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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  1. Thanks so much for your comment/help, kyratango. I will take my time and come up with the best way of using what I have:)
  2. Racer4four, I am glad I am not the only one:)
  3. You are soooo lucky! That's really bad for me because it will make me go back again and again and look for treasures like yours. Too bad that here in Ontario all Goodwill stores closed:(
  4. Celiene, you were correct: Kyratango did come up with ideas! Kyratango, I understand what you mean. I was thinking in terms of a choker necklace and thought it might work. Good thing you pointed o...
  5. This is all so interesting! Blunderbuss2, thanks for your drops of catalyst:) Amatoorpkr, thanks for the information. It's greatly appreciated!
  6. Thanks, Celiene, so is yours!
  7. Well, it doesn't!!! It has a smell, a very faint smell, but I have no clue what it reminds me of. So I guess for the time being it remains a mystery. I do like a mystery but I like solving it even ...
  8. I think this kind of jewelry was rather popular some years ago. I have a pair if earrings, too, but I don't remember it I posted them already.
  9. I have a thing for Mexican jewelry - LOL I love it:)
  10. That's so cool! Thanks so much for the link and solving the mystery, Celiene:)
  11. Efesgirl, thanks for the link. It was really informative. Now I will go and have a lick - LOL
  12. Antiquerose, your brooch is beautiful and based on some of the pictures I have seen it looks just perfect for an item made of gutta percha.
  13. I am not sure if this is the same: (mine is a bit different in the back/not open) I am just saying: Only because som...
  14. I found this one:
  15. Thanks so much for trying to help me with this mystery, Efesgirl and antiquerose. I don't think is amber although it has the glow of it, especially on the back. But you are correct, antiquerose, it ...
  16. Mikel said it: Looks like candy!!! I really like it!
  17. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
  18. It somehow reminds me of Bohemian/Victorian glass. Check for ruby red glass with images of children.
  19. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Mary. I have spent a lot of time searching for anything similar. The only thing that looked close, was work by a Turkish artisan. I will keep looking - hat's p...
  20. You are correct. But it feels too light to be a stone. I was thinking of scratching the back but I am not sure what to look for or expect - LOL
  21. Many thanks for loving the earrings: valentino97, Agram.m, glassiegirl, martika, aura, Caperkid, Efesgirl, PhilDMorris, TassieDevil, NevadaBlades, and racer4four:)
  22. Many thanks for your kind comments: katherinescollections, Efesgirl, and Oldfashionedgirl:)
  23. Many thanks for all your love: valentino97, Newtimes, martika, aura, Manikin, Caperkid, mikelv85, Efesgirl, PhilDMorris, lTassieDevil, NevadaBlades, and Brunswick:)
  24. Many thanks: Newtimes, glassiegirl, aura, katherinescollections, mikelv85, Efesgirl, TassieDevil, NevadaBlades, racer4four, and Brunswick:)
  25. Many thanks for loving: glassiegirl, valentino97, fernpig, kivatinitz, aura, Brunswick, katherinescollections, mikelv85, Efesgirl, LindseyDee, TassieDevil, NevadaBlades, Celiene, and racer4four:)
  26. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I got it at Value Village, so there was no feedback at all. If it would have been only one piece, I wouldn't have bought it. First, I must admit, I had buyer's remors...
  27. Thanks for your comment, TassieDevil:)
  28. NevadaBlades, all tough this is really hot, I like it better than any temperature with a minus sign in front. We have great weather right now: blue sky, no wind, and temperatures in the mid-seventie...
  29. Thanks so much for your comment, Efesgirl and TassieDevil:)
  30. Many thanks, NevadaBlades:) How's the weather in Las Vegas? We had the first real spring day, finally!
  31. Oh, Thomas, you are always so polite:)
  32. Thanks, NevadaBlades:)
  33. Thanks again, Thomas:)
  34. Thanks, Thomas! Gudrun
  35. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  36. Thanks, Celiene. I think these brooches are rather common. I found several on line but I still like it. It is very heavy and well made. And have I mentioned that it sparkles...
  37. PhilDMorris, I would love to see such a display. It must be lovely. I have only a few paperweights but I always admired them:)
  38. Thanks for your comment, fionablack. I started to collect a few years ago and I am starting to reach a point where I have to become more selective in my purchases or I will run out of space or run in...
  39. What an interesting object. I have never seen mirrors like that.
  40. Thanks, Efesgirl:)
  41. Emme, I probably forgot to attach the correct link. I am also having problems with my e-mail. I try again: Gud...
  42. Many thanks, Caperkid and PhilDMorris:)
  43. LovelyPat, thanks for your comment. I am not familiar with British marks but I would think that two stamps are better than one - LOL (I am kidding; I really don't know)
  44. Oh, I remember that song, NevadaBlades! I can see why you say that. Thanks for your comment:)
  45. Efesgirl, here in Canada we have not a lot but some. It is not unusual to find them in antique stores or second hand stores. I was happy finding this one because of the colour, the almost perfect co...
  46. Thanks, Efesgirl. I agree. I think they could be Mexican. Maybe Middle Eastern? I am still searching for a similar pair to compare them with.
  47. Thanks, Thomas:)
  48. Thanks s o much for your comment, kivatinitz:)
  49. WOW! I leaned something! I always thought that it was just one step to decorate the porcelain.
  50. I think your beautiful brooches would match nicely my earrings - LOL
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