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Elisabethan

Elisabethan

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For as long as I can remember I have been interested in in old things and things that carry a history. I still remember when I, as a young child, saved some old bookFor as long as I can remember I have been interested in in old things and things that carry a history. I still remember when I, as a young child, saved some old books from being thrown away after my grandparents had died and the house was being sold. I kept the books hidden and safe, as my secret treasure, for meny years. Today I´m glad I was so determined, the oldest book is from 1748. At the age of 7 I already had a strong feeling that old things needs to be treated with respect. I guess it all started there, the interest in finding and caring for old or special things. The collector soul in me was born. Recently I found a growing interest in silver jewelry. I tought I was drawn to simple elegant designs but I´m learning more about my taste everyday. I´m humble about this whole thing as I find it hard to call myself a collector, I just recently realized I have this condition. I don´t know a lot, but I do know what I like and I also like research. I´m looking forward to share and to read about other peoples pieces and collections. (Read more)

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A wonderful find amongst less nice things - cherry red facetted graduated beads bakelite necklace   - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Happy new year to all my CW friends! I wish you happy hunting in the new year.  - Photographsin Photographs
Swedish "rote chest" for my friends on CW who likes old trunks and chests - Furniturein Furniture
1800 th century apparel buckle - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Earrings that teases me  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
To find shoes that fit my jewelry  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
KEKKERIT by Timo Sarpaneva Iittala 1970/1980  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Art deco czech chinese style pagoda/Buddha brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A tribute to my mother  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Old costume jewelry brooches  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Great and thanks Val! Now you have promised LOL :)
  2. Sweet!
  3. I can say it is very beautiful! What a great find Val. Love green as well.
  4. I hope it is a positive experience Val!
  5. I love it! I want to play! I want it..... :)
  6. I thought it was carnelian. Just a quess.
  7. Most beautiful!
  8. Oh my g.... Where do you keep this? Interesting and horrific at the same time :) probably hard to find!
  9. What a beauty!
  10. Beautiful! Is the handle made of coral?
  11. Thanks so much collectables59! Yes those cracking hallmarks makes it easy to find out who made it, where and when :)
  12. Wow what a great brooch!
  13. Would have loved it as a child and still as a grown up :) Cool!
  14. And do they feel like stone or glass (cold) or somewhat plastic (less cold) ? Valentino might be right on celluloid if think one have faded? That sounds unlikely if it is glass or stone.
  15. Beautiful earrings. My first thought is that they are very very nice czeck Peking glass earrings. The filigree does look more czeck to me and not chinese. Compare the metall details to other antique c...
  16. Ok sorry Val and thanks Ms.CrystalShip :). It is 54 cm which is 21,25 inches.
  17. Thanks friends! What doesc18"mean Val?
  18. Is Kjsn new to this page Kyratango? Someone you know? Does he or she have more things to post?
  19. Congratulations to this wonderful news, thanks for letting me know!! I feel happy :)
  20. Wowwwww wonderful!! I have red the post. So fantastic to eventually find an answer to who made several of our pieces! Thanks for letting me know Kyratango :)!!
  21. Oh my g.... Thank you!! This gives an answer to who made several of my pieces. Like a gift to read your post!
  22. Thanks Val :)
  23. You are welcome :)
  24. Ok sorry I missed it. I was thinking you could post another photo. But you can search on the name I gave you and see if you can find a bowl/vase by him like yours or a photo of a label. Good luck :) I...
  25. You have not answered my question but I think that if it's Iittala it's probably the finish designer Kaj Franck. But maybe you knew that already :)
  26. Thanks hunterglee for finding and loving this old post of mine!
  27. Thanks Eileen! That is good to know, rondelles. I like these, wear them when I want earrings that stands out :). These makes people talk and I get the chance to explain my fashination and interest for...
  28. Thanks Kyratango. I wish you the same!
  29. .... And both beautiful but as a collector I would have gone after the enamel brooch.... I love these dramatic looking brooches with a "meaning". It's really very nice.
  30. Two wonderful antique brooches! The left one I would say is the oldest. I am quite sure it's victorian probably before 1900, from the style and composition. It seems to be a violet which was the symbo...
  31. Beautiful! Happy new year!
  32. Nice brooch. The stone has some swirls that you don't see in amber. The swirls, color and the semitransparent makes me quite sure it's carnelian.
  33. Let me see the sticker with Franck on it. What does it look like?
  34. Amazing. This is really a hat with a soul. Beautiful condition and unusual color. Is it your size so you can wear it to a fancy party?
  35. And to all, thanks for loving my post!
  36. Thank you jscott and Vetraio for nice greetings :) Whish you all the best too.
  37. Thanks Clockerman. You are my dubbelgångare :)
  38. Wonderful post! I agree with what you wrote in mine. Yes you are my dubbelgångare :)
  39. Beautiful. Sorry that I can't help.
  40. Wonderful. Have never seen an all wooden one like this.
  41. We still use them here in Scandinavia :)
  42. Thanks guys :)!!
  43. PhilDMorris and AnnaB sorry I missed your answers. Thanks for them! Thanks to all who loved my post!
  44. Thanks jbingham95 and hunterglee!
  45. Thanks MrStyndall!
  46. Thanks Tigra, Newfld, jbingham95 and hunterglee for loving my post!
  47. Thanks jbingham95! It striped agate.
  48. Thanks jbingham95!
  49. Thanks guys for loving my post! I am happy I could help you jbingham :)! I have posted some more info in your post about the name Ratia. Happy new year to you as well and all friends on CW.
  50. Enjoy your fantastic bowl :)
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