  34. Thanks Elisabeth, Thank you for the link on history of bakelite. Thanks friends for the loves: Pops and Rick.
  35. Beautiful color! Maybe someone added the green seed beads. I haven't seen this before either, sorry.
  36. Thank you friends for the loves on these interesting bakelite pins!
  37. Thanks friends for the loves: Bonnie, Judy, bratjdd, Mike, Scott, Kyra, Aura, Thomas, fleafinder, Caperkid, lentilka, martika, and Mani!
  38. Great research on these 2 gorgeous pins.
  39. Wow is right! Beautiful!
  40. Great idea! I love beaded ropes and this brooch is gorgeous! Looks very unique mixed with the rope and your jade.
  41. Great color!
  42. Thank you lentilka - it is so lovely!
  43. Thank you Bonnie - it does scream ruby lips! Thank you kyra. Turns out the seller has co-authored 2 bakelite jewelry books and we're having a lot of fun chatting back and forth about our plastic ob...
  44. Thanks everyone for the loves: Bonnie, Mike, Thomas, Fort, Nevada, Scott, Kyra, Judy, Ivonne, Lentilka, Rick, Ted, Elisabeth, aura, Kevin and vintagelamp!
  45. Yes, if it's marked Japan - think it must be. Thanks Karen!
  46. Gillian, thank you I've been looking many years for the deeper carved bakelite bangles. I was only able to afford it because it was cracked and repaired. But, it is so beautiful - I'm very happy with ...
  47. Young women working and getting married - a few extra dollars for pretty jewelry? Thanks Bonnie - gasp and choker! Thanks also to Mike and Thomas.
  48. I have this too and not with any mark.
  49. Thanks Bonnie, I was moving the pictures around when I got your love!
  50. I don't know how I missed this! Really beautiful!
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