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. You are a lucky lady, Efesgirl! I am always too slow because I over-analyse every buy. I think that your pin is about from the same period than my brooch. I see many similarities. Just one quest...
  2. Valentino97, I had the same experience the other day. I almost bought a necklace that was marked 925 on the clasp but I didn't trust the look of it. When I took out my magnifying glass, I saw some c...
  3. I realized that I love this one already, but I needed to say that it is reeally beautiful!
  4. Thanks for your comment, antiquerose:)
  5. Thanks for the link. I love the earrings:)
  6. Oh, and can we share the cardigan too? I love the colour combination. Guess what, I am going shopping this afternoon:)
  7. Ladies, we should take turns wearing the set: One week shareurpassion, one week valentino97, and one week me, LOL!
  8. Many thanks for loving this brooch: antiquerose, inky, racer4four, vetraio50, Efesgirl, valentino97, katherinescollections, kyratango, mikelv85, aura, and jscott0363:)
  9. Found it!
  10. Mary, you did it again: You made me get up and check. The bracelet is strung on black elastic (covered in black string). So the elastic might be old but in great shape. I am confused:)
  11. OK, I wanted to know for sure so I went up to check: It's 14inches x2; making it 28 inches in total:)
  12. How interesting, valentino97! I will have to go an measure but my guess is that it is around 24 inches.
  13. Efesgirl, this makes two of us! Zowie, thanks for your comment. It's nice to hear from you:) Hope, all is well!
  14. It's possible, Efesgirl. It looks old but has not patina. I will check for my other pictures. Thanks:)
  15. OMG! You did it again. I went through hundreds of peacock pins and none was like mine. The only difference seems to be the enamel/colour. Thanks, Efesgirl:)
  16. Yap, it looks like it:)
  17. racer4four, I couldn't say it any better:) Thanks!
  18. Thanks, kyratango. I don't want to be cheap but I really like a bargain. Efesgirl, Thanks too:)
  19. Thanks so much for your comments, katherinescollections, kyratango, and inky:)
  20. Thanks for your comments, valentino97, Gillian, and efesgirl. I have come across these bangles a few times before. One time, my husband hated it. So, to keep the peace, I didn't buy it. One time I ...
  21. Oh, I am so happy you girls like it! I have a big problem: I can never make up my mind! When you are shopping for vintage items, that's not good at all. I wasn't sure if I should get it but at the...
  22. I think the total lenght is a bit over 20 inches (I am not at home to check) but I do remember putting it on the scale and getting 84g. I am glad you like it, valentino97:)
  23. Thanks a lot, kyratango:)
  24. Thanks a lot for your comment, kyratango! I was almost too cheap to get it. But then I thought that for $1.50 US I cannot go wrong:)
  25. I see we have the same good taste - LOL
  26. Thanks so much for your comments, mikelv85, kyratango, and Gillian. I got the necklace because I really like green (and purple). And I didn't pay much for it either. If I remember correctly, it was...
  27. Hi,mikelv85! I don't remember were I read it but this company is known for using mostly natural stones/materials. That's something I really like on more recent jewelry. I have a Barse necklace, too...
  28. Thanks, Mary:)
  29. Glass or not - it is beautiful! And this is what counts, isn't it?
  30. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl! What would I do without your help?!
  31. Thanks again, jscotto363:)
  32. Many thanks, jscotto363:)
  33. Many thanks, Trey, kyratango, mikelv85, racer4four, vetraio50, jscott0363, blunderbuss2, and GeodeJem:)
  34. Thanks so much for your comment, jscotto363:)
  35. Thanks a lot for your comments, Efesgirl, jscott363, and katherinescollections!
  36. Many thanks, Trey loves, mikelv85, kyratango, bladerunner22, racer4four, vetraio50, Efesgirl, and jscott0363:)
  37. Many thanks, Efesgirl and Gillian! I need to learn to do beter searches on line!!! You found it! Thanks a million!
  38. I have a brooch with the same mark. It's a bit hard to see, though.
  39. Thanks, valentino97! I kind of remember this kind of stuff:)
  40. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl and SEAN68:)
  41. Thank you all for your kind comments. I also think they can make one hapy! It's interesting what a dab of colour can do.
  42. Thanks so much, Efesgirl and racer4four:) I appreciate your comments!
  43. Yes, this is it. Mine came with a 12k gold chain. I don't have the original one:( Thanks a lot, Efesgirl!
  44. Thanks a lot, Mary. I just had a look. The cross you have has a very similar design like mine; they look like from the same "family" LOL. After looking at the pics, I am even more convinced that yo...
  45. I am sure he would. It's really too bad that we cannot get his advice and draw from his knowledge:(
  46. Yes, katherinescollections!
  47. Thanks a lot, kyratango, it looks actually much better in real life:)
  48. Once again, you are a very smart woman! I just deleted the post because I started to get e-mails from China!!!!
  49. Mary, this is the best advice I ever got. You are a wise woman!
  50. Thanks again, Efesgirl. I hope you had a good night. Also many thanks for your comment, Newtimes. I have a few filigree piece that are unmarked and I always wondered if someone put so much work int...
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