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Luv2LuvAntiques The Finder of Lost Vintage?

I've had yet another heartwarming experience to share with you! A lady contacted me by phone, about this lovely Vintage Schumann Dresden Flowers_Empress_Demitasse Teacup and Saucer, that she had purchased from my website. She had been searching for it for a long time. Her cousin had found it on my website, as she had been enlisted in the hunt! Apparently the vintage teacup and saucer that arrived at her home today, will take the place of the one, that has a chip on the cup,… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on January 6, 2012 at 7:20pm — No Comments

The Vintage 'Picker' Finds The Perfect Match!

I've been selling antiques / vintage for years...I hate to think how long! LOL The most satisfaction I have, is finding the 'perfect fit'...matching the 'perfect' item to the 'perfect' person! Definitely, very few antique or vintage pieces are 'perfect', but it seems that way when an item is 'matched to a person in the most 'uncanny' way!

Take for example...the framed 1900's advertisement for an early typewriter, that was purchased by a teacher who had the very same typewriter! She was…


Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on January 6, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

The Vintage Crows Nest Thanks Captain Jack Sparrow For Keeping Pirate Tales Alive!

"I was a bit of a tomboy when I was a lass...dreaming of the Jolly Roger, and pirates plundering the Caribbean! I used to sneak out of bed late at night, way past my bed time, to watch the late show on T.V., especially to see Errol Flynn, or Tyrone Power, in their swashbuckling Hollywood roles! Movies like "Captain Blood", "The Sea Hawk", and "The Black Swan", were my favorites! It wasn't easy to tip toe past my parents room, as my mother was… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on May 19, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

TheVintageCrowsNest Has Emergency Drinking Water!

The VintageCrowsNest tries to bring you the unique and unexpected, in a wide variety of nautical vintage items!

During the 1950's Naval ships had emergency rations on board, and canned emergency drinking water was also included. This canned water was also used in the many bomb shelters that dotted the landscape in the U.S.A. during those 'cold war' days!

A great novelty for the 1950's, or naval collector!…


Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on May 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Old Fashioned Charm Of The Tea Party Can Be Found On Your Table!

Vintage Roses Ohata China Footed Teacup and Saucer Occupied Japan

Old Fashioned Charm appreciates tea parties...whether they be formal, or informal...a group tea party, or a tea party of one!

In today's bustling world, we often do not take the time for ourselves, or our 'sisters', whether they be friend, or family! It seems we are all going at such a fast pace, and we need to… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on May 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Old Fashioned Charm.com has a Facebook Fan Page Where You Can List Your Vintage!


OldFashionedCharm.com cordially invites you to post antique / vintage! 2 items daily from the Victorian and Edwardian Eras, to the 1960's! Come peruse the shops!…

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on April 28, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments

Luv2LuvAntiques Looks At Pricing Antiques / Vintage

Vintage 1960s Crocheted Bedspread Blanket Pastel Colors Handmade Shell Pattern SALE


I started to reply to a discussion posted at IAntiqueOnline.ning.com, one of my favorite social network sites, and found that my answer was becoming a blog...so here I…


Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on March 25, 2011 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Luv2LuvAntiques Quandary Live Model Or Mannequin?

Vintage Ladies Green Penoir Set Nightgown Nightie Nightwear at Luv2LuvAntiques.com

Luv2LuvAntiques has a perplexing question! Live model or mannequin?

I have seen many vintage / antique sellers using mannequins, to display clothing and accessories in their photos for listings. Others have used human models. I have tried both!

If you have an attractive background arranged,… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on February 20, 2011 at 2:03am — No Comments

Luv2LuvAntiques Luvs Buried Linen Treasure!

This is a surprise find from a few years ago! I purchased a 'Lot' of vintage linens on ebay. Among the linens was a barkcloth covered pillow. I thought I would remove the 1950's barkcloth pillow cover and wash it. My hubby volunteered to remove it with my seam ripper, while he watched T.V., so I could keep listing items for sale online.

I didn't list very much that night, as we both had our interest piqued, when the removal of the barkcloth cover, revealed a… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on February 12, 2011 at 2:30am — No Comments

Luv2LuvAntiques Luvs Recycling And Saving Shipping Costs!

Luv2LuvAntiques strives to make unique, and lovely, vintage and antique items available, to those who share the luv of 'old things'! Along with decor items, many household, jewelry, and clothing items, still 'have alot of life in them yet'! They can be repurposed, as well as enjoyable to use in the home!

