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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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Large Antique Porcelain Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Antique 14k Starburst Brooch/Pendant  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
10k White Gold "Alaskan Diamond" Ring  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
De Mario, NY, Brooch and Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
More Marcel Boucher Pieces - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Marcel Boucher Rhinestone Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Marcel Boucher Rhinestone Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Jay Flex Sterling Rhinestone Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
New Addition to my Sherman Collection - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Old, Unmarked Abalone Pendant - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Thanks a lot, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  2. Thanks, Mrstyndal. I found four Boucher brooches in the same place. Someone must have done a serious house decluttering :)
  3. Thanks a lot, Newfld:)
  4. If I may ask: What is the reason for your interest and knowledge of this subject matter?
  5. It's strange to see an East German passport. I have never seen one before. When I left East Germany in the spring of 1985, I was stripped of my citizenship. All got was some sort of identity card, d...
  6. Thanks, Jenni. Very kind of you!
  7. Many thanks for the love, vetraio50, Newfld, and Broochman:)
  8. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  9. And I thought that this was one ugly kitty! Thanks so much for your kind comments, Mary, Jenni, and Broochman:)
  10. Thanks so much for your comments, shareurpassion and Mary. Sorry for the late response:)
  11. Thanks you for loving my vase, MALKEY :)
  12. Thanks a lot, Newfld and blunderbuss2:)
  13. Many thanks for the love, fortapache and PhilDMorris:)
  14. Thank you for the love, aura:)
  15. Mary, thanks for stopping by and loving my vase:)
  16. Thanks so much for loving my vase, Ivonne and SEAN68 :)
  17. Thanks a lot, sklo42 and vetraio50 :)
  18. Many thanks for loving my vase, fortapache, AdeleC, and Broochman:)
  19. Thanks a lot for your comment, Broochman:)
  20. BTW, the border was such that one could not see when one were finally on the other side. The train would stop, then go, then stop again... nobody on the train would talk or make eye contact out of fe...
  21. I crossed the border by train between the two German states in Hof in 1985 as "stateless" person from East Germany. I still have nightmares and quite a few stories to tell about this "adventure". I ...
  22. Thanks so much for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. I agree with you. There are a lot of details. There are just no marks:( I wish I knew more.
  23. Hi PhilDMorris, I just remembered your nice comments and missed you! I hope you are hanging in there and get the medical attention you need soon. We, my husband and I, went trough a bit of a crisis,...
  24. Keramikos, thanks so much for your insightful comments. I think I will give it a try and use the votive holder soon. I like the idea of "playing on the contrast of ice and fire". Can't wait to see ...
  25. MALKEY, as always,your kind comment is very much appreciated! Gudrun
  26. I am so sorry for the late response. I have been so busy. My husband and I went back to school. It's only three hours in the afternoons, but five times per week. We decided that it was a good idea ...
  27. I don't know about the meaning of this piece either, but if I tried hard enough, I certainly could come come up with something:)
  28. Many thanks, Taysart16648:)
  29. Many thank for your love, keramikos, Mrstyndall, Newfld, and antiquerose:)
  30. OMG, I have not checked this post in three years! How fast time is passing! Many thanks for the kind remarks, kyratango and lentilka11. My little Charlie is getting old but he is still kicking stro...
  31. Sorry for the late response. Many thanks for loving my vases, aura, MALKEY, jscott0363, and IronLace :)
  32. Racer4four, I finally had a look and checked out your hint. I think you are right. There certainly is a resemblance:)
  33. How time is flying! I have been too busy stopping by CW. Nevertheless, my sincere thank you to you, aura, vetraio, kwqd, fleafinder, AdeleC, MALKEY, jscott0363, IronLace, Radegunder, a...
  34. Sorry for the late response. I have been so busy! Many thanks, Newfld and kwqd :)
  35. Many thanks, aura and kyratango:)
  36. thanks for stopping by and loving my vase, vetraio50 and jscott0363 :)
  37. Thanks a lot for the love, Mrstyndall and MALKEY :)
  38. Thanks for your lovely description of the vase! Well said, racer4four:)
  39. Thanks for loving my bangle, aura and Mary:)
  40. Thanks a lot for the love, aura and AdeleC:)
  41. Many thanks for loving my two vases, racer4four and fortapache:)
  42. Racer4four, I am so sorry for my late reply. I have been so busy! Thanks so much for your comment. I will check it out right now. You are right, it has a bit of a Spanish feel to it. Thanks again...
  43. Sorry for the late reply, Elisabethan. I have been so busy. Many thanks for your comment:)
  44. Thanks a lot for loving my little vase, Elisabethan and fortapache :)
  45. Many thanks, MALKEY:)
  46. Mary, thanks so much for stopping by. I think, too, that it is some kind of resin. Somehow, I believe I have seen something like this before but I cannot put my finger on it. And thanks for your com...
  47. Thanks a lot for loving my vase, MALKEY,jscott0363, and IronLace:)
  48. Many thanks, MALKEY, jscott0363, and fortapache:)
  49. Many thanks for loving my vase, racer4four, fortapache, and blunderbuss2 :)
  50. You made me laugh, Mary! What I find a bit off is the shape and the use of this faceted stone. In my humble opinion, the two don't go together.
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