My Oldest Bijou: Georgian Pearl and Paste Ring

I am by no means an accredited antique jewellery appraiser, but my research leads me to believe that the ring pictured above is from the late Georgian (1714 and 1830) or Regency period.… Continue reading

I Found An Art: Wounded Loon

First let me say that the only reason I’ve been frequenting the Value Village and Salvation Army this week is to drop off donations. I am trying to be getting rid of things,… Continue reading

Why Dive Watches Are So Cool

Check out my vintage deep sea diving watch collection. Aren’t they sexy? Of course, you probably shouldn’t actually try to scuba in a 40-year-old watch. The seals and stuff that make them waterproof… Continue reading

I Know Here

Last Sunday, we were hanging out with young Casey at Totstock. We spent a lot of time in the story telling tent. There we heard author Laurel Croza reading from her book I… Continue reading

For King and Empire: More Canada Day Finds

My Brother-in-law just met the Queen! And speaking of royalty, here’s a First World War love token with a Canadian forces emblem. It’s inscribed “United we stand for King and empire.” The locket… Continue reading

Mid Century Modnesday: Russian Amber Ring

I found this lovely ring a couple of weeks ago at one of the Scarborough Value Villages. It looks very Scandinavian but has post 1958 Russian hallmarks. Unfortunately the amber is quite badly… Continue reading

Even More Value Village Finds!

It was a great weekend for vintage finds. And I haven’t even started taking pictures of Saturday’s garage sale booty yet! Here is the last of my discoveries from last Friday’s trip to… Continue reading

Another VV Find

When I was about 9 or 10, I really wanted a Tiffany Taylor doll. She was super glam in her lurex body suit and chartreuse overskirt. But the main thing was that with… Continue reading

I Learn Something New Everyday

Part of the fun of finding cool vintage stuff is researching it. On Friday, I picked up this pretty panel bracelet, stamped with a Japanese-style scene of cranes in front of Mt. Fuji.… Continue reading

My New Hair

So? What do you think? I loves it! Here’s the story, morning glories: I got a makeover for fashionism.ca. The video will be up in the next few months. The colour by Luis… Continue reading

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