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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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Rosary made in Czechoslovakia - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Altenburg China Germany:  Two Chocolate Cups.  Roschützer Porzellanfabrik Unger & Schilde (1882 until 1953)? - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Vintage Sterling Cufflinks and Tie Clip with Garnets - Accessoriesin Accessories
Vintage Heinrich Vase - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Schumann Porcelain Collection:  Fruits and Nuts - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Bowl Marked “Germany” – Pre 1920 - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Kaweco Sport Fountain Pen and Pencil Set - 1970's - Pensin Pens
Sterling Silver and Marcasite Vintage Pin Made in Germany - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Unmarked Filigree Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lapis Lazuli Bracelet? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thanks a lot, tom61375:)
  2. Thanks so much. VERONTIQUE. I didn't think someone would take the time to read it:)
  3. Thanks a lot aghcollect:)
  4. Thanks, Aimathena. Its actually hard to believe that my mom, at almost eighty, is still a very pretty lady:)
  5. One of my daughters had three bunnies; not at the same time. When we got the first one, we stopped eating rabbits! Happy Easter!
  6. You are very welcome. It is always a pleasure looking at your postings an learning from you:)
  7. Thanks, SEAN68 and Aimathena. Happy Easter to all of you:)
  8. Thanks to everyone for the love. I haven't check this posting in months and am surprised about all the people responding to it! Season's Greetings to you, too, vetraio50! It's a little late for Chr...
  9. Sorry, I cannot help - but I have seen paintings like this before. I am trying to remember but I cannot:(
  10. Thanks, Elisabeth:)
  11. It is beautiful. I am sure you will enjoy it a lot, even more after it is cleaned professionally. I live in Canada and it is hard here to find nice pieces like that. Of course there is always the o...
  12. Elisabethan, I really like this bangle! And I couldn’t agree more with you about it “not looking Swedish”. I guess we all have our stereotypes about what we believe something is supposed to look lik...
  13. I really like this bangle! In response to your comment about my ring: I couldn’t agree more with you about it “not looking Swedish”. I guess we all have our stereotypes about what we believe somethi...
  14. I can relate to your story! The only thing is that I don’t find it that funny. It is rather sad that they get away with it! I was always under the impression that it is illegal to use fake marks. ...
  15. Sterling-Silver-faux-Fire-Opal-Bracelet-Jewelry-gg134/171257051627?hash=item27dfb739eb idcloisonne, thanks so much for your help. I found this on e-bay and to me the "stones" look like the one in my...
  16. Zowie, I agree. I love to collect and use my items at the same time. Sometimes I lose or break something - but that is just fine.
  17. Thanks Zowie, I agree. I think one needs to really dress up for those ones:)
  18. Thanks, aghcollect:)
  19. maryh1956, yes, Altenburg is a town in Saxe. It used to belong to Thuringia until everything was changed after the wall came down in 1989. Kind of confusing. Also, Roschützer Porzellanfabrik Unger ...
  20. Thanks, AmberRose. I hope you are enjoying your morning coffee. Cheers to you, too:)
  21. Aimathena, so is yours. I love your china:)
  22. Thanks so much, Aimathena:)
  23. Matter settled: We girls love both:)
  24. I really love the second one! How big is it?
  25. Thanks, tom61375. I'll tell my husband. Next time he won't stop me when I see one of these beauties:)
  26. Love it! I saw one recently in a second-hand shop and wanted to buy it. My husband didn’t let me because it was too damaged. Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t because I remember my dad getting one...
  27. I recently started to include early plastics into my collection. I am amazed by the designs. Yours looks absolutely perfect! It seems to be very large. Did you mean 7 cm?
  28. racer4four, you are correct. It looks bright but also somehow "organic". The food kind of looks natural when served on it. I have a different set of china that is blue and pink (don't know what I...
  29. Thanks a lot, DrFluffy:)
  30. Thanks, DrFluffy:)
  31. I love the feel of those old glass beads! Reminds me that I have some I want to re-string:)
  32. Thanks a lot, braken3, tom61375, and SEAN68:)
  33. Zowie, thanks for your comment. Nice to hear from you! Yes, I guess some people buy stuff just to display, not to use them:)
  34. Thanks so much, valentino97, Manikin, Roycroftbooksfromme1, AmberRose, and geo26e:)
  35. When I was little, the only time my doll house came out was at Christmas time. It was the best time ever! I still remember how it looked like:)
  36. Also many thanks to mikelv85 and tom61375:)
  37. bracken3, yes it is 925. Thanks for your comment:)
  38. Thanks a lot, sarahoff and aghcollect:)
  39. I like some fun too, so don't worry, I take it the just fine. The problem is, I lost one :( So maybe making a bass lure is not a bad idea!
  40. Thanks a lot, antiquerose:) I saw yours and it is so beautiful!
  41. How beautiful!
  42. Thanks, kerry10456:)
  43. Thanks, SEAN68:)
  44. idcloisonne, I agree with about the mark. It is too hard to read. I had a second look and saw something differnt than the first time I looked :( - I guess my eyes are not to be trusted! It could ...
  45. Thanks, AnneLanders:) I have been looking for more but so far this is the only one I found here where I live.
  46. Thanks, AnneLanders:)
  47. I am not sure but porcelain before the 1920's was very often marked only with "Germany" , numbers, and nothing else, however, so far I have not seen one like yours that opens:)
  48. Love it!
  49. How strange life is; my first day of school was many decades later but my photos look very similar to your mother’s. By the way, your mom has a “Zuckertuete” in her hands. It was customary to give t...
  50. You have a very beautiful collection:)
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