mikelv85

Elyria, OH

I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all I'm an avid thrift store shopper and I love finding anything of artistic merit and value.The thrill of finding something for next to nothing is really what it's all about. It always amazes me what some people will throw or give away. I'm always on the hunt for glass, pottery, original signed paintings, furniture or whatever catches my eye ! (Read more)

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"Common Ground" / .925 Silver Jewelry Lot / Same Unknown Makers Mark/ Unknown Age - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
Unusual "Mixed Media" Wire Dragonfly Pin/ Unknown Maker and Age - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Cone Shaped 7 " Art Glass Vase / Lime Green and White Swirled Stripes/ Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
Beautiful 24" Chinese Floor Vase / Peacocks and Golden Pheasant with Peonies/ Circa 20th Century - Asianin Asian
Fred Leach "Winter Landscape"/Watercolor on Buff Colored Paper 29"x37" Framed / Circa late 1960's-1970's - Visual Artin Visual Art
Sterling Silver Filigree Cross with Colored Stones / Marked  Italy .925 G.W./ Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
"The Cat Made Me Buy It !" by Alice L. Muncaster & Ellen Yarnow /A Collection of Cats Who Sold Yesterday's Products/Circa 1984 - Booksin Books
"Redux" Wein "Keramos" Wolf & Sons Co./ Flamingos and Borzoi Figurines / Circa 1920's - Figurinesin Figurines
Two Vintage Hong Kong Clamper Bracelets /Circa 1950-60 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Waechtersbach 10" Turquoise "Koln" Vase / West Germany /Speckled Matte Glaze Incised Decoration / Mid-Century - Art Potteryin Art Pottery

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  1. Thanks Ken :),,,,, although green is one of my least favorite colors . Yellow comes first...lol. I'm more a red or blue person.
  2. Thanks pops52 :)
  3. Thanks Kyra ....He sure is :)
  4. Thanks Rose :) as I figured. It was only 3 bucks and better than coming home empty handed. I had seen one of these online suggesting it was a Murano canne vase "in the style of" a Gio Ponti Venini pie...
  5. Thanks Sean :)
  6. So sorry to hear this Phil. Prayers to you and your family.
  7. Beautiful cars EJW-54 :)....I love classic cars. I could never just pick one ...Thank God I can't afford them. I have a hard enough time finding space for what I do collect !
  8. Thanks Alan :)..... yes.. you and I know all the tricks.... and sometimes it can work to your adavantage !
  9. Wonderful finds :) ...more than makes up for those empty handed days I'm sure !
  10. Thanks Roy :) ..... Same here. It has that universal appeal as long as you have snow....which I'm sick of here in Ohio...lol
  11. I hardly ever see pewter without a ding or dent in it. We get a lot of Holland pewter here in the U.S. but mostly little bud vases and sometimes plates. Williamsburg repro's show up every once and a w...
  12. I'll add swirling autumn leaves to Ivonne's cherry blossom comment :) Another beauty Karen !
  13. Beautiful :)....They must be spectacular in person ! I would not have thought they'd be so large from just the pictures.
  14. Thanks Karen :) ..... That's great about your vase being Satsuma. So it is from that province. There are so many families and kilns it can be very confusing. I always have stuck in my mind more gildin...
  15. I do like this Kyra :).....I agree about the pre raphaelite style could be an unknown artist from that school. Looks like the Merman and the two Mermaids in the water are terrorizing the poor human wo...
  16. Thanks so much CindB :)
  17. Well, Karen I'll trade places with you any day lol.... it's a toasty -6 degrees here in Ohio but we're suppose to get up to 26 degrees today (yeah Summer). What's scary is I can't feel the difference ...
  18. They would look great filled too :)..... colored water if you don't imbibe.
  19. Beautiful :).....Don't know why but my first impression was an Iris flower.
  20. Jellyfish :)...definitely jellyfish ! Gorgeous!
  21. Thanks DrFluffy and Karen :).......Snow is beautiful until you get four months worth...lol
  22. Thanks Rose :)
  23. Interesting piece and colors... very anatomical :)
  24. lol...... dizzy my head is spinning (remember that song ?) .....You're welcome Mani :)
  25. It's nice table Mani. As you said very retro/ mid-century. :) Thanks for the heads up too, I see Rose's whole music post is gone. Probably breaking some rules by using "you tube" links. Oh well rul...
  26. Happy Birthday Patsea ! :)
  27. I remember these. My folks used them when we moved from Michigan to Ohio !
  28. I'm stumped too Mary . I'm thinking it's probably a studio piece. Those are so hard to pin down. The TCC mark could mean "Terra Cotta Ceramics/Creations or something like that. It's a nice piece thou...
  29. Will do :)
  30. Thanks Mary :)... I think Amazon has some. Fairly cheap too.
  31. You're a wonder Mary ! Thanks so much for all the info :)
  32. They'd make anything in them look even more delicious !
  33. Another beauty Karen :) Love the blue !
  34. I know DrFluffy.....The perfect excuse for all cat lover's :)
  35. Thanks DrFluffy :)
  36. Thanks CindB and Sean..... The cat made me buy this book... imagine that !
  37. Found more info on this interesting blog :) http://modernjapanesepotterymarks.blogspot.com/search?q=kutani Kutani ware is from Ishikawa Prefecture. The markings are usually in red. Shoza Styl...
  38. I have some Satsuma and Kutani pieces too, and I'm learning myself. There's a fine line between true Satsuma and "in the style of " pieces . Most true Satsuma from that prefecture are marked with a ci...
  39. Here's my best uneducated opinion. :) It appears to be a Japanese Kutani vase from about 1920-50's. Flowers and birds were very common. Gotheborg says."Birds as a major motif in a Kutani style appear...
  40. Oh yes..... this is just my cup of tea ! Love, Love, Love it ! Mark looks familiar too Karen.... I'm on it :)
  41. Wonderful deco design ... and Happy Birthday too ! :)
  42. Thanks Karen :)....I think I have a Canon Pro Shot "A"...something that Tony here on CW sent me. I'll have to study that a bit again and see if I can get the interface down with the computer now that ...
  43. The incredible Harley Earl....designs like no other! Beautiful model of a beautiful car pop52 !
  44. Oh I've been tempted Ken. I look at cameras all the time. If I'd sell some of these things ...OK I never would...lol. One of my friends here on CW did send me one he found but it's just old enough th...
  45. Thanks Kyra :).....Luckily one cat is too fat to jump anywhere and the other is too old. The dog, she's too short...lol. Finding nice pictures of your exact piece online is great and a rare occurren...
  46. Thanks Ken :)
  47. Thanks DrFluffy :) ......hard to believe these pieces of plastic are valuable, but like I say I've seen crazy prices online . Maybe the color has something to do with it. A clear yellow one was sellin...
  48. Yes. but you still have to know what your looking at to be able take advantage of it, but seriously a 35K watch seems a bit much....lol.
  49. Thank you Rose and ozmarty too for the lead :)
  50. That was quick...Thanks eye :)
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