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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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Not So Old Doll, Made in GDR (East Germany) Late 1960’s to Early 1970’s - Dollsin Dolls
Mexican Sterling Cuff Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Indian Painted Velvet Image of Ganesh - Visual Artin Visual Art
Vintage Karl Ens, Volkstedt Porcelain Candelabra - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Very Old Coffee Grinder/Mill - Kitchenin Kitchen
Plastic Rosebuds Stretch Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Cut Glass or Crystal Vintage Pedestal Bowl - Glasswarein Glassware
Amber and Sterling Bangle - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Mexican Sterling Silver and Abalone Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Chinese (?) Amethyst Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. I am looking forward to seeing your statue:)
  2. You are very welcome, katherinescollections. Thanks so much for your comment:)
  3. Yes, a very lovely thoughtful present indeed. When she gave it to me she said that Ganesh was the God of prosperity and wisdom. I think that everyone can use a bit of that:)
  4. Many thanks, Trey and aghcollect:)
  5. Thanks, Phil. I am an only child and my mom is getting older. That makes everything complicated.
  6. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/110744-ladys-ashtrey I got one, too. I had mine for many years without knowing what it was:)
  7. Thanks for your kind words, Manikin:)
  8. Thanks, DrFluffy:)
  9. Thanks a lot, PhilDavidAlexander Morris:)
  10. Thanks so much, vetraio50 and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  11. Many thanks, vetraio50 and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris :)
  12. Thanks a lot, vetraio50, kyratango,PatSea, and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  13. Very interesting! Thanks for your explanation:)
  14. Thanks so much, racer4four:)
  15. Thanks a lot, PatSea and racer4four:)
  16. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  17. Many thanks, aghcollect:)
  18. Thanks a lot, valentino97. Isn't it strange that the two pieces kind of match? Many thanks also, katherinescollections:)
  19. Cool! How and where do you find these things???
  20. Many thanks, aghcollect and vetraio50:)
  21. Many thanks, aghcollect and vetraio50:)
  22. Thanks, SEAN68:)
  23. Recently I saw a cuff very close to yours but didn’t buy it. It had beautiful lapis stones like yours but because it wasn’t sterling, I passed. I regret it now because the workmanship was just amazi...
  24. Who does the cleaning in your house? How do you keep them spotless?? With my luck, I would have dropped them on the glass table LOL
  25. Wonderful!
  26. You are the master!!!
  27. I think the pattern is very traditional and was/is made for many years. I remember seeing pieces like this in the Bulgarian Cultural Centre/shop in East Berlin in the 1970’s. Seeing your ashtray bri...
  28. Many thanks, paultempler and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:)
  29. Sorry to see you go:(
  30. How nice. I have some pieces like that too. I don't wear them because if I lost them, I could never replace the piece and the memories.
  31. Oh my gosh, I didn't look at my posting and now I find all these comments and loves. Thanks to all of you! SEAN68, mikelv85, Elisabethan, valentino97, Agram.m, Zowie, bratjdd, Trey, PhilDavidAlexand...
  32. Also many thanks, SEAN68, vetraio50, surfdub66, and Trey:)
  33. Also may thanks, nutsabotas6, valentino97, SEAN68, vetraio50, and Trey:)
  34. Thanks a lot, SEAN68 and vetraio50:)
  35. Thanks for your comment, surfdub66. I think I was rather lucky to find a second one:)
  36. Also many thanks, surfdub66 and Trey:)
  37. Maybe I am wrong but could it be Scandinavian? It looks cool!
  38. Thanks so much for your comment, inky:)
  39. Thanks a lot, musikchoo and mikelv68:) I was thinking: Could this be from Nepal? Any ideas any one?
  40. DrFluffy, he has no choice! It's better for him to come along - LOL :) But seriously, he actually learned a lot and he supports my little hobby. I am rather lucky.
  41. Thanks a lot, mikelv68:)
  42. Many thanks also: Manikin, mikelv85, PatSea, and aghcollect:)
  43. katherinescollections, thanks for your encouraging words. I hope you are correct because I don't like it anymore:(
  44. Thanks a lot, DrFluffy:)
  45. Thanks so much, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, PatSea, aghcollect, and katherinescollections:)
  46. Many thanks, aghcollect:)
  47. Thanks a lot, slotman:)
  48. Thanks a lot, Moonstonelover21:)
  49. Many thanks, kyratango! I'll tell my husband about your comment. He will like it:)
  50. Also many thanks to Trey, Moonstonelover21, Manikin, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, Radegunder, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Lambda55, and DrFluffy, and aghcollect:)
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