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NEW TO THE FORUMS? Please introduce yourself here! 2021

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Information Center - Welcome to the Forums' started by denisebrain, Jan 20, 2021.

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  1. margol13

    margol13 Registered Guest

    Hello. Margo Lambert. New to vintage but have always been held by the past and cherished family items. It's the memories and connections that mean so much. When I hold an item that was my grandmother's , I feel so much closer to her. She had stories for everything. I wish she was here and could tell me like she use to : when this was and where she was going. What the night was like and the people she knew. She was a proper society lady. She never went anywhere without her hat and her gloves. She was a millener , she had told me when I was a baby. She had made hats ,but she could make anything. She had me sewing with a needle and thread before I was 11 mo old. I miss her so much.
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  2. Caleb Phillips

    Caleb Phillips Registered Guest

    Hello! My name is Caleb and I am a stylist, collector, and seller. I worked in luxury designer and vintage consignment in NYC before moving home to be close to my family during this crazy pandemic. I've been collecting vintage for the past few years and love to use it for styling! I am looking forward to getting to know everyone!
  3. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

    Hello Margot @margol13 —that’s wonderful about your grandmother. The history and stories attached to clothing can be so meaningful! We’d love to see your grandmother’s clothes—do you have any photos of her?
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  4. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

  5. Angie57

    Angie57 Registered Guest

    Hi. Than you for accepting me to the forum. I took early retirement last year after working with SEN children for over 30 years. I have collected a few vintage and antique pieces that have attracted my eye over the years, mainly brooches . Recently I've inherited a couple of pieces from my late mother, unfortunately I don't know if they are vintage or modern but I like them anyway because they are bright and sparkly.
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  6. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

    Hi and welcome to the forums, @Angie57 ! And who doesn't love a bright and sparkly brooch :excitednod:! I see you have already posted in our Q&A section, so hopefully we can help you find out a little more about your mother's brooches.
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  7. Angie57

    Angie57 Registered Guest

    Thank you Karin, Fingers crossed.
  8. shade112

    shade112 Registered Guest

    Hello! I'm Rida. I've been a collector for some years and have been lurking these forums to learn more about cleaning and restoring my antique/vintage finds. I thought I would finally make an account and introduce myself. Very much looking forward to making friends here and sharing some of my finds!
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  9. Otraveis Brechó

    Otraveis Brechó Registered Guest

    Hello dears, i'm Polly, owner of a 2 years old second hand's online store in Brazil, "brecholeira" (as we call) since 2005, getting into vintage's world from now.
    My store it's more about upcycling than vintage but i'm figuring that the history behind vintage is really more interesting haha, thank you for let me in, hope I find new friends and knowledge here.

    And sorry for bad english, i'm not used to
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  10. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

    Hello Rida@shade112 Great to have you here!

    Please do share your finds—we love to ooo and ahh!
  11. denisebrain

    denisebrain VFG Vice President Staff Member VFG Past President

  12. Mia Wallace

    Mia Wallace Registered Guest

    Hi everyone, I'm Mia W. I'm not in the industry myself but since I was young, I've had a love for sewing and fashion. I grew up mending and reimagining hand-me-downs and discarded garments, which led me to thrifting and, in turn, discovering some incredible vintage finds. I love to learn more about the enduring pieces I stumble upon and how to ID, clean, and restore them. I'm looking forward to being a part of this community and learning more from you all!
  13. Linn

    Linn Super Moderator Staff Member VFG Past President

    Welcome, Mia -

    We look forward to seeing your vintage finds!
  14. MissPixiePickles

    MissPixiePickles Registered Guest

    Hi everyone. I've been searching for a forum on vintage jewelry for some time. I'm from the UK and I collect vintage costume jewelry, I have not had much luck finding like-minded people here that appreciate the 'old' stuff, nor have I found anyone with any knowledge that could help to identify some pieces. It's quite frustrating. I have books and I've watched many videos and I am still sat here scratching my head, I have no idea what some of these pieces are.

    I am still learning so much and I'm hoping this forum is the right place to be :)
  15. halee11

    halee11 Registered Guest

    Hello Everyone-

    I have browsed some of the posts and feel at home already. I live in the US and have an affinitty for "old". It has seen the test of time, more importantly, it has stood the test of time. Im looking for consul on things I own that I just, "liked" and things that speak to me.

    If there is info I can assist with, please let me know. It would be my pleasure.
  16. Linn

    Linn Super Moderator Staff Member VFG Past President

    Welcome, Miss Pickles. If you have specific questions about vintage jewelry, please feel free to post them:


    Please include photos of the front and back of the pieces and any marks - and we'll try to help you.
  17. Linn

    Linn Super Moderator Staff Member VFG Past President

    Welcome, Halee -

    Please feel free to answer any questions that are posted and post your own if you have questions!

  18. darkwingmanor1

    darkwingmanor1 Registered Guest

    Hello and thank you for the ad. I am a retired museum curator and former collector of vintage and antique mourning items, currently in Medford, OR. Due to age and circumstances, I will be liquidating my collection and am looking for help authenticating dates for some of my items. Hats in particular are troublesome for me! I look forward to learning from you all!
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  19. Midge

    Midge Super Moderator Staff Member

  20. Melonie

    Melonie Registered Guest

    hell0! I have been here for awhile but not introduced myself. I live in Kansas City and am retired from nursing but still work part time in social services. I buy, sell and collect vintage clothing (and lots of other stuff). I collect vintage medical and nursing especially and vintage military. I love clothes from the Edwardian Era and the 60's and 70's. I love anything unusual and odd. Oh and hats... I love hats... once again especially the unusual. I am a horror fan and a scifi fan. Thank for all the help you guys give~~~
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