miKKoChristmas11

Midwest USA

I collect relics of kind, generous, chivalrous, and brave acts. I admire many things about which I have no intelligent opinion. I am like a crow - a bit remote to I collect relics of kind, generous, chivalrous, and brave acts. I admire many things about which I have no intelligent opinion. I am like a crow - a bit remote to material things, but ready to lunge towards that shiny something to carry off to my nest. I would collect silver, but it would collect me, so I don't. Some of the objects of my admiration include: Martin Niemoller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, John Henry Cardinal Newman, Belgium, Finland, old Texas, fine calligraphy, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, and Giotto (Read more)

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Antique German Nativity Camel - Stick Leg - Christmasin Christmas
Antique German Nativity Sheep - Stick Leg - Christmasin Christmas
Vintage Etched Vase or Possibly Parfait - Probably American - from AmberRose! - Glasswarein Glassware
"Helping Grandpa" - Henry Mosler cover for "TRUTH" Magazine, 1900 - Paperin Paper
Doberman Pinscher Dog & Lab or Retriever Dog - Boyd's Glass - Animalsin Animals
Boy in Tophat Vintage Perfume Bottle - Probably UK Origin - Bottlesin Bottles
Pink Butterfly Alighting on Branch, Fenton, from AmberRose! : )  - Art Glassin Art Glass
Belgian Dog Club Silvered Bronze Medal - Club De Chien De Dames Bruxelles - Medals Pins and Badgesin Medals Pins and B…
Infant Jesus in Manger, from AmberRose and her Elves!!! : ) - Christmasin Christmas
Bluebird of Happiness from AmberRose!  : D - Art Glassin Art Glass

Comments

  1. Love this series of postcards, and especially your fine comments, sir!!! Good find on the Baedeker! Thought you might like to see what La Porte de Hal looked like before the 'revivalists' got to i...
  2. How exciting! I had never seen a blue one! You are soooo dangerous, Sean!!! Your collection is like Petey's - I like EVERYTHING I see!!! Best wishes, kind Sir!!! : )
  3. Very beautiful and moving!
  4. Captivating! Did he carry these with him in Arabia? Do you know when he acquired these, and how came his friend to acquire this set? Wonderful. : )
  5. Beautiful!!! How did I miss these?!! : /
  6. Gorgeous!!! The third photo especially is stunning!!! I have never seen a bottom like this one! Are they all like this on the bottom? Gorgeous, yes. : )
  7. Love the form!!! And it looks very large. : )
  8. Seeing this ensemble makes me very happy - smiling large!!! Gorgeous flowers!!! : D
  9. Lovely bowl here, dear inky!!! : )
  10. Gorgeous form and enameling!!! So very beautiful!!! Bravo! : )
  11. Have never seen one like this beauty! Crisply tailored, but boasting organza ruffles. Love the colors and form!!! : )
  12. Beautiful painting, remarkable condition, and - a pair!!! You are an extremely dangerous collector, my dear friend. Wonderful! : )
  13. Who could look at this and not want one just like it?!!! : )
  14. Quite delightful!!! : )
  15. Fabulous!!! : D
  16. Thank you for your kind appreciation, Justanovice, gargoylecollector, tom61375, Budek, and Virginia.vintage!!! : )
  17. Dear, kind Aimathena!!! I am so sorry that I missed your Easter greeting!!! A belated "Happy Easter" - or, shall we say, a belated "Blessed Pentecost" to you?!!! God bless you!!! miKKo : D
  18. Wonderful!!! : )
  19. This is a very unusual presentation of Raphael's Tondo painting "Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist", which is also called the Madonna of the Seggiola. The original painting is multi-colored...
  20. Hi, ho2cultcha! Thanks much for your kind email!!! Sorry I failed to catch it and respond! The first two statues represent St. Jude Thaddeus. St. Jude was one of the 12 Apostles. He is represented ...
  21. Hi, ho2cultcha! So good to see this beautiful work again, and to know that you are closing in on the 'suspect'. I couldn't search long at all, and can't go to library. However, a few links that might ...
  22. Hello, dear inky! As you know, I'm very seldom on CW these days, but I saw the new comment on your piece today and popped in for a look. As you know, I am grossly ignorant about art glass!!! However, ...
  23. Very handsome! Can't wait to see it filled with the gorgeous flowers you'll be summoning forth from the heretofore untamed garden. : )
  24. Magnificent marvel! Bravo!!! : o
  25. Love the color!!! : ))
  26. Magnificent and lovely!!! Hard to believe that they are real, and yet there are two!!! Bravo!!! (Don't know how you continue to find these extraordinary pairs! : o ) xoxx
  27. Blessings and congratulations to dearest inky, whose kindness and reverence for creatures and beauty transforms every encounter with her into a joyous and transcendent occasion!!! You remind me of a p...
  28. Hi, the Nils Johan pieces are in a pattern called "Amsterdam". This pattern is highly favored in Sweden. The Amsterdam butter spreaders and knife rests were produced in both sterling and EPNS. I have ...
  29. Thank you for your kind appreciation, Sean!!! : ) Hope you're doing well in COLD Wisconsin!!! BRRRRR.
  30. Thank you very much for your kind appreciation aldo78, Moonstonelover, Sean, and tom61375!!! Much appreciated your very kind comment, Tom!!! : ))
  31. Thank you for your kind appreciation, mikelv85 and tom61375!!! : )
  32. Woah!!! I missed this one completely! STUNNING AND SPLENDID!!! : ))
  33. Thank you for your kind appreciation, tom61375!!! : )
  34. Thank you for your kind appreciation, mikelv85!!! : )
  35. Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, mikelv85 and tom61375!!! : )
  36. Thank you very much for your kind appreciation, Sean, mikelv85, and tom61375!!! : )
  37. Thank you for your kind appreciation, aghcollect and Budek!!! : )
  38. I am very sorry to hear about your Mother's fall! I will keep her in my prayers.
  39. Was very surprised to see this in Gregory Nazianzen, but haven't investigated further. I leave you with the last word, sir, as it is both elegant and true. : ))
  40. Thank you, walksoftly, for your very kind wishes!!! Same to thee and thine!!! And may I say that I've never seen a more attractive photo of these Raspberry votives! Bravo!!! : ))
  41. Wonderful photos!!! : ))
  42. Is this a demitasse (coffee) cup? So sorry to hear about the loss of the pot! How wonderful that walksoftly was able to help. : )
  43. Love the one with the 'lime green' feet/roots and the opalescent (?) thorns!!! Woah. : ))
  44. Remarkable piece! I am completely ignorant about art glass, as you know, so please forgive a question that is possibly very stupid: What is the name of this style or name of decors employed here? I ha...
  45. Beautiful! And so much nicer than the new ones. : ))
  46. Charming find! : )
  47. Delightful fellow, Tony!!! Wish I could help, but am clueless here. : ))
  48. The upper form is Eastlake (in my opinion), but I cannot see the design on the lower frame and legs. FYI, typo in the 'Chase Lounge': Should be "Chaise Longue". Mentioned it so that you could search b...
  49. I am very ignorant re Nippon porcelain!!!, but I ask this question of the group so that it might facilitate discussion: Is the raised painted decoration considered 'moriage'?
  50. Gorgeous lines and cabinetry! Also love the hardware. I don't think I've ever seen one like this with the marble top. Are you going to remove the marble top?
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