So, I’m a thing finder. And sometimes the finding of things involves spending a blizzard digging through the things you’ve already found and bringing them back out to market. Although, people like me tend to prefer hitting the road and shopping for the next big windfall, rather than re-finding and restoring faith in previous windfalls, and treasures that have somehow fallen flat. In my basement. I have treasures in every corner of my house. I still went out and bought jewelry today, but I really set the bar high. Below are pictures of things I dug out of the the trenches.You know what else I found recently? Direction…. Yes, I see a bright land on the horizon… I’m going to build a beautiful online store, and I’ll make sales right here from my treasure trove. My two group shops, the Armory Antique Center in Newport and the Rhode Island Antique Mall will move out at least one flea market’s worth of stuff every month (each). And I will burn less fossil fuels, I’m way less into working shows all the time now, so, from here on out, I would like you all to count it as an honor and a privilege if you see me out at the Brooklyn Flea. I’ll be at the Garage in Manhattan the last weekend in February. You know, I really want to grow a garden. So I’d like to stay home on the weekends. That’s all there is to it. Oh, and I found the spot to put my new old jewelry bench, and I put my pretty new computer on top of it. So there’s my new direction folks. I’m staying at home, tending my garden, my new office, and my new website. If I told you that these next two weekends in New York (Manhattan this coming weekend, Bk Flea first weekend in March) were my last shows ever, would you believe me?
I knew you were coming so I baked a cake! $32 at RIAM.
Antlered one. $12
Gorgeous Czech pin $42
Haskell earrings as is $28
Doctor Bag $90
I think therefore RIAM. I'm thinking I don't really need to drive to New York every weekend if these people are serious when they write in their newsletter about parking problems and needing 3 full time cashiers to handle the volume of sales and customers.
Fun stuff I dug out of the deep recesses of my inventory.
The best coffee and egg sandwich in southeastern New England. Supreme on Route 6 in Seekonk.
Marines messenger bag at The RIAM.
Rare Welsh hand carved Lovespoon. Signed 1902. $85
George Harrions $15
Fraternity pins $12 each.
Cyvra mermaid tie bar $35.
Legardo Tackett cannisters are definitely gonna move off the shelf at the Rhode Island Antique Mall.
You’ve reached this post in draft form. Chances are you’re used to me by now. So far, only the New Year part of this title applies. I’m working on it… Happy New Year! Here’s what’s on deck for the weekend:
Sterling Initial cufflinks $60.
This is a WWII sweetheart bracelet. I still think the medal might be really rare. I couldn't find one with stars like this. It might mean 4th award, or 3 wounds sustained or something else. I know I looked through hundreds of photos of these medals and did not find this exact piece.
Huge selection of $8 clip earrings, as always
Cute Danish table $85 at the Flea.
El gato feroz! $25
The prettiest antique purse ever.
Antique Chinese silver finger guard pin. Worked with enamel and stones. eBay.
Tiny purse. Ebay
Magnificent! $50 at the flea.
Give me a lift and I'll hay your wagon. $60
Late modernist room size lantern $300.
Victorian gold filled expansion bracelet.
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You've seen this piece before, but I had it in my head that with all my new photo equipment, I'd get a better photo of it.
Swarovski Pin $30. I gotta say, Swarovski held out In Providence longer than most. Now they're in China too.
Sovereign holder. It holds your Soveriegns. These are collectible.
This is a vari-view Jesus clock. I had a contest to see if anyone could guess where I bought it and had no takers. I bought it in Fall River, MA. How was that not obvious?
The holiday crowd was indifferent to this amazing cape. What else could you possibly want for Christmas?
It's my understanding that antlers are in.
You want antlers? I got antlers.
What used to make for the cover of an adult magazine is now a pretty standard June day in Brooklyn.
Public Service Announcement: People who do their holiday shopping with vintage and hand-made vendors are AWESOME! Ok, this is how this works… These are photos of things I plan to bring to my shows. Feel free to shoot me an email and ask me to mail you something. If I can, I will. A bona-fide online store is coming soon. I’ll be at the Hester Holiday Market , 233 Mott St. Manhattan, 11am-7pm, on December 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th. I’ll be at the Brooklyn Flea for the last two weekends in December. My best friend and favorite jewelry designer Jessica DeCarlo is showing a limited selection of my vintage jewelry at her gorgeous pavilion in Bryant Park, Booth D06 near the fountain. When I say she’s my favorite, I mean this… not many contemporary jewelry designers actually forge silver into beautiful things. She understands the essence of silver craft. And that means something coming from a jewelry shark like me. They Bryant Park show is open every day through January. I really don’t recommend that anyone shop at Amazon ever, and I’m sure you’ve all donated and helped and volunteered with people who lost everything in the hurricane, but if you want to give a little more, you can use Amazon’s wedding registry to buy much needed items for Sandy Relief. Santa told me you’ll get everything you want if just help out the needy, and spend your holiday money with the small folks instead of the big boxes.
Elf shoes $45.
So pretty! $5 each.
The best of the best.
They call these grenades, but I wouldn't throw them.
