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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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Vintage Chinese Enamel Reticulated Coy Fish Necklace - Asianin Asian
Rhinestone Bracelet of Exceptional Quality  - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sherman Earrings and Necklace (?) - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Costume Brooch with Diana - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Vintage Stamped Brass and Glass Cabochons Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked Costume Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked Vintage Plastic Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
New Addition to my Blue Glass Collection - Glasswarein Glassware
Hand Decorated Milk Glass Vase - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Ruffled, Enameled, and Cased Glass Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for your tip, Ms.CrystalShip. I will check it out:)
  2. Fhrjr2, thanks so much for your insightful and interesting comment:)
  3. 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...
  4. Truthordare, thank you so much for your very insightful information! I really appreciate it:)
  5. Many thanks for the love, vetraio50 and Watchsearcher:)
  6. 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...
  7. Thanks so much for your comment, Mr.CrystalShip. I hope, too, that Mary stops by. Her knowledge about jewellery is invaluable:)
  8. Thanks a lot, fortapache, vetraio50, aura, and Newfld:)
  9. Thanks a lot, fortapache, Brunswick, vetraio50, aura, and Mrstyndall:)
  10. Thanks a lot, fortapache,vetraio50, aura, Mrstyndall, and hunterqlee :)
  11. Many thanks, fortapache, vetraio50, aura, and Mrstyndall:)
  12. Many thanks, fortapache, vetraio50, and aura:)
  13. Many thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  14. These pieces of glass look like they are in motion! Wonderful!
  15. I love the philosophy of your second paragraph!
  16. 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...
  17. Thomas, I didn't know. It's very philosophical :)
  18. I have something similar, just the carving appears to be a bit different: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/260692-please-help-identifying-vintage-celluloi
  19. Thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall:)
  20. Yes, they are cute, aren't they? Thanks for your comment, Newfld:)
  21. Thanks for your comment, shareurpassion. Yes, I hope, too, that someone here will have an idea what it is.
  22. Always so kind, Alan:)
  23. Many thanks, vetraio50, fortapache, and blunderbuss2 :)
  24. 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:)
  25. Thanks so much, ho2cultcha, courtenayantiques, and aura :)
  26. Thanks a lot, Watchsearcher:)
  27. PhilDMorris, thanks a lot:)
  28. Thanks again, Alain2310:)
  29. Thanks a lot, Alan2310:)
  30. Many thanks for the love, Alan2310:)
  31. Thanks for the love, valentino97 and hunterqlee :)
  32. Thanks a lot, PhilDMorris and fortapache:)
  33. Many thanks, Newfld, SEAN68, and vetraio50:)
  34. I am glad I am not the only one:) Some things just bring back memories!
  35. This lovely piece reminded me of jewellery I made in the sixties. My father had a lot of wires in his workshop. My favorite were the shiny copper wires but he also had some covered in colourful mate...
  36. Mary, you are absolutely right, it does look like a building block. I think it would be a nice idea to group several vases like this in different sizes. After looking at some vases from Pottery Barn...
  37. Many thanks for your comment, PhilDMorris:)
  38. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. I saw one just like it a few month ago but didn't buy it because there was a big chip in the rim (someone else still wanted it enough to buy it). I was a bit disappoin...
  39. Vetraio50 is correct. Here is an image from a slightly different angle. I studied for a while in Prague and going to the old town was one of out favorite pastimes :)
  40. Did you ever look into Juliana?
  41. Mary, thanks so much for your comment. I guess because the pendant is hand-crafted, it is even harder to find out anything. I was hoping that the three dots on the back could mean something and woul...
  42. Kyratango, thanks so much for your comment. I put myself together and followed your tip. I licked the bracelet but didn't taste much:)
  43. Could it be spelter?
  44. Thanks for your nice comment, Broochman. I was looking out of my dining room window, dreaming about spring - LOL.
  45. Thanks for your kind comment, Jenni:)
  46. LOVE IT!!!
  47. Thanks for loving my pendant, jscott0363 and ho2cultcha :)
  48. Many thanks, Hel1, fortapache, and Newfld :)
  49. Thanks for your comment, Mrstyndall. It's hard to tell the material just from a photo, especially if it looks like this. I have one bracelet like this but thinner and I am positive it is tortoise she...
  50. Thanks a lot, yougottahavestuff:)
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