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Bohemian Art Glass521 of 6592Fritz Heckert/Otto Thamm-TH71, Red Siberband (Changeant) 1900-05An Obscure Bohemia Glass Plant In Suchenthal Owned by the Carl Stolzle Glass Manufacture Empire, Early 20th Century
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    Posted 2 years ago

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    A different take on an Art Nouveau vase that I posted recently. It is reposted here to simply be enjoyed as a thing of beauty that has endured over many years of change & upheaval in the world. I hope that it can continue to endure, & be enjoyed for many years to come.
    I too have endured my own changes & upheavals. Well, haven't we all in our own way? That's simply what life is. It's not always a picnic, & you have to make the best of it when the going is good. Having come out of the darkness, I am determined to stay in the light for as long as I can. I'm here to shine my light, & to take a positive view as much as possible.
    Nonetheless, despite having put up with rather a lot in my life, I am not prepared to be denied the right to be who I am. It is a simple matter of respect & good manners.
    I am passionate about art glass, & my collection. It has been a constant in my life, a source of pleasure & meaning. My collection is a big part of who I am, a person of aesthetic sensibility. In my earlier years I was often misunderstood, perhaps because I was afraid to be my real self. Now that I've been around the block a few times, I brook no nonsense in that particular regard. I'm not your average Joe, but I am what I am! :-)
    In that spirit, I will sign off with my dignity intact...

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 2 years ago
      Marin, I have the utmost respect for you as a fellow human being. From my perspective, you are a genteel young man; your fine manners and good tastes are evident.

      Your collection of beautiful glass is outstanding. Your willingness to share your knowledge shows your generosity.

      It saddens me to know you have been treated unfairly and badly.

      You have my love and friendship from afar,
    2. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Patricia, I sincerely thank you for your very kind & thoughtful words. Your support is deeply appreciated!
    3. philmac51 philmac51, 2 years ago
      Stay strong Marin.
    4. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Marin I love this gorgeous art nouveau vase, purple being my fave color. I also think your living room is super beautiful & your treasures so artfully arranged, kudos on the decorating! It takes courage to be yourself and stand up for what you believe in, I applaud you
      Best, Jenni
    5. artfoot artfoot, 2 years ago
      Bless you Marin - be neither afraid nor ashamed It is the insecure that suffer most.
    6. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Marin, in the light of a different color this Vase like You are Beautiful! Thank you for showing that to us! :^D Stay Safe and Wear a Mask, Bill :^)
    7. RichmondLori RichmondLori, 2 years ago
      Very poetic thoughts on life, very deep. Hit home for me, thanks. Lori
    8. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Much appreciated, philmac51!
    9. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Jenni, very kind of you to say so, & very much appreciated!
    10. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, artfoot - beautifully said & so true!
    11. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much, Thomas!
    12. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Many thanks Bill for your positive thoughts & wise words!
    13. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Lori, it means a lot to me to know I've touched on something meaningful for you, & thank you so much for your support.
      Thanks to all the folks who've loved this post, too
    14. Michelleb007 Michelleb007, 2 years ago
      What a lovely post! Being true to yourself is they key to happiness, and I am so glad you have made it to where you are in life. I wish more people could have such a positive outlook. I have always enjoyed seeing your beautiful things and reading your words, and I hope the beauty in your life continues for a very long time.
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Marin, stay you, stay true, stay different, stay the beautiful soul you are!
      Beautiful vase used as a metaphors ;-)
    16. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much, Michelle, for your kind words & means a lot to me...& you are such a wonderfully positive person! I always appreciate your thoughtful comments & your own collection & taste in glass is outstanding!
    17. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Thanks also, Pascale - & so much appreciated!
    18. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      You know I love and admire you as the man you are.
      I can't imagine how hard your journey has been Marin, and I'm sure the hurts continue. I guess it's easy for me to say ignore the terrible things others might say, they all must hurt. Your strength and self belief has got you to here and I hope this is the best and happiest part of life for you.
      Stay as you are mate.
    19. IronLace IronLace, 2 years ago
      Karen, my dear friend, thank you so much for your kind & thoughtful words...your support is truly appreciated! I am "hanging tough" & my goal is to be a happy camper! Super excited about tomorrow as I have some artwork in a group show at the Cultural Centre in Katoomba & will be doing a talk along with the other participating artists...have been crazy busy this week...but "I will survive!" (LOL)

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