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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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Old Dish - Kitchenin Kitchen
Dangle Costume Earrings with Purple Rhinestones and Green Lucite (?) Tear Drops - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Small Carved Rose Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Napier Vintage Brooch with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sterling Silver and Mother of Pearl Native American Ring A Cadman - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Fish Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Panetta Rhinestone Lizard - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Coro Brooch with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Barse Sterling Festoon Necklace with Green Stone/Glass - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Trifari Necklace:  Dogwood, Poured Glass - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. I think your pin goes with my necklace: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158156-trifari-necklace-dogwood-poured-glass:)
  2. I think your pin goes with my necklace: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158156-trifari-necklace-dogwood-poured-glass:)
  3. Many thanks, katherinescollections!
  4. Thanks again, katherinescollections:)
  5. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections:)
  6. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections:)
  7. Thnaks again,vetraio50:)
  8. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  9. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  10. Same here, katherinescollections. I have seen many similar ones but so far none like mine. Oh well, this will keep me busy for some time:)
  11. Thanks, valentino97. I checked on line and found several bangles by this artist - but not one ring like mine:(
  12. katherinescollections, thanks so much for the link. I found a patent for the shape of the flowers dating to 1951. I also found several bracelets, earrings brooches, pendants, and necklaces on line b...
  13. Thanks for your comments, Virginia.vintage, shareurpassion, and nutsabotas6. I need to learn to take better photos!
  14. Thanks for your comments, surfdub66 and Zowie. Surfdub66, I checked again but I cannot find any mark:(
  15. Thanks for your comments, JoyB and Zowie:)
  16. Kyratango, I like how you display your collections:)
  17. Thanks a lot, Virginia.vintage and Zowie. Sometimes I buy jewelry because I see the quality or creativity in the piece; most of the time I like what I buy but when it comes to animals I think that th...
  18. Thanks so much for your kind comments, racer4four, nutsabotas, and Zowie:)
  19. Thanks for your comment, katherinescollections:)
  20. Many thanks, racer4four, verbatim, stwillia76, Elisabethan, vetraio50, Nona mikelv85, and aghcollect :)
  21. Kyratango, I think you have my lizard's brother in your collection LOL Your collection is beautiful!
  22. Thanks a lot mikelv85:) To be honest, I prefer cats, dogs, horses...
  23. Thanks so much for your comments, Elisabethan and katherinescollections:)
  24. Thanks a lot, racer4four and aghcollect:)
  25. Are you sure it is enamel? It looks like mother of pearl to me.
  26. Thanks a lot, vetraio50 and katherinescollections:)
  27. Post them again separately:)
  28. Thanks so much for the link, katherinescollections:)
  29. I think valentino97 is correct. They are very nice!
  30. Thanks, katherinescollections. I am really bad taking pictures. The hallmark looks like script. I will try to get a better picture:)
  31. I have no idea. It was sitting in the store for a long time so I felt bad LOL I gave it a new home but this one will sit in a box too:)
  32. I think I would have a panick attack looking at it:)
  33. Thanks a lot for your comments, JoyB and valentino97:)
  34. I forgot to say thank you: Katherinescollections and JoyB, and valentino97:)
  35. I didn't know that. Very interesting. When I showed my husband this necklace, he asked if it was silver. Well, of course it isn't so he said that he didn't like it and it was worthless... :)
  36. Thanks, katherinescollections. I think this pin will stay in the box!
  37. Hi Mary, I didn't know about the blue colour. Very interesting! I know there is a lot of new costume jewelry for sale nowadays. One of my daughters has bought some rings and necklaces but the quali...
  38. Thanks a lot, SEAN68. Once again you are very fast!
  39. I am not sure but the plate looks very much like plates produced in Bavaria by a variety of manufacturers. Gudrun
  40. Thanks very much for your comment, Elisabethan:)
  41. I found a Napier brooch recently, well, a few months ago. I just remembered when I saw your post. Maybe I will post it on the weekend. Thanks, nutsabotas6, for reminding me:)
  42. It's most likely from the early 1900's. I have a few pieces like that. I think they were made for export.
  43. Thanks so much for your kind comments, MermaidTears. I didn't know what to do with my little elephant; now he has a pernanet spot:)
  44. Yes, JoyB, time is flying when you are having fun. It seems like yesterday when I discovered this site and started posting my items. I appreciate your comment anyway:)
  45. Thanks a lot for your comment and link, JoyB:)
  46. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections, aghcollect, ho2cultcha, dbratjdd, sarahoff, vintagemad, Woman34, vetraio50, nldionne, and Moonstonelover21:)
  47. Thanks!
  48. Mary, recently I have been looking for quality brass and copper jewelry but I have not found too many pieces. They used to be easy to find and not very much valued but times seem to change. I think ...
  49. That should read good time LOL
  50. I think your statues are engraved with some kind of German dialect. It could be Bavarian. My German is rather rusty. It says something along those lines: 1. Give me a mug/glass 2. Sounds of a so...
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