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. Mary, I found it at a church sale. It's pure chaos there sometimes. All the old ladies and the younger men with their magnifying glasses and fancy jeweler’s equipment pushing you around looking for ...
  2. $1 Canadian. I guess that's about 75 cent US. I got to run now. I don't want to get stuck in rush hour traffic. I will answer my other comments later:)
  3. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment, katherinescollections:)
  4. Thanks so much for your comments, antiquerose and katherinescollections. I have searched a bit more. So here is the verdict: I checked out the Education Site for D&E/ Juliana (thanks for the hint...
  5. Thanks so much: racer4four, antiquerose, katherinescollections, mikelv85, and vetraio50:)
  6. Thanks a lot for your comments, katherinescollections and Peasejean55. And yes, the colour of the amber is different:)
  7. Katherinescollections, I went to check the marks. Here is what I found: The earrings are marked "Made in Western Germany" and the necklace is only marked W. GERMANY. I need to find out during what ...
  8. Thanks for your tip, shareurpassion. I will listen to you:)
  9. Thanks for your comment, Newtimes. It is starting to get quiet in the house! My son is married, one of my girls lives in Toronto, one is doing her masters, one is in Martinique, and my baby is in he...
  10. Thanks so much for your comment, Elisabethan:)
  11. Thanks a lot, Radegunder:)
  12. Many thanks, Manikin:)
  13. Gillian, thanks a lot. I cannot wait to see your posts:)
  14. Once again, many thanks, Efesgirl:)
  15. Many thanks, Efesgirl:)
  16. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl:)
  17. I will keep that in mind - LOL Thanks for your comment:)
  18. Thanks a lot, Trey:)
  19. Many thanks, Efesgirl:)
  20. Thanks a lot, Newtimes:)
  21. By the way: Where do you display all of these wonderful things? My husband told me to stop buy porcelain because I am running out of space. Any ideas?
  22. You have so many beautiful pieces of glass! I think I have to come back another time to "visit" and keep "loving" it!
  23. This is soooo beautiful! I don't collect glass like that but I would have picked it ip if I would have seen it!!!
  24. Many thanks for loving the brooch: kivatinitz, kyratango, racer4four, antiquerose, mikelv85, katherinescollections, and SEAN68:)
  25. Thanks for your comment, racer4four. I have not yet worn it but I am planning to wear it with a jade bangle and a necklace and earrings I have. The colour of the glass is just a bit off but I am sur...
  26. Thanks a lot, antiquerose and mikelv85:)
  27. Oh, thanks so much for your comments, SEAN68 and Katherinescollections:)
  28. Thanks a lot, katherinescollection. I almost didn't buy it because it was unmarked. But I changed my mind because I love to wear what I buy and one cannot see the mark anyway. And who really cares if ...
  29. You are so creative! I found a Bakelite necklace with leaves and balls that looked like cherries on a colorful covered wire for $5. It was damaged. One of my daughters convinced me not to buy it bec...
  30. Thanks so much for your comment, shareurpassion. After my daughter mentioned it to me, I was able to see it too:)
  31. Thanks so much, Newtimes, kivatinitz, Roycroftbooksfromme1, racer4four, and blunderbuss2:)
  32. This is soooo cool!
  33. Shareurpassion and katherinescollection, thanks so much for your comments. I also believe that mine is newer. When I got it, there was also one that had less strands and was shorter. I didn't buy i...
  34. Thanks a lot, swfinluv1:)
  35. Many thanks, SEAN68, vetraio50, and antiquerose:)
  36. Thanks so much, Efesgirl:)
  37. Thanks a lot, Mary:)
  38. It looks even better in real life. Thanks so much, antiquerose, vetraio50, valentino97, mikelv85, Roycroftbooksfromme1, and Newtimes:)
  39. Mary, putting the dice on is such a cool idea! I wish I has saved my old dice:(
  40. Valentino97, you are correct: It would be also great for Valentines Day. And I will think about the picture:) The brooch is over 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2. It is one of the larger broches I have.
  41. Thanks for sharing this with me, Manikin. I can part with anything but if it is a gift from someone I care about I wouldn't be able to to part with it either!
  42. Thanks so much everyone: vetraio50, antiquerose, valentino97, and mikelv85:)
  43. WOW! WOW!
  44. Thanks a lot, antiquerose. Time is flying so fast. Last year I waited too long and had to rush. I hate rushing. I don't function well under preasure:)
  45. Thanks so much, valentino97 and mikelv85:)
  46. Newtimes, I have five:) Each one is different. Funny how all have the same mom and dad and they all turned out so differently! LOL
  47. Thanks so much for your comment, SEAN68:)
  48. Thanks so much for your comment, valentino97!
  49. Thanks so much, Sean68 and Manikin:)
  50. Thanks so much for your comment, Manikin! When I found this, there was a clear white rhinestone brooch for sale, also by Weiss, but some of the stones were not clear anymore and I din't want to spent...
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