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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. Thanks a lot, aura, PhilDMorris, blunderbuss2, bracken3, and Vynil33rpm:)
  2. Thanks again for your helpful comment, Ms.CrystalShip. The brooch is even nicer in real life and it is a bit over 3 inches long. It is possible that it is a few decades old. I know that Christian D...
  3. Thanks for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. I hope, too, that Mary will stop by:)
  4. Many thanks for loving my bracelet, PhilDMorris, Roycroftbooksfromme1, and vetraio50 :)
  5. Thanks so much for your comment, Newfld. It makes me feel better:)
  6. Many thanks for loving my necklace, vetraio50 and Newfld :)
  7. Thanks for your comment, PhilDMorris. I never had a ring like this before. If someone would give me one, I would keep it for the memories, too:)
  8. Many thanks, Newfld:)
  9. Thanks so much for your comment, shareurpassion. I couldn't believe that I got my hands on this for a very reasonable price. I think I will keep the earrings the way they are, although the screw bac...
  10. I appreciate your love, truthordare, sklo42, MALKEY, and Ivonne :)
  11. Gillian and Newfld, thanks so much for your comments. I will have a look into your lead. To be honest, I have a "nose" for silver. 9 out of 10 times I can tell just by looking at or smelling it if a...
  12. Many thanks for loving my little ring, clockerman, Newfld, vetraio50, and fortapache:)
  13. Roycroftbooksfromme1, I am glad I made you laugh:) Funny, though, it was the truth:)
  14. Many thanks for loving my rose bowl, Newfld, IronLace, vetraio50, and fortapache:)
  15. I will try, Newfld. You never know, though, because one of my daughters is into symbolism and stuff like that. Maybe the snake wouldn't scare her; actually, she might even like it. The other daughter...
  16. Many thanks for loving my little ring, Roycroftbooksfromme1:)
  17. I am glad it brought back some memories - of the ring, that is. You should have kept the ring, maybe. My boyfriends never gave me anything, so there was nothing to throw in woods and nothing much to...
  18. Thanks for your kind comment, Roycroftbooksfromme1:)
  19. Thanks so much for your kind comment, billretirecoll! One of my daughters' birthday is in October. Although not on purpose, but still with her in mind, I purchased this necklace. One day I will giv...
  20. PhilDMorris, thanks so much for your comment:)
  21. I am not sure but it might be a child's accordion. I has only a few base buttons. My dad was a musician and traded one of his full-sized accordions for a smaller one for me. It was easier to learn t...
  22. This is a lovely box. Your box is only marked RS - but here is a link for you to point you in the right direction. I find the history/maks of RS Germany/Silesia/Prussia very confusing, but I love th...
  23. What a beautiful piece! I have not been able to get my hands on one yet - I guess I have to wait. I like to find out about the history of pieces, too, but sometimes it's hard:)
  24. What happened to my photo? It is now right side up! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you! Many thanks for the love: officialfuel,. vetraio50, Newfld, fortapache, and blunderbu...
  25. Many thanks for your nice comment, Newfld:)
  26. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, too, Jenni. Gudrun
  27. Many thanks, Dizzydave. I will have a look:)
  28. Thanks for your comment, Ms.CrystalShip. I found this brooch in a box with a lot of junk pieces. This brooch really stood out. First I didn't see the marks but when I looked at it at home, I noticed...
  29. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. You are always so kind!
  30. Many thanks for all the love, valentino97 and Mrstyndall:)
  31. Ms. CrystalShip, thanks so much for your comment. I had no idea Catherine Popesco lives in California!
  32. Thomas, many thanks for your Christmas wishes. I hope that you and your loved ones have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too. Gudrun
  33. Yes it is, Mrstyndall. You actually inspired me to dig it out and post it! I had some computer issues until the the weekend so I could post and love for a while but it seems to be OK now:)
  34. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Broochman:)
  35. Many thanks for the love: vetraio50, PhilDMorris, Mrstyndall, MALKEY, Newfld, Brunswick, and Broochman :)
  36. Thanks so much for your comments, Sheluvsjewelry, Celiene, and Mary. Sorry for the late response but I just checked my post after I saw the same brooch posted by Broochman:)
  37. Thanks so much for your comment, Newfld. I found a nice little display stand recently so they will find a good spot to be displayed, rather than sitting in a box. The thing with silver is that they ...
  38. Thanks again, Broochman. I am glad you like it, too.
  39. Many thanks for loving my Bond Boyd brooch: aura, Hel1, fortapache, vetraio50, PhilDMorris, Newfld, Manikin, and Broochman:)
  40. Broochman, thanks for your comment. I am glad you like it, too:)
  41. Thanks so much for your comment, Manikin. I love the colours, too, and I find the design very playful:)
  42. Thanks so much for your comment, MsCrystaShip. This is my third milk glass brooch. I sometimes wear brooches as a group if they go well together to make them look more impressive. I guess I can do ...
  43. Thanks so much for your kind comment, Newfld:)
  44. Try Hollywood Regency crystal bowl. Good luck:)
  45. Thanks for your nice comment, Mrstyndall:)
  46. Thanks for your comment, Newfld. I like the colours, too, even though I usually prefer a monochromatic scheme. I have a ring matching the colours. It is also Mexican. I think they will look great ...
  47. Thanks for your comment, Newfld:)
  48. Truthordare, many thanks for your comment. I am glad I am not the only one who has never seen one like this:)
  49. katherinescollections, I just browsed through some of the American Brilliant Cut postings here on CW because I want to add some of my recent finds, and so I "discovered" your comments on my post. I ...
  50. It is beautiful. How big is it?
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