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Elisabethan

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For as long as I can remember I have been interested in old things with history. The collector soul in me was born :) Today I am a jewelry collector and my collFor as long as I can remember I have been interested in old things with history. The collector soul in me was born :) Today I am a jewelry collector and my collection is wide due to the fact that I am very interested in jewelry history and how it can be seen in fashion, arcitecture and also how jewelry fashion has evolved when times have changed. It is somewhat a democratic process as new materials made it possible to make less expensive jewelry that became afordable to a larger group. I collect all kinds of jewelry that I find special, afordable and wearable. I am not so fascinated by valuable and fine metals or stones as such, but much more drawn to what style it represents, era, coloreffects or meaning. My favourite era is around 1880-1930. But I will go beyond that for the right piece :) I only buy pieces I plan to wear as I think that is the whole point with jewelry. Jewelry is art to be worn and shown to others. So I am not creating a museum, instead I am creating a living jewelry exibition and every day I show a piece from it by wearing a piece of jewelry from my collection. I don't hesitate to lend my jewelry to family and close friends as long as they are careful with them. I love for others to see and learn more about vintage and antique jewelry. That is why CW is so great, we learn from each other! (Read more)

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1920's glassbead necklace possibly from Bohemia, with the look of the design of the Neiger brothers jewelry.  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Post nr 2 today Moonglow lucite necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
First of several posts today - DIY for my necklaces  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A fine quality costume jewelry necklace of unknown origin to me  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
When I travel to Scotland in my mind - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Autumn wear  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage uranium glass bead necklace  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My latest find  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rörstrand Sweden teapot from 1955 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Bakelite fruitknifes from Solingen Germany  - Kitchenin Kitchen

Comments

  1. I love this fantastic brooch for several resons. First I agree it is very cool. I love brooches beacuse you can wear them as art and this one even looks like a classical painting with a picture frame....
  2. And you :)
  3. Beautiful brooch! The details in the metallwork is a little unusual and I think it is very nice. To me this looks european and could be maybe even from 1900-10. In museums I have seen c-clasps that ar...
  4. Very beautiful and nicely presented.
  5. Ha ha:) do you think so Manikin? Tell him to move to my attic, I would love to have him. He could come with me to work and remind me to phone home when I am late again... :)
  6. Oh I just had to love him again :) You have a special friend there!
  7. What a fantastic story! The old lady has probably something she shares with a lot of people on CW - the reluctance to get rid of stuff :) :) thank god for those people. They (we) save a lot of history.
  8. Have never seen or heard of but that name and titel is so funny :)
  9. Thank you. You are welcome!
  10. You should learn to play it, there are free instructionmovies on ytube.
  11. https://youtu.be/95t9gwQrIFI
  12. Here is another song for you, also from Sweden. Barndance night it seems :) ha ha Have always thought that the sound of the mungiga was very mystical and old.
  13. This is one of the oldest instruments in the world and is thought to have come from Asia to Europe and then out to most parts of the world. It has mostly been used in folkmusic and in the middleages i...
  14. Here 7n Sweden we call them munjiga. Sounds like this https://youtu.be/K4oyKRiuS_w
  15. Beautiful and very wearable. Nice that they are still together with the original box :)
  16. Congo? PhilDMorris? :)
  17. Wonderful, have never seen them together like this. Beautiful!
  18. Beautiful and it is fun that it has "rooted" itself to the table!
  19. OMG it is so wonderful, I whish it was in my window.
  20. And I haven't changed my mind, I can see that now :)
  21. Fantastic deep and passionate red! Like red tango shoes and a rose between ones teeth :) if you understand my meaning, lovely lovely!
  22. What a wonderful pedant Agram! I love the crisp fresh colors with the white, red and blue.
  23. Sorry x 2 :)
  24. This one is a bit comfusing to me. Would have to see it upclose to be sure. I think this is quite new but made to look old. I still think your dagger pins are rhe best.
  25. This one is a bit comfusing to me. Would have to see it upclose to be sure. I think this is quite new but made to look old. I still think your dagger pins are rhe best.
  26. Beautiful but not as old as your dagger pins. Probably vintage.
  27. This is nice but not as old as your dagger pins. Secure clasp reveals that. Probably vintage.
  28. I really love your collection. I can't read the marks but from other details it looks like all your dirk/dagger pins are antique due to the tubehinge and c-clasp and the pattern in the silver on the f...
  29. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your kilt pins, some antique and some vintage. All very cool and wonderful.
  30. Beautiful brooch!! I love it. But please help me here. If it is by Pierre Bex then it is not art deco period but vintage from the 1960's-80's right in art deco style? https://www.pierre-bex.com/en/
  31. Valentino I think I felt we were saying the same thing :) Where I live costume jewelry was ofcourse worn back in the days, but like I have mentioned before it is not a big field of collecting and pe...
  32. Hey you didn't tell me you already had this many kilt pins!!!? :) :)
  33. I am no keyexpert but it might be hard to find a year. This modell of key I have seen many times here in scandinavia. I knew they had them in my grandparents house and it was from around 1900. But doo...
  34. Amazing nature and nice photos! Oh I really see how sweet your grandchild looks with his little backpack, proud and on an adventure :)
  35. Love it!
  36. It is very elegante and beautiful. Green is a wonderful color and I am happy to see that the centre stone is green as well.
  37. Very niece pieces! My favourite is the red one.
  38. Wow, the red, green and the yellow brooches and the ambercolored glass necklace. Love them all!! What a find Lentilka11!
  39. What a Fantastic bag! Love it. Happy birthday even if late.
  40. Very beautiful Val! It is delicate and have nice colors.
  41. And Strangemodegirl thank you !
  42. Yes you should! I am always interested in seeing jewelry.
  43. :) good for all of us ! Thanks for posting the lovely thistle pin.
  44. The tubehinge and c-clasp makes me think this is older than the info on Allison or made to look victorian. Could you take a close up of the other marks?
  45. I like the design of this. The stone looks to be a cairngorm citrine. Very beautiful!
  46. Ment to write that I can't see the other marks. Darn Phone:)
  47. I looooove it :) Robert Allison, Edinburgh 1957-65? I can really see the other marks properly. https://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Edinburgh-R.html
  48. You are welcome, I will have a look at the pin. /Elisabeth
  49. Have you eaten them Neil or are you soon posting another Scottish pin?
  50. You haven't posted another one yet......... so it is far from checkmate yet mate :) :)
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