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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Art Nouveaux Covered Desk Box? - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
How now brown cow part II! - Animalsin Animals
Mapasumish - Summer Cottage - Photographsin Photographs
My Grand Peperes around 1910 - Photographsin Photographs
My Pepere - the Horn Player - Photographsin Photographs
How now brown cow?! - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Rocking Horse - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
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Green-painted Shaker Berry Bucket  - Folk Artin Folk Art
Beautiful Bowl - handmade and marked - Art Potteryin Art Pottery


  1. somebody's not getting any! [i suppose if Eros isn't getting any, these are pretty bleek times!]
  2. this is definitely NOT awaji! it's still a beautiful vase though. it looks Persian.
  3. this is really cool!!!
  4. really cool form!! color too!
  5. that base is forged incredibly well! amazing ironwork!
  6. that's a beauty! i remember very similar ones from my french canadian / american childhood.
  7. i love that color!
  8. thank you shrine! i don't think i've been caring for it appropriately.
  9. thank you PostCardCollector! i was the one to always ask about the family stories when i was a kid. i need to put them down in writing for my nieces/nephews.
  10. thank you racer4four! i think it's a very cute trinket box!
  11. Thank you CanyonRoad! very useful info!
  12. Bull! thank you PostCardCollector!
  13. thank you PostCardCollector! i like the mischievous face on the bull!
  14. Thank you TallCakes! 2 x 4 is correct!
  15. thank you Trey! they did live very full lives!
  16. it's trapped! Free it!
  17. i'd live there! a little landscaping would go a long ways here!
  18. thank you CanyonRoad!
  19. thank you valentine097!
  20. i have a cow too. i'll post it now. not sure if it's a match though. seems too small.
  21. thank you PostCardCollector!
  22. thank you kyratango, PostCardCollector and walksoftly!
  23. thank you melaniej!
  24. thank you Peasejean55!
  25. looks Indian - north of India somewhere.
  26. i love these old ginger jars [that's what i call them even though they could be pickled anything!]. i have a few of them too.
  27. it looks like some kinf of a game table. gin rummy or something?
  28. i have such great memories of the boat in the second photo - just like the one we had on Mountain View Lake, NH!
  29. thanks racer4four!
  30. thanks flhrjr2! this is from the Enfield, NH Shaker Community.
  31. thank you mikelv85, kyratango, katherinescollections, captainslack, and Zowie!
  32. any ideas on who made this?
  33. thank you vetraio50 and SEAN68! yes, this one is marked L. C. Tiffany and dated 1905. I didn't see the big round one, because it's in a big crate to preserve it.
  34. he replaced them w/ plain windows!
  35. this one's really cool!
  36. these are sold at all the pyramids which are open to tourists in Mexico and Central America. i like the dog alot!
  37. nice work vetraio50!
  38. perfect for Amy Schumer!
  39. Domestic Violence Valentine! how cute! grrrr...
  40. Smoke and Chew Zombies! love it!
  41. this is so cool! i thought it was a bearded lady at first!
  42. thank you katherinescollections and kyratango!
  43. thank you kyratango and racer4four!
  44. thank you inky! i'm sure they would! i think they look pretty perfect at the nursery too!
  45. i had one along w/ the planter in blue a long time ago. i think i gave it to my mom and she keeps it under a skylight in my bathroom in their house.
  46. thanks SEAN68! this one looks pretty good in my office/living room [i live in a 500 sq ft garden house in East Oakland]. it's packed from floor to ceiling and also all over the ceiling w/ my funky co...
  47. nice piece! i also think it's mexican - Oaxacan green-glazed pottery. i think the girls are either gavachitas [little white girls] or dead [as in Day-of-the-Dead].
  48. nice piece!! very 'Toulouse-Lautrec'!
  49. i saw a whole bunch of these on saturday in Santa Cruz. my dad had one back in the 50s when he was in college. he used to drag a merry-go-round for Pepsi from town-to-town w/ it for his summer job.
  50. thanks walksoftly! yes, shrine - i agree that the piece had been treated w/ something like tung oil, but that is not lacquer or varnish. i do use tung oil sometimes, but currently i prefer the oil /...
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