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. (Read more)

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1970's tin from India - Advertisingin Advertising
Sterling pin: Is it Deco, Arts&Crafts or Danish Modern? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Kitschy tin litho cigarette boxes from China trip 2007 - Tobaccianain Tobacciana
Kitschy Mao vase tourist purchase - Advertisingin Advertising
Vladimir Lenin points the way to a great lunchbox, but a Russian immigrant is offended. - Kitchenin Kitchen
Queen Nefertiti coffin found in California, USA! - Advertisingin Advertising
Red and black mottled plastic bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Clear rhinestone navette & round bracelet in salvage bin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Monet 70's one-half plastic bangle and a public service announcement - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
4 sad Mexican divorces - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Poor guy, he was the 3rd wheel? I love birds because it looks like they are so easy and sweet but turn your back on them, their nature surprises you - will eat lamp wire, chew on paper or open library...
  2. Yes, certain birds have to be together to be happy and are doing what they do to keep the species going? Only to find out not possible. But they still want to be a pair. That's a nice thought on frien...
  3. Thanks Gudrun. It is a favorite. I usually wear it on my blue jean jkts w/the cluster of other small sterling pins. This one is my favorite though. I've never found a similar one.
  4. Thank you Peasejean55 for your nice comment.
  5. Thanks everyone for your loves: Jean, Phil, Thomas, BB2, Aura, Kyra, Gudrun, Mike, markika, Nevada, Kevin, Nice, Ho2, Ken and Gargoyle!
  6. Well....Cumi isn't aggressive, has always been very sweet to me and got along well w/my other blue beak sweetie, but they never mated. Do 2 females get along in the bird world? I guess they could but ...
  7. Thanks Elizabeth! I think I can find a blue set someday. Thanks Ken - me too. I love that dangle one and plan to remake it to one of my Blue Jean Jkt Scatter pins. Thanks Sue - I LOVE bracelets,...
  8. Emme, thinking of you and wishing you the best in your treatments ahead.
  9. So groovy! Fun 1970's hippie item. Brutalist style is usually is abstract shapes or a handmade one-off. This looks like 11 more might have been made - in the Brutalist style? LOL. If you find Scorpio...
  10. You have the eye - very Pretty!
  11. French botanical prints.
  12. Cave - I think you should hold on to these. You have some great research from Phil and Katherine.
  13. I am imagining the wedding w/beautiful purple flowers and gems. Please keep us in the loop. I love this bracelet.
  14. Ken, my favorite color is green so please feel free to send a brooch you don't really like... with a wink and love to you :-) Designed in the 60's but look current. Except of course these are of b...
  15. I like #2 best. Always fun to see these!
  16. Thank you Share! Any help is appreciated. Seems to get most hits for Danish Modern. I thought it was older. That's okay - I know it is very nice. Thanks also to MJ.
  17. Thank you Kyra for loving comment. Thank you Ken - I thought even if it was junk for a dollar, it was totally worth it. Cleaned it up....so nice. Thank you friends for your loves: Thomas, Amatoo...
  18. Thank you Bonnie - I looked up those designers but couldn't find enough images. Interesting, will keep hunting. I appreciate your research. Thank you!
  19. Thank you Rose for loving it!
  20. Hi Gruff - did you mean South Korea? I want to go there! I keep asking my boyfriend to look into that trip. China - it can't be done one time. It is so amazing, beautiful, scary, maddening, and W the ...
  21. This is a tourist item. If you have an extra can you send one to me please? I love getting snail mail. Kidding aside, don't send these to anyone but me because they won't realize how cool the postcar...
  22. Not so long ago - 70's? Dads drank beer and Moms crocheted them into hats? Not my parents, they weren't very artsy, which was hard for me growing up but we all laugh about it now.
  23. Kiki can stand on his own 2 feet now. Great kyratisation!
  24. The really good Arts & Crafts jewelry (I can't afford) have matched stones. Yes, turquoise changes colors over time, sometimes because of body oil reaction and sometimes because the best stones weren'...
  25. Pretty -personally, I don't post pictures until I get the item. Might be because once I have it and see it isn't what I hoped for?....then it goes to my sister because she will love it! :-) I agree w/...
  26. Nice!!! Sleek, lovely as always!
  27. Gudrun - at 2.99 Canadian this is VERY (caps say LOVE, not anger, hee hee!) WONDERFUL. Finding a costume brooch as nice as this is worth that price, but cleaning it up to reveal sterling - WOW.
  28. This is so gorgeous! Love to see items saved and kyratised!
  29. I would take it to your best college expert and/or rockhound locally and see what they say. Please let us know.
  30. Great earrings and way to go husband!
  31. If the pin is bent I'd say someone loved this and wore it.
  32. Domed Lucite cabs are nicer than the flat shapes from the 60's mostly seen now. This is really pretty. I don't know who made it!
  33. It isn't really that much beer. I'm embarrassed but I have at least these many in my stash "waiting to be made into something great again". Rose's bottle cap man was so cute. Nevada - do you remember ...
  34. Can you imagine what the matching pieces looked like?
  35. don't recognize - 70's?
  36. Gorgeous color! My Grandmother collected the pale pink. There are a lot of wonderful posts here on CW and friendly experts.
  37. I love these too! Important to oil them every few years.... http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/86566-tooled-leather-bag-collection
  38. First - thank you Nevada for agreeing about winding up a watch. For me it might be about control? Well, and basically that I love old watches. Thank you AmatoorPikr for loving it Again!!! I haven't...
  39. Sorry Anne!! Knowing the size is my thing, I always want to know so I can visualize and research. Plus, I learned this from buying online. I had a few disappointments when the item arrived. Best of lu...
  40. Yes! It would look great w/thin turquoise rhinestone choker and black clothes, maybe at an art opening of black and white photos....holding a glass of champagne or chardonnay - not red wine. Fantasy :-)
  41. You did a great job - the pix are clear. I guess you should hold on to this bracelet because the mfg. was off the day they stamped it! Thanks again for going down the Prince road with me.
  42. Ha ha! Yes Gudrun you can loan it to me. I can loan you a bauble too. I hope we meet someday. Vegas was SO close....darn it. Back to the loaning thing - I have 3 sisters and we practice this. I was go...
  43. Bonnie - you're right! But couldn't this be an altered jpeg? Karen did you flip this image? big winks all around. Anyway to be fair to all - I haven't seen one like this.
  44. https://www.rubylane.com/item/400504-8392/Carolee-Gold-tone-Black-Enameled-Bee Thought of you when I saw this wonderful bee-utiful bee!
  45. niftyedie - did you like Morris Day or Sheila E? Would be very hard to open for Stones in 1981. I bet that was a great experience. I love live music and try to see a band a few times weekly. At times ...
  46. What are the dimensions of this lovely brooch?
  47. Yes Mani - love to you and Phil's art again! Hope to meet you both some day!
  48. Thanks for this Alan - You and I are the same age. I always thought I would meet Prince because he spent so much time in Minneapolis where I have family. I saw him in concert twice here in LA 2003 Sta...
  49. RIP Prince. I am very sorry that I only went to 2 of your amazing concerts in 2004 and 2014. I wanted to attend the free Y2K "party like it's 1999" in MPLS but I was a scaredy cat traveler back then f...
  50. Peggy these are so beautiful, and fun to find anything belonging to the last owner. Who is Mandy? :-) I love the colors of your most recent glass posts.
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Wade Vintage Retro Posy Holder in the Shape of Pegasus the Winged Horse from Greek Mythology Shergar Horse and Jockey figurine on wood base, a lively example for a figurine.

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