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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 Karl Ens, Volkstedt Porcelain Candelabra - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Very Old Coffee Grinder/Mill - Kitchenin Kitchen
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Cut Glass or Crystal Vintage Pedestal Bowl - Glasswarein Glassware
Amber and Sterling Bangle - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Mexican Sterling Silver and Abalone Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Chinese (?) Amethyst Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Sterling, Marcasite, and Amethyst Spider Pin - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. Thanks a lot, valentino97. Isn't it strange that the two pieces kind of match? Many thanks also, katherinescollections:)
  2. Cool! How and where do you find these things???
  3. Many thanks, aghcollect and vetraio50:)
  4. Many thanks, aghcollect and vetraio50:)
  5. Thanks, SEAN68:)
  6. Recently I saw a cuff very close to yours but didn’t buy it. It had beautiful lapis stones like yours but because it wasn’t sterling, I passed. I regret it now because the workmanship was just amazi...
  7. Who does the cleaning in your house? How do you keep them spotless?? With my luck, I would have dropped them on the glass table LOL
  8. Wonderful!
  9. You are the master!!!
  10. I think the pattern is very traditional and was/is made for many years. I remember seeing pieces like this in the Bulgarian Cultural Centre/shop in East Berlin in the 1970’s. Seeing your ashtray bri...
  11. Many thanks, paultempler and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  12. Sorry to see you go:(
  13. How nice. I have some pieces like that too. I don't wear them because if I lost them, I could never replace the piece and the memories.
  14. Oh my gosh, I didn't look at my posting and now I find all these comments and loves. Thanks to all of you! SEAN68, mikelv85, Elisabethan, valentino97, Agram.m, Zowie, bratjdd, Trey, PhilDavidAlexand...
  15. Also many thanks, SEAN68, vetraio50, surfdub66, and Trey:)
  16. Also may thanks, nutsabotas6, valentino97, SEAN68, vetraio50, and Trey:)
  17. Thanks a lot, SEAN68 and vetraio50:)
  18. Thanks for your comment, surfdub66. I think I was rather lucky to find a second one:)
  19. Also many thanks, surfdub66 and Trey:)
  20. Maybe I am wrong but could it be Scandinavian? It looks cool!
  21. Thanks so much for your comment, inky:)
  22. Thanks a lot, musikchoo and mikelv68:) I was thinking: Could this be from Nepal? Any ideas any one?
  23. DrFluffy, he has no choice! It's better for him to come along - LOL :) But seriously, he actually learned a lot and he supports my little hobby. I am rather lucky.
  24. Thanks a lot, mikelv68:)
  25. Many thanks also: Manikin, mikelv85, PatSea, and aghcollect:)
  26. katherinescollections, thanks for your encouraging words. I hope you are correct because I don't like it anymore:(
  27. Thanks a lot, DrFluffy:)
  28. Thanks so much, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, PatSea, aghcollect, and katherinescollections:)
  29. Many thanks, aghcollect:)
  30. Thanks a lot, slotman:)
  31. Thanks a lot, Moonstonelover21:)
  32. Many thanks, kyratango! I'll tell my husband about your comment. He will like it:)
  33. Also many thanks to Trey, Moonstonelover21, Manikin, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, Radegunder, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Lambda55, and DrFluffy, and aghcollect:)
  34. Many thanks for your comments, nutsabotas6, Virginia.vintage, and inky:)
  35. Thanks so much, Moonstonelover21. If anyone knows about it, it must be you:)
  36. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/oct/03/us.economy.bail.out It looks like it was taken during the Great Depression. I see a lot of similarities:
  37. Thanks so much for all of your comments, SEAN68, DrFluffy, kyratango, and pratjdd:) To me the amethyst looks almost like a candy, don't you think?
  38. Thanks for your comments, SEAN68, kyratango, antiquerose, and jscotto363:)
  39. I am working on it, Sean:)
  40. Thanks, Zowie and katherinescollections. I usually don't wear clip-ons but I think I will make an exception. I think they will look great for the spring - if it ever comes:(
  41. Congratulations on a really cool find!
  42. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections:)
  43. My grandmother had a few books like that. I used to play with them as a child, but I remember that they were a bit creepy:)
  44. Beautiful. My grandmother had postcards, books, and other items decorated with these birds. She was a Victorian lady:)
  45. Prussiaguy, I read your intro and I am looking forward to see your items:)
  46. Thanks a lot, Trey, PatSea, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, prussiaguy, jscott0363, mikelv85, racer4, vetraio50, aghcollect, surfdub66, and SEAN68:)
  47. I really have to show this post to my husband! He only likes my jewelry when it is made of sterling or gold. The one you posted is just phenomenal! It really proves that the value and appreciation o...
  48. Thanks, Tray. My Valentine's day was not too bad. It didn't start too well because on the Friday the day before, a woman hit my daughter's car. My daughter wasn't at fault but still there is a lot o...
  49. Zowie, You are correct. One reads "STER" and I believe it is short for Sterling and the other word most likely means Kalupe. I cannot see all of the letters but with davyd286's information I am sure...
  50. Thanks, SEAN:)
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