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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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
2 chunky 1950's or newer? bakelite rings - 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
1" wide silver buckle slides circa 50's-60's - Accessoriesin Accessories
Creamed spinach  bakelite collection - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
New carved bakelite ring - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. And Aura - thank you.
  2. Yes, this Does look like lime lifesavers - not as thick though. None of my posts are for sale so it's fun to just go with it and try to see how it all shakes out... Thank you Bonnie, Thomas and Caperk...
  3. Thanks Thomas - I'll wear this for awhile and probably make something else when a better idea comes along.
  4. It's just gorgeous! I wonder if a fancy or grosgrain ribbon would have been threaded through.
  5. Just got my bracelet, now my picture yeah!! Fort - yes, many good trips. I've missed some and I didn't add the battlefields in VA which I need to look at again - they must be national parks. Is the ma...
  6. There will be blood.
  7. Nevada - That's a romantic honeymoon! So great! One thing I know - even after being there in 1987 - is that getting to and enjoying the Grand Canyon is a lot harder now. Rafting trips are booked a...
  8. Very beautiful!
  9. The shoe button hooks are obvious aren't they? You have at least one tool - the awl. Not sure about the shovel shape 3rd from L. Also a lot of manicure tools. I love Orange Circle too. Sounds like you...
  10. Very exciting to see your collection!
  11. PCC - it was a religious experience looking at these beautiful, solitary churches with graves outside. I love churches with their art - maybe visited 100 in Poland last year? but Iceland's churches ...
  12. I think someone did an updo on this - and a wonderful job! The tiny silver beads remind me of cut steel used in old purses from the 1890's to 1930's - except that they are ridged which is special - m...
  13. Neat bracelet Pebble! Great info from Bonnie on this item and silver identification!
  14. Now this is a jewelry box! :)
  15. Thanks Kyra for enjoying these pictures and the post. Keep on travelling!
  16. Bonnie - that would be pretty special! Bonnie and Jscott - Tony had that car repainted, it looks great doesn't it? We shipped some stuff and packed up this car. I think the car lasted another 3 ye...
  17. Thanks my friend - I can't remember if I was scared. I've never been down hiking or on the raft trips. Maybe someday.
  18. Pretty - not familiar with this.
  19. Didn't know about this either - very cool!
  20. Very nice!! I like your green one too.
  21. Yes Thomas, thanks! it is! There is so much beauty in our national parks.
  22. Where did you get it? Could be a seashell - VERY interesting!
  23. Thanks everyone for the loves! Judy, Mike, Ivonne, jscott, spiritbear, olebodie, Nevada, Elisabeth, BB2, Phil, Kevin, aura, vintagelamp, bobby and Celiene.
  24. Karen - let's see 3 relationships: rock, lichen, climate? or local tiny critters feeding? Thanks Thomas it was wonderful. And so much rain - very different from here. Thanks share - I try to do ...
  25. Thanks also to Fort, Karen, jscott, copperkid!!!, fleafinder, Elisabeth, aura and vintagelamp!
  26. Ha ha Nevada! I don't think men like 1" belts, so of course we've taken them over :-) Thanks Kyra - the perfect belt would be a black leather w/whipstitched leather lacing I think. For now this th...
  27. Thank you pebble - Both the names are great! Thanks friends for the love: Mike, vintagelamp, jscott, ivonne, caper, Thomas, clementine, wicken, sean, and vintageforever! sorry if I missed anyone.
  28. Thank you Elisabeth - I really LOVE this color combination. Yes, it's my favorite - more than the lighter or medium green examples I have (a lot of, LOL) Except for the 2 sliced bangles - I bought the...
  29. Thanks Judy, and it's really neat when they are original to the item. Thanks Karen - they are nice! Depends on the ring box Nevada. The old ones are very collectible. If you search under Fine Je...
  30. I love this! It's special and you still have it. I haven't been anywhere in NY except NYC so I want to rent a car with my sister and drive around. I know I would love it.
  31. That's a great photograph of 3 beautiful vases.
  32. I have a few similar, think they are Japanese condiment dishes. You could use them for anything - they are so pretty.
  33. Look forward to seeing yours Bonnie. Thank you Mike and Thomas for loving.
  34. Yes, I think it's a jasper. If you like cooking, using it will only make it better!
  35. Just posted mine for you if you are interested.
  36. Sodalite or Lapiz from Afghanistan or Tibet I think, even India. Not old. Could be Pier One or World Market even which would put this as a mass produced item.
  37. Beautiful item and I think Clementine4 recognized first.
  38. I only asked because I thought it might be from CA. But, what is it? I would love to buy rocks from our neighbors here too. Maybe ask them next time?
  39. I love everything! Nice bracelets in the brown and yellow tones! I've already forgotten the bakelite names, probably because so many companies made jewelry and each could be a little different - but f...
  40. Okay, I see what you are saying about the missing crystals up by the top. I usually see these cat's eye beads in plastic not glass. Maybe the maker had a stash of old beads to put this together. Somet...
  41. Thanks Bonnie, Kevin and Mike for fast loves.
  42. Thanks also to Kevin and Bonnie!
  43. Keep looking Ken - when you're out hunting they might be filthy and then overlooked at a swapmeet or garage sale. Also, check online - that's where I got the blue one. I think it was only $10. The whi...
  44. Pretty color - maybe 1950's? Old choker lengths were from 13" to 15", but the beads are heavy, so 17" plus? Lovely! I like the ornate barrel clasp. Very nice find.
  45. It got there because people go on vacation. :-)
  46. Hi Newtimes - I agree bakelite is most interesting w/different swirls as it ages. I am sure the original makers were thinking about imitating natural stone, marble patterns. They didn't know what woul...
  47. It's beautiful as is. Just wearing it will clean it up in a natural way.
  48. Great research - thank you for sharing it! 1970's?
  49. Jim very nice! Good advice from Kyra. There are a few jewelry items here that are on ebay but I figured -why make a big deal of it. I could tell the seller was new to both worlds.
  50. Don't burn your disco pictures.
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