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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 know a lot about old costume jewelry, old plastics, Native American jewelry. I plan to replace this profile picture which altho I'm Mary and so is she....we are not alike. Plus this picture looks like my little sister Teresa, so got to change it. (Read more)


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  1. Thanks Share - and back to Oceanside such a beautiful place to watch the eclipse and orange moon! Hope you had a fun visit. Jacks and ball necklace - neat idea! I would have remade to a bracelet becau...
  2. Thanks Gudrun - oh yeah! it would have made a really good bracelet. Well, that's what CW is for: sharing and learning. The cherry bakelite items are always a lot of money.
  3. Thanks Kyra - Valentinisation! It doesn't quite roll off the tongue does it? Anyway, thanks for enjoying my plastic colors.
  4. Really pretty!
  5. These are so great! Thanks for sharing. Love the enamels from your Auntie.
  6. things alive made from metal - great post!
  7. Karen - love these! Especially the enamel belt clips in one and the rhinestone felt in that 2-tone blue plastic below it. These are fun!!!
  8. Love these! My faves - 2 love birds, the crochet man and zebra? Fun!
  9. Share thanks, I enjoy doing this! Since they're just for me I don't worry too much but I don't take apart perfect vintage items either. Nice to hear from you again- did you see the eclipse and orange ...
  10. Hi Newtimes and thanks for your nice comments. Well, I did not show you my projects drawers, just this one box that happens to be fairly organized. Keep your eye out for the ring blanks for your singl...
  11. Rick - thank you - I try to make my redos look as original as possible.
  12. Karen - thank you for your nice comment!
  13. Gudrun - I knew green would look great w/the brown. If I find more of the old green smaller 5/16" dice I'll probably replace these. I love these big dice but the balance isn't right. I love recycling...
  14. Thanks Karen for your wow.
  15. Thank you share for your comment girlie.
  16. Thank you Katherine - yes shells sound about right! I see these from time to time online, but the shipping is usually too high so it was really fun (not a blessing :-) to find this one.
  17. Thanks Fort - I knew your would love it. I have a texasware mixing bowl - splatter? granite? That plastic is a little thicker in the melmac or melamine style. This tackle box is thinner and over the y...
  18. Thanks Karen for your approval that it will no longer be a fish or shell tackle box after the clean up job. No, only dirt and rust - no fishy remains.
  19. Thank you CW friends: mike, ken, kevin, Karen and rick!
  20. I bet this was a fun day - great picks and pics. We had Ponies on the Pike yesterday - loads of Mustang cars and some vintage accessory booths.
  21. Looks like an ink well.
  22. Darn good photos w/phone by the way.
  23. Yes, this is the Vegas dice clock. I never bought one because I saw so many at thrift stores I thought they would be available forever CHEAP. Now, not as easy to find but I'm sure there are lots at ga...
  24. I remember those clocks! There were so many at thrift stores that I kept waiting to buy one, but now? They are collectors items and not the right price for me. Thanks but - if I make a clock it will b...
  25. Thanks kevin and mike for your loves.
  26. So cool, great post. We might be the same age! I remember the Artex parties. I remember the smell right now. I grew up on a farm too - but mostly I worked as a bean walker, or detassling, or helping e...
  27. Ha ha - Mr. Mittens realizes now he could be man of the house if he really wanted? Pretty smart little guy.
  28. Nice color. I think 1960's too.
  29. Pretty!
  30. Very pretty - large as in ? Great find - take a picture of you in the dress wearing it please. And, also great for Valentine's day....
  31. How in the heck do you find something like this for $2? Wow! She's wonderful.
  32. Thanks Gudrun for your response. Pretty fun aren't they? Thanks mike and antiquerose!
  33. Thanks Newtimes - maybe most carved bakelite came from here? This one is just an "okay" carving. My best deep-carved pieces are fur/dress clips and pins.
  34. Thanks Sean - I love these too. Love the bakelite colors.
  35. Thanks Sean for the compliment. Hope you are having a great day.
  36. Thank you Mani - isn't it fun? Yes, will be full of treasures soon.
  37. How did I miss this? I think because I was vacation that month. (did that sound snobby? LOL) and WOW!!! I have the red one to match your new yellow one. You find bakelite for such great prices! I thi...
  38. So nice!!! What a great find!
  39. Way to go! Yes, these are unique earrings. I love the swirly, mottled green. Very cool! It's so fun to add to items and make "sets". Also love your rootbeer spacer and the roses and clip. I've been b...
  40. New or old - great color and subject.
  41. Pretty fun! Take a picture of the back side. Just from this - I'm thinking new but looking at the back will help too.
  42. What size is the main green square? Sometimes the size helps to determine the timeframe. . Very nice example of malachite in sterling. They remind me of South American or Mexican motifs w/the silver b...
  43. Interesting comments Stillwater and KerryD. I suppose you know this by tapping on the cab too? Would it be totally wrong to put a real turquoise or jasper cab in this? I love the silver.
  44. Thanks Katherine! Taxco pieces are so amazing. I recently found the matching earrings for bracelet second from bottom. It's fun to complete sets isn't it?
  45. The old beauties from the 60's? I don't think they had the aurora borealis finish or the inner "seam" definition in pic 4. It isn't a seam exactly but all 8 of mine - not one has that little horizonta...
  46. Yep I had the patch kit too. Great old graphics.
  47. Way to go!
  48. Thanks Sean - that's so nice of you to say. I'm on my way out to hear some live music in my neighborhood. Have a great weekend. Thanks to my CW friends for the loves!
  49. Sorry - I read the last paragraph - sorry to hear that so many lost their jobs in 2012.
  50. Great graphics! It looks 60's or 70's. I know we aren't supposed to say this - but I would love to have this for my boyfriend. I never find him the perfect gift and THIS would make him laugh everytime...
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