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My profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picturMy profile picture is a long-lost object of my affection: a 14 karat gold Ladies’ Bulova wristwatch called Her Excellency, Model K, made in 1948. I made the picture of the watch on my dear mother’s wrist after I gave it to her in 2014. It had belonged to my aunt, then to me, then I gave it to my mother. I knew the watch would come back to me after my mom’s life was over, however, as it can happen with heirlooms, when the time came for me to reclaim the watch, it had vanished. I spent a year scouring web sites for a replacement, to no avail. The only information I have found is a print of a 1948 magazine ad for Bulova watches. The ad pictures the watch, identifies it by name and model letter, states: 21 jewels, yellow 14K gold but also available in white gold. Original price was $59.50. Research let me find out that Bulova made many variations to their watches and some variations were poorly documented or that information has been lost over the years. I actually grieved over the loss of the watch but researching it is what lead me to CW and gave me plenty of other items to think about! I recently retired after a long career as an RN. Now I stay busy with dollhouses and flowers, mainly. (Read more)

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  1. Wow! I learned something new: information may be on the underneath side of the top! I’ve never looked there.
  2. I have no idea about the material this is made of but I have a though about the design. Starting with photo #2: there’s the moon’s face with one eye open (just barely waking), you can still see the ...
  3. Oh, I forgot to say this: She is precariously over the sharp thorns of roses! Another cautionary “point” of the design...the gift of roses may woo the young lady who seems blissfully unaware of her ...
  4. I don’t believe that is Little Miss Muffet. The lovely young lady is about to be caught up in the “web of love” and that’s Cupid, not a spider. But, just as with a spider’s web, she could be entangl...
  5. Beautiful! I like the scales on the dragon’s neck and the shields to protect the oarsmen. And the dragon’s tail is beautiful- it looks like wind gusts to give them extra speed!
  6. But Meyda Tiffany....not the Louis Comfort Tiffany we all would like to have our hands on. Meyda Tiffany made stained glass “in the style of Louis Comfort Tiffany”. The quality is not the same, as ...
  7. That looks like the wick of an oil lamp. Does the base have an opening used to fill it with fuel? The little cap part is to cover the flame to smother it/put it out/turn the light off.
  8. Yum! As a child, I loved Orange Crush!
  9. Sorry I was steering you I the wrong direction toward Avon! Maybe you will someday come up with the clown head stopper for this lovely bottle.
  10. I love his little heart!
  11. Lol....if those are her feet and legs, aren’t her legs bent in the wrong direction? That’s bizarre in itself.. :-) But you have the luxury of a close examination of it and if you like it, that’s ...
  12. It has the disturbing look of a cloven hoofed animal somehow mixed with man-kind to produce a faceless creature which has now reproduced again. Maybe the maker meant to convey such an idea or was jus...
  13. Valentino97, you should check out prices of that polyester double knit on Etsy and EBay - you could make some money from your fabric stash. Even small lengths of older fabric like that is valueable....
  14. Yes, I still have a few patterns! And a few tubs of fabric but I unloaded a bunch of it by donating it to a lady who made quilts for needy people. One of my favorite stashes of fabric was polyeste...
  15. Looks like piping around the collar! Not everyone can get that right...yours looks perfect! Super nice job on the whole thing!
  16. Great seamstress job! Good looking cuffs also! I made all of my own clothes from the time I was in about 8th grade till I graduated from college so I know those pockets are a challenge. But I alway...
  17. This is very likely an Avon bottle. The cap would have been a lady’s head. Avon had many beautiful bottle shapes and they are very collectible. Try researching Avon bottles....probably contained bu...
  18. Terrible tragedy. Unthinkable loss.
  19. Nancy, that sounds like my mother; she always liked to have assorted candies and cookies handy. And these boxes were so nicely made and very pretty! It would have been a sweet present from your dad...
  20. My mother had several similar boxes which she used to store photographs or jewelry. I remember when one of the boxes was new and it contained candy, of all things!! Her boxes were beautifully carved...
  21. I’m looking forward to posting pictures of the dollhouse....about 25 years, on and off, in the making (crated up for about 15 of those years).
  22. Lol--I'm just glad it was not eliminated, especially after surviving intact all these years! Beautiful lamp!
  23. I love the tiny cookware. I have a couple of these tiny pots and pans, but in red, displayed in my dollhouse kitchen. They look perfect in the display box!
  24. I forgot to ask where the info of getting a mini Coke back when you returned empty bottles came from. Perhaps that was some promotion for buying Coke somewhere but I had never heard of it around wher...
  25. Neil, I looked online and found dozens of sources for the miniature Cokes with their cases or cartons. I didn’t check on ones that are South African though. So, I’m thinking that they are not rare. ...
  26. This would probably be just the right size to repurpose in a 1:12 scale dollhouse living room or study as an elegant world globe on wooden stand! It would go nicely with some elegant Victorian dollho...
  27. Could it be a letter opener? Pretty!
  28. Sure does! ;-D. Thanks!
  29. Is it actually labeled Charles Lindbergh somewhere on the item?
  30. Is the device to the lower right side of the lamp actually part of the lamp? Is “electric burner” a light bulb or something else?
  31. Neat! What are dimensions?
  32. Wow! I wish that practice was done in USA when you took your empty bottles back! We only got 2 or 3 cents.
  33. It looks like a latch-hook tool. Back around the 1970s, making latch-hook rug wall hangings was popular. I had (or maybe still have) one.
  34. Is the 30” diameter or circumference?
  35. Also, it may not be military at all. Maybe it was just placed in the container with other pins which happened to be military. It could VERY possibly be just a souvenir pin from a tourist on Maui wh...
  36. I'm no expert on military pins but just looking at the pictures before I read the info, I saw the pin with HANA on the bottom and my mind turned to Hawaii. Then I read that the grandfather was at Pea...
  37. I have a some furnished doll houses and just love your little set! But I don't think they are for furnishing a doll house because the egg case just would not make sense for that. However, if you wer...
  38. Adorable with the little creatures hiding within!
  39. I love it that the prongs are shaped like tiny leaves! Beautiful!
  40. Where was it found? The only William Sherman that comes to my mind is General William Tecumseh Sherman, famous for burning down the South to bring the Civil War to a conclusion in 1865.
  41. I recall having a teapot shaped similar to this, although mine was ceramic, and we called it a Turkish tea pot. Yours is lovely!
  42. If I owned it, I would have it restored. It’s certainly unique; probably a conversation piece!
  43. Is that a metal liner for the cut out? It looks like it was meant to hold something that might seep water out - like a plant in a pot. It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to do that, but who knows? ...
  44. I’m looking forward to that post!
  45. "Royer"?
  46. I can't help with the mark on the bottom but the item itself looks like a candle holder from the 1970's or 80's. Pillar candles were popular then and this would be for one of those, I believe.
  47. Maybe Dagning? or Dagnina?
  48. Looks like a Trillium! Lovely!
  49. I can certainly identify with all the comments about snakes! I have rescued and released a snake that had got tangled in a big wad of netting the road department put down for erosion control and have...
  50. I am so glad to be able to help solve the puzzle. Someone probably didn't even consider they would be hiding some important info when they plastered the bottom.
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