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highlander56

Highlands Ranch, CO

My grandmother started me on collecting at the ripe age of 5. Each birthday and Christmas, I received a salt dish and a new outfit she had sewn for me. She told me My grandmother started me on collecting at the ripe age of 5. Each birthday and Christmas, I received a salt dish and a new outfit she had sewn for me. She told me where the salt dish came from and whatever history she knew. When I was 16, she gave me a small book with hand drawn pictures of each salt dish she ever bought me, sides, tops and bottoms. She described the manufacturer if she knew, where she bought it and how much she paid. She collected goblets and carnival glas, which I inherited when she died, along with a lot of antique furniture. I love collecting to this day, including crystal, old prints, vintage jewelry and handbags...my husband gets quite irritated with me. I know nothing about crystal, but I enjoy it and use it. If I ever get organized???? it would be well worth my time to actually log details and values of the pieces. I keep telling my husband it's not junk and may prove of value to him when I kick the bucket! Granted, not everything...some of it is just because I loved it! (Read more)

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O.P. orlandini for Uno a Err - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Post WWII Forget-me-Not Bracelet - Silverin Silver
Beau Sterling Dogwood Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My First Vendome Piece - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
A Surprise Kramer of New York Piece - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Karu Fifth Avenue Massive Lavalier - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
My New Favorite Cameo - Unmounted but Shadowbox Worthy - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Is this another type of Rosary?  I’m Clueless! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Old Rosary...I’m Guessing Here, Could Use Input Please - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Awesome Sterling Flower Brooch with Gemstones  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. rhineisfine That is interesting to know about your province of British Columbia! What a beautiful representation to have! I was thrilled to find it in such great condition. Thank you!
  2. valentino97 Thank you! One definitely knows it’s hanging on the neck! Now I will be hunting for earrings!
  3. Ms.CrystalShip Whoa...Valentino?!!!! What a prize! I often forget that many of the Design Houses were so modern back in the “old days”...especially the Italians. Was thrilled with my find and am th...
  4. plain-air-painter My Mom said she remembered them a lot during the War with the high school girls and older girls. Especially if a family member enlisted, they would create friendship bracelets with t...
  5. Ms.CrystalShip It’s got a ton of tarnish, so have been polishing up. A few scratches, but overall great condition for its age! Lois and Sue must have been great friends as it was well loved!
  6. Andreamw When watching for them, make sure the links are all the same size. I’ve seen some that were not, and I believe people bought links on eBay and threw them together. You will be able to tell ...
  7. Ms.CrystalShip That’s what I said...it looks brand new! But the Beau Sterling mark is worn and took me awhile to clean it up enough to see it was Beau. My guess is early 1950’s as one of their tradem...
  8. Andreamw Thank you! So thrilled it wasn’t dented up!
  9. Ms.CrystalShip Thank you! So glad you were gifted the Vendome sea serpent figural for your collection! I love beads as well, but didn’t have a combo AB/chain like this one.
  10. Andreamw What a nice compliment! You are very sweet! Everyone’s taste is different and that is the fun in collecting. My one stepdaughter loves my stuff, the other one rolls her eyes as it’s so “obn...
  11. racer4four Thank you! It’s very different from the full AB choker’s I have.
  12. Ms.CrystalShip I knew you loved Kramer, Eileen. And Laguna too if I recall correctly. Thank you for keeping an eye out for any matching pieces! I did find one full parure on EBay with pink rhinestone...
  13. PhilDMorris LOL...prongs and rivets. Don’t know why I’m so fascinated with rivets. But prongs are always a must have. So delighted with my first “signed” Kramer piece. I posted a sterling and cl...
  14. Andreamw Thank you! It was a fluke find...those are often the best and the one’s we remember most fondly!
  15. FreshAir Thank you! I loved the Pearl/rhinestone combo also. There is no peeling on any of the pearls and that was amazing in itself!
  16. Thank you everyone for taking a look at my awesome Karu piece and your thoughtful comments. I’ve been remiss in responding as have been up to my eyeballs with my continued wallpaper removal and painti...
  17. Manikin Thank you! Rosary it is! Just different from what my Mom has seen ????
  18. Thank you everybody for looking at my brooch. Am going to try a really light buff on it today to see if front is tarnish or gold wash. Just don’t want to mess it up!
  19. Thank you everybody for taking time to look at my Czech...or not...necklace! I appreciate it! Terry
  20. Hi Eileen: it reminds me of Italian mosaic brooches, only using stones rather than tiles. They make so many artistic designs of flower petals, stamen, leaves, etc. using micro mosaic. The intricacies...
