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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India-Islamic Engraved Metal "Hooka" Base / Circa Late 19th Century - Asianin Asian
Large Heavy Bronze Plaque/Leonardo DaVinci's "Last Supper" 24" x 14"/ Circa 20th Century - Visual Artin Visual Art
Out With The Old And In With The New/A Few Prospects to Consider From The C0-op - Art Glassin Art Glass
Green And White Cased 10.5" Vase With Applied Dark Green Ribbon /Circa 20th Century - Art Glassin Art Glass
"Stratton" All-In-One Lipstick Case and Mirror/ Faux Jade-Malachite Top/Made in England/Circa 1950-60  - Accessoriesin Accessories
Viking Glass Company /"Charcoal" Three Foil Flared Bowl #1209 "Epic" Line / Circa 1956 - Art Glassin Art Glass
"Trifari" Faux Pearl And Rhinestone Cobra Chain Choker/Alfred Philippe Design /Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
"Imperial" Furniture Co. Grand Rapids Michigan/Louis XV Style Carved Oak Ocassional Table With Inlaid Top # 1366/Circa 1920-30 - Furniturein Furniture
Victorian-Edwardian Era  "Holly" Brooch /2" Brass-Silver (?) Unmarked/ Circa Early 20th Century - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Trash To Treasure ! /George Rumrill For Red Wing Pottery/ 13" Turquoise And Olive Drip Glaze Handled Vase /Circa 1930's - Art Potteryin Art Pottery

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  1. Exquisite Freiheit....I can see why it's your "fav" a marked piece of Miriam Haskell is quite a treasure ....literally ! :)
  2. Thanks for the "loves" Leah, One, Ken, Phil, and Radegunder :)
  3. A touching post Thomas with the happiest of endings :)
  4. Thanks for the "loves" Manny and Sklo :)
  5. Thanks Aura, Sean,Wind, Thomas,Nice,Blunder,Phil and Nevada for the"loves" :)
  6. Thanks Roy and Kevin for the "loves" :)
  7. Thanks for the "love" and link Bonnie.....hookameup....lol :)
  8. You're welcome Thomas...he also used an experimental method to paint it disregarding the usual ""fresco " technique which accounts for all the repeated restorations. Twenty or so years after it was pa...
  9. Thanks Thomas for the "love" and the comment :)
  10. Awww...the babies are cute. Quail or Grouse I would guess. Wonderful piece Leah :)
  11. Thanks for the "love" Kevin :)
  12. Thanks Bonnie ....lol...nope it's still in the trunk. It goes to the store on Thursday so I can use their hand truck dolly. :)
  13. Thanks so much Kyra. It's a bit of work to keep it that way but no pain no gain...lol :)
  14. Beautiful work ! Good as new Kyra. :)
  15. Way to go Kyra...it's charming and you have a keen eye ! :)
  16. That would be awesome Alan, but first you'd have to move to Ohio. I had been waiting 2 years for space to open . Usually the only way people leave is if they go to that great collectors cloud in the s...
  17. Thanks so much Kivatinitz...yes It would be so nice to have everyone here close so we could all meet each other. :)
  18. Hi Allen ...I'm good..It's kind of like an antique mall with 18 vendors we all take turns working the whole store along with having our booths. So that amounts to two days a month I have to be there. ...
  19. Thanks Karen....I know what you're talking about. Home is still cluttered too but now I have a bit of room to move and consolidate. Took years to get that way so it's not happening over night ...lol. ...
  20. Thanks Anne...yep those are pieces I'm considering buying or putting in layaway. Do you have an ID for the pink one?? It sure is a beautiful piece. :)
  21. Thanks Phil....Oh yes it now has an LED light strip, but the shelves are wood and I should replace them with glass to get the light though out. A lot of those tags also say "Sorry this item not for s...
  22. Thanks Ken but I haven't even scratched the surface of what I have so an estate sale could still be possible. I prefer the fresh uncluttered look to loading it up to the point where it becomes overwhe...
  23. Thanks Thomas..not crazy about yellow but I do love this vase. The pink one with the clear cobalt glass neck reminds me of a pink sea urchin. :)
  24. Thank you Sklo. :)....You should see the rest of this place it's huge ! As far as the vase goes...I've read that it's called a "rocket vase" and possibly Welz.
  25. I like that swivel top and color Bonnie :) There's a lot of thought to the design of even the most common everyday items.
  26. Thanks Anne ...I have a bunch already. I'll put together a post soon. :)
  27. Thanks Karen..I'd post some pictures but I don't want to break any rules regarding retail and advertising. It is a huge place though. I have to work there today...total newbie with their check out sys...
  28. Thanks OGF for the "love" and compliment. :)
  29. Thanks Martika, Kivatinitz, and Aura :)
  30. Thanks for the"love" Alan :)
  31. Thanks Karen.....well replacing stuff is really no problem. I've restocked three times already and it still looks like I haven't even made a dent in what I have at home...lol. What I've learned is you...
  32. I had one...but we all know how bad a real rotten potato can smell...lol. So the plastic ones were a bit more practical. :)
  33. Thanks for the "loves" Ken, Kevin, Fort and Roy. :)
  34. Thanks Thomas for the "love" and the vote of confidence ! It's a bit of work to say the least but should be quite lucrative... in the long run...is that a song....lol :)
  35. Thanks for the "loves" Nevada, Sklo, and Nice :)
  36. I'm part of the rescue squad too ! :)
  37. Thanks Karen..I know right .... the bottom is very intricate with the finishing work. early Viking is the best ! :)
  38. Despite it's rough life it's found the perfect home and owner. Imposing work of art to say the least ! :)
  39. Thanks so much OGF for the "love" and best wishes. :) @ Val... the clerk was laughing too. Luckily it was a carpeted floor and the case was metal. It looked like a rifle shell casing laying on the flo...
  40. Thanks OGF, Rose and Katherine....it is a very nice piece of glass and still kept me within my five dollar budget...yeah like I stick to that ..more "not" than often...lol :)
  41. All are spectacular in my book Bob ! Great finds and collection. :)
  42. Thanks Lisa...I really wasn't sure who made it when I bought it. I just loved the design. I was hoping for something along the lines of my Oreffors bowl but I knew with the unusual unsigned bottom it...
  43. Thanks Ken :)....seems I'm losing all my "ins" with people being transferred to other posts but I do get to see them occasionally. It's just not the same as everyday.
  44. Thanks Bonnie :)..well Sue used to be a cashier at Volunteer's and took care of the jewelry cases and they always looked beautiful. Now she's in production and takes care of the glassware and it shows...
  45. Amazing....real four leaf clovers are rare as it is Thomas and you find a gold one no less ! I think Martika is right. It's smooth sailing from here on out...lol :)
  46. Now that is seriously creative. Amazing what can be done with some spare test tubes...lol just kidding Leah they're gorgeous to say the least ! :)
  47. Now here's something you don't see everyday that's for sure ! Quite beautiful and unusual . :)
  48. Wonderful cobalt blue Karen.... I would have mistaken it for modern souvenir glass from Europe myself. I have pieces like this but I'm never sure where they're from or how old or valuable they are jus...
  49. It's a beauty for sure ! :)
  50. Congrats on your 400th Roy ! :)
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