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LorettaB

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Okay, you know I have to ask what’s behind the name?

You start with 10 pounds(!) of chicken breasts and it makes enough to take to a family who has lost a loved one...or a party...but it’s really worth taking for funeral food. The other reason could be this is one of those “they’ll get that recipe over my dead body” recipes.
 

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My Goodwill find from yesterday. I spotted it sitting on a piece of furniture and I (swear I) saw a light shining on it and heard angels singing. So, I took a very deep inhale and held it and eased over and put it in my cart. The price tag: $14.99. When I went to check out the young lady asked me if I was 55 or older. Well, yes....yes I am. So I got it for 50% off. It's a Mckee punchbowl, made from 1908-1920 in the horseshoe slew radiant daisy pattern. It weighs 13 pounds and holds 2 1/2 gallons of punch. There are some places that are cruddy and have to be cleaned....the cleaning will happen in my bathtub since it doesn't fit in a sink I have, or my dishwasher. It's going to look grand on my dining table at Christmas with twinkle lights and glittery ornaments with some greenery scattered amongst them. (Reduce, reuse, recycle!) IMG_9550.jpg IMG_9549.jpg

Its beautiful! Good find, as always, Loretta!
And I know it's heavy. It's a lovely thing that will have many uses in your home!
 

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I posted this to the Pearl Forum, but since they are vintage, I'll put them here, too.
Several weeks ago, @Lisa Loves Shiny and @Daisys and Diamonds were discussing Lisa's new baroque akoyas. Naturally, my antennae went up, and I started an internet quest to find some. I looked and looked, and prices were high. Then, lo and behold, I walked into the pawn shop that is closest to my home, and there they were. Only $30.00! I'm in the process of restringing them cause I sorta hate the screw closure.
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Next up is a pair of 14k Tahitian pearl screw back earrings from the thrift store, a pretty good deal for 50 cents
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And last but not least, 3 pieces of green Wedgwood Jasperware! They date from the 1960s. $6.00 for all three.
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I went to a thrift store in the neighboring town today because I was so inspired by these finds. It did not go well. :lol-2:

With that said- lets talk about @stracci2000's vintage green Wedgwood pieces. Just beautiful. The condition looks amazing. Perhaps to be used to put precious baubles away? They would also make an awesome prop when photographing pearls.
 

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I went to a thrift store in the neighboring town today because I was so inspired by these finds. It did not go well. :lol-2:

With that said- lets talk about @stracci2000's vintage green Wedgwood pieces. Just beautiful. The condition looks amazing. Perhaps to be used to put precious baubles away? They would also make an awesome prop when photographing pearls.

I have a motley collection of Jasperware. The first time I saw it was in the National Archives in Washington DC. Gifts from England to the US presidents. Large urns and vases covered with goddesses wearing the most gorgeous gossamer robes. I was smitten.
The first piece I got for myself was the black and white one in the center.
I've been accumulating pieces for about 10 years. I always pick them up when I see them. My oldest one is this vase, 1891-1907
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Wow girl you and these pearl finds, I would say I’m impressed but you are the deal queen! Love the new additions to your Wedgwood collection too!

@Lisa Loves Shiny, too bad you didn’t find anything worthwhile, that’s always a letdown. I’ve pretty much given up on our local Goodwill, they never have anything good. Even Savers here has gone down hill.
 

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I posted this to the Pearl Forum, but since they are vintage, I'll put them here, too.
Several weeks ago, @Lisa Loves Shiny and @Daisys and Diamonds were discussing Lisa's new baroque akoyas. Naturally, my antennae went up, and I started an internet quest to find some. I looked and looked, and prices were high. Then, lo and behold, I walked into the pawn shop that is closest to my home, and there they were. Only $30.00! I'm in the process of restringing them cause I sorta hate the screw closure.
IMG_20210121_131134812.jpg

Next up is a pair of 14k Tahitian pearl screw back earrings from the thrift store, a pretty good deal for 50 cents
IMG_20210128_151849703.jpg

