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RRfromR

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Mine - an inexpensive pin who will become an earring. I think I'll get another piercing (at 47 years old!) and this will give me great coverage as a climber. My original piercing was done in the hospital, when I was a newborn. The pin came with a cute vintage box. 20230825_134757.jpg
 

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stracci2000

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Mine - an inexpensive pin who will become an earring. I think I'll get another piercing (at 47 years old!) and this will give me great coverage as a climber. My original piercing was done in the hospital, when I was a newborn. The pin came with a cute vintage box. 20230825_134757.jpg

Oh! I can't wait to see this as an earring!
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000 I came across this listing, and thought of your necklace!

Wow! Yeah, that's similar to mine!
Crazy price, huh?
I'm just sad that they described it as "steampunk"....!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Wow! Yeah, that's similar to mine!
Crazy price, huh?
I'm just sad that they described it as "steampunk"....!

yes i didnt like that either
actually it made me turn up my lip like Borris our cat does
i guess they were just trying to widen its appeal but steampunk has always given me the hebe jeebes
 

stracci2000

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yes i didnt like that either
actually it made me turn up my lip like Borris our cat does
i guess they were just trying to widen its appeal but steampunk has always given me the hebe jeebes

That Borris is a smart cat!
I think the steampunk trend has come and gone, perhaps?
 

stracci2000

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I found some interesting things lately.

I bought this sterling rosary in a thrift store last week. Purple glass beads. I think 1900-1920. I paid $4.00
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And today I got all this stuff.
A Wolf earring box, $1.00
Someone please explain to me how earrings are supposed to work in this thing ......
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And look at these Tiffany candlesticks!
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IMG_20231026_173930892.jpg

IMG_20231026_173046749.jpg

And this vintage pearl clutch, $1.00
It's surprisingly heavy because the pearls are glass.
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IMG_20231026_172623460.jpg

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And the BEST thing.......this Japanese block print! I'm so excited about this one!
I have a small collection of Japanese block prints....I'm by no means an expert, however!
The artist is Kitagawa Utamaro.
It depicts Kintaro pulling Yama-Uba's hair.
Kintaro is a Japanese folk character and Yama-Uba was the "mountain witch" who raised him.
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IMG_20231026_191458418~2.jpg
 
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Mreader

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I found some interesting things lately.

I bought this sterling rosary in a thrift store last week. Purple glass beads. I think 1900-1920. I paid $4.00
image (1).jpg

image.jpg

image (2).jpg

And today I got all this stuff.
A Wolf earring box, $1.00
Someone please explain to me how earrings are supposed to work in this thing ......
IMG_20231026_172423345.jpg

IMG_20231026_172434891.jpg

IMG_20231026_172529020.jpg

And look at these Tiffany candlesticks!
IMG_20231026_172940668.jpg

IMG_20231026_173930892.jpg

IMG_20231026_173046749.jpg

And this vintage pearl clutch, $1.00
It's surprisingly heavy because the pearls are glass.
IMG_20231026_172556182.jpg

IMG_20231026_172623460.jpg

IMG_20231026_172619080.jpg

And the BEST thing.......this Japanese block print! I'm so excited about this one!
I have a small collection of Japanese block prints....I'm by no means an expert, however!
The artist is Kitagawa Utamaro.
It depicts Kintaro pulling Yama-Uba's hair.
Kintaro is a Japanese folk character and Yama-Uba was the "mountain witch" who raised him.
IMG_20231026_191034440~2.jpg

IMG_20231026_191458418~2.jpg

I’m always so impressed by your finds!
 

RMOO

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I found some interesting things lately.

I bought this sterling rosary in a thrift store last week. Purple glass beads. I think 1900-1920. I paid $4.00
image (1).jpg

image.jpg

image (2).jpg

And today I got all this stuff.
A Wolf earring box, $1.00
Someone please explain to me how earrings are supposed to work in this thing ......
IMG_20231026_172423345.jpg

IMG_20231026_172434891.jpg

IMG_20231026_172529020.jpg

And look at these Tiffany candlesticks!
IMG_20231026_172940668.jpg

IMG_20231026_173930892.jpg

IMG_20231026_173046749.jpg

And this vintage pearl clutch, $1.00
It's surprisingly heavy because the pearls are glass.
IMG_20231026_172556182.jpg

IMG_20231026_172623460.jpg

IMG_20231026_172619080.jpg

And the BEST thing.......this Japanese block print! I'm so excited about this one!
I have a small collection of Japanese block prints....I'm by no means an expert, however!
The artist is Kitagawa Utamaro.
It depicts Kintaro pulling Yama-Uba's hair.
Kintaro is a Japanese folk character and Yama-Uba was the "mountain witch" who raised him.
IMG_20231026_191034440~2.jpg

IMG_20231026_191458418~2.jpg

You kill me with your finds! The Wolf box: are you certain it is for earrings? I can't tell the size from the picture, but it almost looks to me like it would work better for bracelets.

