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This is the beach town I grew up in. This photo was taken nearly a century ago. Look in the upper left corner. The School House with the bell tower I went to, last gThis is the beach town I grew up in. This photo was taken nearly a century ago. Look in the upper left corner. The School House with the bell tower I went to, last girl to graduate in 1966 from 6th. grade. Wonderful childhood I wouldn't trade for anything! Imagine! Having the beach for your playground! (Read more)

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TUNA ANYONE? - Fishingin Fishing
A FATHER'S DAY TRIBUTE...my grandfather antone & uncle Jake - Photographsin Photographs
D & E CHAMPAGNE TOPAZ BROOCH...the rarest glass dangle beads! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
GRANDMA'S MARBLE TOP TABLE - Furniturein Furniture
KRAMER BRACELET...old Hollywood style! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN...A Mother's Day tribute to my Grandmother - Photographsin Photographs
KRAMER...the alexandrite collection continues! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
RARE D & E UMBRELLA BROOCH...not juliana! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
KRAMER BROOCH & BRACELET...alexandria! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
KRAMER ALEXANDRIA...brooch & earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Trish, Lucky you! And please share all... We love vintage jewelry!'
  2. I take it back, not a guess. Positive you have a Schreiner here! Magnificent piece!!!
  3. Of course it's ok! At first glance, your beautiful flower brooch looks to be a Schreiner... Wonderful art glass stones, elebrate prongs, lovely gold plating, correct pin mechanism. It's just a gue...
  4. I believe your asumption that it's not a piece of jewelry would be correct. The edges of the leaves look very sharp, ( though my Mother's white gold wedding band wore very thin on the outer edges, to ...
  5. I remember you posting this ring before. Maybe try keeping it in the family by giving it to a family member that would love it, Selling it would be tragic...
  6. I see a male lion with a large mane and long tail, looking over his shoulder. Beautiful colors!
  7. I'm in complete agreement. Haskell jewelry is very "over the top", overdone at times, and can be gaudy & garish. ( don't beat me up Haskell lovers). That being said, so many pieces were just the oppos...
  8. Ok, now you're getting serious! This piece is a keeper, as it is very rare. Corocraft, in my opinion, made figurals beyond reproach. ( ever see the deer by the waterfall?) She is perfect, in every ...
  9. Adorable baby squirrel Jenni! Even though I certainly don't miss all the squirrels that came after my walnuts! I let them have all they wanted out in the orchard, but they still came around after th...
  10. Love your adorable hoot owls... My Grandson & I used to "talk" to them at dusk, they would always answer back... Whooo, whoooo!
  11. I just bought a jewelry set this color. Outrageous orange! I love it!
  12. Just relaxing this afternoon, and have been browsing your wonderful glass collection... This vase is amazing! I love it! Where you been Karen? Miss you.....
  13. Yes MrsT. It sure is! Thanks for the great comment!
  14. Thomas, Seems all our families...Jenni's, Bill's, mine and yours "hailed" from Missouri. Wonder what the attraction was? Too early for the Gold Rush. My original ancesters (maternal) came from Fran...
  15. The side-ways image has happened to me. I use an Apple Tablet, and I have to turn it sideways, with the lenses in the upper left hand corner for my pixs to come out right side up.
  16. Hi Jenni, was going through old pixs of my Dad's, and thought people in CW "fishing" would get a kick outa this. I can't find the larger pix, don't you hate it when something you know you have...dis...
  17. Bill... Dad's are people we look up to. It seems our Father's were similar in some ways as my Father was in the Navy too, and he was a Commercial Fisherman for close to 60 years, fishing all along th...
  18. Happy Birthday Adele! Such a nice friend you have, and the brooch is lovely. Very well made, all prong set... Yes, the pin is in a "strange place", but it's the pin mechanism used on the best costu...
  19. Beautiful givre' glass cabochons... I think you are correct, that the "P" is a maker/ stone setters mark. Also most brooches of yesteryear are too heavy to wear on the flimsy fabrics of today. Wond...
  20. Sadly, I believe this is a reproduction, made in the 60's. I am definitely NO expert, so I hope I'm wrong. Go to realorrepo.com and take a look at the makers marks. This China is so sought after, ...
  21. Really? All our pottery experts and no one has a clue? I love the shape! Gravy bowl?
  22. Where's Mary? If anyone would have insight on plastic pieces, it's our Mary!
  23. OLECODY, you sure can spot em. My great Uncle grew up to become one of SLO county's greatest horseman. He raised and raced ( he didn't race, too heavy) the finest horses, owning two horse ranches. He ...
