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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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Bond Boyd Sterling and Rhinestone Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Sterling Birks Engraved Cuff Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Turquoise Vintage Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Coral and Turquoise Sterling Cuff Bracelet (Possibly Native American?) - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Old Photograph:  Thanks So Much, Phil! - Photographsin Photographs
Old Photographs - Photographsin Photographs
Not So Old Doll, Made in GDR (East Germany) Late 1960’s to Early 1970’s - Dollsin Dolls
Mexican Sterling Cuff Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Indian Painted Velvet Image of Ganesh - Visual Artin Visual Art
Vintage Karl Ens, Volkstedt Porcelain Candelabra - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…

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  1. I got his "sister" http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/101433-vintage-vase-ruby-red-with-metal-rim LOL
  2. Thanks alot, glasslove, Trey, racer4four, valentino97, and vetraio50:)
  3. Thanks a lot, Zowie:)
  4. Many thanks, kyratango, valentino97, vetraio50, mikelv85, and aghcollect:)
  5. Thanks a lot for your comments, AnneLanders and Zowie!
  6. Thanks, AnneLanders. I forgot all about this post:)
  7. Nutsabotas6, you really made me smile! Thanks:)
  8. I cannot believe that! Sorry to hear it. I really don't like problems; I don't look for them but if someone gets me angry because I was treated unfaily, I usually fight hard. I wish I could help:) ...
  9. Nutsabotas6, you are quite a charmer! But I do agree, the ring looks great on Anne's hand!
  10. Manikin, I am speechless. I really don't know what is going on here. I have seen some of the goodbye posts but I don't know what this is all about. After reading your e-mail, I checked Phil's posts ...
  11. Thanks, Trey!
  12. I suppose all of the "love" belongs to Phil! Thanks so much, all of you! Hppy Easter:)
  13. Virgina.vintage, thanks so much for reading my post and for your kind words. I wish you and your loved ones Happy Easter:)
  14. Oh, thanks so much for your comment, racer4four. You are very kind and you made made day:)
  15. Thanks so much angain, valentino97:)
  16. Valentino, I share your pain. It really bothers me when I break or lose something. I give things away and love doing so, but breaking or losing is hard. Thanks for your information:)
  17. Thanks a lot, valentino97. When I saw the ring, I was hoping it would be Native American. I also read somewhere that this kind of jewelry was not always signed before the 1970's, so it could be poss...
  18. Thanks so much, mikelv85:)
  19. Many thanks, aghcollect and mikelv85:)
  20. Many thanks, mikelv85 and aghcollect:)
  21. Thanks a lot, aghcollect and mikelv85:)
  22. Thanks again, katherinescollection. I like many Bond Boyd designs but not all of them. This one I will wear when spring comes, if it ever does:)
  23. It's not so bad that the ring broke - it gives me a reason to go shopping LOL Thanks for your lead!
  24. Thanks so much, katherinescollections:)
  25. Thanks a lot for your help, katherinescollections:)
  26. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  27. I agree, davyd286. I mentioned Nepal in post #9. Well, in any case, I believe that it could be from this part of the world. Thanks for your comment:)
  28. It was very kind of you, Phil. It really means a lot to me! Many thanks also for your nice comment, antiquerose:)
  29. Many thanks, Elisabethan, katherinescollections, valentino97, and kyratango. Sorry for the late response. I haven't checked this item for some time:)
  30. Thanks a lot, lisa:)
  31. Many thanks also to SEAN68 and walksoftly:)
  32. Yes, he really did! And I am thankful for it, blunderbuss2:)
  33. Yes, kyratango, Phil did his magic. I am so thankful. Thanks for your comment:)
  34. Thanks so much, Elisabethan:)
  35. Many thanks, walksoftly,nutsabotas6, Radegunder, PatSea, and melaniej:)
  36. Thanks a lot, Phil:)
  37. Thanks so much, Mankin:)
  38. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  39. Thanks so much, nutsabotas6:)
  40. Many thanks, vetraio50 and mikelv85:)
  41. Thanks so much for your kind comments, racer4four and Trey:)
  42. I am looking forward to seeing your statue:)
  43. You are very welcome, katherinescollections. Thanks so much for your comment:)
  44. Yes, a very lovely thoughtful present indeed. When she gave it to me she said that Ganesh was the God of prosperity and wisdom. I think that everyone can use a bit of that:)
  45. Many thanks, Trey and aghcollect:)
  46. Thanks, Phil. I am an only child and my mom is getting older. That makes everything complicated.
  47. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/110744-ladys-ashtrey I got one, too. I had mine for many years without knowing what it was:)
  48. Thanks for your kind words, Manikin:)
  49. Thanks, DrFluffy:)
  50. Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexander Morris:)
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