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A Surprise on my Plate

Last month, I wrote a post called “Traveling Companions,” detailing a pewter pitcher and sugar bowl I’d found. You might remember I’d bought a pitcher and blown off the matching sugar bowl, but had a change of heart after I realized the importance of the set. 349 more words

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How to Wear a Vintage Choker

Serpentine and sexy, this Kramer necklace is, I believe from around 1959, based on similar pieces in vintage ads of that time. I love how heavy it is, and how it’s held up incredibly well through the years. 299 more words

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Never Take off the Sticker

I normally wouldn’t have bought this vintage vase, which I found in a junk shop in Monrovia. I prefer wackier ceramics—give me something covered in three-dimensional frogs, please. 332 more words

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The Eisenberg Principle

These days, when most people hear Eisenberg, they think of actor Jesse Eisenberg, adorably neurotic in movies like “The Social Network.” Or Heisenberg, the smart man’s German theoretical physicist and the layman’s “Breaking Bad” alter ego for Walter White. 212 more words

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Traveling Companions

It’s funny how collections start, isn’t it? You buy one antique syrup pitcher and suddenly a collection of pitchers springs up around it, and you find yourself a COP (Collector of Pitchers). 272 more words

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Perfume: The Sweet Smell of Nada

In the 1960s and ’70s, solid perfumes were trendy. This gold-toned elephant perfume locket pendant, discovered at the Venice Art & Collectibles, is a perfect example. 191 more words

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Choked Up at an Estate Sale

I got this choker at an estate sale in the Hollywood Hills. I love the fancy clasp, which gives it a little posh factor on an otherwise straightforward beaded style. 367 more words

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