  24. Freiheit, I'm flattered, but am in no way an expert on vintage jewelry. I have been collecting D & E for decades, so that is about as far as my expertise goes. I just research other pieces like the re...
  25. Wowzer! Looks very regal & "over the top"!
  26. I understand completely! The jewelry I collect was NEVER signed. So I have to look at the overall construction to determine if it's authentic. Over the years I have educated myself and for the most p...
  27. These little creatures are charming... Looks like time and effort went into the making of. Though seagulls are not my favorite bird in real life ( there are endless flocks of these here on the coast...
  28. The "sapphire" stone nearly glows within the golden setting! Trifari truly knew their stuff. How many colors did they make with this wonderful design?
  29. I just looked at the "drilled & riveted" part of the leaf. Amazing pain-staking work... The artisans of days gone by can never be undermined for their work, they took immense pride in what they creat...
  30. I had to revisit this piece. MrsT. hit it on the nail--" eye-catching" it is with such bold color! Those moon-glo cabs still shine after nearly 80 years! Jewelry pieces such as this are to be covet...
  31. Not sure what you are looking for as far as info...Hobe has been around for well over a century. Jacques Hobe made fine jewelry in Paris, circa 1887. His son, William set up shop in the U.S. in 1927. ...
  32. Some really beautiful jewelry came out of West Germany. Very well made, and the use of wonderful stones and findings. These earrings are lovely. I like the sparkle to the glass, also, I have never ...
  33. Good guess, I spotted a similar necklace with the exact same pastel stones by Coro. Circa-1956 A lot of their necklaces looked to be made in tiers such as the one My Finds has shown us....
  34. I just had to revisit this magical horse. The details are extraordinary, all the way from his facial expression down to his shiny hooves! Jenni, I just LOVE this brooch!!
  35. I learned something new today! Thanks Watchsearcher!
  36. Wow, what a score! And welcome to CW! This necklace looks very well made, looks like each flower is made up of three tiers! The colors look to be "Hollycraft", but the metal is wrong. I wonder wha...
  37. Thanks Ken, it truly is a pretty one, and being four inches long is one of D &E's bigger pieces. I have acquired a green set, but I still prefer the pink! Freiheit, I too, rarely wear pink. Usually...
  38. Two things, though I am no expert when it comes to Haskell jewelry I do know that unsigned pieces with filigree backs are EXTEMELY rare. That being said, I have yet to see a piece of Haskell with the ...
  39. What a proud winged horse! I love Mythology, so this piece really caught my eye. Not to mention the stance of the horse. Very well done. Looks like he is dancing! I love it Jenni, everything about...
  40. You knocked this one out of the park Jenni! What a magnificent piece! I love the "emerald" against the gold, like MrsT. said. And being three inches, wowzer, it is truly a collectors dream!
  41. One more thing...I so wish I could take picture of my jewelry like Ken does.. Always so professional looking and he brings out the beauty of his pieces so well!!'
  42. 1960?!!! So this piece is a year from becoming 60 years old. And it looks showcase new, doesn't that just blow you away? What a magnificent find, and I'm not just saying that, I MEAN IT! This piec...
  43. Beautiful intense piece by Trifar! I can imagine this shiny silver cross on my black wool coat! :) Stunning.... I didn't know those facts about the cross either, and I'm from a devout Catholic fami...
  44. I love the "rose" center! It was the first thing I noticed. How clever of the maker... This is perfect for Spring/Summer. So colorful!
  45. Jenni, How did I miss your comment? D & E made some of the most beautiful jewelry, in my book anyway. They were never afraid of color or size, and their pieces were all prong-set, except in cases of...
  46. Many jewelry makers, as I'm sure you know, copied/ pirated other makers designs, especially beautiful iconic pieces such as your lovely bracelet. Reinad was one, but they used inferior products like p...
  47. Ken, I've only seen the bracelet ONCE on the market.... Gorgeous piece, I'll keep my eye out for one for you... Just like the Kramer Pegasus, never seen another since I posted mine :( Just keep loo...
  48. Wow, to me, a native of California, I would think there would be all kinds of treasures to find in "older" countries. Wrong? I'm glad you found this piece, it's beautiful, and looks to be in pristine...
  49. The artwork of "gone-by days" is wonderful in itself. To find a game a century old in this condition? A miracle at best! I, too, remember Tiddlely Winks, played for hours, along with jacks, pick-up ...
  50. I know nothing of antique toys, but this sure looks authentic to me. Maybe a kind hearted Dad put the wheels on and turned it into a pull toy for his child? I dunno... But it's beautiful and charmi...
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