These Victorian pieces are among several heirloom pieces of jewelry for sale at Vintage Gal Antiques. The antique Bohemian Garnet brooch is simply beautiful! Garnet jewelry was extremely popular during the 19th century. During the Victorian era, it was believed that garnets would enrich the blood and provide the wearer with a long, healthy life. Victorians believed it empowered them with truth, constancy and faith. The garnets on this brooch are deep, rich claret colored stones that were mined in the Bohemian region of Eastern Europe and probably dates from 1870-1890. It is priced at $125.00.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
I guess by now you can see that I carry a lot of “girly” things! ~ Jewelry, vintage hats and accessories, dainty flowery china, etc. ~ But! I do have guy stuff for sale, too! There are several vintage Harley Davidson items, including a great motorcycle cap that Marlon Brando would’ve been proud to wear! With it’s “Stove Pipe Wells” (a spot in Southern California) charm bracelet across the front of it, I’ll bet it has some great old riding stories to tell. Motorcycle run pins are usually only available if you’re a participant in a motorcycle event, so they are very collectible. I have some from the “50s and some more recent so there are lots to choose from here. By the way, the photo of the G.I. on the motorcycle is my dad!
Another favorite of the guys (and gals) are antique bottles. You want bottles? I’ve got bottles!! My husband Rick is the “bottle guy” in our family; a collector, author and digger of beautiful old glass. He helped me with my inventory of some really great old bottles. Whiskies, medicines, sodas and bitters bottles ~ what beautiful colors!
Friday, March 19, 2010
There is something mysterious and glamourous about the "flapper" era. I've always loved the fashions and furs worn during those days. At Vintage Gal Antiques, there is a great selection of photos, jewelry and accessories reminiscent of this period. Stop by and check it out!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
A collection of beautiful hand-painted china pieces decorated in soft pinks and purples remind me of the springtime. The floral patterns are so refreshing! At Vintage Gal Antiques, you’ll find a nice selection of pieces with dainty violets and lovely roses including calendar plates, tea cups/saucers and chocolate pots.