  21. Eileen...you could fry eggs on asphalt in your part of the country! My goodness that is miserably hot! I’m jealous you have a beach and ocean to play in after babysitting grandkids ????. We had the ...
  22. plein-air-painter Thank you so much for your comment! I know someone will need it at some point. It is beautiful. My Jewish friend’s have inherited Seder plates ranging from the very simple, to folk ...
  23. Oh my goodness...stunning! And my absolute favorite colors! I’ve tried to pick up a few Sherman pieces to add to my small collection of Fenichel and Regency, but have been unsuccessful. I’m not an ...
  24. valentino97 I posted a response to you yesterday, but don’t see it. Must have hit the return button thinking it would do magic rather than Submit. LOL...the air in Denver is thin! Thank you for you...
  25. valentino97 I saw your chip inlay pieces. They are beautiful! Thank you for the welcome back. After recovering from summer, now staring at 16” of snow on that darned deck! Still thinking this piec...
  26. Peyote birds are awesome, Always wanted an inlaid watchband, but have always talked myself out of it. I’m death on watches..so will admire yours instead!
  27. Love this bracelet! There are advantages to the nickel silver vs Sterling in that it is stronger, although some can’t wear nickel. I can so it’s great if one finds one that fits well. I have a sm...
  28. Eileen...thank you! I really punted when buying these, as the filigree was soooo blackened I wasn’t sure it was restorable. But it has been in the upper 90’s outside so this was a good indoor project...
  29. Ms.CrystalShip thank you! It is very similar to the necklace I posted awhile back that wasn’t marked but we decided was Coro. The flowers and rhinestones are larger on this piece. The metalwork on th...
  30. Ms.CrystalShip thank you, Eileen! Glad I took time to rummage through the stuff and spotted them. I just couldn’t remember the name of the beads...wedding cake. I’m glad Gillian said that. This gett...
  31. Ms.CrystalShip LOL!!! I don’t know that much about beads either, Eileen...and even less about Hobe as when I bought them thought they were Czech Glass. So was surprised and pleased while feeling dumb...
  32. I have all my old Beatles albums packed away upright in the basement. Haven’t had a stereo to play them on in years, but found one of those vintage looking Crosley combo stereo sets at Goodwill last w...
  33. Valentino97 Yes, it is very short and only measures about 14-1/8”. The beads themselves measure 1/2”, 1/4”, and 1/8”. Thank you for looking! Terry
  34. Pebble Yes! Wedding cake beads...my brain couldn’t come up with the correct term! Thank you! And I had to hunt for that mark...I knew it was there...just had to ge through the grime. Thank you for l...
  35. Ben AdeleC Mrstyndall valentino97 Broochman Gillian Thank you everybody for taking a peek at my new Hobe acquisition! Gillian did some research and believes it is from the 1950’s, not the 80’s ...
  36. Gillian thank you so much for your comment. I went to the link you posted and saw several similar necklaces. So it does appear 1950’s...which flabbergasts me. I thought with the condition it was in it...
  37. Thank you to valentino97 for her comment on my Sterling Art Deco choker! It appears I may be researching the wrong decade. And thank you all for taking the time to stop by to take a look!
  38. valentino97 thank you for your comment. I had wondered about the clasp as well, as I know earlier they used many spring and barrel clasps. Then I read a few places where come companies were using fold...
  39. Our neighbor in KS had one of these when I was 5 yrs old...1961. On wash day, I would go over to her house to watch her do laundry on her screened in porch while my Mom was hanging out clothes on the ...
  40. Newfld thank you! I was trying to think of plumeria and it was escaping me! Perfect word.
  41. Newfld thank you for your comment. Some of the Regency pieces are a bit too large for my taste...like this brooch! But I truly like the dimensional aspect of it and the use of different shaped stones....
  42. Ms.CrystalShip LOL...they can be very painful! I wanted my ears pierced when I was 16. My Mom (now 86) had a fit and told me only hussies had pierced ears. What was a hussy, I wondered? My great aun...
  43. Thank you everyone for taking a look and your comments! My hunt for matching pieces will continue. And I will try to be brave enough to wear it without fretting over whether I will do something dumb ...
  44. Thank you everybody for taking time to be blinded by and commenting on one of my favorite Fenichel pieces. One day, I will learn to take better photos, as this truly does not depict how brilliant it ...
  45. Ms.CrystalShip thank you, Eileen! Feel free to call me Terry. I do appreciate your comments. I do enjoy this board so much, but it can be addictive and I am running behind on my “thank you’s“ to ever...
  46. Gillian thank you for the link. LOL...I have forgotten them too! The one you sent is very similar, as is this one I found that is Vendome. https://www.etsy.com/listing/650228464/vintage-vendome-auror...
  47. Goodness...I have no Sherman pieces in my collection but have looked at them occasionally and not anything that piqued my interest...until now. Absolutely stunning!
  48. Thank you for looking everybody! Manikin kyratango aura Hel1
  49. Thank you for looking! Love Lisner, But still looking for my match! fortapache aura dlpetersen Ms.CrystalShip
  50. Thank you everyone for looking! vetraio50 Ms.CrystalShip AdeleC fortapache Watchsearcher aura Mrstyndall
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