freiheit » collections



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)


See all 1017
Happy Mother's Day:  Small Vintage Pin - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked Bowl and Plate  - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
Vintage Brass and Glass Cameo Necklace - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Selro Corp. Charm Bracelet - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
František Vízner, 1962, Libochovice. Pattern number: 3236/19 - SKLO Union - Art Glassin Art Glass
Rose Bowl Bride's Bank with Flower Frog Top  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Unmarked Sterling and Opal Ring - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Modern Taxco Mexico Sterling Cuff - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Not a Vintage Item - But I Want to Share it Anyway - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Fred Harvey Style Cuff  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry


  1. Would that be a sash pin? It's lovely!
  2. I found one, too, recently: :) I think I said it before: I love your glass!
  3. Shareurpassion, thanks so much for all of your explanations and information:) Gudrun
  4. Antiquerose, I am glad you like it too. Thanks for your comment:)
  5. Thanks so much for your comment and tip, shareurpassion. I appreciate it:)
  6. Truthordare, thanks so much for the link. I are correct: yours is exactly like mine except the colour. By the way, I really like your photo. It brings out the beauty of the glass.
  7. Many thanks for the love: kyratango, aura, mikelv85, bracken3, Tanni, TassieDevil, blunderbuss2, Caperkid, Hel1, officialfuel, antiquerose, racer4four, valentino97, and KKK:)
  8. Your love is very much appreciated: kivatinitz, mikelv85, dlpetersen, aura, TassieDevil, blunderbuss2, PhilDMorris, Caperkid, officialfuel, antiquerose, AdeleC, Newfld, and Mrstyn...
  9. What a lovely collection! I have on necklace with similar Beads:
  10. Thanks for the love: aura loves this. jscott0363, officialfuel, mikelv85, Andreamw, and clockerman:)
  11. I am glad you do, Andreamw:) Thanks for your comment
  12. I love the colour:) I would have bought it, too:)
  13. Many thanks for the love: racer4four, vetraio50, Tigra, Manikin, PhilDMorris, and Newfld:)
  14. My grandmother had one just like it, only it was quite worn because she used it a lot. She taught me how to do it but I am way too lazy to fix any sock nowadays :)
  15. Sorry, I cannot help, but I have a soft spot for crystal. I really like it:)
  16. Many thanks for your comment, Jenni. I hope you have a great Mother's Day, too. I have five children and three grandchildren. My father was adopted and so are other members of my family, but in th...
  17. Thanks a lot: aura, mikelv85, and TassieDevil:)
  18. Many thanks for your comment, antiquerose:)
  19. I found this site very helpful: Many thanks for all the love: sklo42, Anik, antiquerose, racer4four, KKK, Newfld, and vetraio50 :)
  20. Thanks for your comment, racer4four:)
  21. PostCardCollector, thanks for your comment! My girlfriend loves "Murder She Wrote" and wears scarves and pins and brooches all the time! I recently introduced her to watching "Miss Fisher Murder Mys...
  22. You are so right, Mary. Sometimes I buy items that otherwise would not be appreciated and most likely been tossed in the garbage, even if I don't like them as much or I don't collect them. But my hu...
  23. Alan, I have the same brooch. I have not posted it; maybe I will next time I get my camera out. Maybe it is a Canadian maker?
  24. I think it is meant to look like it, Newfld, but it is definitely a costume piece and yes, I think, too, that it is supposed to bring good luck - at least I hope so:)
  25. Thanks so much for your comment, vetraio50!
  26. Shareurpassion, your long and very insightful comment is greatly appreciated. I really like this style of jewelry and buy it when I get my hands on a piece - but I don't know anything about it. For ...
  27. Check out antique slag glass lamp:) Good luck. I love your story:)
  28. Many thanks for your kind comment, Alan2310:)
  29. I have a pair of earrings made in the same style. The are delicate and silver looking but they are not sterling. If I get a chance, I will post them. I also have a set made of copper. By no means a...
  30. For whatever reason, crystal seems to have fallen out of favor but I still love and buy it. I am always amazed by the sparkle, the creativity, and the effort it takes to produce a quality piece. It ...
  31. Truthordare, thanks so much for your help! When I searched for information about my item, I came across some banks in clear glass but with a very similar shape and they were listed as "Kralik", too. ...
  32. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your wonderful comment. It appears that I was slightly off on my dating, but it is still a well-loved and well-kept item. I agree, I should have taken a picture ho...
  33. Many thanks for loving my bride's bank: vetraio50, Newfld, AdeleC, sklo42, and PhilDMorris:)
  34. Ever since I don't get any notifications anymore I am missing all the wonderful posts:( What a lovely little thing!
  35. TimeTraveller, thanks so much for your comment. I went to San Antonio and surrounding towns. I had a wonderful time! We might go back for a visit because we really enjoyed the Texan hospitality:)
  36. Many thanks for your comment, PhilDMorris:)
  37. I love the design and colour!!! Wonderful!
  38. Mary, I forgot to mention that, yes, it is marked. It's hard to see but it says "Sterling" and "T B".
  39. Antiquerose, thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!
  40. Yes, Mary, I like the clean lines too. It is so simple and still looks good. Thanks for your comment:)
  41. Mary, yes we went to Gruene and enjoyed a nice cold beer in an old hall and listened to the best band I listened to in a few years. We also went to Fredericksburg. The weather was great but the town...
  42. Nutsabotas6, I am glad you like it too. Thanks for your comment:)
  43. Many thanks for your comments, Newfld, nutsabotas6, and valentino97. I really appreciate it:) Mary, I know it's not Fred Harvey - it would be nice, though. It just reminded me of his work so I put ...
  44. Very creative!!!
  45. As always, MALKEY, I love to read your wonderful and poetic comments! Cheers, Gudrun
  46. MALKEY, thanks so much for your comments and the happy 1000th wishes. It's funny how fast time is flying. BTW, you should check your copper brooch - maybe it's interesting and collectable. I would l...
  47. Thanks a lot, SEAN68:)
  48. I forgot to put the link for my first one
  49. Lucky you! I find that his pieces are so hard to come by. I have a locket, too: This was my first Rafael - an...
  50. Very nice. Congratulations on such a wonderful find:)
  51. See more


CARAVELLE WATCH with Sterling SPEIDEL Bracelet


posted 3 days ago
posted 9 days ago
posted 12 days ago
posted 14 days ago
posted 14 days ago
posted 14 days ago
posted 20 days ago
posted 24 days ago
posted 27 days ago
posted 1 month ago
posted 1 month ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 2 months ago
posted 4 months ago
posted 7 months ago
posted 10 months ago
posted 12 months ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 1 year ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 2 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 3 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 4 years ago
posted 5 years ago
See more