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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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Possibly Murano Glass? - Art Glassin Art Glass
Vintage Amethyst Glass Vase with Ruffled Top  - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Vintage Czechoslovakian Glass Vase- Art Deco (Style) - Art Glassin Art Glass
Heavy Vase with Controlled Bubble - Art Glassin Art Glass
Trinket or Dresser Box - Art Decoin Art Deco
Tea Cup Holder - Silverin Silver
Uranium Glass Cruet: EAPG by National Glass/Northwood:  Thanks, TallCake! - Glasswarein Glassware
Pair of Handmade/Hand Painted Votive Holders, Candy Bowls, or... - Art Glassin Art Glass
Mystery Cuff Bracelet - At least It's a Mystery to Me - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Filigree and Lapis Lazuli Earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. Thank you, Manikin:)
  2. Many thanks for your comment, kivatinitz:)
  3. After searching a bit more, I discovered Fifth Avenue Glass, made in China. I can see some similarities with my vase, but I couldn't find an exact mix yet, especially with the controlled bubble. I wi...
  4. Kivatinitz, thanks so much for your comment. I will look into it:)
  5. Thanks a lot, fortapache :)
  6. Many thanks for loving my vase, vetraio50 and AnythingObscure :)
  7. Thanks so much, vetraio50 and AnythingObscure :)
  8. Many thanks, vetraio50 and LOUMANAL:)
  9. Thanks so much, blunderbuss2, fortapache, vetraio50, and Vynil33rpm :)
  10. Thanks a lot, mikelv85, Vynil33rpm, and Alfie21 :)
  11. Many thanks for loving my vase, vetraio50, BHIFOS, blunderbuss2, kwqd,and fortapache :)
  12. Correction: based not basted. It's late:)
  13. Lovely piece! I am just a bit confused: Is it marked Germany or W. Germany? I cannot read the mark. If it is marked W (est) Germany, it must be from around 1949 to around 1990. Basted on the styl...
  14. Thanks so much for your comment, kivatinitz. If I could see the small marks properly, I might find out who made it. But my eyesight is not what it used to be - even with the help of a magnifying gla...
  15. Many thanks for loving my old box, fortapachef and vetraio50 :)
  16. Thanks for your lovely comment, Newflld:)
  17. TallCakes, I knew if you would see my post, you would identify it! Once again,thank you so much for your kind assistance in solving the mystery. Now I have to look for the rest of set:)
  18. I wish, vetraio50. There is no signature. I think, although nice, the quality of the painting is not there:(
  19. Thanks so much for your comment, Mary. Long time no see:( I hope all is well. I see some similarities with your lovely bracelet. In my humble opinion, it doesn't have to be sterling to be nice, ...
  20. I would would wear this for sure! Lovely piece.
  21. Lovely Weiss set! AnythingObscure is right. It should be an easy fix. I just recently fixed a similar necklace by taking out one stone. It took along time and a steady hand. Good luck.
  22. Thanks so much for showing! I have been so busy recently and stop by only once in a while. As luck has it, I saw your lovely earrings! I like the colours:)
  23. Nice piece of history! Just a thought: The item is not dated 1896. It says that this is the year the brewery was built. The first link that you provided states that in 1879 the first beer was shippe...
  24. I have the same one but my colours are a bit different, I think. I don't know anything about it but I put some plants in it and it looks great:)
  25. IVAN49, thanks so much for your comment! I will enjoy the they cuff,but I need to build up some courage to wear it:)
  26. I have the first two bracelets, too. I really like the first one. The glass stones are really beautiful:)
  27. FreshAir, thanks for your comment!
  28. Many thanks for loving my bird, fortapache, vetraio50, and dav2no1:)
  29. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I love the greenish stones. I don't know what they are but the colour is very pleasing to my eyes:)
  30. Mary and AnythingObscure, I love your comments! I certainly wear these earrings. Maybe this is the reason my husband hates them:)
  31. Thanks a lot for your comment, Mary. I like it as well, mostly because it is a solid piece and has clean lines. What I mean, it's not too decorated and combines well with some other jewellery:)
  32. Thanks so much for your comment, SEAN68 and Mary. Sorry for the late response. I have been so busy recently and I am running out of energy:)
  33. Many thanks for the love, aura and Manikin. Honestly, I didn't think anyone else but me would like this cuff.
  34. Thanks so much for loving my bird, aura and jscott0363 :)
  35. Many thanks, aura and Manikin:)
  36. Thanks for the love, aura:)
  37. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I hope to wear the brooch next year. Stay well, Gudrun
  38. Mary, so nice to hear from you! I have been almost hibernating for the last months. Things have been ok for me and my family, but the emotional burden has been hard to handle. This was the first Ch...
  39. Watchsearcher, thanks so much for your comment. That ring is a very simple Mexican ring. It goes with almost all of my old Mexican pieces, and best of all it doesn't bother me. Cheers, Gudrun
  40. Many thanks for your comment, jscotto363. I am glad you like it:)
  41. AnythingObscure, maybe boredom was not the right word to use. Some days it's more frustration. I spend most of my days alone with my husband in a big house in the Canadian winter. It sounds fine ...
  42. Many thanks, Manikin. I have done pretty much everything I wanted to do. Now, I have only odd jobs left, like painting the living room. I hope that Covid wont last that long. I would rather spend the...
  43. Somehow, the pieces remind me of Mexican "Paperclip" jewellery:)
  44. I got taken, too. Here is another fake one: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/193263-large-mystery-cameo-parfum-lagutie?in=collection-2244 But I have to say, every time I wear it, I get pl...
  45. I see some characteristics of Native American jewellery. The overall design, material, and the way it is signed hint to that. Too bad that the second picture is too unclear to decipher. It's a pret...
  46. Celine, I apologize for my late response. Thank you so much for checking out my vase and solving the mystery of the signature. Things haven't been to good here recently and we are back in a lock dow...
  47. "Having fun in the park" is the title -if I remember correctly.
  48. Kwqd, thanks for your comment. I am kind of glad that Iam not the only one who cannot read it :)
  49. Thanks for your kind comment, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  50. Thanks for your kind comments, Ms.CrystalShip and Newfld. I forgot to mention that the pendant was made of some kind of stone.
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