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  1. Mom-Mom’s Pictures

    September 8, 2011 by siera104


    This is some scanned photos of my family, mostly of my Mom-Mom.


  2. M’am Mall Pictures

    September 7, 2011 by siera104

    I scanned some pictures from my M’am Mall, of my Great Aunt Marie, my M’am Mall when she was younger, and my Great Grand Mother Robbins. 

     


     


  3. Smith Family Photos

    September 6, 2011 by siera104


    Below are photos that I received from an email from a long lost cousin Pam Rhodes Smith, who found my Smith Family Tree post. Pam, thanks for the great photos!


  4. Van Dell Bobbles

    July 28, 2009 by siera104

    This summer has been my Van Dell Summer. Last spring I bought this beautiful necklace from a local antique shop called Appleseed’s (it’s now only opened intermediately announced via Times-News). I took it home and seen a Van Dell label on the back.

    First Van Dell

    Van Dell is a costume jewelry company operating in the 1940’s usually used brilliant Austrian Crystals and relatively heavier gold plating on their jewelry; hence why they still look so good over these years. Van Dell’s jewelry usually contains furnishes, flowers and bows.

    Early this summer I searched Etsy for some Van Dell jewelry some pieces struck me, here they are. A green stone round necklace with signature Van Dell flourishes, with matching earrings.

    I really love the weight of the chain, from pinkdahlia22’s Etsy Shop http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7173224 Finally Etsy seller Nonpareils http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5153010 provided me with simple yet classic Hematite earrings sand necklace set, I love to wear the set to work days when I where lots of black and white.

    I also purchased form Nonpareils, a triple bow and turquoise stone necklace, the gold plate has not stood the test of time but I like how the brassy tone accentuates the blue stones. When I was sorting through my great grandma Sally’s estate I found a worn box… with the Van Dell tag inside… containing a Van Dell pin, flourishes, flowers, and bows. What a find… I didn’t even know it was in my basement in a box of china! Here are some Van Dell pieces I fancied from recent Etsy search for this post.