After the fun of 'treasure hunting' is done, photographing and describing each article of clothing, piece of jewelry, household linen, or barware item, (to name a… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on February 11, 2011 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Luv2LuvAntiques Luvs The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guides!

I am a member of The Vintage List Online Directory, a website featuring the selling sites of many vintage shops, and their blogs!

Thank you Mitzi for featuring my items in your Holiday Gift Guide! :O)

Please visit The Vintage List Holiday Gift Guide for Gifts For Him, Gifts For Her, Gifts For Cooks, and much more to come!

Gifts For Him - The Vintage List…


Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on December 5, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Pink And Floral Decor...Is It Too Overpowering?

Vintage Pink Roses Pitcher And Bowl

Many years ago...in a far away land....

That would sound like a good opening for my life history! Or...many 'moons' ago...when I was a young tomboy, playing 'pirates', or 'cowboys and Indians' with the boys...and I always wanted to be the Indian....

In my early years, and even into young adulthood, I detested pink! Maybe that… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on November 8, 2010 at 2:40am — No Comments

Vintage Nautical Clothing And Decor Are More Prevalent Than I Had Thought!

When I had started my vintage and antiques website, I had thought it would be more difficult to find a wide range of vintage items with an ocean, or nautical theme. But I have found it to be quite the opposite. Vintage jewelry, clothing, accessories, linens, and home decor, are more prevalent, especially in this area! As my nautical website grows, so will its' 'sister' blog! I do think...this pair of lovely mermaids represent the idea of my website quite… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on November 6, 2010 at 4:27am — No Comments

Vintage Oriental Hand Fans...Great For 'Hot Flashes' or Old Fashioned Flirting!

Vintage Floral Hand Painted Oriental Hand Fan

Let's face it...vintage is coming back! One such item is the Vintage Oriental Hand Fan. Whether you are at work, or at play, a vintage hand fan will come in handy!

It is very difficult to 'lug' a plug-in fan to work, and sometimes it can get very uncomfortable due to the weather, or the A/C not working! A little folding vintage fan… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on November 5, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Vintage And Antiques Can Blend With The New!

Vintage Mannequin Tea Party!

Julie: "I wonder when Cindy and Marie will arrive...the tea will get cold! My it 'is' warm in here!" (fanning herself vigorously!)

Josette: "Julie, why must you wear a 1920's hat, and jewelry, with 1940's gloves and purse? And you are using a 1960's fan!"

"At least my accessories are all from the 1940's! And my jewelry was featured in the 1947 movie 'Out Of The Past'! (her nose a bit in the air!)

Julie:… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on October 20, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Care And Storage Of Vintage Costume Jewelry

I am a collector and seller of vintage costume jewelry. For the past few years I have purchased many collector books on the subject. I have asked many questions of local dealers, and dealers online, who I've met while purchasing jewelry, or through social networks.

There are quite a few differences of opinion in the cleaning of vintage costume jewelry, and storage also.

I have been told by some to use a damp soapy cloth to clean dust and dirt from the jewelry piece, then wipe again with… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on October 18, 2010 at 4:40am — 2 Comments

Favorite Vintage Jewelry Doesn't Have To Match...

Sometimes the best vintage costume jewelry is not the most expensive, or a set, for that matter. It's the pieces we luv, and that catch our imagination! One of the eras that captures my imagination is the 'Roaring '20's'!

Two of these pieces may be from the 1920's, as they sure look old enough to be from a 'flapper'...the brass / bakelite bangle, and the long green beaded necklace. The green / blue beaded earrings, I am guessing to be from the 1940's, but this 'set' of three that I have put… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 30, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Background Displays Catch The Eye!

When listing vintage / antique items for sale on your website, or online booth, or shop, the photos are extremely important! You want to attract the customer's attention...catch the eye!

Backgrounds and displays can be used to enhance your item, and correct the lighting for the photo. Vintage jewelry, especially with rhinestones, or vintage china and porcelain, can create glare. Your background setting will help correct this. Remember that white backgrounds reflect light, and black… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 11, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

The Benefits of Owning a Jewelers Loupe...

I had put off buying a jewelers loupe for quite sometime, but finally I did go to a gold and gem shop that sold them. I found the loupes to be very inexpensive; mine was only $18.00 + tax.

Since then I have used it constantly at estate sales, collectible malls, and rechecking my own collection of vintage costume jewelry. The print on top of the jewelers loupe is wearing off...I have used it so often! I'm pretty sure it was 10x magnification. The shopkeeper had said that was the strongest I… Continue

Added by Luv2LuvAntiques on September 11, 2010 at 4:00am — No Comments

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