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. I have a piece of Egyptian silver too and the state of the silver is similar to yours. Maybe it is a lower grade silver. It is really hard to clean but I think this adds some character to the piece....
  2. Thanks for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  3. Thanks so much for your comment, TassieDevil. I stayed away from malachite for a long time until I became fond of Mexican jewelry. Now I enjoy it:)
  4. I am glad you like the earrings, jscotto0363:)
  5. Many thanks, antiquerose and Efesgirl:)
  6. I have a few of these brooches in my collection but none of mine are so beautiful as yours!
  7. Thanks so much, Efesgirl. I like malachite too but it took me some time to warm up to it. The colour is really intense:)
  8. Thanks, Phil. Bond Boyd still operates in the Greater Toronto Area. Today, however, they produce a lot of engraved, promotional items - not my cup of tea :)
  9. Many thanks, Brunswick, PhilDMorris, jscott0363, kyratango, NevadaBlades, mikelv85, vetraio50, TassieDevil, and aura:)
  10. Thanks so much for your comment, kivatinitz:)
  11. Many thanks for your comments, Efesgirl and lentilka11:)
  12. I found this listing with a certificate. It literally puts a face to the painter (I hope this came out the right way):
  13. Many thanks for loving my brooch also to: PhilDMorris, jscott0363, lentilka11, NevadaBlades, Elisabethan, racer4four, mikelv85, kyratango, vetraio50, bratjdd, Efesgirl, and TassieDevil:)
  14. Once again, mikelv85, you are so right. I have only one red item to wear, and it is a red evening gown. I don't know why I made an exception because I don't like to wear red at all - bot I LOVE rubi...
  15. Mikelv85, you are so correct. When I bought it, I told my husband that I liked it but if he didn't, I would take it back. He liked it too:) I also like the monochromatic colours. If the same paint...
  16. Many thanks, Mary and Celiene:)
  17. Thanks a lot, aura:)
  18. Thanks, aura:)
  19. It was used for an assorted selection of quality cigars. A sampler? Or for sales people?
  20. Your mother was a smart woman:)
  21. Thanks for your information, GeodeJem. Once again I realized that there is a lot more out there I need to learn about:) This website really helps! I should rather say that the people help.
  22. I was taken by the colour. I guess it can be stained in any colour one wants. I should have known better because the inside of the ring looks like it has a piece of leather. I was trying to get it ...
  23. OMG! Kyratango and Celiene, thank you so much for your help and for solving the puzzle! I would have never figured this one out on my own! And I probably would not have bought it either because it so...
  24. Thanks so much for loving it: Celiene, PhilDMorris, mikelv85, vetraio50, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  25. Thanks for your thoughts on fixing them up, Efesgirl:)
  26. Thanks for your comment, lentilka11:)
  27. No kidding, Efesgirl - LOL
  28. Celiene, that's what I thought first too. When I checked it with a magnifying glass, I realized that it showed lines where the stones were "cemented" or "glued" in.
  29. Many thanks, Efesgirl and bobbee:)
  30. Thanks a lot, lentilka:)
  31. Many thanks for the love. Sorry for taking so long to show my appreciation: vintagemad, vintagejewel, and aura. I found the same set in blue on line:
  32. kivatinitz, thanks for your comment. I wish I knew where it comes from. Hopefully, someone will know more:)
  33. Efesgirl, once again, thank you for your comment:)
  34. Many thanks, aura and melaniej:)
  35. Thanks a lot, NevadaBlades and aura:)
  36. Happy birthday month!
  37. Many thanks as well: kivatinitz, racer4four, and Brunswick:)
  38. Also many thanks: kivatinitz, racer4four, valentino97, vetraio50, Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, jscott0363, kyratango, Efesgirl, pebble, mikelv85, fortapache, TassieDevil, and again NevadaBlades:)
  39. Celiene, thanks so much for your comment. You are correct, it looks like it was never worn (no surprise; I don't think I will ever ear it either LOL). Because I has no wear, I thought it was a rathe...
  40. jscott0363, I am glad you find it interesting:)
  41. TassieDevil, thanks for your comment. I am glad I am not the only one who would wear it LOL
  42. Yes! Sorry for the late response. I have been soooo busy. But you really made my day, blunderbuss:)
  43. I have been so busy recently and missed all your beautiful posts!!!
  44. Oh, this is so beautiful!
  45. Blunderbuss, your comment made me laugh!!!
  46. Many thanks for loving the brooch: valentino97, vetraio50, jscott0363, Efesgirl, mikelv85, Elisabethan, and TassieDevil:)
  47. Thanks for your comment and links, Efesgirl.
  48. Efesgirl, mine looks exactly like this one:
  49. Thanks, Efesgirl. Under the letters HR it says "Paris" and there is also a small circle with what appears to be a copyright symbol.
  50. Thanks for your comment, TassieDevil. I found only a few necklaces and some earrings on line. I guess she didn't have a lot of jewelry:)
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