Archive for January, 2013

What is vintage jewelry?

Sunday, January 27th, 2013
rhinestone butterfly pin

rhinestone butterfly pin

It is very hard to tell if a piece of jewelry is vintage or not. If you know the history of a piece, you can rely on that knowledge but usually there is nothing marked on the piece to be able to tell a date.  Sometimes you can tell by the construction of the piece. This butterfly pin is very detailed (on the back) so I think it is vintage.

abalone sterling silver ring

abalone sterling silver ring

 This sterling silver abalone ring might be vintage. The only indication I have is that the marcasites around the outside of the abalone look vintage to me. When I found the piece, it was tarnished so that indicates some age, but not much. I feel comfortable calling it vintage although it might not be.

vintage cufflinks

vintage cufflinks

These cuff links, however, I believe are vintage. They are marked TAXCO MEXICO and they are in a vintage style. Still not proof, but getting closer!

vintage Victorian cameo pin

vintage Victorian cameo pin

I am at least 90% sure that this pin is vintage! It is a vintage style, I have found others like it from the Victorian period, and it is marked CA with an arrow for “Carl Art”, a vintage designer. It is 12 K gold filled.

large carnelian stone necklace

large carnelian stone necklace

Research is your best tool but it is very easy to be mistaken. If you love the piece, that is what matters! Click on any of the photos or go to everythingvintagesteph.com to check out these pieces before they are gone!

Vintage clothing, little black dress, hula skirt, apron, lingerie and more!

Thursday, January 17th, 2013
vintage apron

vintage apron

Vintage clothing can be very fascinating. This apron is from the 1950s and these are very collectible. Not too hard to find either! Everyone had drawers full of aprons in the 1950s and they are still around. This one is in very good condition. You can get half aprons like this one or bib aprons, or fancy aprons.

vintage nightgown

vintage nightgown

Vintage lingerie and nightgowns are fun too. This baby doll style was popular in he 60s and 70s and is still popular. This one sells for 19.99 in my eBay store.

vintage little black dress

vintage little black dress

The little black dress is always popular. The vintage ones tend to be quite a bit smaller. Clothing was re-sized in the 1970s so they sizes seemed to be smaller. A size 12 before the resizing was much larger than a size 12 today so always ask for measurements when purchasing vintage clothing if the size is important.

vintage skirt 1970s

vintage skirt 1970s

Some of the clothing from the 60s and 70s can be very colorful such as this skirt.

vintage hula skirt

vintage hula skirt

Vintage costumes can be hard to find but they are a lot of fun as well and you can expect to pay a decent price for them. This vintage hula skirt was found in an attic and I picked it up at an estate sale. I am selling it in my eBay store for 29.99 or best offer. Check it all out at everythingvintagesteph.com!

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