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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. German Democratic Republic: 1949 - 1989
  2. I am home, Mary. I had to take another PCR test when I arrived at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. I also had to isolate for as long as I didn't have the negative test result. I got it on F...
  3. I deleted your post, but I want to tell you that you are not alone. I find it very helpful, in general, to talk to someone. It is nice to talk to someone about our passion of collecting, but also abo...
  4. Mary, I had it with isolation and Covid in general! I think, when/if everything with the virus is over, we will find many people with other medical issues that have been neglected, including mental h...
  5. I would wear it and feel great! But I guess it's too nice to wear:)
  6. Blunderbuss2, down to 28C is pretty good. I envy you! If they don't let me into Canada, I might just try a warmer location to wait it out - LOL I will get my 3rd jab when/if I make it back to Canada....
  7. Many thanks for loving my necklace, kivatinitz, Alfie21, fortapache, racer4four, vetraio50, dav2no1, BenBen, and Manikin :)
  8. Thanks for your comment, kivatinitz :)
  9. Thanks a lot, kivatinitz, Alfie21,fortapache, and kitchenrebeccal1 :)
  10. kivatinitz, estoy muy paciente. No tengo otra opcion :)
  11. Blunderbuss2, if I were stuck on the island, I wouldn't want to get off either - LOL I am stuck alone in an apartment in the Ore Mountains in Germany. My rental car has been sitting in front of my m...
  12. Blunderbuss2, thanks so much for your comment. I am sure it is a bit better to be stuck on a sunny island than in the snowy mountains of Germany, but after a while it gets to everyone, no matter wher...
  13. Many thanks for your kind comments, racer4four. You are correct, the shapes are simple. If I just pair it with the right outfit, the necklace could work for me. What I like is the weight and how soli...
  14. Many thanks for stopping by and loving the brooch, vetraio50, Manikin, raven3766, and dav2no1 :)
  15. I love your box. I can see some similarities to mine. It's most likely from a the same time period. Mine is metal, yours is wood, isn't it? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/83202-how-would-...
  16. The first word on both paintings looks like "Klein" (small or maybe little) to me. It could be part of the name of the place :)
  17. Gillian, I found this one, too. That's the reason, I am not sure about mine. It looks to me, that both came from the same mold (all tiny details are the same) but there is certainly something wrong w...
  18. Yes, Newfld. Chaudron did a lot of similar pieces in the 1960 or thereabout. It's just the back that is throwing me off.
  19. Thanks, dav2no1 :)
  20. Many thanks for your comment, Mary. I think, that could also explain the number in the back:)
  21. Thank you so much for your comment, Mary. I haven't been on CW for some time. It's nice to hear from you. I might just take your idea about how to wear this necklace! Take care!
  22. Many thanks for the love, Alfie21,kivatinitz, vetraio50, RichmondLori, fortapache and Vynil33rpm :)
  23. Raven3766, thanks so much for your comment:)
  24. Can you post a picture of the back?
  25. RichmondLori, thanks for your comment. The plate feels cold to the touch. I am just wondering what it was used for. It is rather small and I believe it might be very fragile, too.
  26. Thanks for the love, Vynil33rpm :)
  27. Many thanks for your comment, Trey:)
  28. RichmondLori, thanks for your comment. The colour looks right but they stones are AB covered. So, I don't know.
  29. RichmondLori, thanks so much for your comment. I have a book with Sherman jewellery but the brooch is not in it. Of course, it still could be a Sherman brooch. To me, the brooch looks like "angel w...
  30. I cannot see the base of your vase very well, but I have seen similar vases by Sklo Union. However, there are some around with a sticker of "Teleflora" as well. I am not sure if those ones are made i...
  31. Thanks so much for your comment, Mrstyndall :)
  32. Many thanks for the love, Vynil33rpm and aura :)
  33. Thank you, Manikin:)
  34. Many thanks for your comment, kivatinitz:)
  35. After searching a bit more, I discovered Fifth Avenue Glass, made in China. I can see some similarities with my vase, but I couldn't find an exact mix yet, especially with the controlled bubble. I wi...
  36. Kivatinitz, thanks so much for your comment. I will look into it:)
  37. Thanks a lot, fortapache :)
  38. Many thanks for loving my vase, vetraio50 and AnythingObscure :)
  39. Thanks so much, vetraio50 and AnythingObscure :)
  40. Many thanks, vetraio50 and LOUMANAL:)
  41. Thanks so much, blunderbuss2, fortapache, vetraio50, and Vynil33rpm :)
  42. Thanks a lot, mikelv85, Vynil33rpm, and Alfie21 :)
  43. Many thanks for loving my vase, vetraio50, BHIFOS, blunderbuss2, kwqd,and fortapache :)
  44. Correction: based not basted. It's late:)
  45. Lovely piece! I am just a bit confused: Is it marked Germany or W. Germany? I cannot read the mark. If it is marked W (est) Germany, it must be from around 1949 to around 1990. Basted on the styl...
  46. Thanks so much for your comment, kivatinitz. If I could see the small marks properly, I might find out who made it. But my eyesight is not what it used to be - even with the help of a magnifying gla...
  47. Many thanks for loving my old box, fortapachef and vetraio50 :)
  48. I wish, vetraio50. There is no signature. I think, although nice, the quality of the painting is not there:(
  49. Thanks so much for your comment, Mary. Long time no see:( I hope all is well. I see some similarities with your lovely bracelet. In my humble opinion, it doesn't have to be sterling to be nice, ...
  50. I would would wear this for sure! Lovely piece.
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