Brampton, Ontario

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. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  2. Thanks, valentino97, for your comment. The ring actually looks a lot more impressive in reality. It is very large, a true statement piece. The colour of the stone is a very dark chocolate brown. Y...
  3. Thanks a lot, valentino97!
  4. Thanks a lot, Zowie. I will check it out:)
  5. Many thanks, mikelv85, vetraio50, and Zowie:)
  6. Thanks a lot, mikelv85 and vetraio50:)
  7. Thanks so much everyone: mikelv85, valentino97, vetraio50, Jewels, kyratango, PatSea, Zowie, and walksoftly:)
  8. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  9. Thanks you, PilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  10. Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  11. Thanks a lot, toenail2:)
  12. Many thanks, Jewels:)
  13. Thanks again, aghcollect:)
  14. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  15. How big is it?
  16. Chess piece??
  17. Thanks so much, Elisabethan. I must admit, I have no patience looking up hallmarks. They are all small and look the same to me :)
  18. I forgot to mention, I have seen some BB ones with three pearls. The difference was that those ones were faux pearls. The one on this pin is genuine.
  19. I agree with you, nutsabotas6:)
  20. Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Jewels, and aghcollect:)
  21. I didn't think of that, cognito. I guess you are correct.
  22. I know the story about the "repair". Don't worry, I wouldn't commit such a crime against art:) I noticed the pattern of wear too. The funny thing is that I found myself handling the bowl at exactly...
  23. Karl Marx was my first thought, too. But who would want to hang that in his living room? Have you seen the bust in Chemnitz?
  24. It looks to me as if there might have been a stone in the centre. Maybe it fell out. the clasps looks like it was replaced at some time.
  25. Thanks, trunkman:)
  26. Braider, thank you so much for your advice. I think I will follow it. I am not concerned about the value of the piece. I am not into selling; I am just into enjoying:) The painted design is pretty...
  27. Thanks so much, shareurpassion and valentino97:)
  28. Thanks a lot, pawsitrack:)
  29. Thanks a lot, racer4four, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, and vetraio50:)
  30. I have never seen something like this. Cool!
  31. Thanks a lot, PatSea and aghcollect:)
  32. I forgot to mention that you might be correct. Some patterns/decorations were done/copied by many manufacturers:)
  33. I am really not sure. I found one on line decorated almost identical to mine - but it had two pineapples.
  34. I will take a photo when I come home. I didn't bother because there was no mark :)
  35. Idcloisonne, thanks so much for your comment. You are correct about the gold finish. When I got it there was a bit more left. Because I usually don't wear gold jewelry, I gave it a good polish and ...
  36. Many thanks, idcloisonne and Virginia.vintage:)
  37. Thanks al lot, PatSea:)
  38. Muchas gracias, Virginia.vintage:)
  39. nutsabotas6, thanks so much for your nice comment. I have a lot of patience. I look, and check, and compare... But you are correct - it's not easy to find nice items nowadays unless you are prepare...
  40. Thanks so much everyone: SEAN68, racer4four, nutsabotas6, mikelv85mi, vetraio50, and kyratango
  41. Thanks so much for your comment, racer4four. I like it ,too, and I was surprised that nobody else picked it up. The stores I bought it from is very popular among collectors and dealers. If you are ...
  42. Thanks so much: SEAN68, racer4four, nutsabotas6, mikelv85, and vetraio50
  43. Thanks so much: SEAN68, racer4four, mikelv85, nutsabotas6, and vetraio50
  44. Thanks a lot, musikchoo:)
  45. Thanks a lot, kyratango. I have searched for so long and cannot come up with anything.
  46. I am glad I am not the only one, kyratango. One day, when I am retired for good, I will take care of all my jewelry either by fixing it myself or taking it to a jeweler to have it repaired. Here is ...
  47. Thanks a lot, kyratango. Also many thanks, Belltown:)
  48. Thanks, CindB:)
  49. Thanks, aghcollect:)
  50. Thanks a lot, aghcollect and Jewels:)
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