A Collection of Palette Knife Paintings, signed “Melania”, aka “Mella Naylor”, Philadelphian artist. Circa: 20th century, USA.
Vintage Japanese Ribbed Cloisonne Vase. Some damages, but still an elegant piece for display. Circa: 20th century, Japan.
Height: 7-1/2” inches
Old electric candlestick lamp, with nicely carved fish. Interior parts contains “Leviton” markings. Circa: pre-1930s, America.
Total height: approx. 13” inches
BOOK: River, you don’t fix the Bible.
RIVER: It’s broken. It doesn’t make sense.
BOOK: It’s not about making sense. It’s about believing in something, and letting that belief be real enough to change your life. It’s about faith. You don’t fix faith, River. It fixes you.
- Firefly episode, “Jaynestown”
Interesting way to talk about faith…
Just finished reading Terry Brooks Dark Legacy of Shannara series. Really like the way how he treats the subject about the Druids. Plan to read more, but not from the start. I plan to read more of his series in reverse order. I think that would work as well.
On a sidenote, Terry Brooks is not afraid to kill off his characters (both good and bad ones).
I really like this old TV show about an angel, trying to help people out.
My favorite episodes are “We Have Forever” Part I & II.
A new year, and another round of visiting auction houses and treasure hunting. Found some interesting pieces, but not too happy that I bid a little higher on some other items. That’s probably a lesson that I still working on. It’s a fact of life (in this business) that one will pay a little higher for some items.
This year, I’m doing something different. I finally opened up a Twitter account (@eastpaladin2013). Looking forward to keeping some folks and collectors out there about my antiquing experience.
Antique Japanese Arita Hichozan Shinpo/Shimpo Sei Porcelain Shallow Plate. Circa: Meiji era, Japan.
Diameter: 8-1/2” inches
Lewis Rothschild: … They want leadership. They’re so thirsty for it they’ll crawl through the desert toward a mirage, and when they discover there’s no water, they’ll drink the sand.
President Andrew Shepherd: Lewis, we’ve had Presidents who were beloved who couldn’t find a coherent sentence with two hands and a flashlight. People don’t drink the sand ‘cause they’re thirsty. They drink the sand ‘cause they don’t know the difference.