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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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Awesome Sterling Flower Brooch with Gemstones  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Czech Glass Bead Necklace? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rock Crystal Costume Necklace w/Watch Gears - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Ornate Costume Bib? Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique Onyx/SS/Gold Religious Ring - But Trying to Date It! - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Tommy Singer Chip Inlay Bird Man Pendant...but also has HMIJ Ortega Hallmark? - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Milk glass, Pearls, and Wedding Cake Bead Choker. Old or Newer? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sweet Lucite? Faceted Necklace from Hong Kong - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
The Only Flapper Necklace I Ever Had Was Plastic...But Not This One! - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Italian Inlaid Wood Jewelry Box...But it Needs Some TLC - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. 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!
  2. Thank you everybody for taking time to look at my Czech...or not...necklace! I appreciate it! Terry
  3. 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...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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!
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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
  17. 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...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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...
  20. 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!
  21. 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...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Newfld thank you! I was trying to think of plumeria and it was escaping me! Perfect word.
  24. 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....
  25. 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...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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!
  31. Thank you for looking everybody! Manikin kyratango aura Hel1
  32. Thank you for looking! Love Lisner, But still looking for my match! fortapache aura dlpetersen Ms.CrystalShip
  33. Thank you everyone for looking! vetraio50 Ms.CrystalShip AdeleC fortapache Watchsearcher aura Mrstyndall
  34. Thank you to MadamMisty and Ms.CrystalShip for the 1928 confirmation. That’s why I love this board. The many helpful clues prompt one to do further research on so many things!
  35. Thank you everybody! 8 Love it 0 Like it fortapache kyratango aura valentino97 Newfld Watchsearcher Ms.CrystalShip shareurpassion
  36. Thank yo so much for stopping by to see my bling! I hope my photo skills improve in the future! fortapache aura plein-air-painter valentino97 Newfld dlpetersen Ms.CrystalShip shareurpassion
  37. Ms.CrystalShip: thank you for suggesting Kramer. I had wondered about Kramer myself, but did not know how much they made in Sterling settings. As for the stones, I continue to be amazed every time the...
  38. MadamMisty and Ms.CrystalShip: I believe you are both right. The pattern on the back reminded me of 1928, but was a bit different. So I dug out some of my old 1980’s 1928. Some of it is similar, som...
  39. Newfld thank you for the love! I loved it the minute I got it untangled from the mess of beads!
  40. valentino97 thank you for the ????! I’m very anxious to wear it now and need to clean up my crystal earrings to wear with it. Hope they clean up as well!
  41. fortapache thank you for the love! I love it too and can’t wait for an opportunity to wear it!
  42. AdeleC thank you for taking time to look at my necklace! I don’t often find treasures and do love to share them with likeminded people when I can!
  43. Ms.CrystalShip I love crystal necklaces, but do not have a huge collection of them. I had wondered about Laguna as well. Haskell is out of the equation for now and will narrow down to Vendome and Lag...
  44. Mrstyndall thank you. It is even more stunning (blinding) in person! What a difference hours of cleaning can make!
  45. Efesgirl I've been sidetracked with the election, then trying to get my plants ready for snow. 80 degrees one day, 40 the next. I've never had flowers so late in the year in Denver! Thank you for you...
  46. Efesgirl okay I broke down and bought silver polish! Thanks for mentioning toothpicks as that is an awesome idea! This piece has many nooks and crannies so may clean the entire front with a toothpick...
  47. racer4four Thank you!
  48. SEAN68 thank you! I thought it was different.
  49. Efesgirl LOL you have high hopes for me! I am headed to the store tomorrow so may need to invest in some silver polish. My typical MO is to use my sterling rag which requires buffing til I'm paralyz...
  50. valentino97 thank you. I will!
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