mikelv85

Ohio USA

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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Biomorphic Studio Art Glass Paperweight-Sculpture /Signed Unknown /Circa 1998 - Art Glassin Art Glass
"Tiffin" Line Sweet Pea Vase in "Twilight" (Neodymium)/ Swedish or Tiffin Optic Pattern #17430/Circa 1950's - Art Glassin Art Glass
Tiny Victorian 14K Gold Filigree Garnet Pin and Faux Gemstone Scarab Circular Pin /Circa 19th and 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
It's "Paczki (poonch-key) Day"at Kiedrowski's Bakery...Time To Brave The Elements ! 
Jeannette Glass Co. "Marigold" Iridized Glass/ "Fawn" Powder or Trinket Jar/ Circa 1930's- 1940 - Glasswarein Glassware
Little "Art Nouveau" Salt Shaker /Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Nouveauin Art Nouveau
"Home In Viazac France" by Albin'/ Stehli Freres,Editeurs, Zurich,Switerland Lithograph/Circa 1930   - Visual Artin Visual Art
Green Glass Hyacinth Vase and Legras "Poussin" (chick) Spatter Glass Vase / Circa 19th-20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
A Tisket... A Tasket... Who Made This Interesting Basket ?? 
"Peonies" Oil On Canvas Board / Unframed 18"x 24" /Signed and Dated/ Circa 1948 (?) - Visual Artin Visual Art

