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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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Lithophane Mori Made in Japan Cup and Saucer - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Unmarked Vintage Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Dress Clip with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Art Deco Dress Clip with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Carved Plastic Bangle - Vintage or Not??? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Re-Purposed Vintage Towel Stand/Holder - Figurinesin Figurines
Aurora Borealis Pretty Little Sparkler - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Keyes Rhinestone Leaf Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Happy Fall - Paperin Paper
Pair of Art Deco Dress Clips - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Also many thanks: Peterdrury, racer4four, heathercubed, vetraio50, and mikelv85:)
  2. How amazing must that be, surfdub66! Thanks for your story about the glasses. I guess if one considers the images as art you might be able to list them. I am sure they would stir up some comments:)
  3. shareurpassion, I agree with you. One can get quite a shock when someone is looking out of a cup. Maybe they should do that for whiskey glasses too:)
  4. How cool is that, PatSea! I think my geisha is Garland Geisha. Thanks for sending me the link:)
  5. SEAN68, thanks do much:)
  6. Thanks so much, Jewels and Belltown:)
  7. Many thanks, aghcolect:)
  8. Thanks a lot, PatSea:)
  9. You are correct, nutsabotas6:) Thanks so much, nutsabotas6 and AnneLanders:)
  10. Keyes doesn't seem to be known too much. I have seen some pieces before I started to collect more seriously and didn't buy them but I do remember that the quality was really good. Keyes is no longer...
  11. Hi valentine, here is the link to the only bangle I found on line looking kind of like mine: https://www.etsy.com/listing/163024023/chunky-carved-flower-bangle-bracelet?ref=market Of course, who kno...
  12. Very unique!
  13. Thanks so much, mikelv85, racer4four, and vetraio50:)
  14. Many thanks, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, and musikchoo:)
  15. Thanks a lot, Virginia.vintage:)
  16. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  17. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  18. Many thanks, aghcollect and Jewels:)
  19. Yes, kyratango, it seems so! Actually, I had the two last ones for some time. I remembered that I had them when I found the clips with the green cabochon. I think I have to make up my mind about wh...
  20. Exactly, mikelv85. I had a program on my old computer that I liked a lot. I used it all the time to edit my photos. When my computer died and my daughter took the simple camera, my son gave me a be...
  21. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  22. Thanks so much, Manikin:)
  23. Thanks a lot, kyratango:)
  24. Thanks so much everyone: kyratango CindB Jewels and Manikin
  25. Many thanks, Jewels and racer4four:)
  26. mikelv85, I have to apologize for my bad photos. Mine is silver too; I just don't know how to take good photos. I have a good camera but I don't know how to work it:( I used to use my daughter's ca...
  27. Thanks so much, vetraio50 and aghcollect:)
  28. Thanks a lot, mikelv.85. I am glad you like it:)
  29. Many thanks, mikelv85:)
  30. Thanks, mikelv85. I will give it a try:)
  31. Aghcollect, I can always count on you:)
  32. Thanks so much, vetraio50:)
  33. Vetraio50, thanks so much:)
  34. Thanks a lot, vetraio50 and Jewels:)
  35. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  36. Thanks a lot, mikelv85, inky, Manekin, kyratango, and vetraio50:)
  37. Thanks a lot, aghcollect. Once again you are very fast:)
  38. Thanks a lot, PatSea and Manikin:)
  39. Thanks a lot, kyratango. aghcollect, and Jewels:)
  40. Thanks a lot, aghcollect and Jewels:)
  41. Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  42. Thanks a lot, aghcollect and racer4four:)
  43. Thanks a lot, Jewels. I will wear them for sure too. I am just waiting for the right occasion:)
  44. I am not an expert but to me it doesn't look like gold. You would have to test it to be sure. However, I think it is a beautiful brooch and has an art nouveau feeling to me. Also, the clasp appears...
  45. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  46. 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...
  47. Thanks a lot, valentino97!
  48. Thanks a lot, Zowie. I will check it out:)
  49. Many thanks, mikelv85, vetraio50, and Zowie:)
  50. Thanks a lot, mikelv85 and vetraio50:)
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