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YadaYadaYada

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Yes, very old timey!
Guess what I use........
Wet toilet paper. Yes, you read this right.
Wrapping with wet, packed toilet paper will protect stones and other parts of the piece from heat, while soldering.
An old jeweler told me about this! It really works.
I would not have guessed about the toilet paper, it also seems like a much safer method!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Despite not leaving the house, I have a find!

Check out this insulator that apparently came off our neighbor’s house during the tropical storm we had. Their house is an old colonial so this dates quite a ways back. DH found this earlier in the week when he was removing branches from the storm. Pretty neat huh?
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natasha-cupcake

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I look at that and think "Wow, that shade of green would make a gorgeous gem!"
 

stracci2000

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Despite not leaving the house, I have a find!

Check out this insulator that apparently came off our neighbor’s house during the tropical storm we had. Their house is an old colonial so this dates quite a ways back. DH found this earlier in the week when he was removing branches from the storm. Pretty neat huh?
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Aren't they interesting? It's awesome that you didn't leave the house for this one!!!!
When you say the neighbors house is old, like how old?
Here is a website about them. There are 10 pages of pictures!
 
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YadaYadaYada

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@natasha-cupcake, you are so right about the color!

@stracci2000, late 1800’s, I was just so surprised to find it outside, I really should give it back to the neighbor but she speaks mainly Italian, can’t give it back now anyways so I’ll hold onto it for a bit.
 

YadaYadaYada

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I was trying really hard not to share this until our anniversary in March, I obviously have failed at that! I’m waiting on some sun but once I can get some outdoor shots I will make a thread for this one, in the meantime.....
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MamaBee

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I was trying really hard not to share this until our anniversary in March, I obviously have failed at that! I’m waiting on some sun but once I can get some outdoor shots I will make a thread for this one, in the meantime.....
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@YadaYadaYada It‘s beautiful! The diamonds are so clear and bright! Happy early Anniversary! Haha Are you going to wear it now? :Up_to_something:
 

stracci2000

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Ahhh...............something fabulous drool over on a rare dreary day.
How on earth were you going to keep this a secret until March? As a fellow joolie, we both know this is impossible.
It's awesome! OK, I got a good look. Now you can tuck her away till March.....................
 

YadaYadaYada

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Cat out of the bag now so it might as well be on my finger right @MamaBee :lol:

I see that you had a change of heart about selling your ring, it’s so beautiful so I’m glad she is staying with you...at least for now.

@stracci2000, I know I was kidding myself. Logic went something like “we are in a pandemic and tomorrow is not guaranteed so maybe I should just share now”

Thanks so much @Ontheblackrock15, I am wildly smitten, I have been trying different clusters and I saw this one and it was instant :kiss2:
 

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Cat out of the bag now so it might as well be on my finger right @MamaBee :lol:

I see that you had a change of heart about selling your ring, it’s so beautiful so I’m glad she is staying with you...at least for now.

@stracci2000, I know I was kidding myself. Logic went something like “we are in a pandemic and tomorrow is not guaranteed so maybe I should just share now”

Thanks so much @Ontheblackrock15, I am wildly smitten, I have been trying different clusters and I saw this one and it was instant :kiss2:
Yes...You should wear it now.....I always wear my presents early! Life is short!
I was trying to be logical when I decided to sell Bee.. It didn’t work..:doh:
 

YadaYadaYada

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@MamaBee, meant to stay with you obviously, sometimes you are better off going the illogical route ;)2

This will be my official right hand ring @bling_dream19 yes, I have been looking for the perfect (for me) cluster. So my heart ring will be on my left and this one on my right, that’s the reason for changing my avatar pic, these will be my daily drivers.
 

YadaYadaYada

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Btw, not to have a whole bunch of posts in this thread about this ring, but I forgot to mention that DH bought this for me. I found it but he made the offer and got it for me. That’s why I was saving this for our anniversary :dance:
 

Pinkmartini87

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@YadaYadaYada That’s incredible and means so much more than ever now with all the uncertainty with everything else going on in the world. My congratulations and best wishes for many, many more happy years to come for you and hubby!
 

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I was trying really hard not to share this until our anniversary in March, I obviously have failed at that! I’m waiting on some sun but once I can get some outdoor shots I will make a thread for this one, in the meantime.....
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How gorgeous! I'm glad you found this. Yep, time runs so fast.
 

YadaYadaYada

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@Roselina, thank you, I’m glad too ;)2 This was actually an EBay find and I kept going back to look so it was a bit crushing that it sold but then I found out it was mine, talk about excited!
 

YadaYadaYada

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Thanks @nala! Of course there hasn’t been much sun this week but I promise a thread once there is.
 

stracci2000

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I haven't shared any thrift store finds for a while, so here are a few new items.
This is a nice Delft bowl dating to 1956
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The pearls are an endless strand (48 inches) of inexpensive freshwater pearls. The amber pendant is large. The bail is marked 923 silver, which leads me to believe it is vintage.
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Next is a gorgeous Aynsley Cobalt decorated bowl dating 1910-1925.
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This is a burled wood cigar box that I had to have!
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These two gemstone inlaid marble boxes are from India.
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And lastly, this is an antique painted decanter in the "Mary Gregory" style. I had to research this one. Apparently, a lady named Mary Gregory started painting children on glass and it became popular with all the glass makers at the time. This decanter dates to about 1900.
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