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Venice, FL

Have been collecting costume jewelry for a while and have a huge collection, my kids call me a but I love it!


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Vintage unmarked brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Hattie Carnegie rhinestone brooche - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sterling and tiger eye bracelet - Silverin Silver
Plastic brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Barclay bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage plastic flowers brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Watch pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Boucher peacock brooch and earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Carolyn Pollack relios Sterling pendant - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Demario earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry


  1. Thank you for taking a look at my piece. Camera did not do it justice, it sparkles.
  2. Thank you Valentino 97 for looking, it is a pretty bracelet.
  3. Thank you for the info mscrystalship, you're a book of knowledge.
  4. Thank you for the info Brooch man I appreciate it.
  5. Thank you roselady I had no clue.
  6. Thank you!
  7. Thank you brooch man I had to look twice when I saw the set, especially the earrings with it. Paid more than I usually do but had to have it.
  8. Thank you mrstyndall it is a nice piece. Had to Google It before I bought Was attracted to it but want to be sure it was a better piece.
  9. Yes Broochman, good stuff. I actually did know the name when I seen it. Don't find too many of his pieces, so I jumped on these. He also worked with Miriam Haskell before he began his company. The s...
  10. Thank you Broochman it is the best area. I moved from upstate NY and there is no comparison. Yes I do love this brooch.
  11. Wow great piece
  12. Thank you brooch man I thought it was unusual, so now it's mine. Dang these thrift stores. Lol
  13. I know it is so cute.
  14. I know those soulful eyes. Thank for taking a look at him.
  15. Thank you brooch man, I love the sparkle.
  16. Thank you mrstyndall it caught my eye, just have no clue about it.
  17. Thank you brooch man.
  18. Thank you Elizabethan for looking.
  19. Thank you for the suggestion, it is a very pretty set.
  20. Thank you....the earrings are Sterling.
  21. Thank you for taking a look. It is a pretty piece.
  22. Thank Valentino I thought it was interesting, once again did I really need it? Yep lol
  23. Thank you Valentino The measurements, for the brooch is about 2" and the earrings are about 1" at the widest. Smaller set, but I am happy having a set in such nice condition.
  24. Thank you mrstyndall
  25. Thank you brooch man, it is a fabulous piece.
  26. Oh dear, thought I had found something good. Thank you
  27. They could very well be. I just assumed that because they were on the small size they were dress or sweater clips. I did also replace the missing rhinestones. Looks better.
  28. Thank you for taking a look. I honestly know nothing about the flower brooch. It is wood and a acrylic type substance.
  29. thank you PhilDMorris for that bit of information, I had no idea. Youre blinded, by what ? Did you go to the eye doctor.....hope you recover quickly.
  30. Thank you all for your comments on this piece, greatly appreciated.
  31. Thank you parrotbeak for the reasearch on this ring. I truly appreciate it.
  32. Ok I did take another pic. Thank you for the comment parrotbeak.
  33. Thank you Gillian for taking the time looking at this piece. The only thing I am sure of is that it is old. Have not seen anything like it. Wish it had a mark. Thanks for the info I will check ...
  34. Thank you watchsearcher, it is different.
  35. Wow broochman you are the best! Thank you for that information I truly appreciate it.
  36. Thank you parrotbeak….I was attracted to it also.
  37. Nice find. I have many Sterling pieces too. For the time being I have done nothing to them, I think many people like the patina on them.
  38. Thank you broochman. Just added a couple picks of the bracelet, I love the deep blue stones with the rhinestones, and the little bit of Blue enamel. This piece just took my breath away. It is so pr...
  39. Thank Valentino It was another lucky day thrifting. My son laughs at when are you going to unload some of your treasures, you have so I tell him someday. I know the seahors...
  40. I am fortunate here in Venice FL. The average age is 75.....thank you all for your comments. I do have fun checking these shops out. They just opened a new one, checked it out today, lots of old to...
  41. Thanks Gillian, taking a trip to a few more thrift shops tomorrow.
  42. Thank you Valentino 97, I did check out the web site and others yesterday. I must say my purchase cost was well worth it. It is a very unusual piece. Living here is a nice area for collecting vinta...
  43. I know.....glad to help, I'm not the best at pictures.
  44. I took another pic Gillian, hope you can make it out.
  45. Valentino I get a little rush when I find a piece that's alittle different. I must stop at the shops by me 2 times a week, may be starting to spread out the light be fun to thrift in Tamp...
  46. Thank you plein air
  47. Thank you Mrscrystalship her jewelry has a sparkle to it, I have several of her pieces. I was happy to find it. I don't mind too many of her pieces no in thrift stores.
  48. Thanks mrstyndall...I hit this shop every week, most of the time nothing but I got lucky today. You never know when something new will arrive. Lol
  49. Thank you Mrscrystalship Love this piece. And by the way my pink schreiner brooch cleaned up very nicely. Love that too. I can't tell you how many pieces I've picked
  50. The more I look at these I really believe they are not coral but a hard plastic... celluloid.
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