Southern California Riviera.

I love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessoriI love to collect old junk and enjoy all the stories. My favorite things: bakelite and old plastics, Native American items, old jewelry, vintage clothing & accessories, the odd and ugly item that makes me laugh right then and there....and I have to buy. I have been collecting for 40 yrs so I know a fair bit about the above. (Read more)


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Sea glass bottle neck ring for Jewels - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
14 assorted celluloid bangles  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1940's/50's Mexico sterling bird clip earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Handmade sterling USA map ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
I hold you dear in my heart. I will never forget you. - Advertisingin Advertising
Navajo bow-tie sterling & turquoise pin - Native Americanin Native American
Sandcast sterling Navajo pin - Native Americanin Native American
Sandcast sterling Navajo ring - Native Americanin Native American
salmon color celluloid bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Blue Morpho butterfly from Milwaukee Museum butterfly room - Animalsin Animals


  1. I love all colors. I never find red. Thanks for loving the sea foam green? Let's call it that! I also have a very interesting dark green glass (maybe Heineken) that I made into a ring but need to r...
  2. Looks 20's or 30's because of clasp and metal chain. I thought it was bakelite too. NICE! I haven't seen this example w/the small round 3 beads between large beads. Sorry I am not sure but I love it!
  3. Thanks Jewels - I knew you would like this. Isn't this color great? Maybe an old beer bottle. I found this on beach here in CA somewhere. I can't remember where exactly. Trash to treasure!
  4. Thank you AGH and Jewels!
  5. Thanks Phil - I'm glad I got to share this gift. It is really wonderful mainly because someone MADE it for me. I love hand made presents.
  6. If these are only for you then you could cut the guts out. I bought a lot a few yrs ago but couldn't bring them on the plane "a bomb" was what TSA said. I can't tell - maybe the insides are gone? ...
  7. Jewels - Love your collection. You have some fun china. I never find that. I will post 2 rings I made from sea glass I collected. Bought a tumbler - but haven't used it yet.
  8. So pretty! This is so unusual - one of my favorites!
  9. Thank you toe! Yes another really great Navajo pin. I have been collecting for a long time. But I make mistakes. Recently bought some fakelite - it was listed as bakelite but wasn't. I wasn't sure so ...
  10. Thanks toe - you are right. This is the real deal. It's a very good Navajo pin.
  11. Thank you FanciGirl! I agree - love this. I just found a perfect new dark fitted denim jacket this will look great on if it ever gets cold enough. We are having another triple-digit heat wave.
  12. I know what you are saying FanciGirl - one more thing to collect? I love birds things but I try to only buy things I REALLY love and not become the even weirder bird lady that I already am....big sigh...
  13. Thanks FanciGirl and toenail2 - you enjoy fun costume jewelry too - it was a very rare selfie that Bevo got away from me at the perfect moment. This was for a Christmas card 3 yrs ago and has gotten m...
  14. Thanks to my friends who love this pin: Kyra, Gargoyle, Sean, antiquerose, Trey, & Tom
  15. Thanks to everyone who loved this pin: Gargoyle, Sean, Musikchoo, Trey, Tom, Mani, Gudrun and Lourdes!
  16. Thank you FanciGirl for your nice comment. Thanks toenail2 - I can't tell....yes I think 1940's. I was thrilled to find them on ebay for a fairly decent price. I love birds so this was a charming f...
  17. And you can use them everyday without worrying too much. Plus they are heavy and should hold up well. I used all my Grandmother's pink depression glasses and broke all but one of the 6 wine glasses ov...
  18. I LOVE it! And so does fortapache. He has some amazing green glass. But this is really great. Love the large size.
  19. I have a similar that the swapmeet seller said came from Afghanistan. Love these colors.
  20. Thank you Mani for enjoying these little plastic slivers of fun! Thanks Lourdes for the love.
  21. Is this a ceiling light shade?
  22. Hi Fanci! I have the sister to this - mine has one large 4" center printed landscape scene and the same "dovetail", hinges and interesting wood carvings, inside mirror and hinge on left side. Yours is...
  23. How did I miss this? I think this is why. I know you prefer to take pix of your items on their own but this one clipped to a sweater would give a little more drama. Also - what are the dimensions?
  24. It is very pretty and the story is priceless!
  25. Thank you FanciGirl! I love these birds too. Thanks to everyone who has loved this post!
  26. This is a very pretty silver and malachite cuff bracelet. Yes I agree it's handmade.
  27. Aren't these graphics wonderful?!
  28. Congratulations on your millennium post!
  29. Interesting - could they be curtain rod finials?
  30. ho2cultcha - XOXO you are such a nice person!
  31. Back on your comments friend zguy - I AGREE about American Pickers. It's fun to watch and think about roaming across the country, but so unrealistic. I didn't realize that neither store has anything ...
  32. Changing the subject - Tom do you know about this collector from Vegas: Lonnie Hammargren who owns 3 homes "Lonnieland" filled to the brim and over w/great STUFF. He was featured on episode 13 of the...
  33. Is there a book on Alexander - and thanks by the way for your research above giving us a glimpse on the killer magician - LOVE it! And he killed it with the ladies too didn't he?
  34. Sorry I didn't answer this right away. Yes I wondered what you thot of this show. Darn I hoped it was a true bio of his life. Do you have one you could suggest. Harry Houdini was magical! amazing. It'...
  35. And to my Nemisis BB2 - you know your stuff - you recognized guns on the show that will never be sold. Did they show them to try to raise future values?
  36. Tom I liked it when it was dirtier 10 or more years ago and I am sure I will love it the next time I visit ...even w/a little more $$. That's okay because not everyone collects what I like. I used t...
  37. Yes zguy - he used to restore gas pumps too! - hee, hee - I am laughing because watching AR you would think the only valuable antiques are - car/and other motorized vehicles and petrol related items. ...
  38. I understand you perfectly!
  39. Thank you MJ for giving us some great research on a very sweet item.
  40. Your (and my!) slogan could be "My thing is buying bling". Love these!
  41. Thank you for this amazing research and beautiful post!
  42. Hi Share! You know my style! That's pretty fun - I love big fat clunky bracelets too - just can't afford them. Oh well, some day. Just bought a 2" wide fakelite - we'll see if it passes my test. Didn'...
  43. Thank you Elisabeth! I could tell you were starting to get busy.
  44. Thanks earl for your nice message! So true - these aren't AS brittle as some of my other celluloid. I've broken some good ones over the years! The thin red 1/8" ones have a little give, but still all ...
  45. Thank you Gudrun - I remember you love this color too.
  46. Hi Sharone! Yes, you were almost a Halloween baby. Thanks for the love. This is really pretty isn't it? Did you like my other "matching" salmony orange plastic? Thanks to all 24 friends for love!
  47. Thank you Nadia! Thanks Jewels, Trey, Phil, Gargoyle, Gudrun & Lourdes!
  48. She looks so pretty! Well done. How many of these size mannequins do you have?
  49. Thank you to Nadia, Mrs Warren, Moon Jr, and MJ for your love!
  50. First off thank you all my 22 friends for loves!
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Japanese Parfait Glasses 1999 - Saharan Rep. "Persian Cat" Postage Stamp


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