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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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  1. Thanks a lot, TallCakes. I really appreciate you taking the time and having a look!
  2. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl. I found some like that on a different site too. Mine seem to be identical in design to those ones, but made of thicker glass. Maybe mine are a copy of a copy?
  3. Mary, many thanks for your nice comment. Actually, my grandmother's name was Maria, but everyone called her Mary. All of my four girls share the middle name Marie. My husband liked that better, so w...
  4. Kyratango, I think so too. Black always looks elegant and goes with everything:)
  5. Thanks so much for your kind comments and advice: Emme, kyratango, bladerunner, and martika:)
  6. Thanks, Trey:)
  7. Many thanks for all of the love! Newtimes,MyFavoriteTreasures, melaniej, Trey, aura, katherinescollections, mikelv85, kyratango, PhilDMorris, bladerunner22, racer4four, and Manikin:)
  8. Phil, I am so glad to see you:)
  9. Many thanks, mikelv85, kyratango, ho2cultcha, fortapache, PhilDMorris, bladerunner22, and racer4four:)
  10. Thanks so much for your kind comments, mikelv85 and katherinescollections. I wore the necklace last week together with a matching rhinestone brooch and almost everyone made a comment. This didn't me...
  11. Many thanks, Caperkid and Manikin:)
  12. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  13. I have one very similar to yours. I thought it was older but learnt that it was sold by Pier 1 in the 1980's and was made in China. (I took the post down). I still like it and get many compliments:)
  14. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  15. Many thanks, Manikin and Efesgirl:)
  16. Thanks a lot, aura:)
  17. Thanks a lot, Trey:)
  18. Agree. Chamber pots should have a smooth, even rim. But let's not get there:) I am sure there should be a better use for it. Nice pot, though.
  19. Many thanks for all of the loves and likes: katherinescollections, Hoosiergirl98, davyd286, vetraio50, Newtimes, valentino97, racer4four, kyratango, jscott0363, Peasejean55, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  20. You may call me Gudrun. I hate the name but what can I do? LOL Thanks for your comments, katherinescollectons and valentine97 :)
  21. By the way, I found this listing on e-bay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201516326758?rmvSB=true#ht_372wt_920
  22. davyd286, I think it says N R. I am going to check when I get home:)
  23. Peasejan, it is possible that they are made with an Obsidian. I thought it was enamel or maybe some kind of resin because the earrings are very large and not too heavy. This is actually good because...
  24. I think your time period seems about right, valentino97. I remember that my mom had a necklace made of mother of pearl and the image of Nefertiti on top.in a gold-tone metal. Thanks:)
  25. Thanks so much for your comment, valentino97:)
  26. Thanks for your comment, PantheraLeo. I read that too. I also read somewhere that Shreman was inspired by Jay Flex. I am not sure if this was the case but what I do know is that both, Sherman and J...
  27. Thanks for your comments and interest, valentino97 and davyd286. Yes, it has a hinge and I am lucky that it is in perfect working condition. It is 3 inches wide. There are bigger ones out there but...
  28. Thanks, jscotto363:)
  29. Many thanks, kyratango and jscott0363:)
  30. How cool is that! I had a neighbour selling Avon. I mostly got cosmetics from her but also bought some sterling jewellery (about 20 years ago). But I would't post them - LOL
  31. I love Amethysts! Yours are beautiful!
  32. Many thanks, aura and Peasejean55:)
  33. Agree, Peasejean55:) Thanks!
  34. Beautiful!!!
  35. Bonnie and Mike - I appreciate the both of you:) Thanks, Gudrun
  36. Many thanks, kyratango:)
  37. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl:)
  38. Thanks for your comments, Efesgirl and Elisabethan:)
  39. Many thanks for loving the bangle, Agram.m, Trey, bladerunner22, kyratango, valentino97, SEAN68, mikelv85, Efesgirl, jscott0363, and aura:)
  40. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  41. Thanks a lot, racer4four:)
  42. Many thanks for the love: racer4four and Elisabethan:)
  43. Agree, Efesgirl. Sometimes I get lucky. But it gets harder and harder to find a bargain:)
  44. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  45. Thanks for the link, Efesgirl. Mikelv85, I agree with you. I usually stay away from AVON. It's not my cup of tea. I have two other pieces that are marked Avon (this one is not). I got them becaus...
  46. So lovely! And classy, I may add!
  47. I had another look at the ring and think that it might not be onyx after all. I have a feeling that the "stone" could be some kind of plastic. I read somewhere that the cheaper jewelry was sometimes...
  48. Thanks so much for your comments and information, valentino97 and Efesgirl:)
  49. Thanks, Elisabethan. Even though I don't like all styles of Mexican jewelry, I will buy a piece if it is silver, hand made, creative, well-priced, or signed by the artist. It doesen't have to meet a...
  50. This is such a beautiful piece. I also love the information you posted:)
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