And last but not least, 3 pieces of green Wedgwood Jasperware! They date from the 1960s. $6.00 for all three.
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What finds !
Was ment to me
 

Lisa Loves Shiny

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What happened? Were they mean to you? Pawn shop guys can be brusque :lol:

She was very nice and sweet. The kind of nice that makes you feel criminal if you don't want to buy something from her. I read the Internet reviews and they posted that the shop was a "higher end" thrift shop with a "large jewelry selection." There were tons and tons of paste pieces, rhinestones, and faux pears. I actually felt blinded by the all the cases containing over the top bling. A kaleidoscope of colors and flashes. It was disorienting.

So I wandered over to the other end of the store.The owner was all over me trying to start a conversation. I felt distracted. Could she please not stand so close to me? I picked up a a tarnished tea set cream server. How do I get past her?

I asked the price- maybe she will have to look it up and give me some space. But no, she quotes $49 and told me it antique from 1898. She said look at the bottom, the date is there. I could see the date and some writing and put it down. She said "So you don't want it then?" Oh the pain in her voice. And replied that I did not think I did and tried to retreat from the store.

She follows me "Will you take it for $15?" The pleading voice again! I cracked under the pressure of that sad little voice. Okay- I will use it to melt candle wax I told myself. I finally can leave after promising to pray for Daisy. You do not want to hear the Daisy story- trust me.

Get home, take a good look at the bottom and it says "Patent established 1898." And silverplate, not silver. LOL
 

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She was very nice and sweet. The kind of nice that makes you feel criminal if you don't want to buy something from her. I read the Internet reviews and they posted that the shop was a "higher end" thrift shop with a "large jewelry selection." There were tons and tons of paste pieces, rhinestones, and faux pears. I actually felt blinded by the all the cases containing over the top bling. A kaleidoscope of colors and flashes. It was disorienting.

So I wandered over to the other end of the store.The owner was all over me trying to start a conversation. I felt distracted. Could she please not stand so close to me? I picked up a a tarnished tea set cream server. How do I get past her?

I asked the price- maybe she will have to look it up and give me some space. But no, she quotes $49 and told me it antique from 1898. She said look at the bottom, the date is there. I could see the date and some writing and put it down. She said "So you don't want it then?" Oh the pain in her voice. And replied that I did not think I did and tried to retreat from the store.

She follows me "Will you take it for $15?" The pleading voice again! I cracked under the pressure of that sad little voice. Okay- I will use it to melt candle wax I told myself. I finally can leave after promising to pray for Daisy. You do not want to hear the Daisy story- trust me.

Get home, take a good look at the bottom and it says "Patent established 1898." And silverplate, not silver. LOL

Yikes!
I hate to be guilted into buying something!
No need to visit that place again o_O
 

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Not really a “haul” but this is my birthday/15th anniversary present. The center diamond is a 3/4 carat champagne OEC, I thought it would be appropriate to have a champagne diamond for an anniversary ;-)

The band is soldered to the engagement ring and has single cut diamonds. The first pic is inside and the second is outside with no real sun.
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stracci2000

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Not really a “haul” but this is my birthday/15th anniversary present. The center diamond is a 3/4 carat champagne OEC, I thought it would be appropriate to have a champagne diamond for an anniversary ;-)

The band is soldered to the engagement ring and has single cut diamonds. The first pic is inside and the second is outside with no real sun.
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3E89DD08-1DC0-4BC0-8D4D-CAE7760520E4.jpeg

Awesome! So nice!!! Spill on the deets, sister!
Who what when where, etc!!!

And more photos pleeeez
 

AnastasiaBeaverhausen

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Not really a “haul” but this is my birthday/15th anniversary present. The center diamond is a 3/4 carat champagne OEC, I thought it would be appropriate to have a champagne diamond for an anniversary ;-)

The band is soldered to the engagement ring and has single cut diamonds. The first pic is inside and the second is outside with no real sun.
B8C5C55E-96EA-4EF3-88B2-54B12C696399.jpeg
3E89DD08-1DC0-4BC0-8D4D-CAE7760520E4.jpeg

This is a great haul! Lovely stack. And so satisfying when the rings match up so nicely in height, width, and design.
 
