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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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AB Rhinestone Set:  I have No Idea Who Made It - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Unmarked Rhinestone Earrings - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
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  1. Racer4four, you solved my mystery! I found your jug and I think your jug and my basket match perfectly. Thanks so much! Gudrun
  2. Many thanks to all of you: racer4four, mikelv85, Efesgirl, fortapache, PhilDMorris, and NewfldL:)
  3. Aura, thanks a lot:)
  4. Many thanks for your comment, Mary. Yes, I am better now and I am planning be around more often:)
  5. Have you researched Essex Crystal?
  6. Thanks a lot, AdeleC:)
  7. Many thanks, vetraio50:)
  8. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks you so much helping me to find out what I got here. I will have a good look and hope to get a match/answer:)
  9. Thanks so much for your kind comments, Mary. Actually, I have been sick for some time but I am much better now. It is surprising how stress can make you sick or how being sick can stress you out! I...
  10. Many thanks for loving my set: melaniej, Manikin, Efesgirl, aura, vetraio50, kyratango, Ms.CrystalShip, TassieDevil, mikelv85, Caperkid, PhilDMorris, Hel1, antiquerose, fortap...
  11. Thanks so much for all of your nice and interesting comments: Newfld, Gillian, TassieDevil, and Ms.CrystalShipMs:) I kind of knew that it wasn't a D&E set because it is too light. D&E feels a ...
  12. I agree with you about this colour being common - but the reason might be that it is so beautiful!
  13. Nice to meet you too, Jenni:)
  14. I don't have many paperweights but I always had a soft spot in my heart for them. Very cute!
  15. Many thanks, Ms.CrystalShip and Newfld:)
  16. Many thanks, Newfld and dlpetersen:)
  17. I love D&E jewellery but where I live it is hard to come by and expensive! And did I mention that I love green?!
  18. Yes, Ms.CrystalShip. I have some other clear rhinestone earrings but I got these one sanyway because of the sparkle!
  19. Oh, I am so happy you like it too. Thanks so much, ladies! Gudrun
  20. Many thanks, Jenni! Gudrun
  21. Well, Alan, that's much better than the one I saw. For that price I would have bought it, too. In Mississauga they wanted $19.99 + Tax.
  22. Thanks, Alan. It wasn't like that when I got it. I used a q-tip and lots of patience:)
  23. I think I have the same one: https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/147507-large-bond-boyd-sterling-silver-brooch?in=collection-2437
  24. OMG, I saw a brooch just like it in Mississauga a few days ago. I almost bought it but I am a bargain shopper and it was a bit too expensive for me.
  25. I love the colour!
  26. Many thanks, antiquerose:)
  27. Thanks a lot, antiquerose and Newfld:)
  28. TassieDevil, thanks for your comment. I checked Google too but couldn't find anything either. I think, though, that you are correct thinking it might be a souvenir:)
  29. Ms.CrystalShip, thanks for your comment:)
  30. TimeTraveller and TallCakes, thanks so much for your comments. I have a few Fenton pieces but they are all made of thicker glass. I also agree with TallCakes about the pontil mark; the Fenton pieces...
  31. OMG: You have way too many beautiful pieces posted! I will have to come back and visited to enjoy all of them:) Have a great weekend!
  32. I have the same made of milk glass:)
  33. Many thanks, antiquerose:)
  34. Thanks for your comment, antiquerose. I bought it because I was interested in finding out what it was:)
  35. Antiquerose, thanks for your comment. I realized that it was broken but I couldn't leave it behind.
  36. Thanks, fellow Canadian! BTW: My husband and I come from different countries but we are proud Canadians: He h as "EH" as a part of his custom license plate to show his attitude:)
  37. Beautiful :)
  38. Many thanks: vetraio50 and aura:)
  39. Many thanks: vetraio50, Manikin, aura, and Newfld:)
  40. Thanks so much: vetraio50, Manikin, aura, and Newfld:)
  41. Correction: I recently had another look at these, and the surprise was that they are not made of porcelain, rather of glass/milk glass. However, this discovery does not help to solve the mystery aro...
  42. It looks to me like there are some pages missing in the front. That's too bad because the information about the publishing date might have been there. Based on the cover, I would think it dates to a...
  43. Thanks so much for your comment, kivatinitz:)
  44. Thanks a lot, kivatinitz:)
  45. I really like the way you display your collection. Just some thought: Make sure your shelf is safe! I had a shelf fall apart in June! It was my own fault because I put too much on it and didn't che...
  46. Thanks you, TimeTraveller:)
  47. Thanks a lot: Vintagefran, antiquerose, PhilDMorris, and mikelv85:)
  48. Thanks a lot: Tanni and PhilDMorris:)
  49. Many thanks to all of you: PhilDMorris, mikelv85, antiquerose, AdeleC, JImam, aura, Ivonne, Hel1, fortapache, TassieDevil, and vetraio50 :)
  50. Many thanks, PhilDMorris:)
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