Sometimes the best vintage costume jewelry is not the most expensive, or a set, for that matter. It's the pieces we luv, and that catch our imagination! One of the eras that captures my imagination is the 'Roaring '20's'!
Two of these pieces may be from the 1920's, as they sure look old enough to be from a 'flapper'...the brass / bakelite bangle, and the long green beaded necklace. The green / blue beaded earrings, I am guessing to be from the 1940's, but this 'set' of three that I have… Continue
Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 30, 2010 at 5:29am —
I had put off buying a jewelers loupe for quite sometime, but finally I did go to a gold and gem shop that sold them. I found the loupes to be very inexpensive; mine was only $18.00 + tax.
Since then I have used it constantly at estate sales, collectible malls, and rechecking my own collection of vintage costume jewelry. The print on top of the jewelers loupe is wearing off...I have used it so often! I'm pretty sure it was 10x magnification. The shopkeeper had said that was the strongest I… Continue
Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 30, 2010 at 5:00am —
Collecting vintage and antiques can become very addictive! I'm a 'case in point'! It is a very fine line between a 'vintage picker' and a 'vintage hoarder'!
As I was watching an episode of the 'American Pickers', on the History channel, it showed a man who let Mike and Frank come to his place with the expectation to buy, and it was like 'prying teeth' for them to make any purchases. The man was asking very high retail prices for his antiques and vintage!
That show can be a great lesson… Continue
Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 30, 2010 at 5:00am —
Although style trends change from year to year , antiques to vintage have survived the test of time. Family heirlooms are still cherished for the treasures they are. The fact that a family has passed an item down from generation to generation has always been a tradition and one that never fails to touch my heart. The collector is still actively collecting even in this slow ecomony , only not as actively as before. But, you can view the auction sites and see that collectors are holding onto… Continue
Added by RC Antiques on September 29, 2010 at 6:58am —
Today found us headed north towards Lincoln City. There is a well established antique mall at the north end of town that is always well worth a stop and shop. It is called "The Little Antique Mall". …
Added by COBAYLEY on September 26, 2010 at 12:10pm —
Read this blog, get motivated, yeah !
Added by RC Antiques on September 26, 2010 at 11:46am —
So, why would you want to load your car until it groans and drive for 2 days to sell at a flea market? Well, because I think Picc A Dilly is just about the best flea market I've ever been involved with. It is held at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene Oregon. There are 3 to 4 rooms overflowing with tables of all sorts of goods. This market is not an Antique fair, but a reall flea market. There is everything from A to Z. There is a good mix of sellers. The… Continue
Added by COBAYLEY on September 22, 2010 at 11:18am —
It's been 10 years since I felt the excitement, terror, confusion and anticipation I feel tonight! My doctor had told me the month before that I would never be able to work my high stress, 60 hour a week, very rewarding job because of the progression of my Dysautonomia. Facing disability, it was my doctor who, knowing my background as the customer service manager for a large non-profit and my love for… Continue
Added by Cinsababe's on September 19, 2010 at 9:30pm —
Most of the fun of being in the Antiques and Collectibles business is that it gives me a license to shop and shop and shop.....well, you get the idea. I LOVE to shop. When we travel, most of the day is spent hunting through Antiques and Collectibles malls. I love them. We used to sell in malls and I know how much work it takes to keep a booth well stocked, neat and tidy and most of all "eye catching". Continue
Our recent trip to Eugene Oregon to sell at the Picc A Dilly Flea market lets me…
Added by COBAYLEY on September 18, 2010 at 8:12pm —
We have a SALE
on the website :-) The Jewel Box
Everything has been reduced, jewellery, scarves, mens accessories......
If you have had your eye on something recently take a look......
Added by The Vintage Jewel Box on September 17, 2010 at 10:27am —
The link will take you to my blog page. The latest blog tells the behind the scenes story of Shop Talk. A video concept that was Ruby Lane latest idea to reach out to all sellers , on all sites , a one on one talk . All antique / vintage sellers are a team , and as time goes by, people will turn to on line sites to shop more because on line shops offer more personal service than the huge corperate chain stores that have replaced the little downtown shops of… Continue
Added by RC Antiques on September 11, 2010 at 8:42pm —
Added by RC Antiques on September 8, 2010 at 5:16pm —
Sometimes, when I blog, I write for myself. It is just a gentle reminder that I need to keep focused on what I am trying to do. (basically, make money) In order to pay the rent, pay the bills etc.
However, I LOVE what I do. I enjoy searching out the unique, the obscure, the different. And, I'm very, very good at it. 30 years of success in the Antiques and Collectibles field have proven that.
This week brought a new awakening. I have a picker. He is a friend. Tom and I met… Continue
Added by COBAYLEY on September 6, 2010 at 12:00am —
So, when you were a little boy or girl what did you want to be? I went through all the usual stages but mostly they were influenced by what I was reading at the time. During my "Cherry Ames" phase I wanted to be a
nurse. The Vicki Barr series of books convinced me that I should be a stewardess (long before they were called flight attendants!), and of course I wanted to be daring and independent and smart like Nancy Drew,
who was my favorite heroine.… Continue
Added by PageTurners on September 5, 2010 at 12:15am —
Now that I've joined, I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to do! Any help would be appreciated!
Here's a pic of one of my handmade items from my Etsy shop and truthfully, sewing is what I am supposed to be doing right now!!!
Added by The Vintage Thread on September 3, 2010 at 8:27am —
Added by RC Antiques on September 1, 2010 at 11:32am —