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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. Kyratango, I did the test with the black light and compared the result with some other pieces of amber. I am not sure if there are different qualities of black lights. Mine produces only a light flu...
  2. Thanks a lot for your comment and input, kyratango. The necklace is light weight. I do have a black light but it didn't cross my mind to check. I will do so soon:) Thanks again, Gudrun
  3. Thanks a lot, MALKEY, I really appreciate it:)
  4. Also many thanks, PadmeLupin and fortapache:)
  5. Many thanks for loving my bowl, blunderbuss2 and Newfld:)
  6. Many thanks, truthordare:)
  7. Thanks a lot, vetraio50:)
  8. I recently found a nice rhinestone brooch. I will post it when I get a chance. It is unmarked and looks old. Maybe you can have a look at it later:)
  9. Agree:)
  10. Many thanks for the love: hunterqlee, vetraio50, and aura:)
  11. Many thanks for loving this strange creation: SEAN68, AdeleC, Newfld, larksel, and fortapache:)
  12. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your insightful and kind comments. I like to buy marked pieces. That makes it easy to research them. But on the other hand I like a bit of a challenge and mystery...
  13. Many thanks for loving my bracelet: fortapache, hunterqlee, Watchsearcher, vetraio50, and aura:)
  14. Many thanks for the love: vetraio50, Broochman, kwqd, and Newfld:)
  15. Thanks again for your kind comment, Broochman!
  16. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. I was happy when I found this one because it stands 8 inches tall. I don't like to have too many small things standing around because this makes dusting a real pain ...
  17. Thanks for your comment, Broochman. I found Danny's Instagram page with some nice images:
  18. TallCakes, I don't know how you do it - but you did it again. Manny thanks for solving the mystery. You are really great!!!
  19. Vetraio50, many thanks:)
  20. TallCakes, Thanks for your link! I think I did it again: buying a dish without a lid! This is my fourth American glass dish I bought without a lid. In my defense (if there is such a thing for ignor...
  21. Thanks so much for your love, fortapache and AdeleC:)
  22. Thanks so much for your comment, SEAN68:)
  23. Agree! I never wear pink but I would still love to have it in my collection!
  24. Hope you are feeling alright! Take care! Gudrun
  25. Many thanks for the love, Broochman:)
  26. Thanks for your lovely comment, Ms.CrystalShip. When a piece is from a loved one, it makes it always more special! I would love to see yours. Are you wearing it? I rarely wear the jewellery from my ...
  27. Thanks so much for your tip, Ms.CrystalShip. I will check it out:)
  28. Fhrjr2, thanks so much for your insightful and interesting comment:)
  29. Thanks so much for your comment, Mary! I have no siblings - too bad. I always wanted some when I was I child. I got a half brother when I was 16, and I found out that I had another one when my dad d...
  30. Truthordare, thank you so much for your very insightful information! I really appreciate it:)
  31. Many thanks for the love, vetraio50 and Watchsearcher:)
  32. Shareurpassion, thanks so much for your comments. The necklace reminded me too of ivory, as well as some kind of stones but it is certainly is neither of it. There are no Schreger lines and it is to...
  33. Thanks so much for your comment, Mr.CrystalShip. I hope, too, that Mary stops by. Her knowledge about jewellery is invaluable:)
  34. Thanks a lot, fortapache, vetraio50, aura, and Newfld:)
  35. Thanks a lot, fortapache, Brunswick, vetraio50, aura, and Mrstyndall:)
  36. Thanks a lot, fortapache,vetraio50, aura, Mrstyndall, and hunterqlee :)
  37. Many thanks, fortapache, vetraio50, aura, and Mrstyndall:)
  38. Many thanks, fortapache, vetraio50, and aura:)
  39. Many thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  40. These pieces of glass look like they are in motion! Wonderful!
  41. I love the philosophy of your second paragraph!
  42. I always wanted to live in a house like that! I guess I missed out because now I am too rational and don't want to deal with all the possible repairs and upkeeping. I guess I am getting old. Years ag...
  43. Thomas, I didn't know. It's very philosophical :)
  44. I have something similar, just the carving appears to be a bit different:
  45. Thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  46. Yes, they are cute, aren't they? Thanks for your comment, Newfld:)
  47. Thanks for your comment, shareurpassion. Yes, I hope, too, that someone here will have an idea what it is.
  48. Always so kind, Alan:)
  49. Many thanks, vetraio50, fortapache, and blunderbuss2 :)
  50. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. I have not seen too many in this colour. I almost overlooked it in the store because I was not expecting it:)
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