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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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20 Centuries of Mexican Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1940. - Booksin Books
a few vignettes around my crammed little house - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Tonala Lion - old? - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Wooden Bowl with Pyrographic Designs worn off - Kitchenin Kitchen
Two Large Art Deco Awaji Vases - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
The Expressionists - A Survey of their Graphic Art - Booksin Books
Some of my california native plants in containers. 
Old Munising Bowl with a Blue Painted Rim - Kitchenin Kitchen
Strange Bowl with holes and beautiful glazes - Art Potteryin Art Pottery
Set of Hand-carved Wooden Bowls - Kitchenin Kitchen


  1. okay blunderbuss2! i concede!
  2. thanks Alan. this painting was done by Picasso in his early years in 1901 - during his 'blue phase'. he used it to create an etching / print in 1930. I think that this one is from the 1950s or 60s....
  3. love this one too!
  4. here's another painting by Ruth Coe: http://www.rubylane.com/item/1089582-MCGP211/Coe-Signed-Original-Huge-Seascape-Sailing yours is much more interesting though.
  5. i really love this old Picasso print i found years ago. do you think it has any value?
  6. thank you Hunter! that's great news! i figured out who the artist is in this painting - the initials are CWB - Cyril Walter Bion - 1889-1976, British.
  7. thank you SEAN68!
  8. his paintings are very deserted, ordered and DRY.
  9. beautiful image!
  10. you're right blunderbuss2! where shall i send my firstborn to?!
  11. not bad but she does look like she's wondering when the hell she can put that thing down!
  12. thanks for the reply art.pottery. no, there is definitely a green glaze w/ a blue overglaze. the photo doesn't show it well. will try to get a better shot later.
  13. ha! weird is back in action!
  14. itmidcen568 - do you mean pate-sur-pate when you said wedgewood?
  15. thanks for clarifying itmidcent568! i just added a couple more shots, because i got another one yesterday for $2 at Urban Ore.
  16. thanks kyratango and CindB!!
  17. thanks racer4four!!
  18. i think it's tourist ware from the 40s or 50s, but still very good!
  19. the glaze work kind of reminds me of charlotte rhead's work, but taken to an extreme.
  20. lovin' this!!
  21. only if i get to keep the camera if it doesn't break!!
  22. maybe to hold a pair of scissors for a tailor?
  23. i have had a really HUGE wooden bowl for a long time - 20 inches across. it's made by the other company - munising's competition. forgot the name.
  24. thank you jewels! i didn't even know i had a color scheme.
  25. now you HAVE to show us blunderbuss2!!
  26. wow! these are WONDERFUL!!
  27. hi PatSea. there are several Chinese 'things' so i'm not sure which one you are referring to. the snuff bottle? or the smoky quartz fruit? sklo42 - the aqua cat?
  28. i thought this was a game of 'which of these things does not belong?'
  29. thank you antiquerose, racer4four, and sklo42!
  30. Lovin' this!
  31. Gypsies, tramps and thieves!
  32. yes they do look like planaria noob! thanks racer4four and noob!
  33. i was stuck on Lighthouse Reef for 9 days many years ago. i was just out of college and got a job on a 24' sailboat w/ Cay Caulker's biggest stoner ever. we ran into a southeaster [?] which blew and ...
  34. lol blunderbuss2!
  35. thank you very much for the great info, art.pottery!
  36. i really love it too!
  37. i think that the lighter ones are made of olive. the darker one does look like cocobolo or possibly one of the other extremely hard woods. these are really finely done and i like them more and more....
  38. my friend Gonzalo asked me right away if those little creatures crawling up the cup were banana slugs!
  39. very elegant and practical design! gorgeous!
  40. fantastic!! love it!
  41. So this textile is actually a 'reboso' which was used rolled in a circle and worn on the head in order to comfortably balance large loads on their heads. It was made by the people of Concepcion Huista...
  42. ideals? i thought they disappeared in the '70s!
  43. i remember when guat city was a safe city - we could walk anywhere at any hour w/ no problem. now, NOBODY is safe in most of the city after dark. even during the day, it's bad. the last time i was ...
  44. thank you shareurpassion! i didn't see the slide yet, but will look now. where?
  45. thank you itmidcent568. so the white embossed one is wedgewood?
  46. thank you SEAN68!!
  47. really beautiful - art nouveau at it's western peek!
  48. so beautiful, it hurts!!
  49. this is so great! i want one!
  50. no. it was just a mean ol' poodle named coco. we had a lot of animals and when we saw fur, we liked to play w/ it, but coco was on another page.
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