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  1. Eye popping !!...my eyes...my eyes....they're bouncing around the room like ping pong balls ...lol :)
  2. Dazzling to say the least ! Great find Freiheit ! :)
  3. Hi Michelle....Thanks so much for confirming the little spatter vase as Legras. I thought as much myself. I love the French names Poussin, Facettes Ball, Pervenche. I was browsing your posts and I not...
  4. So close yet so far Katherine....it's just as frustrating as an illegible signature on a painting. I gave Bonnie's trick a try but it just made it even worse for some odd reason. You would think the s...
  5. Thanks Katherine :)...that pretty much is all you can really make out even with it right in front of you. Past the first four letters it's pretty much just a wavy line after that with 98' below it. PS...
  6. It's very nice...It looks like it has the lines that ivory has especially in the neck area. Although it's really white too so I'm not sure. You would think real ivory would have more of a cream color ...
  7. I'll take a new one and I can try and run it through the photo editor using resize or invert color and see if that might help.
  8. Ah yes Rose the closeup.....the bane of my photos....lol. I just can't get good clear closeups without them blurring. It's an LG phone camera so this is as good as it gets. I really don't know how ot...
  9. Thomas....Don't forget my girl Tina ...."What's Love Got To Do With It ? "....lol :)
  10. Beautiful Kyra :)...the marcasites do look set instead of glued. Probably why they are all still there.
  11. lol...Trey I bet you could find a similar version locally or at a K mart or Walmart but they won't be the same as these. We've had the in store bakery ones too. Not sure how long they continue to mak...
  12. I've seen Frankoma and Red Wing pottery at Salvation but it's always like twenty plus dollars. This is a nice little piece with the documentation.
  13. Still more.. I'm so jealous Sklo !....Like pulling rabbits out of a hat... MAGIC ! :)
  14. ..... yes they are tempting Kyra, but too much of a good thing can be lethal to the waist line...lol . Oh what the heck it's only once a year !
  15. Thanks so much Emme. The more help the merrier..lol !
  16. I love Moser glass. I think I have a pair of vases but they're not marked. I posted them ages ago. Not sure they'd be considered Alexandrite. They're packed away for now. :) http://www.collectorswe...
  17. Just two Ivonne...a poppy seed and an apricot ..lol. My Grandma and Aunt used to make Kruschecki which I haven't had since I was a little boy. Are angel wings similar ? I think of the somewhat heart s...
  18. Just in time for Spring ! Nice find Ken :)
  19. Great shape and color ! :)
  20. Sure is Karen...some real master minds at work here !
  21. Wow..these are incredible Emme. Very Art Nouveau and something I would never have imagined too see in a thrift. Possibly Meissen or a clone judging from the cross sword type mark. These are throwing m...
  22. Awesome find ! Italian ceramics at their finest. :)
  23. I have a bowl with a similar color Emme which I thought might be Blenko too. Unfortunately it wasn't. There's a Blenko collector page on Facebook. You can join and post it. They'll tell you if it is o...
  24. So that's why it looked blue in the store and more violet when I got it home !
  25. A bit more about the process.... Neodymium glass (Nd:glass) is produced by the inclusion of neodymium oxide (Nd2O3) in the glass melt. Usually in daylight or incandescent light neodymium glass appe...
  26. Thanks so much Ken :)...you know Karen you might be right. It isn't signed or labeled but there were enough examples online. It's has a beautiful ring to it too. So here we go..why yes it is ! They...
  27. I've never heard of or seen the movie Thomas but the music is my cup of tea. Sounds like a playlist from Sirius XM's 1st Wave ! :)
  28. I've been seeing these vases a lot lately. I just balk at the twenty bucks they're asking. If I could find this amount of treasure I think I'd take the chance too. Great finds ! :)
  29. Love this Val....very atmospheric. You can almost hear the waves crashing on the surf. :)
  30. We have a similar one called "The Neighborhood Family Thrift Store" I go there occasionally. It's mostly staffed by seniors and retired folks. Some of those Grannie's are tough customers though...lol...
  31. A safe way to enjoy a fires glow without all the muss and fuss. I have a set of logs in mine with a flame colored rotating plastic cylinder. Inside there's a light bulb which makes it look like flicke...
  32. Thank you Val..oh they are but they're meant to be eaten right away. If you leave them out overnight they'll turn into cannon balls...lol. I put our extras into resealable lunch bags or freeze them. I...
  33. Thanks Karen...We didn't go to the bakery last year because it was so bitter cold. No one wanted to stand in line for up to an hour and freeze. Getting Paczki from anywhere else just isn't the same....
  34. When I could help my friend sort though things I'd tell her if it was or wasn't real. She'd always say "Do you want it" ? I'd say yes and get it for a song. With the new management it's going to be m...
  35. Thanks Bonnie.....I didn't even see the 14K mark till I got out to the car and neither did Salvation. Although I was informed about the damaged stone. I still wanted it anyway.
  36. A beauty....who gives away gold and diamonds?? All the better for we that are more observant. Another great find ! :)
  37. I love Mercedes Benz Charm...I had a dark green 64' 200 with the shift on the column. The speedo was like a thermometer and changed colors at the shift points as you sped up. I really loved that car....
  38. I sure do Thomas...I also got my hands on a bunch of CED remember those ?? Need a player though and they are rare and big bucks when the show up on Ebay. Only a few companies made the players and then...
  39. You're welcome Kivatinitz :)
  40. Exquisite creatures ! :)
  41. Dragonfly "love" here Kyra ! :)
  42. Thanks Thomas :)...this is almost as big as Christmas (retail wise) for a small family owned bakery like this. My video game store was just three doors down (pun intended and true) and we'd be busy a...
  43. It is Bladerunner...great food and of course you can get your "Polka" on..lol :)
  44. I think it's elegant in it's simplicity Karen :) ...the boxes are always so well made too !
  45. Hi Lisa.....Thanks for the info, It's probably an L. E. Smith piece or similar company. Back when I posted this I was not so clued in. Your post reminded me I still had this piece so I thought I'd ask...
  46. Sorry Charm...you're not Caper been looking at too many post this morning lol :)
  47. Beautiful cars and colors Caper :).....The first car is a 1971 Buick Skylark convertible.
  48. Love these large Asian scroll paintings Alan .They are rather hard to photograph in one shot though. The Koi are beautiful. I have one with Cranes that I posted a year ago. http://www.collectorswe...
  49. Really beautiful blue iridescence on the covered dish Lisa. I noticed the tango glass in the catalog looks something like a bowl I posted two years ago. Never got much input on it. It's somewhat more ...
  50. Gender bending and music at it's finest !
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