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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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Extra Large Stamped Metal Bangle Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Pair of Faux Pearl Bracelets  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Rainbow Glass Filigree Pendant - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage or Antique Biscuit Jar - Marked K & P - Kitchenin Kitchen
A little Bit of Sunshine - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Sterling Bracelet from Peru  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Large Macrasite and Onyx Sterling Earrings - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Vintage Sterling Ring with Turquoise  - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
JPC Scandinavian (?) Sterling Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
JFG Plata 925 GUAD MEX Cuff Bracelet - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

Comments

  1. I love Mexican jewellery! Can you post a photo of the back, please?
  2. Looks like a great way to pass the time. I don't seem to have the energy or interest to do almost anything. All the places I usually go to are closed. I think I am suffering from Vintage Treasure H...
  3. I forgot to say thanks for sharing. They do match my bracelet!
  4. You did such a great job! I have a few screw-back earrings, too. I never wear them because I find this system very uncomfortable. Also, I am a chicken when it comes to changing any jewellery. I am...
  5. Ms.CristalShip, yes, we learn something new here all the time! This makes it so much fun. Thanks for your comment:)
  6. Mary, thanks for your comment. Yes, dreaming about vacations! I wouldn't mind being in a forest. Even the park behind my house would do, but it is off limits now. All I can do is sit by the window an...
  7. My son has three year old twins and a two year old. The house looks like a daycare. He started to watch with them all the shows he watched as a child and they love it! I really miss them:(
  8. Kyratango, thanks so much for your comment and link. I think that you are correct. Although mine appear to be a bit older than the ones in your link, the bangles might be, like you suggested, Indian ...
  9. MsCrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I have worn the bracelet a lot during the winter. Smaller pieces of jewellery seem to get totally lost (visually) when worn with a big and cozy winter...
  10. Thanks for the love, vetraio50 and fortapache:)
  11. Newfld,thanks so much for your kind comment:)
  12. Shareurpassion, thanks so much for your comment and the links. It was an interesting read:)
  13. Thanks a lot, Brunswick and Broochman :)
  14. Thanks so much for the love, Broochman, AnythingObscure, Watchsearcher, and Brunswick :)
  15. Many thanks for the love, Newfld, AnythingObscure, and Vynil33rpm :)l
  16. Just what we need right now:) Thanks, Mary.
  17. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I remember those gum ball machines. My kids always looked at them in amazement and anticipation. I am glad you find the colours bright and ceery, too....
  18. What a lovely comment, AnythingObscure! You made my day, thank you:)
  19. Thanks so much, Jenni. I wish you and your loved ones the same. Stay safe.
  20. Many thanks, Vynil33rpm :)
  21. MALKEY, as always, thanks so much for your love, comments, and good wishes. Be safe. Gudrun
  22. Thanks so much for the love, Watchsearcher:)
  23. Thanks so much for loving my earrings, Newfld, Vynil33rpm, RichmondLori, and MALKEY :)
  24. I have to show this to my husband. He always complains that the vases I collect take too much space. I will tell him, if he doesn't stop complaining, I will start collection ice boxes. But seriously...
  25. I love the colours of your painting!
  26. Alan, good for you that you found something. I haven't left the house in days. My husband had some health problems last year and I am no spring chicken anymore, so we decided that it would be best to...
  27. Thanks a lot, RichmondLori :)
  28. Thanks so much for your comment, Elisabethan. I am not that great at dating jewellery, unless it is relatively clear. I am especially bad when it comes to any kind of revival jewellery. Having said...
  29. Lovely jewellery! We can team up. I have a Marhill compact: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/175951-1950s-marhill-compact-with-rhinestones
  30. Actually, the definition of sterling silver, in my humble opinion, is "Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. Th...
  31. Finders9, I am still searching to find out more about my bracelet. Eventually, I will solve the puzzle. I believe that "German Silver" is actually just another name for "Nickel Silver", and this ha...
  32. Melaniej, thanks for your link. I found one bracelet with turquoise as well on line. I liked that one much better, but when you go treasure hunting you can't be picky - LOL Bille Hougart's book is ...
  33. Many thanks, Vynil33rpm:)
  34. Newfld, I am glad you like it! Thanks so much for your comment:)
  35. Shareurpassion, I would love to see your earrings!Bring them out for everyone to see:) Thanks for your comment:)
  36. Alan, you have a wonderful collection!
  37. Simply beautiful!
  38. Forgot to say that I will check out your collection:)
  39. Alan, thanks so much for your comment. I don't know enough to attribute this jar to any glass maker. It did remind me of Kralik, too, but I could not find a comparable example supporting my guess. ...
  40. I think that the construction is similar to my Mexican bracelet: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/278078-hugs-and-kisses-for-valentines-day
  41. I LOVE IT! This is just the necklace I would buy, too. BTW, when I saw the picture, I thought of Mexico, too.
  42. This ring reminded me of the pendant I have: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/262539-what-do-you-make-of-this-one#comment-1286487 I like the clean lines of the ring:)
  43. Thanks so much for all of your comments. Sorry for the late acknowledgement but I am no longer receiving notifications when someone leaves a comment. I must be doing something wrong!
  44. Thanks for your comment, zeldalee. Sorry or the late response.
  45. Thanks so much for the love, vetraio50:)
  46. Ms.CrystalShip, this is a very interesting way to look at it. I really appreciate your comment!
  47. Thanks so much for your kind (and funny) comments, Newfld and Mary:)
  48. Many thanks, valentino97 (Mary) and aura :)
  49. Thanks so much for the love, vetraio50, fortapache, Newfld, and Watchsearcher :)
  50. Many thanks for the love, vetraio50, MALKE, and aura:)
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