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. Thanks so much for your comments, mikelv85, kyratango, and Gillian. I got the necklace because I really like green (and purple). And I didn't pay much for it either. If I remember correctly, it was...
  2. Hi,mikelv85! I don't remember were I read it but this company is known for using mostly natural stones/materials. That's something I really like on more recent jewelry. I have a Barse necklace, too...
  3. Thanks, Mary:)
  4. Glass or not - it is beautiful! And this is what counts, isn't it?
  5. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl! What would I do without your help?!
  6. Thanks again, jscotto363:)
  7. Many thanks, jscotto363:)
  8. Many thanks, Trey, kyratango, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, jscott0363, blunderbuss2, and GeodeJem:)
  9. Thanks so much for your comment, jscotto363:)
  10. Thanks a lot for your comments, Efesgirl, jscott363, and katherinescollections!
  11. Many thanks, Trey loves, mikelv85, kyratango, bladerunner22, racer4four, vetraio50, Efesgirl, and jscott0363:)
  12. Many thanks, Efesgirl and Gillian! I need to learn to do beter searches on line!!! You found it! Thanks a million!
  13. I have a brooch with the same mark. It's a bit hard to see, though.
  14. Thanks, valentino97! I kind of remember this kind of stuff:)
  15. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl and SEAN68:)
  16. Thank you all for your kind comments. I also think they can make one hapy! It's interesting what a dab of colour can do.
  17. Thanks so much, Efesgirl and racer4four:) I appreciate your comments!
  18. Yes, this is it. Mine came with a 12k gold chain. I don't have the original one:( Thanks a lot, Efesgirl!
  19. Thanks a lot, Mary. I just had a look. The cross you have has a very similar design like mine; they look like from the same "family" LOL. After looking at the pics, I am even more convinced that yo...
  20. I am sure he would. It's really too bad that we cannot get his advice and draw from his knowledge:(
  21. Yes, katherinescollections!
  22. Thanks a lot, kyratango, it looks actually much better in real life:)
  23. Once again, you are a very smart woman! I just deleted the post because I started to get e-mails from China!!!!
  24. Mary, this is the best advice I ever got. You are a wise woman!
  25. Thanks again, Efesgirl. I hope you had a good night. Also many thanks for your comment, Newtimes. I have a few filigree piece that are unmarked and I always wondered if someone put so much work int...
  26. Thanks so much for your comment, Manikin:)
  27. Oh, you all made my day! And, yes, I do clank, click, and jingle when I walk! My students and my family always know when I approach. That's fine by me but when I travel, it can cause some delay at ...
  28. Thanks so much for all of your kind comments, jscotto363, racer4four, mikelv85, and bladerunner22. Mikelv85, how could anyone forget those beautiful pieces Phil posted?! His postings caused me to be...
  29. Many thanks, lovesvintage2000, bladerunner22, kyratango, Newtimes, mikelv85, racer4four, and vetraio50:)
  30. Thanks for you comment, kyratango:)
  31. Thanks a lot, valentino97 and jscott0363:)
  32. I will, as long as my husband doesn't mind too much:)
  33. Thanks a lot, valentino97:)
  34. Thanks, Efesgirl:)
  35. Agree. I got it because I have a thing for amethysts. It also came with a nice silver chain but it didn't match in my humble opinion; it was too new and shiny. The chain I will put to use on a diff...
  36. I think you are correct. I have some pieces that I know are silver but they just look a bit different in "Colour." This one really could be silver but a lower grade. So, maybe not sterling but hope...
  37. This one I found in Value Village. I think I am their best customer LOL
  38. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl and aura:)
  39. Thanks so much for your information, Bluboi! I really appreciate it! Efesgirl, Thanks a lot for your comment, too:)
  40. My daughter was in France during the last school year, and she is working in Martinique this school year. My thoughts are will all of the people affected.
  41. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections. I went to a church sale and the stuff there was just great. My problem is that I am not pushy so I missed out on the really good stuff:(
  42. Many thanks, Agram.m,Trey, kyratango, jscott0363, bladerunner22, katherinescollections, mikelv85, aura, and vetraio50:)
  43. Thanks a lot, Trey and Agram.m:)
  44. Thanks a lot, Agram.m. It takes some luck to find something to match. You are doing an excellent job in doing just that:) Gudrun
  45. Many thanks, Trey, antiquejen, kyratango, kivatinitz, jscott0363, mikelv85, and aura:)
  46. This little bug must be huge!
  47. Thanks again for your information, rucklczglass! The set on ebay is very pretty:)
  48. How interesting, rucklczglass. Thanks for your information. Do you think it is safe to put food on them?
  49. I will do so and pretend I am very sophisticated! Thanks for your comment, racer4four:)
  50. Thanks a lot for your comment, bladerunner22. I have a feeling that my plate is a copy of the nicer ones. Oh well, it will still look good on my coffee table loaded with nice pastries:)
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