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. Similar, isn't it? :)
  2. I like the brooch - but are you sure they are swans? The neck is a bit short:) But then again, it is an artist's interpretation.
  3. The little foxes are what made me buy them:) I am not sure about the colour. I guess I will have to research it.
  4. Many thanks, PhilDMorris, Manikin, and antiquerose:)
  5. Thanks again, TassieDevil. I agree about the colour. It looks really elegant.
  6. Thanks very much, antiquerose:)
  7. Thanks for your comment, TassieDevil. I like it too. It's kind of simple with a flowing, organic feel. But it is also rather impressive because of its size:)
  8. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Efesgirl and TassieDevil:)
  9. Many thanks, Agram.m and kivatinitz:)
  10. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  11. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  12. Many thanks: kivatinitz, VikingGirl, aura, TassieDevil, JImam, mikelv85, vetraio50, and Wandlessfairy
  13. Many thanks for your comment(s), MscrytalShip :)
  14. Many thanks to all of you: mikelv85, Roycroftbooksfromme1, Zilla, kyratango, shareurpassion, and kivatinitz
  15. Many thanks, Lamplover78, Vintagefran, bijoucaillouvintage, Wandlessfairy, surfdub66, LovelyPat, and Manikin
  16. Thanks for the love, Manikin:)
  17. What a sparkle!
  18. Thanks so much for your comment, antiquerose:) I checked on line but didn't find any of there brooches in this colour.
  19. I have no clue. I found them today at a garage sale. A lady was selling her mother's stuff. Apparently, the lady that passed away was an antique dealer. The daughter said that she was not intereste...
  20. About the pearls: I rub them against my teeth. If it makes a crunchy sound, they are real. If it feels smooth, they are fake! I hope it helps. It works for me:)
  21. Many thanks for the love: JImam, melaniej, valentino97, Efesgirl, mikelv85, TassieDevil, kyratango, and Hel1:)
  22. Efesgirl, sorry for my late response. I have been so busy recently:( I started cleaning the brooch but I didn't find any other marks. You are correct about the Germans putting purity marks on prett...
  23. Also many thanks, JennyN, JImam, mikelv85, kyratango, and valentino97:)
  24. Thanks so much for your comments, TassieDevil and kyratango:)
  25. Thanks so much for your comment, bijoucaillouvintage:)
  26. GeodeJem, I looked it up and you are right. It really looks very similar:)
  27. The copper one looks Mexican to me:) I like it too! I would wear it!
  28. This is so your style! A wonderful piece!!!!
  29. I think the metal part is just like mine:
  30. I think they are stone/quartz???
  31. The red brooch looks like Czech to me. Are you sure there is no mark? I have found marks even on the pin:)
  32. I went to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) on Saturday with my girls, and we spent a lot of time in the mineral section. How funny that exactly the "Desert Rose" got our special attention there , and n...
  33. Thanks so much, antiquerose, aura, valentino97, kivatinitz, vetraio50, mikelv85, TassieDevil, JImam, PhilDMorris, and Hel1:)
  34. Many thanks, antiquerose, aura, valentino97, kivatinitz, vetraio50, kyratango, mikelv85, JImam, and Hel1:)
  35. Thanks a lot, aura:)
  36. Thanks a lot, vetraio50, aura and Manikin:)
  37. Many thanks, vetraio50 and aura:)
  38. I think I have its twin:)
  39. Thanks for your comments, Mary and lentilka11:)
  40. Agree, Mary, it's one of the three. I wish I knew which one:)
  41. Yes, Steptoe1. Sometimes one gets lucky:)
  42. Yes, they are, Mary. What I like is that this kind can be easily combined with other solid coloured bangles:)
  43. Many thanks, aura, valentino97, kivatinitz, vetraio50, kyratango, mikelv85, JImam, PhilDMorris, and fortapache:)
  44. Thanks a lot for your comment, Gillian:)
  45. Thanks for your comment, Gillian. It's very comfortable because I can adjust it to a size that fits:)
  46. Many thanks, sklo42, PhilDMorris, and Hel1:)
  47. OMG! and I thought I am the only one buying creepy stuff - LOL I have a ring with a bug inside. I bought it a few weeks ago because there was nothing good to buy for a long time. The ring was in t...
  48. Just a thought: My dad had matching rings made for him and my mom. His had her initial and hers had his. Maybe they initial were from a lady??
  49. Hi Mary, the one with the purple stones looks to me kind of like a sash pin. That would date it back to the turn of the last century:) It's just a thought because I has some with a similar backing.
  50. I have a love-hate relationship with this kind of jewelry: Sometimes I find the designs too "busy" for my likings. They are also hard to clean. But then I find myself buying more because they are ...
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