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valentino97

California

Have been collecting for 40 years and I love the stories that are part of the treasures.

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1940's catalin and wood giraffe pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
New from old: bakelite, lucite, copper necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
October Orange: 1970's fakelite bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
1920's celluloid and rhinestone bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
3 thin vintage plastic saucer shaped bangles - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Black celluloid bangles w/clear rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Amber oval ring marked PK.L - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Mata Ortiz mini pot from artist Rosi Rodriguez - Potteryin Pottery
Dad's bowling shirt - Mens Clothingin Mens Clothing
Carico Lake green turquoise or Gaspeite bought in New Mexico - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Thank you Eileen. Isn't this a gorgeous ring? Thanks friends for the loves!
  2. Over the years I have passed up so any of these layered pins! Oh well.
  3. Lisa, I know how it feels when you purchase something and it "isn't quite right",...but you aren't sure. Hopefully you didn't spend too much on the kitty. Yet, as I said before, it's a dang cool Cat! ...
  4. Yes, gorgeous color and style!
  5. HAY....don't ask about value. Sorry, I just had to say that.
  6. Nice tourist items from Mexico.
  7. Really fhrjr2 that is your comment? LOL
  8. Love the lamp! I bet it was a nice cool morning at the swap. We're getting early morning fog here at the beach - I love it.
  9. Delightful nursery or kid's room pieces. The skunk and cat vase are SO cute.
  10. Nice collection! The cat is darling anyway! But thanks for your research and showing the backs. As we know, often the way to confirm if an item is real or fake. Still, he is a wonderful critter! All e...
  11. Time frame?
  12. Agree with truthordare and best way to find out is take it to a jeweler.
  13. Golden Triangle? Thailand, Laos, Mynamar. Figured beads look like Karen Hill Tribe style from Thailand. Very nice!
  14. I love the swirly lucite music/jewelry? box, ca 50's. Over time those lids warp and sometimes pop off. Yes, I have had that happen to me. Love the colors.
  15. Isn't that the term "work to live"!? So amazing Eileen. Incredible accomplishments. 3-4 mile hikes are great too! Very nice photos of places I can't get to. XOXO
  16. It looks like Royston turquoise to me. Very pretty!
  17. Very unusual and a lovely wintery design.
  18. This could be a weapon Jenni :-)
  19. Wined up!
  20. I have a whole lotta 1940's wood that I'll post. Some nice - some truly handmade and weird looking.
  21. Karen - Yes, CW is a great place to learn isn't it?! Eileen - I've loved Plastics for SO LONG. I know what to look for. There's definitely a certain look to the wood from these old pins, add to tha...
  22. And he was only 65. RIP monster guitarist! Thanks for your talent.
  23. Karen - also the clasp is a simple imbedded C. Not like the later clasps still used today that have the safety C clasp (like the red lovebirds). Thank you friends for your loves: six, watchsearche...
  24. Karen - thanks for your Orsome comments! Catalin and bakelite are both company names for same formula of plastic, but my research book uses the term Catalin It's a great resource: "Wooden Jewelry and...
  25. Thanks for your nice comment and Bday Month wishes six-o-one!
  26. Thanks for first fast love kwqd! While I was editing one of the photos was rotated :-) Thanks also Dav2no1 for your fast love!
  27. Thanks for the link!
  28. https://www.collectorsweekly.com/costume-jewelry/sherman/stories
  29. Beautiful, dramatic brooch!
  30. Very beautiful. Take a look at all the lovely Sherman on CW. You will enjoy finding more about Sherman jewelry.
  31. Thanks Kevin and Thomas for fast loves. Thank you Jenni for your nice compliment. It was a fun project and yes, I loved the Mahjong tile especially. Thank you six - not an upcycle in this case...
  32. How long is the chain?Looks 70's to me.
  33. Elisabeth - thank you! My friend showed it to me before she bought it, I said "heck yes, I love it". Eileen - thank you! Orange isn't for everyone, but in little flashes - like jewelry, yummy! ...
  34. So gorgeous! It gives me the right kind of blues - love it.
  35. A wonderful collection!
  36. I think the greenish/brown one is shell. Very nice.
  37. The 2 on left in pic 3 look like agate? The brown one might be mahogany obsidian, love that one. Love the color of the blue! Could you post that one by itself with more views? Thanks, fun rings by th...
  38. Such a nice looking collection and display. I love this vase.
  39. Whoever did this upcycle did a good job, especially that they didn't hurt the brooch. The necklace is balanced nicely. I think the silver beads are sterling? And the blue plastic possibly lucite from ...
  40. So lovely, please remember to give basic information for those of us who don't know about Bernaard Instone. My questions are - timeframe? Is this from the Arts and Crafts era or made in that style?
  41. Very cool! Timeframe, basic info please.
  42. Really gorgeous, please share a bit more.
  43. What timeframe please? I love the pendant - lapis? Need the basic info as someone who is looking at your post with very little knowledge. Both are so lovely!
  44. Thomas I went out Sat to Bellflower, CA. They had live music on the sidewalk - tables SocialD apart and the most amazing Lowriders and what's the opposite? Hydraulic jacked-up vintage cars. It was obv...
  45. Wow, I bet the original shade was a wide "snare drum" shape of textured white/beige paper. I love this lamp but no clue as to maker.
  46. I love your blog Carmen!
  47. Yes, he is right and probably dyed crushed "stone". As for a timeframe? Not sure. What else can you dig up!? Fun!
  48. Is it plastic? Love the motifs! I love old jewelry, storage, trinket boxes too.
  49. I had (where is it?) the matching bracelet. Yes, some type of base metal. I bought mine at.a chain store in some mall. I can't remember the name, but they had great fun teen and tween costume jewelry,...
  50. 1928 is a costume jewelry company an not sure about the silver heart.
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