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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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  1. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I hope to wear the brooch next year. Stay well, Gudrun
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. Many thanks for your comment, jscotto363. I am glad you like it:)
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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...
  7. Somehow, the pieces remind me of Mexican "Paperclip" jewellery:)
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. "Having fun in the park" is the title -if I remember correctly.
  12. Kwqd, thanks for your comment. I am kind of glad that Iam not the only one who cannot read it :)
  13. Thanks for your kind comment, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  14. Thanks for your kind comments, Ms.CrystalShip and Newfld. I forgot to mention that the pendant was made of some kind of stone.
  15. Forgot to mention: It's so wonderful!!!
  16. Thanks so much, AdeleC, Ivonne, and inky :)
  17. Congratulations! This is a fantastic building! I will have to stop buying, start selling, or ask my husband to get me a building like this. I am not totally sure but my guess is that there is a ver...
  18. I could be wrong but it looks to me like 1975, not 1915.
  19. Many thanks, kwqd, glassiegirl, LOUMANAL, and MALKEY :)
  20. Thanks so much, Ms.CrystalShip, kivatinitz, and racer4four :)
  21. Thanks a lot, MarmorealMaiden and Ms.CrystalShip :)
  22. Many thanks, blunderbuss2, aura, Watchsearcher and valentino97 :)
  23. Many thanks, Ivonne, shareurpassion, and sklo42 :)
  24. Pretty vase but I don't think it's mercury glass.
  25. Many thanks for the love, Newfld, blunderbuss2, AnythingObscure, and fortapache :)
  26. Many thanks for your comment, rhineisfine. I have worn it once and it turned some heads. I am not sure why - LOL. But I think I will take it out of its box again and put it on my big cardigan or on...
  27. Thanks a lot, Manikin and kyratango :)
  28. Thanks so much for the love, fortapache, vetraio50, Ms.CrystalShip, and Mary (valentino97) :)
  29. Many thanks, artfootartfoot, dlpetersen, and MarmorealMaiden :)
  30. Shareurpassion, I would love to see yours! Thanks so much for your comment! I have seen this kind of converted jewellery before but I don't remember where. Someone used high quality vintage brooches...
  31. Thanks so much, PhilDMorris, kivatinitz, katherinescollections, kyratango, and vetraio50 :)
  32. I appreciate the love, fortapache, jimtim, vetraio50, and Manikin :)
  33. Beautiful. I don't know anything about this kind of jewellery but it would be nice to see the back. It would help to answer your question:)
  34. Thanks so much for the love, sklo42, Mary, kwqd, aura,kivatinitz, larksel, Ivonne, and Newfld :)
  35. Many thanks for the love, Peasejean55, Newfld, fortapache, Manikin,Watchsearcher, and vetraio50 :)
  36. Thanks a lot, aura :)
  37. Thanks so much for loving my vase, katherinescollections, kyratango, vetraio50, Newfld,Marmoreal, fortapache, and Jerryboy :)
  38. Many thanks, Newfld and larksel :)
  39. Jerryboy, thanks so much for your comment and link. I will check it out:)
  40. Hi kivatinitz, the walls of the vase are not very thin but overall the vase is not heavy:)
  41. Rhineisfine, thank you for your comment. I would love to see your earrings. Maybe we will find out more about the maker, eventually:)
  42. Kivatinitz, muchas gracias mi amiga:)
  43. Beautiful! I hope Phil will see it:)
  44. Mary, as always I enjoyed your kind and knowledgeable words. I think that the silver beads are sterling. In my humble opinion, they are too well made to be something else. But I cannot say for sure...
  45. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you love the brooch, too. The brooch was the reason I bought the necklace. At first, I wanted to take it apart and fix it up with amethyst ...
  46. Thanks for your comment, Mary. My husband doesn't like a crowded house but as long as everything has its place, it's fine with him. But I am reaching the point where I have started to give things aw...
  47. Vetraio50, many thanks for loving my necklace:)
  48. Many thanks for the love, Peasejean55, vetraio50, fortapache, and Newfld:)
  49. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your nice comment! Recently, since the reopening, most charity shops here have nothing to offer. They are full of of clothing and bad house wear, but nothing good ...
  50. Many thanks for loving my vase: Newfld, vetraio50, blunderbuss2, LOUMANAL, Watchsearcher, and fortapache :)
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