Aloha, and welcome to the first “episode” of “SPOTLIGHT ON VINTAGE.” I’m your “host”, VFG Trade Member, Linn Alber. SPOTLIGHT ON VINTAGE will focus each time on a particular aspect of vintage or vintage collecting. Starting today and for the next two weeks we will be talking about our personal vintage collections. Please tell us where you are from; a little bit about yourself, and what prompted you to start your vintage collection. All VFG Members and Registered Guests are encouraged to participate! You may show up to four items. Please remember to follow the Forum rules – no links to pieces for sale from Registered Guests. For those of you who don’t know me, I am a retired interior designer and a Collector! I grew up on the East Coast, and have lived in Hawaii for many years. I became interested in vintage and antique items a few years after college. I collect/collected many things – cups and saucers, roosters, furniture and accessories, Oriental rugs; vintage clothing and accessories – and more! However, I am mostly known at the VFG for Vintage Costume Jewelry. Initially I bought vintage jewelry to wear. I started collecting Vintage Costume Jewelry after a friend showed me a few of her grandmother’s 1940s designer pieces. I was hooked – and that was the beginning of “Linn’s Collection!” I have many favorite pieces – here are just a few: 1. Large Floral Unsigned Brooch C. 1930s (4" x 3") 2. “Faux” Emerald Art Deco Ring C1930s 3. Trifari Pastel Fruit Salad Brooch C1937 4. Coro Quivering Camellia Bracelet – C. 1938 Please share WHAT YOU COLLECT!