Oakland, CA

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i love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiqi love a good mystery, but i love solving them even more. garden antiques are what i collect, but i like all kinds of things from mid-century design to ancient antiquities. i am a native plant gardener and own a native plant nursery. (Read more)


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what metal is this?  very heavy and a bit soft... 
Japanese Box - Asianin Asian
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Small Tonala container on 3 legs - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Stone Obelisk 
Large laquer Box - Russian? Latvian? - Furniturein Furniture
MCM Pencil / Pen Holder - Eames era? Bauhaus? - Mid-Century Modernin Mid-Century Modern
Tall Fancy Vase - Sevres-style? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
it ain't over... till the ____  _____ sings! - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Miniature Mexican Chocolate / Coffee Set? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. very nice piece! love arthur dove!
  2. thanks Elisabethan and Efes! it's really beautiful in person!
  3. linda cajita!
  4. lo que me gusta es el nombre del te!
  5. entiende la broma en el nombre de te?! es muy chistoso en ingles! quiere decir 'te por el hombre cachondo!'
  6. puede sacar y mostrar fotos de las ilustraciones adentro?
  7. oooo! oooo! ooo! me want one too!
  8. nada! perdon Himemiya, hubiera escrito en espanol. se ve muy chido este libro, pero no leio aleman y no tengo ningun idea quien es Richard Overpaur. ?? lo busque rapidamente y no encontre nada. quiz...
  9. this does look pretty cool, although i have no idea who Richard Overpaur is. ?? will google....
  10. do you think it's austrian?
  11. these are really nice!
  12. it really is beautiful! the pot looks arts/crafts, but the chain doesn't. ?? interesting piece!
  13. thanks Rick! i really like this little pot alot!
  14. thank you SpiritBear and Rick55! it is really beautiful! i love it!
  15. thanks brunswick! does anyone have any insight into this piece or is it just junk?
  16. definitely post 1971 - cuz it LeVIS has a small e in it.
  17. i've ridden these many times! we just called them a t-bar lift.
  18. this is the strangest thing!
  19. thanks Nice! i like this little set - much more decorative than most.
  20. thanks nice!
  21. good point kevin! i'll try measuring my spirit today!
  22. me too!!
  23. any idea how old this might be?
  24. Hello Celiene and thanks brunswick! the language we hear most around where i live is Ma'am used by the Santero Indians from Todos Santos, Guatemala.
  25. nuts is right! it's a ruffled glass vase by Muurla, Finland! i think it may be called 'Evie'. nice job nuts!! my first piece of Finnish glass!
  26. thank you swfinluv1! i think you may be right!
  27. do you think it could be from a 'circle of friends candle holder'? http://candles.lovetoknow.com/Circle_of_Friends_Candle_Holder
  28. do you think it could be from a 'circle of friends candle holder'? http://candles.lovetoknow.com/Circle_of_Friends_Candle_Holder
  29. thank you Nicefice and nuts! i wonder how i can tell where it's from or anything about it. i'm going to go over it now w/ a magnifying glass to see what i can find.
  30. thank you Nicefice! that's what i thought too.
  31. thank you brunswick!! or Thomas!
  32. i ran into a friend i hadn't seen in a long time and he had just returned from Hidalgo, Mexico and wanted to show me something. He pulled out of his truck three bags of coins and medals - all gold an...
  33. thanks Rick!
  34. really nice!
  35. thank you Rick. yes, i was thinking blackforest as well.
  36. i'm trying to see the difference, and it eludes me...
  37. thank you kyra! i love old stuff that shows years of use on it - kind of like a survivor story or something mysterious.
  38. the top piece is really beautiful! looks like a marriage of two different pieces though. but i could be wrong...
  39. thank you valentino!
  40. no prob sis! my family has a place in san miguel de allende, guanajuato. i'll be visiting friends there and in morelia and michoacan as well.
  41. that's a milleflor-backed penguin!
  42. the turkeys and fish remind me of some of my molas from the Kuna in Panama.
  43. these are both great rugs!
  44. i love these little arrangements! i'd like to look closer at the nighttime seascape.
  45. hey Sis! i don't scour sf thriftshops like i used to. i spend much more time here in the eastbay where i find more economical surprises. but there's a few shops between valencia and 18th st and ...
  46. celuloid?
  47. i decided to remove all the paint and i do like it better now. i really love this piece!
  48. thanks mike and jscotto!
  49. thanks kyra and Efes!
  50. thanks mike! i agree.
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