freiheit

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)

Posts

See all 837
Vintage Celluloid Clamper Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Massive Vintage Plastic and Metal Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pair of Late Victorian/Early 1900's Vases - Art Glassin Art Glass
Long and Heavy Pressed Amber Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Just for Fun: Rainbow Colored Jewelry  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Handmade Engraved Hinged Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Copper Native American Themed Cuff Bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
New Addition to My Mexican Jewelry Collection - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Pretty Antique Uranium Glass Dish - Art Glassin Art Glass
Mystery Cuff Bracelet Marked "Laton" - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. Many thanks, blunderbuss2:)
  2. Many thanks, aura and Efesgirl:)
  3. I am not sure, Mary. I think they take amber pieces and heat and mold them. The result cam be quite pretty. But, of course, the real thing would be much better:)
  4. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/215677-1970s-copper-tourist-bracelets-with-ind?in=1279 I just looked at Mary's post and I think I should change the title to "Tourist Item with Native Motive"
  5. Oh, thanks so much for your kind comments, Efesgirl, PhiDMorris, racer4four, and valentino97:)
  6. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  7. You are very welcome! You have a great collection!!!
  8. Thanks a lot, czechglass5:)
  9. You are very kind, Efesgirl!
  10. Thanks a lot, czechglass5:)
  11. Many thanks, Efesgirl. You seem to be almost always the first one:)
  12. Thanks so much for your help, Efesgirl. The name "Laton" looks exactly like in your link but that's all. I won't have it tested because for 75 cents it's not worth bothering - LOL
  13. OMG - I love her!!!
  14. Sorry for the late response, but I want to say thank you to you too: aura, AnneLanders , Deano, smiata, Moonstonelover21, and tom61375:)
  15. Many thanks for the love: kivatinitz, jscott0363, kyratango, TassieDevil, racer4four, kerry10456, aura, mikelv85, vetraio50, beyemvey, PhilDMorris, Efesgirl, and Hel1:)
  16. I love your Charlie. I have a Charlie too but he is a dog:) Your cat looks like the cat I had when I was a kid.
  17. Thanks for your lovely comments, katherinescollections and lentilka11:)
  18. Many thanks for your comments, TassieDevil and Mary:)
  19. Yes, SEAN68, it does look a little like a magnifying glass:)
  20. You are right, Efesgirl, they are all Taxco pieces. Where I am, I seem to find only Taxco jewelry. The engraving is visible in the second photo, on the bottom to the right of the little plague:)
  21. Yours looks similar to mine, however, yours looks older to me:) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/210298-carved-jade-amulet
  22. Efesgirl, it is my understanding that coin silver is silver - it has a lover silver content, though. I think it is only 900.
  23. Thanks for your comment, Roycroftbooksfromme1. We got the doggie ten years ago for the kids. They all have left the house or are too busy to take care of the little fellow, so he is mine now.
  24. Many thanks, racer4four:)
  25. I love the bangle bracelet. Could that be a carnelian?
  26. I also like the shape of the beads:)
  27. Me too, Mary! Thanks for your comment:)
  28. Thanks a lot: aura, Newtimes, and Trey:)
  29. Thanks, Mary:)
  30. I think these earrings fall into the same category. I see again similarities in the construction: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/164211-vintage-costume-earrings-made-in-india
  31. Many thanks for your comment, SEAN68:)
  32. I am glad you like it too, racer4four:)
  33. Kyratango and Celiene, thanks for your comment:)
  34. Agree with you again, kyratango:)
  35. Thanks, Alan2310:)
  36. billretirecoll, I think I see it - with a bit of imagination LOL
  37. Many thanks, aura and Efesgirl:)
  38. Oh, thank you so much for your comments, vetraio50 and PhilDMorris. I will rub it into my husband's face LOL
  39. Alan, I am not sure but I see some similarities between your earrings and mine: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/163964-indian-costume-jewelry-earrings-vint I believe, although the design is ...
  40. Kyratango, I think you are right. The amethyst ball turns easily around. I don't want to try to get it out but my guess is that I could if I wanted to:)
  41. Also many thanks, lentilka11:)
  42. Many thanks to all of you: pebble, kivatinitz, kyratango, jscott0363, TassieDevil, Caperkid, mikelv85, vetraio50, aura, JImam, PhilDMorris, Hel1, valentino97, Efesgirl, and ...
  43. Many thanks, jeneric:)
  44. Many thanks for your comment, pebble:)
  45. Many thanks, kivatinitz:)
  46. kyratango, thanks so much for stopping by and providing me with the link!
  47. Many thanks to all of you: valentino97, Karenoke, kivatinitz, kyratango, kerry10456, mikelv85, jscott0363, Caperkid, vetraio50, blunderbuss, Hel1, beyemvey, Efesgirl, and au...
  48. This is very poetic. If I may add my 5 cents to it, it means freely translated: May the foreign land become your homeland but never allow your homeland to become foreign to you. How poignant; it is...
  49. Davyd286, I agree with what you said. I found some brooches with the same little flowers, but they were of much better quality. The hinge is attached in a very unusual way: It is coming right out of...
  50. Many thanks to all of you: vetraio50, beyemvey, jscott0363, kyratango, mikelv85, Hel1, TassieDevil bijoucaillouvintage, aura, and Efesgirl, :)
  51. See more

Likes

CARAVELLE WATCH with Sterling SPEIDEL Bracelet Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings

Following

PostCardCollector
posted 11 hours ago
valentino97
posted Yesterday
vetraio50
posted 2 days ago
Efesgirl
posted 2 days ago
PhilDMorris
posted 8 days ago
Agram.m
posted 9 days ago
SEAN68
posted 10 days ago
katherinescollections
posted 13 days ago
Junkman60
posted 14 days ago
Manikin
posted 14 days ago
mikelv85
posted 17 days ago
austrohungaro
posted 22 days ago
davyd286
posted 2 months ago
Elisabethan
posted 2 months ago
bratjdd
posted 2 months ago
AboundingOddities
posted 3 months ago
sarahoff
posted 4 months ago
petey
posted 4 months ago
Newtimes
posted 6 months ago
Hedgewalker
posted 7 months ago
wpj
posted 9 months ago
AmandaAddamsAuctions
posted 10 months ago
nldionne
posted 10 months ago
claudia1971
posted 11 months ago
musikchoo
posted 12 months ago
Moonstonelover21
posted 12 months ago
bladerunner22
posted 1 year ago
toolate2
posted 1 year ago
ozmarty
posted 1 year ago
Zowie
posted 1 year ago
aghcollect
posted 2 years ago
DrFluffy
posted 2 years ago
AmberRose
posted 2 years ago
miKKoChristmas11
posted 3 years ago
vintagejewel
posted 4 years ago
See more