freiheit

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)

Posts

See all 778
Whiting and Davis Faux Hematite Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
14K Cameo Earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Gold Filled Cameo Necklace and Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Coro AB Necklace and Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Tiger's Eye Choker Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Pink Rhodonite Hand Knotted Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Pretty Vaseline Grass Vase with Applied Flowers - Art Glassin Art Glass
Victorian Granberry Glass Vase (I think) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Sherman Brooch and Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Brooch with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

Comments

  1. I will try to get a better picture when I get home:) Thanks, Efesgirl.
  2. Thanks, Efesgirl. I know what you mean. I found a pendant recently and didn't buy it because it was so badly made.
  3. Thanks a lot, Manikin!
  4. Thanks so much for your comment, martika:)
  5. Many thanks, pebble:)
  6. Thanks so much, martika:)
  7. Many thanks, Efesgirl:)
  8. Thanks for your comment, kyratango. Pink is not my colour but I liked the quality of the necklace:)
  9. I just checked it out and think that you both are right. Thanks for the help.
  10. Thanks so much for your comments, pebble and bijoucaillouvintage. I will check out your lead:)
  11. I also put a piece of a cut-up rubber band on the back of earrings. I use a wide band and cut a square and poke a hole in the middle with a needle. Beautiful necklace!
  12. Many thanks, Caperkid and Efesgirl :)
  13. Thanks for your comment, Peasejean55. I have heard of pink agate but I have never seen it in real life. I have some rose quartz pieces but this one is definitely not rose quartz.
  14. Many thanks, bijoucaillouvintage:)
  15. Thanks for your comment, lentilka11:)
  16. Many thanks, kivatinitz, TassieDevil, racer4four, JImamm, aura, vetraio50, mikelv85, and valentino97:)
  17. Many thanks, Vintagefran:)
  18. Very informative link. Thanks, antiquerose:)
  19. Many thanks for loving it: beyemvey, JImam, LovelyPat, kivatinitz, jscott0363, kyratango, Ivonne, vetraio50, sklo42, racer4four, and TassieDevil:)
  20. I take this as in you like it LOL Thanks PostCardCollector:)
  21. Many thanks for loving my vase: kivatinitz, jscott0363, kyratango, Ivonne, vetraio50, racer4four, TassieDevil, mikelv85, aura, Efesgirl, antiquerose, Celiene, and valentino97:)
  22. I think it was sold in West Berlin - based on the Bavarian scene. The East Germans wouldn't have put that on the stein:) Sorry I cannot help more!
  23. I just found some images of vases by Stevens & Williams. The tall one looks kind of similar.
  24. Vetraio50, thanks for your comment. I was thinking that it could be Bohemian, too, but I don't know much about glass. I just liked it - LOL
  25. Thanks so much, jscotto363:)
  26. Thanks so much for your comment, jscotto363:)
  27. Thanks for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. I will take a photo and post it:)
  28. Many thanks for loving my vase: mikelv85, aura, Efesgirl, antiquerose, Celiene, and valentino97:)
  29. There are miracles - LOL
  30. Many thanks, mikelv85, aura, and Efesgirl:)
  31. Thanks, antiquerose. The ones in the link are so beautiful!
  32. Beautiful! And tall!
  33. Thanks, Mary, for the fast response! I am not sure what is was intended for. I will research it:)
  34. Many thanks for your comment, lentilka11:)
  35. Celiene, I posted the necklace some tine ago. Here is a link: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/173409-sherman-vintage-necklace Thanks for your comment:)
  36. Racer4four,many thanks for your nice compliment!
  37. Thanks so much fro your comment, Mary!
  38. Thanks so much for your kind comment, kyratango:)
  39. I am glad your like it, JImam. Thanks:)
  40. Many thanks, Caperkid:)
  41. Thanks, PhilDMorris. I appreciate it.
  42. Thanks for your kind comment, Gillian:)
  43. Thanks, Mary. Usually I buy the big pieces but this one was really sweet - to use your words:)
  44. Thanks a lot for your comment, Mary. Actually, the brooch looks a lot nicer and more impressive in real life:)
  45. Also many thanks, aura, Manikin, Gillian, valentino97, kyratango, mikelv85, PhilDMorris, vetraio50, and TassieDevil:)
  46. Many thanks for loving my brooch: JImam, mikelv85, valentino97, kyratango, racer4four, TassieDevil, PhilDMorris, bijoucaillouvintage, aura, Celiene, jscott0363, vetraio50, Efesgirl, and Manikin:)
  47. Many thanks for all the love, racer4four, mikelv85, kivatinitz, martika, valentino97, antiquerose, PhilDMorris, TassieDevil, jscott0363, aura, Manikin, Efesgirl, and vetraio50:)
  48. Tanks a lot for loving my brooch: racer4four, mikelv85, beyemvey, pebble, martika, valentino97, antiquerose, PhilDMorris, bijoucaillouvintage, jscott0363, aura, Manikin, JImam, Efesgirl, kyratango, a...
  49. Many thanks, Master, SEAN68 , JImam, racer4four, Manikin, valentino97, PhilDMorris, TassieDevil, bijoucaillouvintage, Caperkid, jscott0363, kyratango, vetraio50, aura, mikelv85, and Efesgirl:)
  50. Thanks a lot, Mary. I posted some time ago a pendant and I think that it is similar to the brooch but the setting is different. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/173761-bargain-find-vintage-ne...
  51. See more

Likes

CARAVELLE WATCH with Sterling SPEIDEL Bracelet Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings

Following

Efesgirl
posted 3 hours ago
PostCardCollector
posted 5 hours ago
katherinescollections
posted 9 hours ago
austrohungaro
posted 11 hours ago
SEAN68
posted 17 hours ago
mikelv85
posted 3 days ago
Junkman60
posted 4 days ago
Agram.m
posted 4 days ago
AboundingOddities
posted 5 days ago
Manikin
posted 6 days ago
vetraio50
posted 8 days ago
valentino97
posted 8 days ago
PhilDMorris
posted 12 days ago
sarahoff
posted 23 days ago
bratjdd
posted 1 month ago
petey
posted 2 months ago
Elisabethan
posted 2 months ago
Newtimes
posted 3 months ago
Hedgewalker
posted 4 months ago
davyd286
posted 6 months ago
wpj
posted 7 months ago
AmandaAddamsAuctions
posted 7 months ago
nldionne
posted 7 months ago
claudia1971
posted 9 months ago
musikchoo
posted 9 months ago
Moonstonelover21
posted 9 months ago
bladerunner22
posted 10 months ago
toolate2
posted 10 months ago
ozmarty
posted 12 months ago
Zowie
posted 1 year ago
aghcollect
posted 1 year ago
DrFluffy
posted 2 years ago
AmberRose
posted 2 years ago
miKKoChristmas11
posted 3 years ago
vintagejewel
posted 3 years ago
See more