And I love those fancy dress clutches! My girls laugh at me because I have picked up several from estate sales. They are so expensive new, and I don't need them often, but when you do need them, you really can't do without.
 

RMOO

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Maybe hoops in the bottom of the box, and poke studs through the elastic on the top?
 

RMOO

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Found these on a fluke on FB Marketplace. I wasn't even looking for blown glass ornaments. But such a deal at $10 for the set of 12 in their original box with all the paperwork. I must admit, I know nothing of this brand, I just like blown glass ornaments.
Thomas Pacconi ornaments.jpg
 

stracci2000

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stracci2000

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You kill me with your finds! The Wolf box: are you certain it is for earrings? I can't tell the size from the picture, but it almost looks to me like it would work better for bracelets.

And I love those fancy dress clutches! My girls laugh at me because I have picked up several from estate sales. They are so expensive new, and I don't need them often, but when you do need them, you really can't do without.

The clutch was just too pretty! I couldn't leave it there.
I think it's from the 1950s-60s. The pearls are all hand sewn, and it's in great condition. A tiny embroidered tag inside says 'Made in Japan'.
I have a few vintage evening bags......why, I don't know. They're just pretty and glittery so I buy them!
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stracci2000

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Found these on a fluke on FB Marketplace. I wasn't even looking for blown glass ornaments. But such a deal at $10 for the set of 12 in their original box with all the paperwork. I must admit, I know nothing of this brand, I just like blown glass ornaments.
Thomas Pacconi ornaments.jpg

Those ornaments are fabulous! And expensive.
I love the figural ones, too. So delicate and the colors are jewel- like!
 

junebug17

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@stracci2000, I think this is only for storing dangles, drops, and hoops.

"Hooks line the bottom for storage of eight pairs of dangle earrings. A removable slot sits above with eight more hooks and 24 elastic bands on the back for drop earrings. That's right, 40 pairs total. You can even place studs at the bottom if you're comfortable with letting them sit loose in the box."
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000, I think this is only for storing dangles, drops, and hoops.

"Hooks line the bottom for storage of eight pairs of dangle earrings. A removable slot sits above with eight more hooks and 24 elastic bands on the back for drop earrings. That's right, 40 pairs total. You can even place studs at the bottom if you're comfortable with letting them sit loose in the box."

It's just so awkward, though.
I guess kidney wires would go through the hooks.
Maybe hoops could go through the elastics.
I'm thinking that the designers didn't think this one through very well!
I guess I'll find out when I start to load it up.
 

lala646

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It's just so awkward, though.
I guess kidney wires would go through the hooks.
Maybe hoops could go through the elastics.
I'm thinking that the designers didn't think this one through very well!
I guess I'll find out when I start to load it up.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say a team of people who do not actually wear earrings designed that box.
 

junebug17

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It's just so awkward, though.
I guess kidney wires would go through the hooks.
Maybe hoops could go through the elastics.
I'm thinking that the designers didn't think this one through very well!
I guess I'll find out when I start to load it up.

Oh I agree, it doesn't seem very well designed! I'm thinking the same thing as you. I think the only earrings that are going to work ok are ones with kidney hooks, the ones that are open on the bottom. The elastics will probably work ok for hoops. Let is know how you make out!
 

luckygreen317

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You kill me with your finds! The Wolf box: are you certain it is for earrings? I can't tell the size from the picture, but it almost looks to me like it would work better for bracelets.

And I love those fancy dress clutches! My girls laugh at me because I have picked up several from estate sales. They are so expensive new, and I don't need them often, but when you do need them, you really can't do without.

I don’t know where you live but I think I need to make a trip, what great finds!
 

Lookinagain

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you would think that it would have a little compartment with a cover for studs.
 
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