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Awesome! So nice!!! Spill on the deets, sister!
Who what when where, etc!!!

And more photos pleeeez

Ready for this? It was not listed as a champagne diamond, not listed as an OEC either, I stumbled upon it by pure luck on EBay.

These were the pictures I had to work with, there was a solid return policy though. These are a screenshot off my phone. When I looked at the listing on my computer it was clear the center was an OEC but was hard to gauge just how champagne it was:

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The setting is 18k on both rings. The color was described as light champagne SI1 and the baguettes are about H-I color same with the single cuts in the band.

Maybe I will give this one it’s own thread here in Antique/Vintage when I can get better pictures. It has been so gloomy here all week :(
 

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Ready for this? It was not listed as a champagne diamond, not listed as an OEC either, I stumbled upon it by pure luck on EBay.

These were the pictures I had to work with, there was a solid return policy though. These are a screenshot off my phone. When I looked at the listing on my computer it was clear the center was an OEC but was hard to gauge just how champagne it was:

147ADFF2-BB89-4B27-8C86-9E0FF163FF53.jpeg

The setting is 18k on both rings. The color was described as light champagne SI1 and the baguettes are about H-I color same with the single cuts in the band.

Maybe I will give this one it’s own thread here in Antique/Vintage when I can get better pictures. It has been so gloomy here all week :(

Wow, your pics look a zillion times better than the ones from the listing. The seller did not do this set justice. Good thing you've got such a great eye, @YadaYadaYada, and can find the beauty behind crappy pics :lol:
 

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Wow, your pics look a zillion times better than the ones from the listing. The seller did not do this set justice. Good thing you've got such a great eye, @YadaYadaYada, and can find the beauty behind crappy pics :lol:

Thanks! eBay can be your best friend especially when dealing with a gold and coin place that has a good return policy. Those guys can have treasure but they can’t be bothered to take good pictures.
 

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@YadaYadaYada
I can't believe how beautiful it is compared to the photos.
You have an uncanny knack for finding great diamonds....
I have first-hand knowledge of this!;)2
 

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I can't believe how beautiful it is compared to the photos.
You have an uncanny knack for finding great diamonds....
I have first-hand knowledge of this!;)2

Oh thanks for the compliment but really I just take a chance sometimes, as long as there is a return policy! The other contender I was considering was a 3/4 carat OEC bezel set but NO RETURNS and the pictures were meh. Immediate thought was it could have fish eye and I’m not getting stuck with a dud!
 

stracci2000

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There was an estate sale down the street, and I found a few goodies there.
These flow blue bowls are super!
WH Grindley, 1891-1914
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This interesting necklace and locket are quite old.
I think the pieces were not originally a necklace. Maybe they were game pieces? I need to do more research. They are gold plated. Each piece has an etched design. Look at the little faces!
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This is a Lladro goose.
I have been looking for Lladro for years and years. Finally found one!
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And who can pass up a full 3.4 oz. bottle of Chanel for $5.00? It smells divine.
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@stracci2000 Wow a full bottle of Chanel for $5?! I guess someone was not a fan. Love those blue plates, so pretty and always amazed that plates of this age are in such good condition!

Glad you finally found a goose, maybe he will lay you so golden eggs ;-)
 

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I found out what the necklace is! It's made from Georgian era fusee cocks from pocket watches!
I showed it on an antiques forum, and someone knew right away what it was. Yay!
Here's a necklace on Ebay
 

stracci2000

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@stracci2000 Love the blue! My in-laws are Dutch and they have a lot of dishware that's blue and white like that. And is that a bit of gold-colored paint or something that's shimmering around the edges there?

Yes a little detail in gold.
They are so pretty, the photos don't do them justice.
I love the blue and white, too! I have some Delft and also some antique dishes from Maastricht as well.
 
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