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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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Vintage Rhinestone Pot Metal and Enamel Brooch (Coro?) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Glass Beads Necklace Made in West Germany - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Bakelite Beads - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Egyptian Revival Filigree and Beads Bracelet (I think) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rebajes Vintage Copper Bracelet: Possibly 1950’s - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Ring with Turquoise – Possibly Native American? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Post Number 500:  Newspaper Clip of My Dad - Paperin Paper
Vintage Costume Earrings Made in India? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Kenneth Jay Lane Costume Bangle for Avon - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Indian Costume Jewelry Earrings – Vintage - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Many thanks, aghcollect, vetraio50, and racer4four:)
  2. Thanks a lot, shareurpassion. I have seen some really nice copper pieces here on CW and started to look for copper jewelry. This is my first one and I will keep looking:)
  3. I love your comment, Mary. You made me laugh! Sorry for not answering sooner. My little dog was sick and kept me rather busy. Zowie, many thanks for your comment, too. I actually first believed that...
  4. Thanks a lot, robin56:)
  5. Many thanks, vetraio50, sklo42, SEAN68, and kyratango:)
  6. Thanks a lot, vetraio50 and SEAN68:)
  7. Thanks a lot, SEAN68 and vetraio50:)
  8. Many thanks, vetraio50 and SEAN68:)
  9. Thanks for your tip, kyratango. I do not want to remove the patina. I think it adds character to it, and if removed, it might not look like intended. I am mostly trying to clean the back because it...
  10. Thanks so much, mikelv85:)
  11. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  12. Thanks a lot for your information, hints, and kind words, Mary. I, too, enjoy "talking" to you and looking at your posts. I have not found any bargains here recently. I have found, however, an anti...
  13. I discovered just recently Zuni and other Native American jewelry and I love it. I did miss out on many nice pieces before because I didn't know what they were. Now that I know, I have not found any...
  14. Many thanks, fortapache, aghcollect, and blunderbuss2:)
  15. Thanks, kyratango. I cannot see the back of the stone becaue of the construction but I believe there is a silver backing. It is not translucent as far as I can tell. Brown agate might be a good pos...
  16. Thanks a lot, vetraio50. You are very kind!
  17. Thanks so much, inky:)
  18. Thanks a lot, inky:)
  19. Many thanks, racer4four, Trey, mikelv85, and aghcollect:)
  20. Thanks so much, Trey, mikelv85, Peasejean55, racer4four, and aghcollect:)
  21. You are very welcome. I wish, however, I would know more:(
  22. I just realized I have red spray paint on my hands. I was fixing my daughter's red car and I didn't notice the paint:(
  23. Many thanks, racer4four, kyratango, Trey, and valentino97:)
  24. You are, as always, very kind. Thanks! Yes, were does the time go? My grandma always said that times goes faster when you are older. I guess she was correct:( I've been on this site for over two ...
  25. WOW, I just posted a KJL bracelet I found and then I came across your postings. Your items are spectacular!
  26. Thanks so much, valentino97:)
  27. I used to wear some of the bangles at work but I always banged them against the desk. Now I do what you said: I wear them to go out for supper or a glass of wine. I will take some pics soon. I h...
  28. Thanks a lot, valentino97. I am woking on my tan ever so slightly. It is funy how some people tan and others don't. My son turns almost black after a few hours in the sun and one of my daughters tu...
  29. Thanks a lot, fellow Canadian:)
  30. Thanks very much mikelv85 and aghcollect:)
  31. I LOVE this one!
  32. I had another look: They are soooo beautiful!
  33. Yes my dear, have now three clamper bracelets and I will wear them all:) I am just sooo careful when I wear them because they all look so delicate. Gudrun
  34. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/112890-glass-toothpick-holder I am really bad with paterns. I see some similarities but I am really not sure :) What do you think?
  35. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  36. Many thanks, SEAN68 and Alan2310:)
  37. Thanks so much, kyratango and aghcollect:)
  38. Valentino97 and kyratango, thanks so much for your tip on how to clean it. I didn't think of the faux pearls. Good thing you mentioned it. I think I will try a combination of the metal polish and t...
  39. I think my pendant and earrings are by the same company: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/86619-rainbow-sterling
  40. Many thanks, racer4four, mikelv85, vetraio50, and aghcollect:)
  41. PostCardCollector, I just read your comment. Sorry for taking so long to respond to your comment. I am a bit behind checking my e-mails. I think you are correct. I also see the image of the lily o...
  42. Thanks a lot, racer4four, mikelv85, vetraio50, and aghcollect:)
  43. Well, a little bit. I lost some information. But he wanted to help:)
  44. I really, really love these ones!!!
  45. Thanks for your comments, shareurpassion. I am happy I found it. I really didn't know at first what it was, but it was different than all the other necklaces in the show case. I thought it also loo...
  46. Elisabethan, thanks so much for your comments. I am pretty sure that the one with the little glass spacers is bakelite. (I posted the two bigger ones about two years ago). I had a bit of that metal...
  47. Thanks, valentino97. I think I am a bit eccentric. For that reason, wearing only one won't do LOL
  48. Thanks so much, Manikin, SEAN68, Trey, katherinescollections, and Moonstonelover21 :)
  49. I forgot: The letters are on the rim where the head is (last pic)
  50. Thanks so much for your comment, racer4four!
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