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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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 Zenith "World's Fair" / Glass Rod Radio / Model-6-D-317 / Circa 1939 - Radiosin Radios
Elizabeth Taylor "Elephant Walk " Brooch / Avon / Circa 1990 - Animalsin Animals
Wedding Cake Chandelier/ Finally The Icing (Crystals) On the Cake /Circa 1920 - Lampsin Lamps
More.....Heavy Bronze & Crystal "Wedding Cake Chandelier" Restoration / Circa 1920 - Lampsin Lamps
Heavy Bronze & Crystal "Wedding Cake Chandelier" Restoration / Circa 1920 - Lampsin Lamps
 A Collection of Four Lamps / Various Makes & Ages - Lampsin Lamps
Victorian Eastlake Marble Top Table / Unknown Maker & Age - Furniturein Furniture
"Kimball" Victorian Mahogany Carved Rose Gentlemen's Chair / Circa 1960-70 - Furniturein Furniture
Needle Felted Sculpture "Practice Time with Mitzi"  - Animalsin Animals
Roseville Art Pottery "Fuchsia" Handled Rose Bowl # 347- 6 " / Green & Brown / Circa 1938 - 40 - Potteryin Pottery

Comments

  1. Thanks Thomas..I hope to, if not by me, someone else who knows what they're doing. :)
  2. Love them Scott....so animated and alive !
  3. Love the airy look of filigree. So delicate just like the real thing.
  4. Amazing images Phil ! I like the last one the best. :)
  5. So I take it you really like this Phil ?? Seriously thanks for the comment and the "love". Seems as though all it needs for restoration can be found online. I downloaded the schematics yesterday. The...
  6. Thanks so much Broochman...Fiona and I are wrapping up our first week together. Have to say she is smart and rides in the car, walks, and knows "sit" just fine already. She's a keeper and so is the ra...
  7. Thanks Ken...I admit I saw the quality but I had no clue otherwise. Always pays to do the research that's for sure. ! -Mike-
  8. Thanks Gillian and Manni for the "loves" and compliments...yes it makes quite a statement. Found the crystals on Amazon. Finding the quantity and the old style brass pins was the hardest part. Most to...
  9. Taking a bow...thank you kind sir. :)
  10. Such a sad day and a horrible loss. I also was glad to hear the organ will live to play again. Even minor damage will cost a huge amount of money to restore either of these instruments back to their f...
  11. Thanks Bruce...it was a fun resto. Tracking down the crystals at a good price was the hardest part. :)
  12. Aww...I love your kitties. I have an orange tabby. Now there's a belly for you ( bigggg girl) ...lol . I'll have to post her picture sometime. -Mike-
  13. Thanks Anything, Mrstyndall, and Thomas....for the "loves" and compliments. I should have all the crystals by next week for the grand reveal. Then I'll have to remove them all when it comes time to h...
  14. Thanks Phil...I really loved having her here enjoying the house as it is so far, but the week just flew by. Next visit probably not until June or July.
  15. Thank you smiata. We're trying to encompass all eras since the house is 1840 on. So a wide range of styles for sure. Mostly thrift store finds and pieces from the antique store we have our booth at. :)
  16. Thanks sklo42 it's good to be back. Last year was crazy with working on the house and then losing Mitzi just before Christmas.
  17. Thanks smiata....it sure was a bargain antique or not. :)
  18. Hi Tony... it is wonderful ! Happy Easter to you as well. -Mike- :)
  19. Oh wow...love it ...What a great find ! :)
  20. Thanks so much "virginiaisforlovers" it always hard to lose our companions. Having several dogs and cats over the years I believe their spirit finds their way back to us in one form or another. My pre...
  21. Thanks Roycroft for the compliment. It's nice to be back and have a great Summer as well. :)
  22. Hi Keramikos...Thanks . Yes its the front door but they enclosed the porch. The original house was built in 1840 but it had major renovations and additions including a second story in the 1920's. The ...
  23. How wonderful Phil. I never cease to be amazed by your beautiful collections.
  24. Hi Phil...Thanks so much for the compliment. It's great to be back. Yes it's a wonderful place needs lots of TLC. Work continues upstairs and plenty of outside work in the other buildings once the wea...
  25. WOW what a spectacular piece Karen ! I totally agree with IronLace. I can understand why it's captured your heart. Once in a lifetime find for sure. :)
  26. Thanks so much Malkey for the "love" and nice comment. All the very best to you as well. :)
  27. lol...well I don't know about that...Thanks Windwalker for the "love" and comment. :)
  28. Exquisite Phil ! :)
  29. The Scottie dogs are wonderful Val .... So much personality ! :)
  30. Hi Hamish.....I think the term used for these mid-century type glazes is "fat lava". It's a broad term though and covers the smooth earth tones with brillant orange and red colors to the heavy texture...
  31. Such a nice suite of opals Karen and each one unique. I love it when nature allows you to get just a bit closer. We have a flock of English sparrows that live in our dwarf Alberta spruce over the wint...
  32. These a are all wonderful Karen ...I'm with Ken I love the dragonfly and the other insects as well. Even the creepiest crawly becomes a work of art in jewelry. :)
  33. Thanks Mani :)
  34. As TallCakes said bookends..... I have one too just like it. We have a pair between the two of us ..lol :)
  35. Wow beautiful ! ...our trees are still budding. No leaves yet, but we've had awful weather here in Ohio. Winter just doesn't want to throw in the towel. Yesterday was the first really nice day in a we...
  36. Thanks so much Brunswick :)
  37. Thanks so much Kyra and Tassie...almost as good as the real thing ...lol :)
  38. Thank you Anik and Fort, Yes she can really capture the personality of what ever she makes. It's astounding ! :)
  39. Thanks Scott :) You'd love her large rabbits. Lately she's been pairing her creations with other objects, that's how I got the idea to use the piano. She had a door mouse using a mini shaving plane an...
  40. Thanks Ken, she really does incredible work. :)
  41. Very unique vase Karen...love the "love" that seems to be going on in the design. :)
  42. Beautiful gold iridescence Karen. Love the subtle engraving and the label is sure a bonus. :)
  43. Thanks Alan for the "love" and the nice compliment. :)
  44. Thanks so much Scott. :)
  45. Thank you Andreamw for the "love" and nice compliment. :)
  46. Official Fuel as well...thanks Mike :)
  47. Thanks Art Pottery and Freiheit for the "loves" :)
  48. The set is spectacular Phil ! Yes, we do have some of the kindest people here on CW. Mani is a "gem" (pun intended)...lol. :)
  49. Now there's something you don't see everyday Scott...he's wonderful !
  50. What a beauty..anything red gets my vote 100% of the time. :)
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