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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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Mystery Cuff Bracelet Marked "Laton" - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sterling and Brass Bangle Bracelet - Mexico - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Large and Unusual Sterling and Amber Inlay Brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Sterling Rings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Hammered Brass and Copper Brooch with Opaline Glass - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
The Cutest Accident Ever:  Vintage Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
9K (375) Gold Vintage Cameo Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Smallest Mexican Pin in my Collection - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Little Gold Ring Marked "333" - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Pot Metal Vintage Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. OMG - I love her!!!
  2. Sorry for the late response, but I want to say thank you to you too: aura, AnneLanders , Deano, smiata, Moonstonelover21, and tom61375:)
  3. Many thanks for the love: kivatinitz, jscott0363, kyratango, TassieDevil, racer4four, kerry10456, aura, mikelv85, vetraio50, beyemvey, PhilDMorris, Efesgirl, and Hel1:)
  4. I love your Charlie. I have a Charlie too but he is a dog:) Your cat looks like the cat I had when I was a kid.
  5. Thanks for your lovely comments, katherinescollections and lentilka11:)
  6. Many thanks for your comments, TassieDevil and Mary:)
  7. Yes, SEAN68, it does look a little like a magnifying glass:)
  8. You are right, Efesgirl, they are all Taxco pieces. Where I am, I seem to find only Taxco jewelry. The engraving is visible in the second photo, on the bottom to the right of the little plague:)
  9. Yours looks similar to mine, however, yours looks older to me:) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/210298-carved-jade-amulet
  10. Efesgirl, it is my understanding that coin silver is silver - it has a lover silver content, though. I think it is only 900.
  11. Thanks for your comment, Roycroftbooksfromme1. We got the doggie ten years ago for the kids. They all have left the house or are too busy to take care of the little fellow, so he is mine now.
  12. Many thanks, racer4four:)
  13. I love the bangle bracelet. Could that be a carnelian?
  14. I also like the shape of the beads:)
  15. Me too, Mary! Thanks for your comment:)
  16. Thanks a lot: aura, Newtimes, and Trey:)
  17. Thanks, Mary:)
  18. I think these earrings fall into the same category. I see again similarities in the construction: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/164211-vintage-costume-earrings-made-in-india
  19. Many thanks for your comment, SEAN68:)
  20. I am glad you like it too, racer4four:)
  21. Kyratango and Celiene, thanks for your comment:)
  22. Agree with you again, kyratango:)
  23. Thanks, Alan2310:)
  24. billretirecoll, I think I see it - with a bit of imagination LOL
  25. Many thanks, aura and Efesgirl:)
  26. Oh, thank you so much for your comments, vetraio50 and PhilDMorris. I will rub it into my husband's face LOL
  27. Alan, I am not sure but I see some similarities between your earrings and mine: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/163964-indian-costume-jewelry-earrings-vint I believe, although the design is ...
  28. Kyratango, I think you are right. The amethyst ball turns easily around. I don't want to try to get it out but my guess is that I could if I wanted to:)
  29. Also many thanks, lentilka11:)
  30. Many thanks to all of you: pebble, kivatinitz, kyratango, jscott0363, TassieDevil, Caperkid, mikelv85, vetraio50, aura, JImam, PhilDMorris, Hel1, valentino97, Efesgirl, and ...
  31. Many thanks, jeneric:)
  32. Many thanks for your comment, pebble:)
  33. Many thanks, kivatinitz:)
  34. kyratango, thanks so much for stopping by and providing me with the link!
  35. Many thanks to all of you: valentino97, Karenoke, kivatinitz, kyratango, kerry10456, mikelv85, jscott0363, Caperkid, vetraio50, blunderbuss, Hel1, beyemvey, Efesgirl, and au...
  36. This is very poetic. If I may add my 5 cents to it, it means freely translated: May the foreign land become your homeland but never allow your homeland to become foreign to you. How poignant; it is...
  37. Davyd286, I agree with what you said. I found some brooches with the same little flowers, but they were of much better quality. The hinge is attached in a very unusual way: It is coming right out of...
  38. Many thanks to all of you: vetraio50, beyemvey, jscott0363, kyratango, mikelv85, Hel1, TassieDevil bijoucaillouvintage, aura, and Efesgirl, :)
  39. Many thanks for your comment, davyd286. I wasn't sure if I should buy it but when I held it in my hand, I noticed that the quality wasn't bad. I am sure it will look good in the summer, when/if it c...
  40. That's OK, Efesgirl. You can pass it on to me - LOL
  41. Celiene, thanks for your comment. I was thinking, too, to paint it gold. Maybe Kyratango has some suggestions. Because I am not going to wear it, but rather just add it to my little collection of c...
  42. Mary, many thanks for your valuable information. I will follow up on the lead you provided. And yes, I will be careful. I learned my lesson the hard way. Now I either leave things the way they are...
  43. Many thanks, jscotto363:)
  44. I am glad you do, jscotto363. Thanks a lot:)
  45. I agree with you about the quality and the possibility of not being solid. I used to hammer copper to make small bowls and those thingies for catching the wax you put on candlesticks (I used to make ...
  46. Thanks, Efesgirl. I searched on line for more than an hour and found tons of leaf brooches - but none like mine. I guess I have to keep searching:)
  47. Thanks for your comment, racer4four:) I agree, any colour would be nice:)
  48. Many thanks for all the love: katherinescollections, Coloredrhinestone, mikelv85, racer4four, valentino97, Manikin, aura, vetraio50, kyratango, TassieDevil, Hel1, PhilDMorris, a...
  49. Many thanks to all of you, kivatinitz, miss_sassy, Caperkid, kyratango, mikelv85, Hel1, TassieDevil, valentino97, Manikin, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  50. Thanks so much for loving: kivatinitz, melaniej, kyratango, mikelv85, Hel1, vetraio50, fortapache, racer4four, TassieDevil, valentino97, Gillian, Zilla, aura, Efesgirl, and ...
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