Anyone else into antiques or art?

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    Mar 13, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    Just curious.
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    Mar 13, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
    Use to be alot more than now.
    Got rid of everything except some Lalique pieces I have.
  • cageym

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    Mar 13, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I spent a number of years as a dealer -- largely elegant depression glass and art pottery. Still have some inventory if anyone is interested! icon_smile.gif Also have some nice "keepers" that I like a lot and some eclectic furnishings. I still enjoy looking and learning.
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:03 PM GMT
    yes.
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    Mar 13, 2012 2:21 PM GMT
    yup: China, Silver, Furniture... love it!
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    Yes. I love to study, search for, collect and treasure good antiques.
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    I love mixing certain antiques with my modern furniture. There is at least one antique finished piece in my living space for style and character.
  • cyberwrassler

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    Mar 13, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    art for sure. what type of art do you like? into galleries, art fairs, the whole works.
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    yea art i guess
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    I used to work as a bookkeeper for a small art/antiques dealing business. I always had an appreciation for art although I'm not that knowledgeable. I did learn a thing or two while I worked there though.
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    I collect rocks.

    Most of them are pretty old.
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:28 PM GMT
    My tastes are too broad.....it is difficult putting everything together...eclectic only goes so far.....icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidMy tastes are too broad.....it is difficult putting everything together...eclectic only goes so far.....icon_lol.gif


    You got to use your imagination man. Sometime a little color can go a long way. icon_idea.gif
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    Mar 13, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    Gay men into antiques or art? No Way
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    Mar 13, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    Guilty... icon_redface.gif
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    Mar 13, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    Art - yes

    Antiques - in small doses. A house full of antiques is just so unimaginative and "museum-ish." A few antiques or old ecclectic pieces interspersed in the decor is fine.
  • mindandmuscle

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    Mar 13, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    Yes to both... I have some of my own paintings as well as art by other people and some nice antiques. I have been more interested in quality mid-century stuff lately.
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    Mar 13, 2012 7:13 PM GMT
    I use to be also, not any longer. In fact I'm getting rid of a parlor set (5 pcs) if anyone is interested. Needs reupholstered but rest is in good shape. Been in my family for it's entire life from what I can tell, just tired of storing it in the garage.

    Have some other things going too. Email me if you're interested.
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    Mar 13, 2012 7:15 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidJust curious.

    My big passion is art.Could spend all day in a museum or Gallery and have been threatened if I buy anymore books.
  • dtx1

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    Mar 13, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    Antiques -- I have a collection of old clocks.

    Art -- nope.
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    Mar 13, 2012 7:42 PM GMT
    Yes,... art, books, furniture, anything that shows talent and craftmanship!
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    Mar 13, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    Pretty big on both, here. My grandparents are antique dealers, so I grew up in a culture very heavy with them. Thankfully.. It's 2012 and I got dat fashion sense. So my house is a nice mix of modern with antique accents. My latest antique rainbow shit fit was a pair of old cast iron street lamp tops that I rewired, and mounted to be table lamps. I'm going to build them into a bar soon because they let off a soft glow, more so than really light up. Awesome mood lighting!
  • Latenight30

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    Mar 13, 2012 8:32 PM GMT
    Like Art. My partner and I don't see much retirement for us when we are of that age, so we started collecting art. If you play it right it can have big returns when you need it. Our favorite place is the cruise ships
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    Mar 13, 2012 11:29 PM GMT
    Have a large collection of Aboriginal art
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    Mar 13, 2012 11:34 PM GMT
    I smashed my parents wedding LladrĂ³ pieces when I was little just to see it break into bits icon_sad.gif They apparently didn't care, but I miss it now!

    I make paintings but that doesn't count.