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This shop is dedicated to and is working for my Gramma Alice who was born in Montreal, Canada in 1913. She lived in the house my grandfather built in 1947 in western Massachusetts until she was 99 years old and she passed away at 102 in November 2015. I am the first of her four grandchildren. Her great-grandchildren called her Great Alice and she always lived up to that name.

In 1968, when the last of her three daughters (my mom) flew the coop, she started building a new nest. She always loved old jewelry and clothing, lace and linens from her childhood and wonderful single years in the 1930s. So she began collecting all the things that reminded her of those glamorous carefree times laughing with friends at the beach and dancing in night clubs and many a speakeasy.

She spent the next 30 years loading her collectables into her trunk every weekend in…

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  • Born on July 19
  • Joined March 19, 2012

Favorite materials

gold, silver, jade, Bakelite, marcasite, celluloid, sterling silver, pearls, glass, metal, turquoise, stainless steel

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ForGrammaAlice
Surprises. Treasures. Hierlooms.

About

This shop is dedicated to and is working for my Gramma Alice who was born in Montreal, Canada in 1913. She lived in the house my grandfather built in 1947 in western Massachusetts until she was 99 years old and she passed away at 102 in November 2015. I am the first of her four grandchildren. Her great-grandchildren called her Great Alice and she always lived up to that name.

In 1968, when the last of her three daughters (my mom) flew the coop, she started building a new nest. She always loved old jewelry and clothing, lace and linens from her childhood and wonderful single years in the 1930s. So she began collecting all the things that reminded her of those glamorous carefree times laughing with friends at the beach and dancing in night clubs and many a speakeasy.

She spent the next 30 years loading her collectables into her trunk every weekend in the wee hours and driving all over New England selling them at flea markets, expos and auctions. I remember going with her in the summers and sitting next to her all day as she laughed and smiled, chatting with and charming the customers and the curious. She never lost that gleam in her eye nor her wry sense of humor.

Although she would have loved to till the end, she wasn't able to do the flea markets for some years before her death. Her savings ran out so I took her place selling her collection. All proceeds from these sales prior to her passing went to her care, just like if she were selling them. Posthumously, I am dedicating 90% to closing her estate and 10% to Meals on Wheels, which helped her stay in her home until the age of 99.

Thanks for visiting Gramma Alice's shop and I hope you love what you see. I know she loved every piece she collected. I also hope I am as great of a seller as she was, but those are BIG shoes to fill.

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