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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. Many thanks, sklo42, PhilDMorris, and Hel1:)
  2. OMG! and I thought I am the only one buying creepy stuff - LOL I have a ring with a bug inside. I bought it a few weeks ago because there was nothing good to buy for a long time. The ring was in t...
  3. Just a thought: My dad had matching rings made for him and my mom. His had her initial and hers had his. Maybe they initial were from a lady??
  4. Hi Mary, the one with the purple stones looks to me kind of like a sash pin. That would date it back to the turn of the last century:) It's just a thought because I has some with a similar backing.
  5. I have a love-hate relationship with this kind of jewelry: Sometimes I find the designs too "busy" for my likings. They are also hard to clean. But then I find myself buying more because they are ...
  6. Someone showed me a ring just like yours a few days ago. It was marked for silver and looked like CZ, like Efesgirl mentioned. By the way, the ring looked rather impressive in "real life."
  7. Many thanks for your comments: Mary, TassieDevil, and lentilka11:) I will change my post to solved, thanks to you.
  8. I am not sure but I can see some similarities with one of my postings. The mark on mine was very hard to read too. Have look: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/217326-vintage-50s-charles-reis...
  9. Many thanks for your comment, Wandlessfairy:) I like the colour too. What I like the most is the "marbled" look of the glass.
  10. Thanks a lot, LovelyPat, tomtucker, and bijoucaillouvintage:)
  11. Isn't it funny, Efesgirl? Nine out of ten times I can tell by just looking if it is Sterling or not. When the silver content is lower, sometimes I really don't know for sure even if it is marked:)
  12. Thanks so much for your comment, antiquerose. Yes, I am here in lovely cold and wet Canada! Very often, I pass on Sarah Cov. jewelry. I don't like many of the designs and the materials. This bra...
  13. Many thanks, Hel1:)
  14. Thanks so much Hel1:)
  15. Many thanks, Hel1 and lisa:)
  16. Once again, many thanks, Manikin:)
  17. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  18. Yes, WOW it is!!!! It looks so cool! I wish I knew how to do that!!!
  19. I had a second look; you are right, it does look old!
  20. I could be completely wrong because on a photo it is hard to see the quality of the item, but I have a feeling that this is a Chinese copy/attempt to mislead the buyer in thinking it is RS Germany or ...
  21. I cannot help but I really like it! It's always nice to have something from mom:)
  22. Many thanks, JImam, Efesgirl, and fortapache:)
  23. Mary, I find my little treasures everywhere:) I go to consignment stores, auctions, and of course, thrift stores, and so on. I mostly buy what I believe to be vintage or antique, but I also get newe...
  24. I love your comment, cameosleuth:)
  25. To me (I am not an expert) it looks older than depression glass:)
  26. Shareurpassion, thanks for your comment. I have not "offered" it to them yet. I am waiting for the right moment. One of my daughters in looking for a place to buy, but given the Toronto real estate...
  27. Many thanks, bijoucaillouvintage, GeodeJem, mikelv85, and vetraio50:)
  28. Many thanks: JImam, aura, kyratango, mikelv85, and sklo42:)
  29. Thanks a lot, aura and surfdub66:)
  30. Thanks so much, bijoucaillouvintage and surfdub66:)
  31. Many thanks, antiquerose:)
  32. Many thanks, katherinescollections and blunderbuss2:)
  33. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  34. The genius must have rubbed off. (I hope that if coming across the right way; English is not my forte)
  35. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  36. Great find! I would have picked it up too. It looks so elegant. By the way, it is Silesia. The handwriting is hard to read:)
  37. Many thanks, aura:)
  38. Vetraio50, did you write your thesis on this subject?! What a mountain of information!!! I am more than just impressed!
  39. No seems and relatively heavy. Thanks for your comment, Efesgirl:)
  40. I really love the colour!!!
  41. Very nice!
  42. Peasejean55, thanks for your comment. It is possible, but I don't think that the style would look nice as a pendant. I was thinking that there might have been a safety chain attached or that the rin...
  43. Thanks so much for your kind comment, courtenayantiques:)
  44. LOVE< LOVE< LOVE it!!!!
  45. It's so beautiful:)
  46. Happy Easter:)
  47. I forgot to say thanks, pebble:)
  48. I would love to see yours when you are done! My ring looks handmade too! You are so lucky to be able to learn how to make jewelry. Here where I live there is nothing I could sign up for, only far...
  49. You are so right, Mary, the really match with Easter chicks:) Happy Easter to you and your family! Gudrun
  50. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Efesgirl and antiquerose:)
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