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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. 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:)
  2. 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...
  3. 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:)
  4. IVAN49, thanks so much for your comment! I will enjoy the they cuff,but I need to build up some courage to wear it:)
  5. I have the first two bracelets, too. I really like the first one. The glass stones are really beautiful:)
  6. FreshAir, thanks for your comment!
  7. Many thanks for loving my bird, fortapache, vetraio50, and dav2no1:)
  8. 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:)
  9. Mary and AnythingObscure, I love your comments! I certainly wear these earrings. Maybe this is the reason my husband hates them:)
  10. 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:)
  11. 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:)
  12. Many thanks for the love, aura and Manikin. Honestly, I didn't think anyone else but me would like this cuff.
  13. Thanks so much for loving my bird, aura and jscott0363 :)
  14. Many thanks, aura and Manikin:)
  15. Thanks for the love, aura:)
  16. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I hope to wear the brooch next year. Stay well, Gudrun
  17. 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...
  18. 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
  19. Many thanks for your comment, jscotto363. I am glad you like it:)
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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...
  22. Somehow, the pieces remind me of Mexican "Paperclip" jewellery:)
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. 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...
  26. "Having fun in the park" is the title -if I remember correctly.
  27. Kwqd, thanks for your comment. I am kind of glad that Iam not the only one who cannot read it :)
  28. Thanks for your kind comment, Ms.CrystalShip:)
  29. Thanks for your kind comments, Ms.CrystalShip and Newfld. I forgot to mention that the pendant was made of some kind of stone.
  30. Forgot to mention: It's so wonderful!!!
  31. Thanks so much, AdeleC, Ivonne, and inky :)
  32. 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...
  33. I could be wrong but it looks to me like 1975, not 1915.
  34. Many thanks, kwqd, glassiegirl, LOUMANAL, and MALKEY :)
  35. Thanks so much, Ms.CrystalShip, kivatinitz, and racer4four :)
  36. Thanks a lot, MarmorealMaiden and Ms.CrystalShip :)
  37. Many thanks, blunderbuss2, aura, Watchsearcher and valentino97 :)
  38. Many thanks, Ivonne, shareurpassion, and sklo42 :)
  39. Pretty vase but I don't think it's mercury glass.
  40. Many thanks for the love, Newfld, blunderbuss2, AnythingObscure, and fortapache :)
  41. 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...
  42. Thanks a lot, Manikin and kyratango :)
  43. Thanks so much for the love, fortapache, vetraio50, Ms.CrystalShip, and Mary (valentino97) :)
  44. Many thanks, artfootartfoot, dlpetersen, and MarmorealMaiden :)
  45. 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...
  46. Thanks so much, PhilDMorris, kivatinitz, katherinescollections, kyratango, and vetraio50 :)
  47. I appreciate the love, fortapache, jimtim, vetraio50, and Manikin :)
  48. 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:)
  49. Thanks so much for the love, sklo42, Mary, kwqd, aura,kivatinitz, larksel, Ivonne, and Newfld :)
  50. Many thanks for the love, Peasejean55, Newfld, fortapache, Manikin,Watchsearcher, and vetraio50 :)
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