My mother got me interested in antique & vintage jewelry about 30 years ago, when I started attending antique shows with her. Soon, I was hooked. The pieces were so unique, and so well made, that I pretty much lost my interest for contemporary jewelry. Since then, my areas of interest have expanded to sterling silver, miniature portraits, porcelain, decorative objects, and accessories.
I discovered Ebay back in 1997, and became an immediate fan....of course, that was before the proliferation of new and questionable items. In the early days, you could find some real treasures. Around 2000, I started selling on Ebay. With over 1200 feedback records, I have a 100% positive rating under my Ebay username, 'purrfect-treasures'.
Since April, 2008, I have maintained shops on the Internet. I can be found on Ruby Lane at purrfecttreasures.rubylane.com.
I also maintain a showcase in New Hampshire's premier antique shop, The New Hampshire Antique Co-op on Rte. 101A in Milford, NH. If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop in....you won't be disappointed.
Finally, I have a booth at Treasures Antiques & Collectibles on Rte 122 in Amherst, NH. They have generously donated a booth that I use to sell items that have been donated to raise funds for Kitty Angels, a no-kill cat shelter in Tyngsboro, MA. It's a wonderful shop that's packed with treasures. Be sure to visit them if you are in the area, too!
Happy Treasure Hunting!