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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 your comments, Mary and Ms.CrystalShip:) Usually, I don't buy this kind of necklaces. It was an impulse buy on one of the first days Value Village opened in Mississauga after the ...
  2. Thanks so much, Newfld and vetraio50 :)
  3. Many thanks for the love, Newfld and vetraio50. It's greatly appreciated:)
  4. Thanks for your comment, renedijkstra. I know nothing about this kind of items. I bought it because of the colours. For less than $2 I took my chances. Because I haven't found out what it is, I alm...
  5. Many thanks, Mary and aura:) Here is a link to my necklace:
  6. Thanks a lot for the love, Ms.CrystalShip, RichmondLori, fortapache, and vetraio50:)
  7. Manikin, thanks for your comment. Well, after you said it reminds you of a mummy, I can kind of see it, too:)
  8. Thanks a lot for the the love, Brunswick, aura, and fortapache:)
  9. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks for much for your lovely comment. I will try hard to find a reason to wear it:)
  10. Ms.Crystalship, thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you like it. I bought it because it was different. Even if it might be only plated, I appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the piece.
  11. Many thanks for the love, kwqd, charcoal, vetraio50, and Newfld :)
  12. Many thanks for the love, Newfld:)
  13. Hi Gillian, thanks for your comment. I saw this one. It appears to be very small. Maybe it was changed at some time? I also found a necklace with one clear and one coloured row of rhinestones. Again...
  14. Many thanks for your comment, Manikin:)
  15. Just found my images here:
  16. Thank you so much for your comment, Newfld:)
  17. Sorry for the late response. Many thanks for the love: debbi, vetraio50, JImam, aura, TassieDevil, mikelv85, PhilDMorris, Manikin, and antiquerose :)
  18. Hi carmenisacat, when my batteries are charged, I will take a picture:)
  19. Many thanks for your love (sorry for the late response): SEAN68, petey, smiata, mikelv85, vetraio50, and aghcollect :)
  20. Thanks, Manikin. I bought it for the colour. I was hoping to remove the decoration because it is worn and I don't like it but I don't know how to go about without damaging the pitcher.
  21. To me, based on the photos, it looks like glass but, in my humble opinion, it would be unusual in am 18 kt setting. Maybe someone will know.
  22. Many thanks, Newfld, kwqd, fortapache,and Maryjo:)
  23. Many thanks for the love, Brunswick, charcoal, Watchsearcher , and Broochman :)
  24. Thanks for your comments, Newfld and kivatinitz. I found two pieces I was interested in. One was Polish glass, relatively modern and I was familiar with the maker, the other one was this vase. I to...
  25. I am glad to find another collector of Bond Boyd jewellery. I love their old pieces. I find that the smaller ones are usually very cheep and sometimes overlooked. The bigger ones are very nice and m...
  26. Broochman, thanks so much for your comment and love. I really appreciate it:)
  27. WOW WOW WOW, charcoal, you found my vase!!! Thank you so much. I really appreciate your help! Gudrun
  28. Mary, I am sad to hear your plans didn't work out. We are still in phase 1 here in the greater Toronto area. Some parts of the province will start phase 2 of the re-opening on Friday, but not us. T...
  29. Thanks so much for your comment, glassiegirl. I really appreciate you having a look at it:)
  30. Thanks for your comment, Mary. Nice to hear from you. I hope all is fine. My travel plans have all been cancelled; no Martinique, Germany, and no Santa Fee in August. Oh well, it could be worse. H...
  31. Thanks so much for the love, aura,Hel1, and Newfld :)
  32. Many thanks, vetraio50, TreasureHunter-1 and Newfld :)
  33. Thanks so much for the love, fortapache, Brunswick, plein-air-painter, and aura :)
  34. I came across a similar vase, same shape and finishing - but the glass felt a bit thinner and it was light purple. It had a label: China. Maybe this one is also a mass produced item? Well, one of my ...
  35. This is very interesting, Niel-Black. Thanks for your comment:)
  36. Sorry, it should read "mark" not "marl"
  37. It looks like there is a marl right in the middle!
  38. Check on the pin /needle.Sometimes there are very small marks. It's a beautiful creature - as a brooch that is :)
  39. Glad you agree, racer4four:) Thanks for your comment!
  40. RichmondLori, I am glad you like it, too. Thanks for your comment:)
  41. You are correct, it does look a bit like it. I am so bad identifying flowers, trees, animals... unless it's the common kind. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Newfld:)
  42. Thanks for your comment, Mary. I found it interesting, too. It's a bit different from my other Mexican pieces; it's less "touristy" :)
  43. Many thanks for stopping by and loving my cutlery, Watchsearcher, vetraio50, and Vynil33rpm :)
  44. Shareurpassion, I agree. I think this one is ivory, too. When one looks at the bottom end of the handle, one cane see see the lines. Thanks for your comment:)
  45. Hi, Brunswick, thanks so much for your comment. Right now, I feel like sad songs, too! But I try to stay positive. If there is anything good about the situation, it's having the time to go through m...
  46. Happy Easter to you, too, Newfld. We had an e-Easter: my five children are all over the place and because of the social distancing, everyone stayed home. So we put the laptop on the dining room table ...
  47. I love Mexican jewellery! Can you post a photo of the back, please?
  48. 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...
  49. I forgot to say thanks for sharing. They do match my bracelet!
  50. 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...
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