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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Impressive Large Faux Moonstone Brooch/ Unmarked and Unknown Age - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Opaque Engraved and Colored Glass Panel / Two Galleons in Port / Unknown Maker and Age - Art Glassin Art Glass
E. Bucher Landscape/17" x 20" Oil on Canvas/ Unknown Date 
D.L. (?) Martin The "Wasp" and The "Frolic"/ Oil on DeVoe Artist "Academy" Board/Circa  Mid 19th Century 
Japanese Satsuma Porcelain Water Jar /Circa 1920's - Asianin Asian
"Xanadu" Rhinestone Egg Pendant Watch /Quartz Movement Made in Japan/Circa 2002-05 - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Chinese Pillow Boy Lidded Box / Hand Painted / Hong Kong Circa 20th Century - Asianin Asian
Pink Pressed or Cut Glass Perfume Bottle and Stopper/ Circa 1930's - Bottlesin Bottles
Judy Lee "Rainbow" Rhinestone Cocktail Set / Ring. Pendant, and Ear Rings/ Circa 1950's - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Imperial Glass Co. / Lion Cover with Lace Edge Dish / Circa 1950's - Glasswarein Glassware

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  1. Le magnifique !
  2. Aww...she's sweet :) Great job and I love her pose. You must be relieved she went back together so well after her horrible postal adventure.
  3. Oh yes,,, the right designer piece of Trifari can be worth thousands. Antiques Roadshow BBC had a piece by a famous designer who also made the same piece with real gems. So the costume piece was worth...
  4. Thanks eye... and costume jewelry is a space saver too. I have way too much of the big stuff at this point. However that hasn't stopped me yet..lol.
  5. Really nice and a mirrored pair. Finding the right shade is crucial if they came without one. Say something like fringed Shantung silk. Great find !
  6. Great minds think alike Karen :)
  7. Thanks Karen :)....You're the first teacher that didn't tell me... "Mike is very bright he just needs to apply himself more."...lol. I always hated that canned phrase !
  8. Wow...the tear drop one is awesome !
  9. Pretty sure I saw a purple one very similar to these yesterday. It was three sided with a more point top but the same clear over color. Couldn't make up my mind if it was Japanese or Italian. The bott...
  10. I like the minimalist look of a single pearl. Kind of like an orbiting planet !
  11. Very pretty Ken :) ... I'm always a bit cautious when it comes to buying enamel pieces. It always seems to chip off without the least bit of provocation ...lol.
  12. It's very nice..... Spare it the Basso though, patina is about 70% of a any pieces value.
  13. What a spectacular piece !!
  14. I guess I can join the club I have one too :)
  15. Thanks Ken :).... It has an interesting style to it and it tends to grow on you the more you look at it.
  16. Thank you Sean :)
  17. Love this lady :).... not nearly as intimidating as Joan !
  18. Every time I see her face I think of the "Mommy Dearest" movie and her freaking out at her daughter for using wire hangers on hang her clothes. On a lighter note Carol Burnett did and awesome Joan on ...
  19. Simply beautiful pops52 ! :) ...... museum pieces for sure. Lucky you !
  20. Thanks blunderbuss2 and Karen :)......... I've had the frame stored in the shed saving it for something special. Think this qualifies. It's great when all the pieces and parts you save go together to ...
  21. Thanks share :)..... Yes he sure does. He's a great help when it comes to ID'ing a lot of mystery glass !
  22. Elton John would be proud :)
  23. I second with vetraio "Empoli"....I have a similar blue piece :)
  24. Very pretty:)..... looks similar to the Jeanette glass one I posted a while back. I also saw a clear version at Salvation the other day. Thought they wanted too much for it. Yours has a bit more detai...
  25. It's beautiful Ken :).... I checked a costume jewelry marks site I love to use. I think you might be able to push the date back a few years to even the mid to late forties. Kramer Creations was in bus...
  26. Happy 500th post Lee :) ...the ring is incredible ! I'm sure not going to find one like that in any of the thrifts I shop at !
  27. Thanks Ken.... No point in trying to sugar coat something. It is what it is. Besides I like everything I buy no matter what the pedigree and try to pass on whatever info my research turns up.
  28. Thanks Amber that's awesome ! :)
  29. Great info TallCakes :)..... thanks again !
  30. Thanks Amber :)...the bottle has seams on the shoulders where it's smooth though, but the stopper does have a crystal look to it.
  31. Very nice Karen :).....I was so into art pottery of all kinds initially.Then glass became more available for some reason. Thrifts seem to go in cycles . I'm sure the pottery will show up again eventua...
  32. What a great find and a beautiful piece :) You sure are lucky !
  33. Picking up grab bags of old costume to sort through is fun too Lisa. I've found silver pieces among the odds and ends. So much fun....Like a treasure hunt !
  34. Thanks weirdpuckett :).... I see you've been finding some great stuff as well !
  35. Hi Amber :)...well just a starting point. Older is always a possibility. The example I saw online said depression glass so I figured the early 30's . Could be Victorian as well I guess. I'm never sure...
  36. Thanks everyone :)...... Cambridge glass is a nice surprise yesterdaysglass...Thanks so much for the info. Living in Ohio I know them well :)
  37. Thanks Ken the pic really doesn't do them justice. Understated bling !
  38. I was going to use that term instead of "cocktail" but I didn't want to appear to snobby..lol.
  39. Thanks TallCakes :) .... So my 50's estimate is still in the ballpark.
  40. Yep, had my arms full today :)..love when that happens..lol
  41. Looks like someone was shopping :) Pretty pretty pretty !
  42. Awesome Karen :)....I'd love to find a price like this and you can bet it would have a hefty price tag at least here in the US. I agree with Rose it does look like silver with a gold wash. Probably Eu...
  43. You can never go wrong with sparkly ! :)
  44. Thank you Rose :)
  45. Thanks Karen and shareurpassion :) .... Can't wait to see what you bought Karen. A lot of pieces aren't marked and it is the good stuff. Say, Weiss for instance. I have so much that I haven't posted a...
  46. It's beautiful GTMOM....Pretty sure it's Japanese as the landscape panels around the rim are divided by the fabric ones which is typically Japanese. I'm thinking Arita blue Imari . I have some similar...
  47. Thanks Ken :)...me too. I hope I can find the ear rings someday. I can't believe how much I have already 3 jewelry boxes full !
  48. Thanks ho2 :)...Royal Doulton hmmm, I knew I've seen that face on the spout somewhere before. Maybe that's where. Thanks for jogging my memory.
  49. I posted a similar piece ho2.... it looks a lot like Copeland Spode from what I've seen online. Not 100% sure though. http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/133113-elegant-lavender-and-white-pitch...
  50. Exquisite in every way ! :)
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