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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Vintage Costume Brooch with Leaves and Glass Dangles  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
White Gold Bar Pin Marked with 14K and a Key Symbol  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Costume Agate(?) Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked, Very Large Costume Brooch in Shape of a Bow - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Large Unmarked Aurora Borealis Vintage Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Costume Brooch Marked “Austria” - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Weiss Butterfly Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Sherman Brooches - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Liquid Silver Necklace – 20 Strands, about 24 Inches - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Orrefors Glass Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass


  1. Thanks a lot, Trey:)
  2. Many thanks, Efesgirl:)
  3. Thanks a lot, Newtimes:)
  4. By the way: Where do you display all of these wonderful things? My husband told me to stop buy porcelain because I am running out of space. Any ideas?
  5. You have so many beautiful pieces of glass! I think I have to come back another time to "visit" and keep "loving" it!
  6. This is soooo beautiful! I don't collect glass like that but I would have picked it ip if I would have seen it!!!
  7. Many thanks for loving the brooch: kivatinitz, kyratango, racer4four, antiquerose, mikelv85, katherinescollections, and SEAN68:)
  8. Thanks for your comment, racer4four. I have not yet worn it but I am planning to wear it with a jade bangle and a necklace and earrings I have. The colour of the glass is just a bit off but I am sur...
  9. Thanks a lot, antiquerose and mikelv85:)
  10. Oh, thanks so much for your comments, SEAN68 and Katherinescollections:)
  11. Thanks a lot, katherinescollection. I almost didn't buy it because it was unmarked. But I changed my mind because I love to wear what I buy and one cannot see the mark anyway. And who really cares if ...
  12. You are so creative! I found a Bakelite necklace with leaves and balls that looked like cherries on a colorful covered wire for $5. It was damaged. One of my daughters convinced me not to buy it bec...
  13. Thanks so much for your comment, shareurpassion. After my daughter mentioned it to me, I was able to see it too:)
  14. Thanks so much, Newtimes, kivatinitz, Roycroftbooksfromme1, racer4four, and blunderbuss2:)
  15. This is soooo cool!
  16. Shareurpassion and katherinescollection, thanks so much for your comments. I also believe that mine is newer. When I got it, there was also one that had less strands and was shorter. I didn't buy i...
  17. Thanks a lot, swfinluv1:)
  18. Many thanks, SEAN68, vetraio50, and antiquerose:)
  19. Thanks so much, Efesgirl:)
  20. Thanks a lot, Mary:)
  21. It looks even better in real life. Thanks so much, antiquerose, vetraio50, valentino97, mikelv85, Roycroftbooksfromme1, and Newtimes:)
  22. Mary, putting the dice on is such a cool idea! I wish I has saved my old dice:(
  23. Valentino97, you are correct: It would be also great for Valentines Day. And I will think about the picture:) The brooch is over 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2. It is one of the larger broches I have.
  24. Thanks for sharing this with me, Manikin. I can part with anything but if it is a gift from someone I care about I wouldn't be able to to part with it either!
  25. Thanks so much everyone: vetraio50, antiquerose, valentino97, and mikelv85:)
  26. WOW! WOW!
  27. Thanks a lot, antiquerose. Time is flying so fast. Last year I waited too long and had to rush. I hate rushing. I don't function well under preasure:)
  28. Thanks so much, valentino97 and mikelv85:)
  29. Newtimes, I have five:) Each one is different. Funny how all have the same mom and dad and they all turned out so differently! LOL
  30. Thanks so much for your comment, SEAN68:)
  31. Thanks so much for your comment, valentino97!
  32. Thanks so much, Sean68 and Manikin:)
  33. Thanks so much for your comment, Manikin! When I found this, there was a clear white rhinestone brooch for sale, also by Weiss, but some of the stones were not clear anymore and I din't want to spent...
  34. Many thanks, SEAN68:)
  35. Thanks a lot, SEAN68:)
  36. Sorry, I was wrong, mine is reddish:
  37. I have the same:) (I collect German porcelain)
  38. How cool!!!
  39. Gillian, you got a deal: You can have it for some time and then tell me what it is:)
  40. racer4four, it really feels very smooth to the touch and is easy to wear:)
  41. Many thanks, kyratango, kivatinitz, and Mac63:)
  42. Thank you very much, aghcollect:)
  43. Sorry about the spelling:(
  44. I have onwned several accordions during the sixties and seventies and yours looks a lot older to me:) Check out this one:
  45. Thanks so much for your comment, tigerchips! I am not sure about the age of my box either. I think that the style is vintage, but Chinese make copies of everything now:)
  46. Many thanks, Trey, kivatinitz, Manikin, mikelv85, kyratango, racer4four, shareurpassion, and vetraio50:)
  47. Many thanks, Trey, mikelv85, kyratango, and racer4four:)
  48. Thank you, Trey:)
  49. Thanks a lot, Radegunder:)
  50. Many thanks, mikelv85 and racer4four:)
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