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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. Newfld and Ms.CrystalShip, thanks so much for your kind comments. I don't own a caftan but I am seriously consider getting one! I can see myself wearing one, sitting in the backyard drinking a tee (...
  2. I totally agree!
  3. At the same time:)
  4. How funny, you were typing a message on my post while I was typing one on yours:)
  5. I am always sad when I see something like this. I guess there is nobody around anymore who cares about the people who owned and cherished this locket at one time. I found a cigarette case not so lon...
  6. Many thanks for the love, aura:)
  7. You are very welcome! I saw a vase just like yours in a second hand store recently. I was intrigued by the design but because there was no mark or label, I passed. Live and learn! I wish you had p...
  8. Kwqd, I agree with you. The vases of this style are really cool. They almost look like water or ice. As for the maker, I am still not sure who made mine. Beranek is a possibility but as you can se...
  9. Ladies, yes, it's only glass - but quite remarkable one:) I wonder how they make it change colours. I will have to do a lot more reading. Thanks so much for all of your comments!
  10. It didn't work the way I wanted it to: If you are interested, scroll down to the listing of the vase and click on the the pictures:)
  11. Thanks everyone for the love! I found this link with some interesting images: https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/418878234/_A_DAZZLING_SKRDLOVICE_ART_GLASS_VASE_DESIGNED_BY_JAN_BERANEK_1933.html#
  12. I see halve a heart - so happy Valentine's Day!
  13. Have a look at mine: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/158156-trifari-necklace-dogwood-poured-glass I see some similarities:)
  14. Thanks for your tip. I will check it out. I am in Canada and sometimes postage, taxes and duties make it really expensive to order online. Gudrun
  15. I bought a black light bulb. I am not sure how good they are. Some glass doesn't glow even though I would think that it should, and some other glass glows even though I don't think it should. I gues...
  16. I have a perfume bottle and a dresser jar very close to yours. Mine has a cylindrical top. After seeing your post, I checked if mine glows, too, but it doesn't. Mine is most likely from the fifties....
  17. shareurpassion, thanks so much for your comment. I actually was reminded of plumbing parts :) At last I found someone who shares my problem. It takes me some time, too, to select the jewellery I we...
  18. Many thanks for the love, ho2cultcha and Elisabethan :)
  19. Thanks so much for the love, kyratango, inky, Ivonne, and racer4four :)
  20. Thanks so much for the love, Newfld, vetraio50, valentino97, fortapache, and kwqd :)
  21. Thanks for the love, Ms.CrystalShip, aura, and Newfld :)
  22. Many thanks for loving this set, Newfld, vetraio50, valentino97, fortapache, and kwqd :)
  23. Thanks so much for the love, PhilDMorris:)
  24. Many thanks, Sunmoon2679 and Longings :)
  25. Thanks so much for the love, Ms.CrystalShip, valentino97, aura, vetraio50, and Hel1 :)
  26. AnythingObscure, thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you like it, too. I honestly thought I was the only one - LOL
  27. I had one very similar to yours. It was sterling silver. I bought it in the late seventies from my pocket money. I loved it! I wonder what happened to it.
  28. I love anything unusual! I am glad you found out more about your lovely necklace. I missed your first post but in my humble opinion, if you love the necklace, that's really all that counts to enjoy...
  29. Cameoshleuth, If I may ask: What do you make of this one? I think it is molded or pressed, too. In my humble opinion, this one is much older than the "mystery cameo". Thanks in advance, Gudrun
  30. Cameosleuth, sorry for acknowledging your comment so late. I don't receive any notifications anymore and only see comments when I happen to browse through my posts. Your input is greatly appreciated.
  31. I added a photo showing how the case looks after a first polishing. Many of the spots and scratches are gone but, of course, the bigger dents are here to stay:(
  32. Cameosleuth, did you see this one? https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/612801430/bohemian-amber-garnet-brooch-antique?ref=user_profile
  33. Many thanks, ho2cultcha and blunderbuss2 :)
  34. NYsidepath, thanks very much for your comment. Looks like you might have the real thing, possibly the inspiration for mine. Mine is too light to be pressed glass. Having said that, I would love to...
  35. Wow, nobody has called me doll in a long while! Love it, LOL! Shareurpassion, I tried the magnet but the brooch is not magnetic. It certainly has an "ethnic" feel. I will check out your suggestions...
  36. MsCrystalship, thanks so much for your comments. It is possible that both brooches are from the same maker, however, the other one seems to be better made. I always love a little mystery - as long...
  37. cameosleuth, my head is spinning! Looks like my cameo is part of a greater conspiracy, LOL! I appreciate your information and also the link to Antiquers. It is all very interesting. I guess, somew...
  38. https://www.google.com/search?q=14k+white+gold+emerald+and+diamond+filigree+art+deco+brooch&client=firefox-b-d&sxsrf=ACYBGNScIP-AbiY_RWjeVyxbEbtGxRP5fQ:1580512332654&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=RI_C...
  39. Similar? https://www.etsy.com/hk-en/listing/569759503/14k-white-gold-filigree-emerald-and
  40. Racer4four, thanks so much for your comment. Yes, the work that went into making this brooch is incredible. I don't think, though, that it is pewter. If it was, it probably would be heavier and not...
  41. Same here, Elisabethan. And the sad thing is, purple is my favorite colour besides green! What a lovely necklace, PhilDMorris!
  42. Start with 14 carat white gold (that's what it looks to me) Art Deco (?) brooch. The pictures are too blurry for my old eyes to see:( Lovely brooch:)
  43. Thanks so much for stopping by, officialfuel, racer4four, and kyratango :)
  44. Many thanks for the love, plein-air-painter and kwqd:)
  45. Mr.Crystalship, thanks for your comment. I usually like pieces with clean lines but this one got my attention. Isn't it amazing how many little pieces have been applied to this brooch? The 30's wer...
  46. Thanks so much for stopping by and loving my pictures, Mrstyndall, Manikin, and blunderbuss2 :)
  47. Many thanks for loving my vase, Newfld, glassiegirl, and fortapache :)
  48. Thanks so much, vetraio50, Mary, fortapache, and AnythingObscure :)
  49. Thanks a lot, Hel1, aura, and Broochman :)
  50. What a wonderful way to display your collection!
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