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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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Coral Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Hand Made Filigree Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Just for Fun:  Vintage Clip-On Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Glass Vase with Enameled Flowers - Glasswarein Glassware
Pressed Glass Vase: Czechoslovakia, designed by Rudolf Jurnikl for Rosice (pattern 992) in c.1962 (Thanks, ANIK) - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Antique Dutch Crystal and Silver Decanter - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Sklo Union, Pressed Glass Vase Designed by Rudolf Jurnikl in 1963, Made at Rudolfova Hut - Art Glassin Art Glass
1955 Rosice - Sklo Union - Amber Glass Lens Vase by Rudolf Schrötter - Art Glassin Art Glass
Plastic Hinged Clamper Bangle Bracelet and Earrings with Rhinestones - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Small Vintage Glass Collection - Glasswarein Glassware

Comments

  1. Wonderful! I have been looking for his jewelry for a long time but so far no luck. Great find!
  2. Many thanks for the love, kyratango, vetraio50, and Watchsearcher :)
  3. Thanks so much, vetraio50, Manikin, hunterqlee, and Brunswick :)
  4. Thanks so much for liking my earrings, vetraio50, Manikin, foseatme, Brunswick, and lentilka11 :)
  5. I am glad you like my necklace, valentino97, aura, Watchsearcher, and TassieDevil:)
  6. Thanks a lot, valentino97, aura, Watchsearcher, and TassieDevil :)
  7. Enjoy your vacation, Mary! Sometimes it's a good thing not to have any links with your regular life. We spent many summers north of Lake Superior in a small cabin right by the water: No telephone, n...
  8. Good luck finding the next piece. Usually, it happens when you least expect it:)
  9. Your comment is so positive! It really made my day! I hope you have a great one, too. Happy hunting:) Gudrun
  10. Thanks so much for the love, vetraio50, nutsabotas6, and Mrstyndall :)
  11. Also many thanks, vetraio50, Manikin, and kyratango :)
  12. Thanks a lot for the love, kyratango, Hel1, Newfld, fortapache, and PhilDMorris :)
  13. Thanks a lot, Brunswick, Newfld, fortapache, PhilDMorris, and blunderbuss2 :)
  14. Many thanks for loving my necklace, kyratango, Hel1, Newfld, and fortapache :)
  15. Beautiful vase! I love the larger pieces. You went through quite some trouble but I guess you must have somehow known that this was a hidden gem!
  16. I don't know the date of the mark but based on the cyrillic letters under the mark, I would say that your piece dates to 1949 or thereafter.
  17. Golgatha, thanks for your comment. I was thinking, too, that it might be late Victorian. In my search of a matching tumbler (because of TallCakes suggestion that it might be a tumble-up set) I found...
  18. Many thanks for loving my necklace, Hel1, Newfld, fortapache, PhilDMorris, and Mrstyndall:)
  19. Many thanks for your insightful comments, kyratango! I suspected, too, that the larger, carved beads and the matching smaller ones are ivory. When you look closely, you can see the typical lines. I...
  20. Makes sense, TallCakes. I guess I will have to find the tumbler now - not that I needed a reason to go out and look for one, LOL Thanks again for your help! Gudrun
  21. Thanks a lot, Manikin, Newfld, fortapache, TassieDevil, and hunterqlee :)
  22. Many thanks for loving my vase, aura and AnnaB:)
  23. Anik, thanks so much for your reply. I am impressed with your answer. You must have acquired a lot of knowledge. I keep my eyes open for books and other materials but my "library" is still very limi...
  24. Anik, I have been looking for my vase but even with your help I found only this one: http://sklo-union-glass.com/cms/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&view=productdetails&virtuemart_product_id=86&virtu...
  25. Many thanks for the love, kwqd, MALKEY, vetraio50, Brunswick, Newfld, PhilDMorris, fortapache, and Anik:)
  26. You are very welcome:)
  27. Thanks so much for your nice comment, MALKEY. I really appreciate it. By the way, the vase looks much better in "real life". I have to learn to make better pictures. All the best to you, too:) ...
  28. Anik, I am impressed! You did it again. Thanks so much for solving this mystery.
  29. Many thanks for loving my decanter, dlpetersen, aura, Vynil33rpm, and, of course, MALKEY:)
  30. I am glad you like it too, Anik. I would have loved it in a different colour, but the other one I found in the same place had a chip:(
  31. Newfld, thanks so much for your comment:)
  32. Thanks a lot, racer4four, kivatinitz, aura, Brunswick, vetraio50, and fortapache:)
  33. Vynil33rpm, many thanks for your comment:) I hope you are right.
  34. OMG. I thought you were in Australia. I don't know were I got that idea - LOL
  35. MALKEY, thanks a lot. All the best to you too:) How is the weather down under? Here in Canada it is getting cold:( Gudrun
  36. Thanks so much for loving my vase, Elisabethan, SEAN68, Brunswick, kivatinitz, LovelyPat, kwqd, and racer4four :)
  37. I am glad you like it, too, Mary:) Thanks for your comment!
  38. Truthordare, thanks again for you comment. Sorry for the late response. I have been so busy. I had a second close look and also think that it might be petrified wood after all:)
  39. Thanks a lot for the love, aura, kwqdkwqd, vetraio50, Re-In-Vintage, PhilDMorris, and Brunswick:)
  40. Many thanks for the love, hunterqlee, Brunswick, fortapache, PhilDMorris, and Newfld:)
  41. Many thanks for loving my vases, Anik loves this. Vynil33rpm, Caperkid, PhilDMorris, kwqd, and Newfld:)
  42. Very neat. I have never seen one like this:)
  43. You are very welcome, Kevin:)
  44. Looks like a beehive and part of a bumble bee:)
  45. Hi kwqd, I don't think your vase is like mine even though the shape and decoration seem to be very similar. My vase doesn't have a polished pontil mark and the rim is round. Your vase looks more lik...
  46. Check out Hollywood Regency:)
  47. Many thanks for loving my vase, Vynil33rpm, Ivonne, AdeleC, AnythingObscure, Anik, fortapache, and Newfld:)
  48. Newfld, the stones made me buy it:) I love purple.
  49. Newfld, thanks so much for your kind comment. I have seen these top hats before but never bought one until recently. I liked the colour, and the price was right:)
  50. Many thanks for the love, Watchsearcher and kwqd :)
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