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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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Heavy Vintage Metal and Plastic Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Lovely Vintage Pressed Glass Candlestick - with Damage - Glasswarein Glassware
Bridal Bank - Possibly by Kralik - Art Glassin Art Glass
Hand Painted Porcelain Pendant - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Old Costume Ring - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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Help, Please:  Sugar Bowl - Kitchenin Kitchen
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Costume (Handmade?) Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Garnet and 333 (8K) Gold Brooch - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. Many thanks for the love, Brunswick:)
  2. Simply wonderful!
  3. I also found this one: https://diamondantiques.co/product/rare-19th-century-mermaid-candelabra/ Mine is a simple version of it and has a chip:( But the main question remains: Who made It?
  4. I really appreciate the love: auraand TassieDevil:)
  5. Hi, Moonhill. You are right, it could be, but I always thought that Baccarat made crystal items. My candlestick seems to be glass. Also, I found a few candlesticks with coy fish, attributed to Bac...
  6. WOW! It really is a big bank!
  7. Thanks a lot for loving my candlestick, vetraio50 and PhilDMorris. I really appreciate it:)
  8. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girls_at_the_Piano
  9. Mrstyndall, I am glad you like it. Thanks for your comment:)
  10. Many thanks for the love: fortapache, Newfld, and AdeleC:)
  11. AdeleC and Newfld, thanks so much for your comments! You really made my day. I think I will keep it, turn it the other way, and put epoxy on. Problem solved:)
  12. Nice message:)
  13. Thanks, raven3766. I had a second look at yours and think that yours is a bit more detailed than mine:) But I still think that both are from around the same time period.
  14. OMG! I am speechless!
  15. How could I have missed this very special piece?! It is such a great find:)
  16. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your lovely comment! I had second thoughts when I waited at the cash register but decided to buy it anyway. When I came home and had a second look at it, I was hap...
  17. Very beautiful collection! I think, my necklace with wooden beads kind of matches with your bracelet:) https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/157117-wood-and-metal-necklace-please-help?in=collecti...
  18. Many thanks for your comment, TassieDevil:)
  19. I bought a very similar painting many years ago. All tough it is oil on canvas, mine seems to be just a decorating piece and the painter of my painting is either unknown or doesn't exist (I still like...
  20. Newfld, I am glad you like it, too. Thanks for your comment:)
  21. Thanks a lot, AdeleC:)
  22. Many thanks, AdeleC:)
  23. Many thanks for the love: vetraio50, fortapache, and Newfld:)
  24. Scottvez, thanks so much for your comment. Right after I read your e-mail, I went upstairs to check my plate. I think, the verdict is not 100% clear. I can see the shadow of my hand through the por...
  25. Many thanks for your comment, Jenni! I was wondering what kind of flowers they are. Peony sounds about right. I will search a bit more now:) Gudrun
  26. Beautiful bracelet. I don't think it is the pied piper because the instrument isn't the right one:)
  27. Also many thanks, Peasejean55:)
  28. Many thanks, Caperkid :)
  29. Thanks a lot, kyratango and aura:)
  30. Many thanks, PhilDMorris, TassieDevil, and fortapache:)
  31. I loved you comment for your post. I feel the same. I wish I had asked more questions and listened more. You are very lucky to have some written records.
  32. Many thanks for loving my earrings: mikelv85, mareredware, Tigra, valentino97, vetraio50, Hel1, fortapache, and Newfld:)
  33. Many thanks, Ivonne:)
  34. Thanks a lot for the love: Mrstyndall, vetraio50, and dlpetersen:)
  35. PhilDMorris, also many thanks for the love:)
  36. Many thanks for the love: AdeleC, Newfld, and Tigra:)
  37. Thanks so much for your great comment, PhilDMorris. I kept looking for similar examples but so far I didn't find anything yet. I did, however, find a larger sugar bowl with an ivy flower fastened wi...
  38. Many thanks for the love, Tigra:)
  39. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Newfld:)
  40. Actually, I had a second look and it looks rather painted/enameled on the front:( Very pretty!
  41. Search: Antique Victorian Essex Crystal Glass Reverse Painted .....
  42. It would help if you would show a photo of the back:)
  43. I very much appreciate your kind comment, PhilDMorris:)
  44. Also many thanks, Windwalker :)
  45. Thanks a lot: mikelv85, LueLuJane, and valentino97:)
  46. I love the colour! I have a similar one in clear glass: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/244361-imperial-ripple-fine-rib-six-ruffle-clea
  47. Many thanks: aura, Caperkid, and sklo42:)
  48. Thanks, Mary. Glad you like them:)
  49. Also many thanks: IronLace, AdeleC, fortapache, and dlpetersen :)
  50. Thanks so much for loving my little vase collection: antiquerose, blunderbuss2, Newfld, Tigra, Manikin, and vetraio50:)
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