My newest aquired treasure. I picked this old pawn, genuine, coyote claw, solid sterling silver and turquoise signed, handmade necklace.
What is old pawn jewelry? Ugly Otter Trading Post says "Old Pawn would have a long, probably sad, story to tell if they had the ability to tell us their history. In times past, the natives wore and treasured their turquoise jewelry as not only a thing of adornment, a protector of good health, but also as portable wealth. They still do so - the lucky ones. Not having ready access to banks, or cash money, this turquoise jewelry would often serve as the family "reserve" or "emergency" fund. Also, the turquoise is thought of as a healing and protecting agent.
In times of need, this turquoise jewelry could be easily used as security with an authorized trader (pawned) for cash to meet the current crisis. Then, when the crops came in, or the sheep were shorn - or whatever - the turquoise jewelry could be redeemed and take it's place back in the family.
Unfortunately, on occasion this turquoise jewelry would not be redeemed as planned. The lender would keep it for the agreed amount of time, and if the loan were not paid off by the agreed date, the Pawn Shop, or Trader, would be authorized to sell the turquoise jewelry.
And, often, when the elders of the family die, the items are pawned, and the money is divided up within the family. Us other Americans do basically the same thing, except we call it "Probate" and a large part may go to some lawyer somewhere. "
I have on occassion used my jewelry in the same way. Natives and Gypsies think alike. I have a collection for my 6 grandaughters to inherit when I am gone and instructions for my husband to handle my things so there is no probate.
Pieces must be 50 years old or older to qualify as Old Pawn.
Late 19th and 20th century pieces are marked "sterling". I wish all the pieces could end up back with their families.
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Las piedras naturales son transmutadoras de energía y más que tú elegirlas a ellas, ellas te elegirán a ti!!! Perfectas para cualquier ocasión ❤️
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Semplicemente DECIDIAMO di vivere, di vivere bene, di vivere felici!! È una scelta semplice ma sta a noi se impegnarci a fondo oppure no!! Scegliamo il meglio per noi è amiamoci affondo ❤️ #bastarsi
Sunrise at this iconic Mother Road (Route 66) attraction. We had it all to ourselves. The Cadillacs have been spray painted over and over and over since 1974. Check out that overspray! #cadillacranch#route66#antfarm
"When you’re ready to take one step - the universe will meet you to take two.”
Five years ago I opened @yogadichastudio . Five years… and it’s strange because I’m unsure how I feel. Time has flown and maybe I’m in a bit of shock that it’s been this long already. Which also means I’ve been in Tulum for 7 years! Five years of yogis and projects and new connections. Highs and lows. Moments that have made me so proud of what has been created. And moments where I want to shut everything down and run away. The normal ups and downs of running a business. I’m going to take a moment and sit with this accomplishment. So that I can send some love to everyone that has been a part of this journey. Everyone who shared this space with me (us), everyone who supported or challenged me. Everyone who helped to keep this space open and growing and evolving. I also want to thank everyone who let me down or broke my trust or used me to get further ahead. Because I’ve learned the biggest lessons from those moments. So thank you… I adore you. And I hope that wherever the next five years takes me, you’ll be along for the ride in some way or another. ✨ PS: If you have a dream or even the flickering spark of a dream, go for it! Don’t wait. You don’t need to have all the knowledge or money or time or whatever you think you need that’s holding you back. You just need to believe in yourself. And figure things out and you go along. So that you can be the person that looks back and says “I did that!”, instead of the person who looks back and wishes they did that.
PPS: Need a boost in confidence? Need to nourish the flame that lives inside of you? Join me at the next 200hr Aligned Flow Yoga Teacher Training Immersion in Sayulita, Mexico.
Because it’s more than just yoga or asana. It’s about finding that essence that makes you YOU and clearing whatever needs to be cleared so you can move forward in your life with clarity, inspiration and confidence.
Feb 1 to 20, 2019 Lodging at @villassayulita More info:
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It’s 🍪COOKIE🍪WEEK🍪 over on the GLFM blog!
It’s that special time of year when we all start preparing for a visit from Santa. So every day this week I’m posting a new cookie recipe on the blog for you.
Cookie week will conclude on Friday with my Thousand Dollar Sugar Cookie recipe. I’ve coveted my special sugar cookie recipe for years and this week I will finally share it with you all. Why am I calling them Thousand Dollar Sugar Cookies? Because someone has actually paid $1K for a dozen of them in auction.
Check back here every day this week for an updated link in my bio.
I’m going HOME!!! We left NYC in September, and it’s been the most amazing, joyful, intense, life changing few months! So grateful for our family and friends for all the love ♥️, grateful for the music in our lives, and especially grateful for my partner in life and travel! I’m beyond lucky 🤗😍 Now, it’s time to let the suitcases rest! Photo: @mariola.zoladz
💫🌸Bringing colors to our Sunday vibe ✨ Take the time to enjoy the present moment and what you see around you . Have a beautiful day everyone 🤗
Keep calm and follow @theboholegend 💫✨
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EN/RU 🔸 Feels like life’s never gonna be the same.. 🌈 or one more turn was taken in my life.)
Today I started studying astrology and in couple words I would say it’s super exciting! In general it will take me 2 years to finish education, but it feels as a right direction!
I was told not even once, that I could become a good astrologist. Finally I stopped delaying this idea and signed for the course.
Let’s see, what it will bring to me. But I already know inside, that there’s no way back. Life has changed already!
Ощущение, что жизнь уже не будет прежней.. 🌈 или ещё один поворот в моей жизни.)
Сегодня я начала обучение астрологии, и если в двух словах - это очень увлекательно! Всего потребуется 2 года, чтобы завершить курс, но я чувствую, что направление верное!
Мне не раз говорили, что из меня может получиться хороший астролог. Наконец-то я перестала откладывать эту идею и записалась на обучение!
Посмотрим, что это мне принесёт. Но внутри я уже знаю, что пути назад нет. Жизнь уже изменилась!
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Her eyes! What's your eye color. 👧😲🙏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We think they're all beautiful. Comment below.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
EN/RU 🔸 HAPPY LIFE = ☀️ + 🥥 + 🌴 and true friends of course! Perfect location - @finnsvipbeachclub
During last month I finally discovered, that body is a temple of my soul. Well known phrase, but when you start feeling it, it changes everything!
Now my body is sweating time to time in @finnsrecclub. And after it deserves to relax next to the pool!
Come and join me sometimes!
СЧАСТЛИВАЯ ЖИЗНЬ = ☀️ + 🥥 + 🌴 и настоящие друзья, конечно же! Идеальная локация - @finnsvipbeachclub
За последний месяц я неожиданно узнала, что тело - это храм души. Фраза-то известная, но когда начинаешь ее ощущать, все меняется!
Теперь мое тело время от времени потеет в @finnsrecclub. А после очень даже заслуживает релаксацию у бассейна!
Присоединяйтесь чтоль иногда!