Lots of hand made birds with real feathers. $5 each.
Both Shiny and Bright. Shiny Brites! $5 each.
Lots of fun, tiny $5 necklaces.
Our holy savior's middle name. $5
Ugly sweater $30.
Amazing cocktail rings $15
Amazinger cocktail rings $15.
Silver bells and green bells and blue bells and pink bells. Midcentury anodized aluminum bell ornaments $20 for 8.
Wide Cuff Bracelet $25
Top shelf Western Germany ornaments $5 and up.
Sterling Horse Ring $35
Christman pins!!!! $5-$35
Sterling rings $20 and up.
Vintage coveralls $55
Snowflake glasses $20
Initial cufflinks $18
Mushrooms. May or may not be magical.
These might not be my best ornaments, but they're my favorite. $5 each.
Antique carved rose on gold filled chain $35.
Cool old game spinner $10
$30 for the box.
Sterling pins $25 and up.
Great selection of gold filled lockets $30 and up.
Watches $25 and up.
Watch necklaces $20 and up.
I ony have a month to sell this before it's completely obsolete. Napier Aztec Calendar pin. End of an age price: $15
Artist made brass miniatures. Signed Teppich Israel. $75 pair.
Money clips. $10
Vintage snowmobile toy $12.
Gold filled Victorian expansion bracelet $85.
Tiny inital necklaces $10.
Fox Jacket $175
Western pins. $3 each. All in the presentation...
Amazing antique pendant. I found a nice silver chain for it too. $65.
Western Jacket $65.
Sterling frog necklace $75.
Dartmoor bronze pixie pendant $75.
You can find a limited selection of my vintage jewelry at Jessica DeCarlo jewelry in the Bryant Park Holiday Market. Space D06 near the fountain. Jessica is absolutely the best young jewelry designer around. So buy some of her designs too!
Vintage pencils $25. I actually researched this price. They readily go for this price on ebay. And nothing sells on ebay anymore. But I guess vintage pencils are cool. Well, I know they're cool.
I bring the 1/72 scale model machines out every december. They're fun! $5-$30
Persian hand painted and inlaid frame. Hand worked silver flowers and birds on the inside. Intense.
Hand carved Tiki wine rack. $175
Victorian Sterling Locket. Rock and roll hair. Owl. Love it.
Victorian Gold and Banded Agate Cameo. Banded agates are more desirable than shell cameos. They're actually worked out of a two tone striated hard stone. It's an incredible craft.
This is a light weight pearl necklace with hand wired wraps. I think it's old. I'm sure it's old. Really cool. Some pearl damage. $120
Edith Heath Pottery on eBay.
This is my booth at the Armory Antique Center in Newport, RI. It's been good to me. You should check it out.
Swedish Modern Table by Albert Larsson. $125
This came from a Chanel Counter clerk. Mid 80s. $45
Authentic Dior pin. $35
This is that kind of mesh that feels really silky on your skin. It's lightweight. Oh, and gorgeous. $50
Antique pie safe. $50
These weights are so cool. I love the green. I love the style. I love the rings. I hate carrying whatever box I pack them in. $60.
This is the sickest necklace I never sold. But I'd like to. $60
Why why why? Why hasn't this sold? $150
I think I'll hang on to the toys and stuff for the holidays. This is a rare Davy Crockett toy box and booster seat. $150 for the set.
This 1940s Fan Braclet has chunks of jewels inside. $45
The rest of the Anne Klein is going up on eBay soon. Brooklyn, you had your chance.
2 Sterling watches. Both working. $50 and $70 on eBay.
$6 with free shipping! Wow. And all kinds of colors!
These initial rings are flying at $15 each.
1940s bracelet with Peking glass. The band is a mesh. $90
I thought this would be an easy sell at $75. I can't go lower than $50. I had to spend on it myself. You try haggling with the lady who spent 3 seasons of Days of Our Lives crocheting it.
These boxes are from all over the world. Saving them for the holidays, I think.
I might even bring this beast this weekend. $325. Please email if you're interested. It's a giant nail bin from an old hardware store. It has a 1918 patent date.
These old milk bottles are currently sitting in my bath tub soaking in polident. Once they're clean, they'll be $10 each. They're actually 1/2 pint bottles which makes them rare, as well as adorable.
Pair French End Tables $325. You gotta tell me if you want these . They're in my booth at the Armory in Newport, now, so they could walk out the door tomorrow. Or I can round them up for you :)
Chico's earrings. $12 and free shipping. Just email.
Card case. $6 with free shipping. Just email.
3 pairs of stud earrings. Pink and blue available. $6 with free shipping. Just email :)
This is a Victorian ivory miniature portrait. The subject here is rare and beautiful. I'm not sure what my plans are for this. Email if you're interested.
Did you know my mom makes Sailor's Valentines? It's an old art form from the whaling days. We used to thing that sailors made them by hand for their sweethearts while at sea. We recently found out that they were all made in Barbados. So it goes with a global economy. Now my mom makes them in RI. One like this goes for $200.
This is the most amazing carved coral I've ever seen. It's broken, and still going to go for a big price on eBay.