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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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Sterling Vermeil Cross - Needs Repair - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Paragon Cup and Saucer - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Prussia B, Royal Rudolstadt Porcelain -  Covered Sugar Bowl - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Vintage Plastic Bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Wooden Beads - for vetraio50:) 
Vintage Hubbell Glass Clip-On Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Meissen Porcelain:  Commemorative Medallion - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Just for Fun:  Custom Pin with Sparkling Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Brooch with Blue Cabochon Marked Sterling - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Display of Part of My Bond Boyd Collection - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Merry Christmas!
  2. This is one of my favorite motives! I have a print of the painting in my living room and countless pill boxes, stationary, etc. featuring either the whole painting or just the angels in my house! B...
  3. I don't smoke but I can imagine that it might look cool if you have several different colours and you stack them:)
  4. Thanks a lot for your comment, Teelrun:)
  5. I have a similar necklace. Mine is about 15 - 20 years old. I first thought that it was costume jewelry but it is sterling and semi-precious stones. Mine is marked on the clasp. It was really hard...
  6. OK. I found out that the artist is participating in a Christmas show in Toronto. How cool is that? We all can go and dress up to our heart's delight! That would be a good show, wouldn't it? You...
  7. Many thanks: valentino97,PatSea, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Agram.m, mikelv85, vetraio50, Trey, aghcollect, and katherinescollections:)
  8. Thanks for the suggestion, mikelv85. I think I will do that:)
  9. Then we will go for it!!! LOL
  10. I pass. But I like the idea:)
  11. I forgot: I guess this pin has dual purposes - if needed it can be used for self-defense - LOL
  12. It took me a while to find it! Yes, the go together well! I wonder what inspired what, Weirdpuckett:)
  13. Thanks, SEAN68:)
  14. I used to make them with my students out of magazine pages. They loved it! And it kept them busy for a long time:)
  15. Many thanks: vetraio50, Virginia.vintage, PatSea, mikelv85, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and aghcollect:)
  16. Also many thanks: Radegunder, vetraio50, nutsabotas6, PatSea, Jewels, katherinescollections, Manikin, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, walksoftly, and aghcollect:)
  17. Thanks so much for your comments, mikelv85 and inky:)
  18. Thanks so much: mikelv85, vetraio50, surfdub66, SEAN68, and aghcollect:)
  19. Thanks so much everyone: inky, nutsabotas6, PatSea, mikelv85, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and katherinescollections:)
  20. You are very welcome, vetraio50. I have more - I just have to find them:)
  21. Thanks so much, vetraio50, PatSea, mikelv85, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and aghcollect:0
  22. Thanks a lot, vetraio50, mikelv85, Jewels, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and aghcollect:)
  23. Thanks a lot, mikelv85 and vetraio50:)
  24. Thanks, shareurpassion:)
  25. Thanks so much, aghcollect, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and Jewels:)
  26. Sorry, scottvez, I know my photos are really bad. I will try on the weekend to get a better picture:)
  27. Thanks, SEAN68. I can see that you would. Many of your items are simple (in a good way) and beautiful. I hope that came out the right way - LOL
  28. Thanks so much, jennyindy:)
  29. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/133105-moonstone-brooch-made-in-germany?in=715 This one is very close, too. The back is a bit different but the glass and the design look the same to me:)
  30. I have the same one in pink http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/84644-german-costume-brooch--how-old-could-it Mine is marked Germany on the back. I guess it might be a bit earlier than the 60's ...
  31. Beautiful photo! I love the colour!
  32. Cool! You found them! Thanks so much aghcollect:)
  33. WOW, I just posted the earrings. You are really fast, aghcollect and vetraio50:)
  34. Thanks a lot, PatSea, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, and aghcollect:)
  35. The one to the right looks like it has Hubbell glass in it. I agree with Jewels. I would keep them for "spare parts". Also, I have changed all of the stones on nice vintage pieces with new stones...
  36. I have a collection of passementerie (not sure how to spell it). Some of them have wooden beads as decoration. They are well made and rich in colour, mostly orange, red, green, and dark blue. My co...
  37. Valentino97, thanks for your comment. I think the pin is growing on me - LOL Maybe I will wear it after all.
  38. Thanks, Jewels. I think it is rather interesting, too. I am really not sure if I would wear it. It is huge! If someone wants to turn heads, this is the kind of jewelry that might do it. I read th...
  39. Thanks, shareurpassion! I will:)
  40. Thanks, shareurpassion. I think the style looks like the forties to me too, but it is in absolutely mint condition, as if it has never been touched. For that reason I thought it was made much later....
  41. Thanks a lot, mikelv85 and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  42. I will check again, nutsabotas6, but I am pretty sure it's "Ivana".
  43. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  44. How cool to find these!!! I have only seen them in books or museums.
  45. Thanks so much, Jewels, PatSea, and CardinalLady:)
  46. Thanks a lot, PatSea:)
  47. Thanks so much, aghcollect and southcop:)
  48. Thanks a lot, Elisabethan:)
  49. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  50. Thanks, vetraio50:)
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