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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Carved "Faux" Ivory Elephant and Multi Strand Bead Necklace/ Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
"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

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  1. I've never seen anything like it ! How spectacular Rick. What a treasure ! :)
  2. Thanks DrFluffy :).. I figured the same thing. I have a small box that's made of camel bones except those are a darker color. At first I thought it was bamboo but it was too heavy. Kind of creepy but ...
  3. This is a good example as well Elisbethan :) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Plastic-Necklace-Ivory-Color-Celluloid-Necklace-Large-Graduated-Beads-/391061655261?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5b0d17
  4. Here's something similar on Etsy :) https://www.etsy.com/listing/106193909/vintage-french-ivory-bead-necklace-1920s
  5. It's pretty Elisabethan :) .... celluloid possibly. That can have an ivory cast to it and was used to simulate carved ivory.
  6. Of course it's awesome......I just remembered I found and posted this vase a while ago. Seems to have a similar feel. I figured Chinese decorator item. I guess I was right as Karen said. :) http://...
  7. Wow..... that is a testament to the quality of your postal service and most likely the sellers packing skills too.
  8. Thanks Rose :)... I do have a small Czech spatter glass vase and a few little Legras vases but they all have chips. Loetz's and even Moon's collections are really something else. I'd be nervous ownin...
  9. Glass pieces this beautiful must stay in families because I have never ever seen them anywhere in my area. I only see them on ebay and here on CW and I'm sure high end retail shops which are too expen...
  10. Poppies....Tiger Lilies.... warmth....no more snow..... Spring... 3 weeks and counting....
  11. I see flowers again...Tulips.... Must be my subconscious longing for Spring ...lol :)
  12. Just love this and the fact that it's Japanese makes it even better ! Great find :)
  13. Thank you Katherine :)
  14. Now this is beautiful Alan :) I wonder if it could be the original oil for an illustration in a book or magazine.
  15. It's wonderful Tony ! ..Nice to see you posting again :) -Mike-
  16. I remember reading this and commenting but never "loved" it . Ooops ! :) I can do that... just give things away and I do occasionally. I'd love to see all my treasures go to the people that appreciate...
  17. Thanks SD :)
  18. No need to ask Rose after it sunk in I wasn't so sure I could or want to handle it but you never know what you can do until you have to. I have five other brothers and sisters and I hope they would he...
  19. Thanks DrFluffy :)
  20. Now children let's no argue.....lol.... Well, Ken as far as estate sales go, I live with and take care of my parents so when the time comes my Dad has informed me that being the the eldest son I'm the...
  21. Lovely shape and color Alan :)
  22. I love lead crystal too .... and the way it rings like a bell when tapped ! :)
  23. Thanks Ken :),,,,, although green is one of my least favorite colors . Yellow comes first...lol. I'm more a red or blue person.
  24. Thanks pops52 :)
  25. Thanks Kyra ....He sure is :)
  26. 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...
  27. Thanks Sean :)
  28. So sorry to hear this Phil. Prayers to you and your family.
  29. 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 !
  30. Thanks Alan :)..... yes.. you and I know all the tricks.... and sometimes it can work to your adavantage !
  31. Wonderful finds :) ...more than makes up for those empty handed days I'm sure !
  32. Thanks Roy :) ..... Same here. It has that universal appeal as long as you have snow....which I'm sick of here in Ohio...lol
  33. 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...
  34. I'll add swirling autumn leaves to Ivonne's cherry blossom comment :) Another beauty Karen !
  35. Beautiful :)....They must be spectacular in person ! I would not have thought they'd be so large from just the pictures.
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. Thanks so much CindB :)
  39. 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 ...
  40. They would look great filled too :)..... colored water if you don't imbibe.
  41. Beautiful :).....Don't know why but my first impression was an Iris flower.
  42. Jellyfish :)...definitely jellyfish ! Gorgeous!
  43. Thanks DrFluffy and Karen :).......Snow is beautiful until you get four months worth...lol
  44. Thanks Rose :)
  45. Interesting piece and colors... very anatomical :)
  46. lol...... dizzy my head is spinning (remember that song ?) .....You're welcome Mani :)
  47. 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...
  48. Happy Birthday Patsea ! :)
  49. I remember these. My folks used them when we moved from Michigan to Ohio !
  50. 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...
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