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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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Massive Carved Plastic Bangle - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Lipstick Red Bangle with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Collection of Assorted Glass Vases - Art Glassin Art Glass
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Comments

  1. Racer4four, you just made my day! Thanks so much for your comment!
  2. Many thanks for your comment, nutsabotas6:)
  3. Thanks a lot, Caperkid:)
  4. Many thanks for the love, fortapache:)
  5. Lentika, plastic or not, yes, I will wear it now. Thanks for your comment:)
  6. Many thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  7. I wanted to post an update because my necklace has morphed into a bit more wearable version. Here is how it happened: A few weeks ago, I went with some friends to St. Jacobs, Ontario. Right across...
  8. Sharerpassion, I didn't find it :( Sometimes it depends what search engine one is using. I did fine many beautiful pieces, though, and I learned a lot. So, many thanks for your help, Gudrun
  9. Many thanks for the love: Newfld, dlpetersen, and raven3766 :)
  10. Many thanks for the love: fortapache, Newfld, and jscott0363 :)
  11. Many thanks for loving my brooch: aura, Newfld, and MALKEY :)
  12. Thanks for loving my vase, Newfld:)
  13. I am not receiving any notifications anymore (I don't know why), and that's the reason I missed your post. And what a post it is! WOW. I really admire your taste and your art. I got nothing else t...
  14. Many thanks for your kind comment, Mrstyndall and PhilDMorris:)
  15. Thanks for your comment, racer4four. He lives in a closet right now. I re-arrange my treasures from time to time (some come out and some others get stored for some time), and until such time comes a...
  16. Thanks for your lovely comment, MALKEY! All the best to you, too. Gudrun:)
  17. Thanks so much for your comment, PhlDMorris. I am glad you approve. My husband didn't. That's the reason the young man is sitting in a closet - LOL
  18. Thanks so much, Mrstyndall, mikelv85, aura, MALKEY, and Caperkid :)
  19. I am glad you like it, Mary. Thanks so much for your comment. Mexico came to mind when I looked at the ring but it is only marked 925. I guess I have to keep looking for an answer:)
  20. Many thanks, fortapache, Newfld, and jscott0363 :)
  21. Many thanks, Pickaboo:)
  22. Yes, VintageBombshell, that's what I thin, too. First I didn't like the colour, but then it kind of grew on me and now I am wearing the ring a lot, also because it is rather large:)
  23. Thanks so much for loving my vase: worthit2, kivatinitz, racer4four, blunderbuss2, and PhilDMorris :)
  24. Shareurpassion, thanks so much for your lead.I will check it out right now!
  25. Many thanks, Thomas:)
  26. It is hard to see, but I added picture # 4 to show the necklace after I took it apart, cleaned all of the beads, and restrung it. Now it is ready to wear!
  27. TassieDevil, thanks for your comment. I can see an angel now, but what I first saw was a snowflake:) Funny how different people see different images.
  28. Sorry for the late reply, Thomas. I really appreciate your comment:)
  29. AdeleC, thanks for your comment. I am really bad identifying birds. Other than the most common ones, I don't know any:(
  30. Mary, thanks a lot for your comment:)
  31. Thanks again for your comment, Mary. I almost missed out because the store was kind of badly lit so I didn't see the real colour until I got home:)
  32. TassieDevil, I am glad I am not the only one! Thanks for your comment:)
  33. Lata, many thanks for the link! I really appreciate it:)
  34. Vetraio50, thanks so much for solving this mystery! I looked at the mark and just couldn't figure out what it said :) Sorry for the late response; I was away for some time.
  35. Another great piece for your lovely collection!
  36. This looks to me like an American Brilliant Cut nappy. It could be from around the early 1900's. These pieces have mostly fallen out of favor but I find them beautiful. I recently purchased a few a...
  37. Many thanks, aura:)
  38. You are very welcome! You have a wonderful collection of exceptional pieces! Gudrun
  39. Thomas, many thanks for your comment. The colours really got my attention, too. This piece stood out on the shelf.
  40. Wonderful! My mom had one like this as well. I don't remember the exact pattern but I loved it when I was a child. Some when, these pieces fell out of fashion and she got rid of it. I wish she had...
  41. Who cares if you paid too much if you really like it (it also depends what you understand under "too much")! I am a bargain shopper and spend usually no more that a couple of dollars on anything - bu...
  42. Are you sure you want that anywhere close to you? My grandfather worked for Wismut ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wismut_(mining_company) - not by choice. He did a horrible death.
  43. You are very welcome:)
  44. PhilDMorris, thanks for your comment. I hope so too! Some voodoo hex is the last thing I need!
  45. Newfld, thanks so much for your lovely comment:)
  46. Kyratango, thanks so much for your comment! I was really surprised to find this lovely necklace. I got it on a Tuesday when Value Village has a 30% senior discount. Usually on a day like that the sh...
  47. Hi, Mary. I hope you have a great summer! I believe the necklace is Bakelite. I tested it and the cotton swap turned yellowish. Now, there is always the possibility that it was just dirt - LOL. ...
  48. Mrstyndall, I am glad you like it like I do. Thanks so much for your comment. Sorry for the late response. We just finished sealing the driveway. Everything seems to take a lot longer than anticipa...
  49. What a great pair of candlesticks! I love purple! I recently picked up a clear crystal candlestick marked Tiffany & Co with a very similar shape. I think, although the proportions appear to be a bi...
  50. It has been some time, but I finally get to reply to your comments and say thank you to all of you. So here we go: PhilDMorris, as always, your comments are very much appreciated. And yes, after ...
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