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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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Bond Boyd Vintage Sterling Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
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Vintage Purple Glass Vase with Satin Finish - Art Glassin Art Glass
Lamp Made of Brass - Tools and Hardwarein Tools and Hardware
1990 Newspaper: German Reunification  - Paperin Paper
Eduscho Coffee Mill - Kitchenin Kitchen
Grandma's Vase - Black Amethyst Glass - Glasswarein Glassware
Covered Milkglass Candy Dish - Glasswarein Glassware
My Great-Grandmother's Songbook, Marked Christmas 1888 - Booksin Books

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  1. Thanks a lot, Manikin:)
  2. Thanks GTBOI:)
  3. I LOVE the colour!!!
  4. Thanks a lot, SEAN68:)
  5. I have not spent too much time on CW recently and therefore neglected to answer and/thank you all for your comments and love. I want to rectify this today, so many thanks to all of you! Thanks so...
  6. Thanks, FancyGirl:)
  7. I think I own its "sister" - Check out my link: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/84644-german-costume-brooch--how-old-could-it
  8. Thanks so much for your help, FanciGirl!
  9. Zowie, I have one like this, too. I am going upstairs to check it out!
  10. Thanks a lot, vetraio50 and Belltown:)
  11. Thanks a lot for your links, kivatinitz:)
  12. Many thanks also to nutsabotas6, racer4four, Gracay2004,mikelv85, and aghcollect:)
  13. Thanks for your comment, Agram.m. I think as a close neighbor you must have been not only aware but also in one way or another been affected by the Wall. I don't live in Europe now but I think that ...
  14. Thanks a lot, Aimathena, antiquerose and Virginia.vintage.
  15. I love the piece and the photos!
  16. What a lesson in history, Riply206! Thanks so much for your inside into the business practices and history of the Eduscho company. My grandmother lived in the Russian controlled zone that became t...
  17. You are very welcome. It is always a pleasure to see your new items. Your taste and your knowledge are impressive!
  18. Cool!!!
  19. Thanks a lot for your comment, SEAN68:)
  20. Thanks so much, TallCakes. How interesting your explanation is! I will check out the wedding box for the mark.
  21. Once again many thanks, aghcollect:)
  22. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  23. Thanks a lot, aghcollect:)
  24. I agree with you, Zowie. I was thinking to put it on a ribbon, rather than a chain:)
  25. Thanks Zowie:)
  26. Thanks for your comment. I miss all of you on CW too. I will be back home in a week. I am not sure if I am happy or sad about it LOL I am glad you have a great time with your girls! Gudrun
  27. Thanks, Moonstonelover21. I hope you have a great summer:)
  28. Beautiful! Now I appreciate the work that went into this jewelry:)
  29. Thanks again, idcloisonne:)
  30. Thanks everyone for the help. I am looking forward to seeing AmberRose's one too. I checked the link idcloisonne provided and loved the piece. Is there a way to date this kind of jewelry?
  31. Very pretty! Thanks for your link!
  32. Many thanks also to mikelv85, vetraio50, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, bratjdd, Manikin, and aghcollect:)
  33. Idcloisonne, thanks so much for your clarification/explanation. I didn't really check it out but the very little I saw on line was very confusing to me. I found some that were clearly marked as "pla...
  34. Actually, I really have no idea, racer4four. I have been "burned" a few times before by buying something that wasn't what I believed it was. I learned the hard way that things sometimes are not wha...
  35. Thanks, Moonstonelover 21. You are really fast :)
  36. I have some costume necklaces with faux pearls and the clasp look similar like the first one. I am not sure but the look of the clasp looks like the 1920's - but I am just guessing here.
  37. Thanks so much for your kind comment Virginia.vintage:)
  38. Thanks so much for your comment, racer4four :)
  39. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  40. Love your photo. I tried to take some on July 4th here in Marco Island. I wasted half of my memory card and non of the pics are worth sharing.
  41. Wow, you made my day. I don't remember what the weight was, but remember that I paid less than half of the current silver prices. I wore it a lot over the past days, including in the pool and it st...
  42. Thanks a lot, shareurpassion. You are fast!
  43. I just came back from Germany and got there something very similar. Mine is made of brass and rather small - maybe around 5 inches. I was told it might have been used as a lamp, possibly for miners....
  44. Many thanks also to idcloisonne, DrFluffy, Elisabethan, Moonstonelover21, sarahoff, mikelv85, southcop, and vetraio5:)
  45. Thanks so much, AmberRose and racer4four:)
  46. Many thanks also: petey, Elisabethan, and aghcollect:)
  47. Zowie, believe me, I thought about that. But my husband finds walking around with a metal detector too geeky. Have a great summer/winter. You are in Australia? Gudrun
  48. Thanks, Elisabethan:)
  49. Thanks everyone: mikelv85, Signaholic, geo26e, and SEAN68 :)
  50. Thanks so much, Manikin! I am sure I'm going to find something and I will share it with this wonderful CW community. I hope you have a great summer!
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