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Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced Ever since I was little girl I have been interested in “old stuff”. My grandmother, born in the late 1880’s, was a truly Victorian lady. Her taste has influenced me throughout my childhood. After leaving the socialist East Germany in 1985, I lost pretty much everything I have ever owned, including many special items handed to me by my grandmother. I will never be able to replace most of the jewelry, books, and furniture. Some time ago, I started going to antique stores and second hand stores and came across many beautiful objects that awakened memories of my beloved grandmother. These memories inspired me to start collecting vintage costume jewelry and porcelain and anything else that is old and gorgeous. Having said that, I also enjoy the hunt for a great find, the beauty of an old and previously loved item, and the thrill of finding out who made it and how old it is. (Read more)

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  1. Many thanks. I really appreciate it: roddyq, PhilDMorris, and Roycroftbooksfromme1:)
  2. I love the scarab brooch!
  3. Thanks so much for your comments, shareurpassion! I have the wrapped one example of each to have them ready when I go out. I actually like your suggestion about replacing all of the dangles with eas...
  4. PostCardCollector, thanks so much for your information. I didn't think it goes back that far, but based on the size you could be correct. I will search to see if I can find similar examples.
  5. Thanks so much for loving my little display: JImam, TassieDevil, vetraio50, aura, and MALKEY
  6. Thanks so much for your comment, TassieDevil:)
  7. Alan, many thanks for your comment. I agree with you: I always keep looking for them because the stones are so pretty and the design is very interesting. Somehow they stand out from the rest of the...
  8. Update: I checked one of my books and found out that these earrings are by the Austrian maker Schoffel. It is hard to see but where the clip mechanism touches the back of the earrings, there is actu...
  9. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/83202-how-would-you-classify-this Have a look at mine. Mine is over 100 years old:)
  10. Thanks so much for your kind comment, MALKEY. Actually, I just cleaned up my living room because I was tired of all the dusting. So I kind of "parked" my collection in my daughter's old room until I...
  11. Thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  12. Thanks, lentilka11. I agree. That was the reason I bought the brooch:)
  13. Kind of abstract, isn't it, lentilka11?
  14. Wow, ladies, you are fast! Many thanks for the love, Efesgirl and katherinescollections:)
  15. I have the one on the right. I'll have a look on the back when I get a chance but I think there is only a silver mark on it:)
  16. My grandma had one just like this one. I learned to use it and loved it! How old do you think it is? It must be at least 100 years!?
  17. I just visited this post by chance again - and I still love it:)
  18. And by the way, gesetzlich geschuetz means something like trade mark or protected by law:)
  19. I would have never thought it could be used for nuts! How very interesting! I am glad you found out what it is.
  20. Cool, but I don't think it's for nuts. I have cracked a lot of nuts as a child and can tell you that you need some power to do so. the porcelain would not last very long. Maybe it's to apply some k...
  21. Many thanks for loving my pearls: bijoucaillouvintage, TassieDevil, Hel1, vetraio50, and PhilDMorris:)
  22. Thanks a lot, aura:)
  23. Also many thanks: Efesgirl, valentino97, JImamJ, mikelv85, kyratango, bijoucaillouvintage, and TassieDevil:)
  24. In my humble opinion this is a very unusual combination. The band looks almost like the brutalist style and the stones are arranged like the mid-eighties revival of a traditional style inspired by Pr...
  25. I am so glad you like them, antiquerose! Thanks so much:)
  26. Thanks so much for your comment, Celine. I believe you might be correct. After Ms.CrystalShip mentioned Schreiner, I spent some time looking on line and found several pieces with what looks to me the...
  27. Sorry, my comment was a bit messed up. What I meant to say is that shortly after 1989 products were no longer marked with "West Germany" or "GDR" or "East Germany". That means that your piece was p...
  28. I think it should be W (for West) Germany. This would mean that the brooch was made around or before 1989, when the Berlin Wall came down.
  29. I looked for an English translation and couldn't find one for "Spinndrossel" in any possible way. Then I remembered also "Brummkeisel". I checked all possible spelling as well. It seems that I am f...
  30. Agree with Efesgirl!
  31. Juicy is the right description:)
  32. Many thanks for loving my brooch, Hel1, vetraio50, PhilDMorris, and Mrstyndall :)
  33. How nice! It brings back memories. I had one when I was a child. I think we called it "Spinndrossel" but it was a bit bigger than yours.
  34. Many thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  35. Thanks for your comments, TassieDevil and lentilka11:)
  36. Kyratango, I think you are correct. It really looks like the Connemara marble! Thanks so much!
  37. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. My Mexican silver collection is coming along nicely. Actually, yesterday I passed on some Mexican silver because I didn't like it too much (I think it was mad...
  38. I love the design. Too bad you didn't get the bracelet, yet! Be patient. It will come to you!
  39. Agree, Mary. I think I have enough now to wear a whole bunch stacked. I think it will be fun to put different stones together to match an outfit. Thanks for your kind comment, as always:)
  40. Thanks so much for your comment, Gillian. I think I will wear it with some other smaller bangles when the weather gets better (so that the bangles don't get stuck in the sweater sleeves) , if it ever...
  41. I love the earrings; they are so unique!
  42. Many thanks for the love, Peasejean55:)
  43. Many thanks to all of you. I really appreciate it: Trey, valentino97, kyratango, martika, NevadaBlades, PhilDMorris, SEAN68, katherinescollections, AmatoorPikr, racer4four, vetrai...
  44. Many thanks for the love: SEAN68, Trey, valentino97, Efesgirl, kyratango, mikelv85, and aura :)
  45. Many thanks, although a bit late, to all of you: Mary, Trey, Radegunder, kivatinitz, bladerunner22, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, jscott0363, aura, and Efesgirl :)
  46. Many thanks for the love. Sorry for the late response: aura, Agram.m, bratjdd, DrFluffy, Moonstonelover21, and miKKoChristmas11:)
  47. I have not check this post in ages. So, a bit late, but from the heart, many thanks to: aura, mikelv85, bratjdd, Manikin, and sarahoff:)
  48. Ms.CrystalShip, You might be on to something. I searched Schreiner Earrings and found this post. The setting looks very similar. What is interesting is that one earring is marked and the other isn'...
  49. Many thanks: TassieDevil, jscott0363, mikelv85, aura, PhilDMorris, vetraio50, and Efesgirl :)
  50. Many thanks, Manikin:)
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