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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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  1. Yes, it's true. I have done it occasionally but only if I really wanted the item.:) I am not too sure but I think that your item was made a few decades after my brooches; I would have to guess but I...
  2. Lamplover78, the green and blue brooch is made of brass and the red one is made of a silver-colored metal. The blue and green one is much nicer in "real life" than the red one. Now, I am going to ch...
  3. Many thanks for loving my brooch. I really appreciate it: beyemvey, kyratango, PhilDMorris, mikelv85, fleafinder, martika, vetraio50, Zilla, racer4four, valentino97, Caperkid, TassieDevil, jscott036...
  4. Thanks for your comment, martika. Sorry for my late response:)
  5. Very interesting, Efesgirl:)
  6. Kyratango, thanks for your comment. I will post it again when I am done. I am really curious to see how it works!
  7. Thanks for your comment, TassieDevil. Let's make it one time a month. That's enough:)
  8. OMG, TassieDevil, I must have been half asleep when I posted it! Wrong word and wrong language! Thanks for pointing this out!
  9. Many thanks for your comment, antiquerose:)
  10. Thanks for your comment, Efesgirl. As always, it is greatly appreciated:)
  11. Many thanks, Efesgirls and antiquerose. I checked the link but I must say I am a bit confused. Did Abigail Prada really design so much stuff? Some of it goes back to the 1940's. I must say I am no...
  12. Also many thanks for loving: jscott0363, antiquerose, Efesgirl, aura, MALKEY, and sklo42:)
  13. Antiquerose, thanks for your comment. It really is a candleholder/candlestick (I am not too sure about the difference and should look up the definition). What looks like and opening in the centre is...
  14. Efesgirl, I am glad I am not the only one annoyed by the placement of the stickers. The problem is, sometimes they get all messed up and it is hard to read the price after. also, some of them are ver...
  15. MALKEY, thanks so much for your comment:)
  16. I am looking forward to seeing them. Your collections is so impressive!
  17. Many thanks for loving my candleholder, vetraio50:)
  18. Mary, you are on a roll! Keep sharing your great pieces!
  19. I have one too: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/159718-salt-and-pepper-shakers-glass-strawber#comment-1023368 :)
  20. Many thanks, vetraio50! I hope you had a wonderful holiday too. Gudrun
  21. This could be part of Carole Tannenbaum's selection of costume jewelry. She usually sell high-end vintage pieces in several cities, including Toronto. I love it!
  22. I looked through one of my jewelry boxes today and came across this pin. I don't know why I had not seen it before but there is a mark right next to the hinge. It looks like three numbers. The prob...
  23. Many thanks, aura, Destiny.Jennifer.g., Janina44, and trawls11:)
  24. Mary, thanks for your tips on repair. I have made many mistakes before and now I am more careful. I clued rhinestones with Crazy Clue: What a disaster! Silver polish and toothpaste works well on c...
  25. Try e-bay and check for completed sales. Ich habe einen Leuchter mit dem gleichen Muster in "Amber", aber konnte bisher kein weiters Beispiel finden, aber einige lila Vasen habe ich gesehen. Die si...
  26. Copper is very hard to find here where I live. My theory about this is that maybe it is easy to tell, even for an untrained eye, that they are neither gold nor silver, and for that reason this kind ...
  27. I love this kind of jewelry because of the simple but elegant design. Too bad I have not found anything like this in the stores I usually go to. Your post reminded me to keep my eyes open:)
  28. Many thanks for your tips, kyratango:)
  29. I think I have the same: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/96098-indiana-glass-large-bowl-with-fruit-mo
  30. Thanks kyratango. Does it matter if there are "stones" in a piece?
  31. Mary, thanks so much for your comment. I have a feeling that the bangle might be a bit newer than the ring. They look matching but I think the ring is of a bit better quality and slightly older, but...
  32. Efesgirl, it's funny how my husband said the same! He actually first, from a distance, believed it was real. But when you have a closer look or hold it in your hands, there is no doubt that it is a ...
  33. Fleafinder, many thanks for your comment:)
  34. I wanted to ask you the same, kyratango. I got a costume ring a few weeks ago (I have not posted it yet). The ring has pretty pink glass stone, and pink is one of my daughters' favorite colour, and t...
  35. When I started collecting a few years ago, I got taken several times as well. I bought jewelry in second-hand stores here in Canada clearly marked with "925" but they were completely fake! I trusted...
  36. Many thanks, kyratango. Purple is my favorite colour, but for whatever reason it doesn't look good on me:(
  37. How cool is that! Love it!!! Happy New Year!
  38. Thanks so much,lentilka11:)
  39. Their beauty is priceless! If you enjoy them, they are worth every penny (oh well, lots of pennies). They are absolutely wonderful!
  40. Thanks for your information, Efesgirl. I knew you would be able to narrow it down:)
  41. It's hard to tell from the picture but I think mine has the same metal parts - minus the safety chain (it was missing). http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/176153-vintage-jadeite-bangle#comment-1...
  42. Sorry for the late reply: Many thanks, inky:)
  43. You are very welcome:)
  44. Many thanks for your kind comment, jscotto363:)
  45. katherinescollections, based on the design and even the maker's mark, I think that your piece of jewelry falls into the same category as my Bond Boyd collection: undervalued. The reason could be that...
  46. Thanks so much for your comment, PhilDMorris. I really appreciate it:)
  47. Many thanks, kayratango:)
  48. Many thanks for the love: Mrstyndall and aura:)
  49. Thanks so much, aura:)
  50. Sorry for the late response. I have not checked this posting for a long time. Many thanks: aghcollect, BHock45, KKoChristmas11, valentino97, toolate2, and Moonstonelover21:)
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