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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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Pretty Little Thing - Art Glassin Art Glass
Vintage Dresser Bottle - Art Decoin Art Deco
Little Hand Decorated/Enameled Glass Cruet - Glasswarein Glassware
Pair of Cased and Hand Decorated Vases - Glasswarein Glassware
Delicate Glass Vase with Enamel Decoration  - Glasswarein Glassware
Unusual Brass Cuff - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Kosta Boda Votive Holder - Art Glassin Art Glass
Unmarked Mid-Century Modern Brooch - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Tapio Wirkkala for Iittala Icicle Vase - Art Glassin Art Glass
Long Glass Beads Necklace - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry

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  1. Many thanks, aura and kyratango:)
  2. thanks for stopping by and loving my vase, vetraio50 and jscott0363 :)
  3. Thanks a lot for the love, Mrstyndall and MALKEY :)
  4. Thanks for your lovely description of the vase! Well said, racer4four:)
  5. Thanks for loving my bangle, aura and Mary:)
  6. Thanks a lot for the love, aura and AdeleC:)
  7. Many thanks for loving my two vases, racer4four and fortapache:)
  8. Racer4four, I am so sorry for my late reply. I have been so busy! Thanks so much for your comment. I will check it out right now. You are right, it has a bit of a Spanish feel to it. Thanks again...
  9. Sorry for the late reply, Elisabethan. I have been so busy. Many thanks for your comment:)
  10. Thanks a lot for loving my little vase, Elisabethan and fortapache :)
  11. Many thanks, MALKEY:)
  12. Mary, thanks so much for stopping by. I think, too, that it is some kind of resin. Somehow, I believe I have seen something like this before but I cannot put my finger on it. And thanks for your com...
  13. Thanks a lot for loving my vase, MALKEY,jscott0363, and IronLace:)
  14. Many thanks, MALKEY, jscott0363, and fortapache:)
  15. Many thanks for loving my vase, racer4four, fortapache, and blunderbuss2 :)
  16. You made me laugh, Mary! What I find a bit off is the shape and the use of this faceted stone. In my humble opinion, the two don't go together.
  17. I love your description of "space age looking piece", MALKEY! Many thanks and all the best to you! Gudrun
  18. Correction: The necklace is 23 inches times 2: total length of around 46 inches:)
  19. Thanks, SEAN68. BTW, you have a lot of really cool stuff:)
  20. Elisabethan, thanks so much to look at my necklace. I agree with you about Czech beads. The ones I have seen certainly look different than the ones of my necklace. There is no clasp on the necklace....
  21. MALKEY, all the best to you, too! Thanks a lot for your kind comment:)
  22. Thanks a lot, fortapache:)
  23. Good for you! Congratulations:)
  24. Very pretty and unusual piece! I used to collect porcelain, but now I prefer glass. I usually stay away from starting a "new line of collecting" because it would open the door to gathering more stuff...
  25. I love the photos! It looks almost like a piece of art!
  26. Ce vase est très inhabituel et magnifique:)
  27. I am still not 100% sure but the mark on my ring almost looks like the mark of Shube's Manufacturing (S B). I have looked for similar rings online but so far I didn't find anything close to my ring. ...
  28. Plein-air-painter, thanks so much for your kind comment:)
  29. Raven3766, thanks for your comment. Yes, it's funny how people can see the sam thing - but different:)
  30. I have seen something like this before - I wish I would remember!
  31. Thanks so much for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. You are correct, it appears like some thought and work went into making this ring. When I bought it, the lady behind me called the ring "pretty". N...
  32. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Mary. At my age, photos with big sunglasses and from far away still do the trick:) BTW, the photo was taken in front of my old University; tough times but go...
  33. Yes, Ms. CrystalShip, Jenni does. But isn't it funny, after she said it, I kind of see it too:) Thanks for your comment, MsCrystalShip.
  34. You are very welcome, Mary:) How was your trip?
  35. Thanks a lot, racer4four, AdeleC and Newfld :)
  36. Wow, Newfld, what a comment! Thanks a lot:)
  37. Now this is something different! So beautiful!
  38. Thanks a lot, Watchsearcher and kwqd :)
  39. Many thanks for loving my vase, Mrstyndall, fortapache, and blunderbuss2:)
  40. Ivonne, thanks so much for your help. I will have a look at Hortensja Glassworks and hopefully find my vase there. In the 60/70's I was living in East Germany and a lot of glass vases where imported...
  41. Many thanks, hunterqlee, keramikos, and MALKEY:)
  42. Many thanks, blunderbuss2and vetraio50:)
  43. Thanks for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. I find it unusual, too. One should think that a bangle with a bow should be very common, but I haven't found any other one so far.
  44. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. I always get comments, when I wear it. Hm, I am not sure if this is a good thing....
  45. I really love this one!!!
  46. Many thanks, vetraio50, fortapache, and jscott0363:)
  47. Thanks a lot, Newfld, vetraio50, fortapache, and jscott0363:)
  48. Many thanks for the love, Newfld, vetraio50, fortapache, and jscott0363:)
  49. Many thanks for loving my necklace, Broochman, Parrotbeak, Watchsearcher, jscott0363, Newfld, vetraio50, and MALKEY:)
  50. Sorry for the late reply, Kyratango. I am so glad you pointed me in the right direction! Thanks, also, for the helpful link.
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