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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Mayan jaguar? taxco sterling, copper & brass earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Oil painting from the St. Regis, Long Beach, CA - Visual Artin Visual Art
 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

Comments

  1. Rex! Oh and I love the pin too.
  2. Karen - this is Val! ha ha ha not our dear Freiheit.
  3. Thank you Sean! Please keep an eye out for like items.
  4. And, she looks just like me! Love it!
  5. Thank you Caperkid and Ken for fast loves!
  6. Is Michoacán the region that has amazing filigree silver jewelry? I hope you are having OR will have a wonderful time! Thanks again for tips for SF.
  7. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a great day!
  8. Hey Sharone - thank you! I think when you visited it was still beyond the lobby office out of sight. Katherine - ha ha ha - there is no way in H..L I am going to have enough spit to clean this oldi...
  9. Gudrun is a beautiful name! (Norse mythology - "God's secret lore") After age 21 friends and work associates tried to change my beautiful name to Mary Jo or Mary Jo Elizabeth (southern friends and rel...
  10. It's a really cool bldg. Thanks Lisa - and I'm going to try the damp sponge next.
  11. Hi Sharone - long time no hear from! I'd like to see the ring, thanks sweets! Thank you LauraH - I really love this. Thanks Kyra for loving it and your nice comment! Thanks also to friends fo...
  12. Thanks Mike: They used to, then the LB Port constructed a sea wall for shipping traffic, sometime around WWII. Thanks bladerunner - yes I am sure it looked great and the art tiles on the fireplace...
  13. Love your post! Those donuts looks very delicious! I didn't give anything up for Lent and.....I should, it should be wine. Big sigh of sadness.
  14. Laura - first comment - I love this! I "won" tickets to Antiques Roadshow in San Diego a few years ago but I could not go. I sent my girlfriend with my amazing 14k art deco "slave bracelet". It turne...
  15. Love love love them Kyra - thanks for sharing your winged friends!
  16. Thanks Thomas! Will post a quirky Ramones item for your expertise.
  17. I think these are composite or clay chips. Lots of examples on ebay.
  18. Thank you friends for loving this: Niceface, Aura, Thomas and Melanie
  19. I have one very similar to yours - it was made into a night light. I bought mine at the shell shop in San Diego sometime around 1999. And I really love it and use it when I need a night light. Thank y...
  20. I have some great stone thumb rings too but not sure if they are old or not.
  21. Maybe just to say - I love these and everything you collect. Tonight I'm thinking of my favorite Valentines, sending a few out via snail mail. Happy Valentines day my dear collecting friend.
  22. Rose - we are being beat up about "lower gas prices" in the media. (less money from gas taxes for road work, public transit- bus, train) trying to make us feel bad that the gas companies aren't making...
  23. She's gorgeous! Hope to meet you both on a future road trip thru this beautiful country. Your place would be a destination - thanks for collecting and sharing.
  24. Thomas - great post giving more background of why you collect - musician - of course! Very sorry to hear about your wife's cancer. Love to you both.
  25. Very cool - love old prints, thank you for sharing these beauties.
  26. It must be some type of saint item. Very interesting - related to where you and your grandparents are from.
  27. Yes, I know Gaultier from design school days and of course because he is an amazing designer.
  28. Thanks Thomas Nice and a little rare, but out there! Thanks also to CW friends for loving the lucky links.
  29. So lovely - what a beautiful brooch. Your pictures are great - do you wear this?
  30. tiny like this? I think it's a tourist item.
  31. Love the mythology! Sweet clip.
  32. 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...
  33. I'm watching "Jimi Hendrix: Hear my train a comin" right now instead of the superbowl.
  34. 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...
  35. Great people in the world aren't there? That's the best part about collecting the good old-fashioned face-to-face way.
  36. 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".
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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......
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. Holy Cow! So great - and thanks for the shout out to the book. I have to find one.
  42. Thanks davy and Gudrun - I would say this is a Very Impressive clamper bracelet. 3" is very dramatic. Love it!
  43. Very pretty!
  44. Anna might be right or bone? And these are pretty with nice quality hardware.
  45. I think so - 50's or 60's. Nice color!
  46. Thanks Elisabeth! Isn't this combination of beads so deco and wonderful? Thanks Ken and Sean for your love!
  47. Thank you Elisabeth and Newtimes for loving glass beads too!
  48. Thank you Bonnie for your nice comment - I love these with the blue porcelain.
  49. Well....most likely 1950's-70's, but I guess that could be 2nd period Egyptian revival right? :)
  50. So beautiful and special family heirloom.
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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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