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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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Cold Painted Austrian Bronze Fox  on Marble Tray - Art Decoin Art Deco
Vintage Kitty Cat Bracelet 925  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Rhinestone Turtle Costume Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Costume Pin with Pink and Burgundy Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Costume Pin with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Wooden Jewelry Box with Music Box - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Jewelry Box Made in Italy with Swiss Musical Movement  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Royal Doulton Crystal Perfume Bottle and Atomizer - Glasswarein Glassware

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  1. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  2. Thanks, vetraio50:)
  3. I can see some similarities with my posting. The backing looks close and the way the beads a strung on it look close, too. I have seen earrings with this backing made in Germany but also made in the...
  4. Also many thanks, vetraio50:)
  5. Many thanks: PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, and vetraio50:)
  6. Go for it, valentino97! I would love to see it! By the way, I don't think items have to be old to be collectable. Thanks a lot for your comment:)
  7. Many thanks: Radegunder, smiata, southcop, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, Manikin, musikchoo, Trey, antiquerose, mikelv85, Jewels, and shareurpassion:)
  8. kivatinitz: Muchas gracias por la informacion. Le estoy agradecida.
  9. Thanks for the links, kivatinitz. My item looks like a cross of the two links. My fox has only a bit of paint. I am not sure if it ever was painted like the one on the photo. Maybe the paint is wor...
  10. The fox is unmarked. At least I didn't see anything. The base is marked but it is hard to read in the photo. If you look were the tape used to be on the top right, you can see the marking "Austria" an...
  11. Couldn't agree more about collecting jewelry! It takes a lot to fill a box and sitting there and looking at them brings back memories. My daughters love to join me, too, sometimes. They pick a box ...
  12. Many thanks: Jewels, shareurpassion, and blunderbuss2:)
  13. Thanks a lot, melaniej and aghcollect:)
  14. WOW, you are fast, Roycroftbooksfromme1! Thanks a lot:)
  15. Thanks a lot, Peasejean55:)
  16. Thanks a lot, CindB:)
  17. Thanks a lot, lisa:)
  18. Many thanks, SEAN68:)
  19. Thanks so much, Trey. I almost didn't buy it because I couldn't find any marks on it:)
  20. Thanks a lot, SEAN68:)
  21. Thanks, Trey. That would make at least two of us LOL:)
  22. Thanks so much everyone: valentino97, Newtimes, DrFluffy, petey, vetraio50, southcop, SEAN68, Belltown, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, aghcollect, and geo26e:) Sorry for my late response!
  23. Thanks so much aghcollect and Jewels:)
  24. https://www.etsy.com/listing/194462187/crystal-stemware-crystal-d-arques-long?ref=marketThey were sold here in Canada in the late 80's and 90's and possibly later:)
  25. Thanks so much: DrFluffy, musikchoo, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, shareurpassion, antiquerose, Jewels, aghcollect, bratjdd, and Manikin:)
  26. Many thanks: valentino97, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, Jewels, katherinescollections, racer4four, bratjdd, Manikin, Midday, and aghcollect:)
  27. Thanks so much: PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, katherinescollections, racer4four, aghcollect, and Midday:)
  28. Shareurpassion, he will be happy that someone agrees with him!
  29. Thanks so much: DrFluffy, PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mikelv85, katherinescollections, racer4four, bratjdd, Manikin, and aghcollect:)
  30. I believe that many collectors don't always collect because of value but rather enjoyment. I do, anyway, because I enjoy a good "hunt" and the research that follows. You have a very interesting coll...
  31. Thanks everyone for loving this pin. This pin is actually the one that started my interest in costume jewelry. When I saw this beauty and held it in my hand I realized how much work went into the cr...
  32. It's lovely; but it looks so sad:(
  33. Makes perfect sense then:)
  34. Just an idea: Is your mom from Baden-Wuerttemberg? Have you considered the possibility that the box could be from Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic? It used to be called Karlsbad, too, and was a po...
  35. Thanks a lot, mikelv85 and aghcollect:)
  36. Thanks, vetraio50:)
  37. Thanks so much, aghcollect and valentino97:)
  38. Could it be for coffee, not for tea?
  39. Thanks a lot, CindB:)
  40. Thanks so much for your comment, idcloisonne. I did the "tooth test" and I think the pearls are the real thing:) I have a bit of modern pearl jewelry but I must say they these ones here have a much ...
  41. Thanks so much for your input, idcloisonne; I really appreciate it. I found this ring in a pile of costume jewelry in a church bazaar. It was one of the more "expensive" items, priced at $3.00. It ...
  42. Thanks so much, Virginia.vintage:)
  43. Thanks a lot, PatSea:)
  44. Roycroftbooksfromme1, thanks a lot:)
  45. Many thanks, vetraio50 and Manikin:)
  46. Thanks a lot, Manikin and vetraio50:)
  47. Thanks a lot, Lise:)
  48. I saw one like yours the other day but a woman snapped it up right before my eyes! I was one minute too late:(
  49. I like it, too:)
  50. I found my pin! Mine really needs some TLC in comparison to the one listed below, but at least I found out when it was made and who designed it. http://www.trocadero.com/stores/smallpleasuresantique...
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