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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Chinese Silk Embroidered Cranes/21" x 25" Silk Matte and Framed /Circa 20th Century - Rugs and Textilesin Rugs and Textiles
Crown Trifari "Alfred Phillippe" Poured Milk Glass Floral Brooch /Faux Pearl and Rhinestone Butterfly /Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Two Turquoise and Silver Rings / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry
European Designs  "Fragonard" Cobalt and Gilt 18"  Vase / Circa 20th Century - China and Dinnerwarein China and Dinnerw…
 Pair of "Art Deco" Chalkware 12" Figurines / Marked "Kupur" Frederick Cooper Studios/Circa 1930 - Art Decoin Art Deco
Victorian Onyx and Natural Seed Pearl Sterling Silver Mourning Ring/ Circa 19th-20th Century - Victorian Erain Victorian Era
Ernest Haas "The Little Nellie On Lake Champlain c. 1895" /Acrylic on Artist Board 18"x 24"/Circa 1995 - Visual Artin Visual Art
Ernest Haas "The Water Lily Off Hunter Bay" Lake Champlain 1890 /Acrylic On Panel 18"x 24"/ Circa 1998 - Visual Artin Visual Art
"Miracle Jewelry" Bohemian Glass Scottish Brooch / Circa 20th Century - Costume Jewelryin Costume Jewelry
Sergio Bustamonte Silver and 22 kt Gold Vermeil "Masquerade" Bracelet / Circa 20th Century - Fine Jewelryin Fine Jewelry

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  1. Thank you inky :)....... that's my favorite too. Going to try and find a bead to replace the cracked one.
  2. Thank you Anne :)
  3. I agree with sklo42 simply amazing work ! :)
  4. Wow....really nice glass Karen :) Learning a lot from your posts :)
  5. These are great !..of all the jewelry I collect I think I like rings the best :)
  6. Thanks Karen...I agree, but I had to have the butterfly for my bug collection...lol.
  7. Thanks so much Sean :)
  8. Thanks Ken and Katherine for the "loves" and the compliments :)
  9. Very nice rlwindle....this would go perfectly with my pirate bookend :) http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/128418-pirate-on-a-treasure-chest-bookend-wit?in=collection-3968
  10. Thanks so much Rick :)
  11. Thank you Rick :)... just the right place right time and a little luck for good measure.
  12. Why, thank you Sean :).... you have plenty for me to be jealous about too...lol
  13. Thanks Karen :)... can't wait to see what we dig up tomorrow as the sorting continues.
  14. Thanks so much Tony :)....they sure are !
  15. Thanks Alan :)......our Savers has only been open a little over a month so they're still stock piling. Always nice to have a new alternative to shop at during the dry spells.
  16. It's a beauty :)...I don't know why but I find these pieces so fluid and tactile. They just beg to be picked up and studied.
  17. lol...Thanks Karen :)....Yes the gold decor is very bling and over the top. Had the panels been hand painted it would have been so much better.
  18. I don't know Ken.....other than the fact that I hit these places everyday so there's always something to be found. You should check out the Savers in Rocky River if you get a chance.
  19. Thank you Kyra for the "love" and nice comment :)...I totally agree !
  20. Thanks so much Fran :)
  21. These are very cool Karen :)... maybe the one had a broken top and someone had it cut down...just a thought.
  22. This is quite nice in every respect...shape, design and colors :)
  23. AB at it's best Ken :)
  24. Wow ! .... this is spectacular :)
  25. Well... if you've been good "UP".... but we all know what down would mean...lol :)
  26. Thank you Sean and Mani for the "loves"and comments :)
  27. Thanks for the "love" and comment sklo2 :)
  28. It's really a nice piece Katherine :)...isn't funny how even a signed piece can create a greater mystery than solving one, whether it's paintings. sculpture or glass !
  29. Roy....maybe roycroft here on CW :)...just kidding. Nice bowl !
  30. Wonderful texture and design !
  31. You did well...so much eye candy :)
  32. Wow !...these sure are special :)
  33. Love Fenton Ken :).... always reminds me of my grandmother's. They were just so popular everyone had some. I have a Crystal Crest vase with the extra edge of color I posted ages ago. http://www.co...
  34. Very cool ! First time I've seen a Trifari hand tag too !
  35. Mystery solved !....What a world of difference one misread letter can make even ancientpoint made the same boo-boo...lol.
  36. It's a Frederick Cooper lamp from the 1930-1940 era. I just picked up a pair of his chalkware art deco figures. This is what I found out. The figure seem to appraise for around 200 so I imagine the la...
  37. Thanks Katherine...now let's see if that yields a bit more info.
  38. Thanks Katherine... but I think they'll stay with me for at least a little while :)
  39. Thanks Karen :)...came so close to missing out on these. So excited it took me less than 2 minutes to pay and go...lol.
  40. Thank you Kevin :)
  41. Here's the link to the one on Ancient Point. It's a mess compared to these ! http://ancientpoint.com/inf/92503-vtg_italian_statue_carving_neo_classical_woman_fruit_kuput_hand_painted.html
  42. Cool ! Love the cars :)
  43. She's cute Katherine :) I agree with SD it does have a Hummel look. Definitely not chalkware though. That's heavy and solid like plaster of Paris. She looks more bisque to me since it's not glazed.
  44. Thank you for the "love" and comment Glassie :)
  45. Thank for the link kivatinitz :) ...I will definitely check it out !
  46. Thanks so much for the "love" and comment kivatinitz :)
  47. All these are too beautiful to scrap ho2....I would guess the fact that this piece is hallmarked at all means it's silver or why bother . You can find what the marks mean. I know the one letter is for...
  48. Glad to be of help JoyB :).... it's a great site with a lots of info. He divides it into Chinese and Japanese marks. dynasties and regions so you'll always find just what you're looking for. Another g...
  49. So eye catching ! Awesome find ! :)
  50. I love these JoyB :)....I have a couple of the rice grain pieces too. They cut out tiny rice grain size windows in the porcelain that fills in with glaze and becomes transparent when it's fired.
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