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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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Beautiful Brooch - Could It Be Sherman? - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Update:  Re-Strung Vintage Crystal Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Coro Screw Back Vintage Earrings with Blue Rhinestone - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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"Cinnabar" Bangle Number II - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Vintage Sterling Charm Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Thanks a lot: Tray, racer4four, walksoftly, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, vetraio50, aghcollect, mikelv85, Manikin, PatSea, CindB, Jewels, and katherinescollections
  2. Thanks for your comment, jscoot363:)
  3. Thanks a lot for your comments, Zowie and katherinescollections:)
  4. Many thanks, Radegunder and Manikin:)
  5. Thanks so much for posting your bangles. I am a few days behind. How could I have missed this post?! The bangles are lovely, especily the one with the ducks. They are a work of art. Gudrun
  6. I am not sure how old it is but I think they were popular in the 60's and 70's. There are some newer ones out there but they feel different. They are light and thinner, and made of a different plas...
  7. I have one, too, but mine cam with a "frog" to arrange flowers. I am not sure if it was original or if some one added it later. In any case, it is very useful to use for flowers that are not so fres...
  8. valentino97, you could be correct. This brooch looks a lot better than the actual quality of the pin. It also looks handmade. Whoever made it spend some time making it but not a lot of money on the...
  9. LOVE IT! My favorite colours are purple and green. Your bangle has wonderful colour!
  10. Beautiful photos! Great bangle. By the way, I prefer rain over snow any time! We had -12 (plus the wind chill) here yesterday. My daughter send me an e-mail from Lyon saying that it was cold there ...
  11. That's OK, Zowie. I do that all the time. My fingers are sometimes faster than my brain - or the other way around. In any case, I appreciate your comment:)
  12. Thanks everyone for your kind and helpful comments: PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Peasejean55, DrFluffy, jscotto363, and Zowie:)
  13. How wonderful to have those two photographs! You are so lucky. I have only one picture of my mom and her family from the early 40's. I don't have much more from my dad's side of the family.
  14. Thanks, Zowie. I always appreciate your comments:)
  15. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  16. Lucky you!
  17. Many thanks, aghcollect:)
  18. Thanks a lot, mikelv85:)
  19. Many thanks, PatSea, Elisabethan, and Jewels:)
  20. Yes, Zowie, Phil has the real thing. I am hoping he will have a look and tell me something about my pieces. The thing is that the ones that are marked are rather expensive, but, as far as I know, th...
  21. Thanks, CindB:)
  22. Thanks, CindB. I guess this is good enough for me LOL:)
  23. I find that the clear ones always look more elegant but they have less of a "personality".
  24. I love big brooches! The bigger the better. I lost a lot of jewelry over the years but now I am wearing the big stuff: You can hear when it hits the ground!
  25. I hope you have better weather than we have here. Yesterday we had -18 degree Celsius. Today, when I left my house, it was much warmer: only -14!
  26. Hey, your beautiful brooches go well together with my one - LOL
  27. Thanks a lot, katherinescollections:)
  28. DrFluffy, you are fast! Thanks:)
  29. Thanks a lot, Zowie. You are very kind!
  30. Thanks a lot for your comments, nutsabotas6 and jscotto363:)
  31. Mikelv85, I would gladly volunteer, however, I don't think I am good in retraining myself:(
  32. LOVE IT! It's like candies for the eyes. Today, one of my co-works pointed out a blue crystal necklace she was wearing. It was nice, but not even close to yours. She was very happy because she p...
  33. Thanks a lot, jscotto363:)
  34. Thanks for your comments, Zowie and CindB.
  35. Many thanks: jscott0363, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 50vetraio, Zowie, mikelv85, and valentino97:)
  36. Thanks for your comment, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris:) I always welcome your input! Many thanks also to Elisabethan and jsctto363:)
  37. Thanks for your comments, Zowie and Virginia.vintage. Also many thanks to all of you: CindB, jscott0363, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, vetraio50, mikelv85, PatSea, DrFluffy, aghcollect, and Jewels:)
  38. I agree, Elisabethan and Jewels. I found it very interesting, too:)
  39. Many thanks also: PatSea, DrFluffy, aghcollect, and Jewels:)
  40. Thanks, valentino97. Usually I buy big pieces. This one is rather small, but it looks very feminine when worn. I guess I will wear it in the summer with a pretty summer dress:)
  41. Happy New Year to you too, valentino97! Thanks so much for your comment and your link. What a story! I never took the time to really read about it. All I knew was that the pieces were carved and m...
  42. Many thanks, DrFluffy, Manikin, and aghcollect:)
  43. Thanks so much for your comments, katherinescollections and valentino97. Actually, I am wearing it today. It looks really special on my black sweater:)
  44. Thanks a lot, Jewels, Manikin, and aghcollect:)
  45. Thanks so much, DrFluffy, aghcollect, and Jewels:)
  46. WOW!!! :)
  47. Many thanks to all of you, and to all of you best wishes for a Happy New Yearpetey, Jewels, CindB, PatSea, mikelv85, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Weirdpuckett, kivatinitz, and aghcollect :)
  48. Many thanks and Happy New Year: jscott0363, vetraio50, mikelv85, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, glasslove, aghcollect, nutsabotas6, and PatSea :)
  49. Thanks again, jscotto363:) Also many thanks: Agram.m, DrFluffy, shareurpassion, aghcollect, valentino97, and Jewels:) Happy New Year to all of you!
  50. Thanks, jscotto363. It's also very practical:)
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