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. I am so sorry to hear about your dog!
  2. I am off to Prague in a few days. I will look, but I have no hope to find a pretty thing like this:(
  3. Thanks for the tip, Efesgirl:)
  4. Thanks a lot, Thomas:) I got the painting at GW when they were still open in Ontario. I paid less than $5 so I decided I would try to fix it when I have a chance. If it doesn't work out, there is n...
  5. I found my other posting:
  6. Hi, antiquerose. I have two ones like the one I posted here. Both have the same thick brass base like my larger one that was made in Germany but the glass/crystal is of exceptional quality. It remi...
  7. Nice! Thanks, antiquerose:)
  8. The writing on the back looks German to me, written in the old German alphabet. It's hard to read but I can identify a part of a word here and there:)
  9. Here is another similar one:
  10. I know how this feels. I don't need a lot of thinks, but if it makes you happy.... Beautiful piece!
  11. I agree with you, again! Don't you think it's strange, too, when people call something antique when the item is vintage or just plain and simple old! Anyway, I truly appreciate your input. Thanks,...
  12. I think they are both from the same time period. Mine has a sticker inside saying "Germany."
  13. I totally agree with you, cameosleuth. It's interesting for me to see that the item turned up on a German site, a Russian one, I also believe a listing from either the US or another English speaking ...
  14. Many thanks for loving my brooch: Midnight1208, kivatinitz, Agram.m, Trey, martika, vetraio50, lentilka11, valentino97, aura, SEAN68, Efesgirl, mikelv85, NevadaBlades, PhilDMorris, katherinescollecti...
  15. I would prefer to call it a collection - LOL ( one or two more would be nice) I think I just forgot that I had it, and that's the reason I didn't wear it, Mary. I do like the combination black and...
  16. Thanks Mary. You are always so kind:)
  17. Yes, valentino97, I went to a church rummage sale. all earrings were 50 cent and brooches, necklaces, and bracelets were $1. I have found even gold at such prices but it is like a zoo! There are a lot...
  18. Thanks so much for your input, Mary. I didn't know about the scratching but it makes perfect sense. Lentilka11, thanks for your nice comment:) Racer4four, you are so correct: It's like candy for...
  19. Cameosleuth, I put the Russian text into a translator and this is what I got (I don't think it helps solving the mystery - LOL): "Socket 925 silver , amber ( grenades ? ) . On the back of the stam...
  20. Thanks, katherinescollections:)
  21. Thanks, kyratango:)
  22. Thanks so much, kyratango. I liked it too because it was a bit nicer than the usual ones that are thinner and more kitschy in design:)
  23. Thanks for your complement, Vintageforever:) Efesgirl, I knew you would know about them. Thanks:)
  24. Efesgirl, I agree that it could be Lucite but I have no clue how to tell the different plastics apart. I can see the difference between Bakelite and the cheap modern stuff but anything in between is ...
  25. I love it!!! I collect all kinds of styles, but I recently I feel drawn to more simple lines. This is great! Is there a mark on it?
  26. Beautiful!
  27. Thanks a lot, Vintageforever:)
  28. Make that less than 40 cents, because it was Canadian - LOL Sometimes I get lucky. Thanks, Vintageforever:)
  29. OMG! Good for you (and even better for your wife)! I am sure she will wait a bit so you can find another treasure for her. I love to hunt for bargains too but you were really lucky; or maybe you re...
  30. Many thanks, aghcollect. Sorry for the late reply:)
  31. I am not sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing that I remember. At that time I could only dream about buying them:( After paying (and still paying for some) for five children to go to college/un...
  32. Racer4four, I like the term "power dressing style" - I have to remember that:)
  33. Trey, thanks for your comment. I like this kind of blue as well even though I am not a fan of blue:)
  34. Oh, thanks so much for all of your lovely comments! TassyDevil, I am glad you like it. Mary, as always, thanks for your kind comment. I am not too sure about the age. 80's or 90's sounds about corr...
  35. Racer4four, I hope so. I would really love to find out what it is. What happened to me before is that I see items on line and I think I know what they are, but when one holds the real thing in one's...
  36. Be a good husband and get her one or two more! This one looks absolutely fabulous! It seems to be a good investment, too:)
  37. Beautiful, Mary. Thanks for posting it. I can imagine it being worn with a few others. I love the idea and will be on the look-out for more. Not that I needed an excuse LOL
  38. I knew I saw this design somewhere, Mary:) I just couldn't put my finger on it. Too bad my necklace is not at the same level as Versace :(
  39. AmatoorPikr, I don't know much about gemstones at all but I searched for something that looked like my stone and remembered that spinel comes in a variety of colours, including a greenish/blue like my...
  40. Thanks, Mary. Just what I needed: Another reason to collect more - LOL I would love to see yours:) I have one with onyx too but the construction is a bit different. And katherinescollections: I ...
  41. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I figured it wasn't that old because of the registration number. It is very high. I bought it anyway because it is well made and very solid. And solid is good for me...
  42. Many thanks, katherineskollections and NevadaBlades:)
  43. Thanks, NevadaBlades. I am glad you like it:)
  44. NevadaBlades, when I looked for an example like mine, I found so many beautiful piece by Christian Dior, both costume and fine jewelry. Mine is not quiet at that level but I am sure my daughter will ...
  45. Efesgirl, once again may thanks:)
  46. Many thanks, Efesgirls:)
  47. Thanks a lot, Efesgirl:)
  48. Many thanks, Caperkid, aura, and melaniej:)
  49. It is lighter than other necklaces I have. Either my definition of "lighter" is wrong or the stone is not a stone LOL. (It could be an imitation) Thanks for pointing this out, Mary:) (Sorry for my...
  50. Katherinescollections, did you post yours already? I looked through your posts and didn't see it; I might have missed it. I think it is very possible that the pieces are made of Austrian crystals. ...
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