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Bar Fly

Everyone needs a brass fly, right? (Of course you do, particularly at Halloween, when gross things are more important.) And like Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge, I have an heir and a spare. 242 more words

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Midcentury Copper Masters

I’ve been collecting copper jewelry for about 10 years now, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to write a story on Renoir of California… 261 more words

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Vintage Clothes Go from Trashy to Hip

I’ve been enjoying a “Sex-and-Malls” movie fest, which has included screenings of “Clueless,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Heathers” and “Pretty In Pink.” The weird thing is, I’d never seen “Pretty In Pink” before, despite the fact that I was just an infant in 1986 when the movie came out. 386 more words

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How to Shop a Yard Sale

Is there anything better than a bright Saturday morning, a wad of bills and a yard sale? Nope. Well, maybe bragging later about the awesome thing you scored for a buck. 735 more words

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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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