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Minto Thorsen is a photographer who hails from a cross-medium background in fine art, photography, design and estate jewelry. A seasoned traveller, she approaches life, learning, and collecting from a global perspective.

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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Kitchen

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We would love to see the ways you use or display your antique and vintage furniture and collections! Show it off! We want to see it! If you think you'd like a little collections/design/decor inspiration, you'll love this Instagram channel: go_antiques. Can't wait to see what you love and how you live with it! :)))

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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Furniture

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We would love to see the ways you use or display your antique and vintage furniture and collections! Show it off! We want to see it! If you think you'd like a little collections/design/decor inspiration, you'll love this Instagram channel: go_antiques. Can't wait to see what you love and how you live with it! :)))

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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Decorative Arts

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We would love to see the ways you use or display your antique and vintage furniture and collections! Show it off! We want to see it! If you think you'd like a little collections/design/decor inspiration, you'll love this Instagram channel: go_antiques. Can't wait to see what you love and how you live with it! :)))

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Artifacts are awesome!
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minto posted an update in Advertising, Paper and Ephemera

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Welcome welcome to the Advertising, Paper and Ephemera Club! I am looking forward to getting to know fellow collectors!

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Coolest Things Ever!

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minto posted an update in Cameras & Photographic Equipment

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Me too!
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It's only $90!
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One of history's best photographers...
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I totally agree!
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Totally agree.
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minto posted an update in Antique & Classic Cameras

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It's only $90 but I'll be traveling then. Have to figure out how to make it happen!
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Oh man
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Really
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minto posted an update in Fine Art

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can you imagine being the estate agent that sold it for the measly 2,000?
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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Furniture

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I know nothing of these things, but they’re beautiful!
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Thank you!
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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Toys

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Hello Antique & Vintage Toy Enthusiasts! We have a new Steiff Club and we need members! Please join, and add all of your Steiff, even admired ones that you wish you could afford, like this!

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If I could get my hands on one, I know exactly who it would be perfect for.
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minto added a wanted item

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Antique Steiff Hen on Wheels

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minto posted an update in Steiff World

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I have several favorites, but they are all antiques, and all on wheels. Saw this display of a Steiff cat scaring a baby doll. Cracked me up!

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minto posted an update in Steiff World

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Took this at an antiques event in March. I call it, No Steiff Left Behind! :))))

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minto posted an update in Steiff World

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WELCOME TO THE STEIFF CLUB!! This wonderful club wants to see all of your Steiff critters. Modern, vintage and antique, all Steiff are welcome here! Show us your favorites!

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minto posted an update in Sports Memorabilia

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The initial idea of having a live mascot dates back to 1921 when Fresno State College students were greeted by a white bulldog on campus each lunch hour. Soon students were bringing him to football games and the Fresno Morning Republican referred to Fresno State as the Bulldogs. The nickname stuck, but there was no official mascot until 1935. Tradition waned until the 1980s when the live bulldog mascot tradition was revived by a football coach, the lat...  See More

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Love that name, Half Time!
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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Kitchen

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I love mismatched antique silverware. I have way too much of it, so I am preparing sets for family.

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I'd love to be a recipient!
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I have my grandma's silver set in the wooden box. It's so special. 
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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Kitchen

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I have started collecting carved knives, like these! If anyone sees any, on the interwebs, let me know, ok?

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minto posted an update in Antique Objects of Virtue

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Great new club! You can put up to 5 articles in the Curator's Corner. Each of the 5 spaces can accommodate the link to the original source OR a video link OR up to 8 images and text. The oldest space drops off after you reach 5, so you can just keep adding. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help!

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minto posted an update in Vinyl Records

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Looking forward to adding my records as soon as I get back out to where they are stored!

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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Decorative Arts

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I really really love antique cloches.

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They really elevate any display!
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Truth!
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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Decorative Arts

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I love antique cloches.

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minto posted an update

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This is kind of mid blowing: from Le Vingtième Siècle: La Vie Électrique, a comic novel published in 1890(!!!) that looks at French life in the distant year of 1955. Electric submarine, c.1890. What?!?!? Robida was prophetic.

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This is kind of mind blowing: from Le Vingtième Siècle: La Vie Électrique, a comic novel published in 1890 that looks at French life in the distant year of 1955- This is the B&W distillation of the original drawing.

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minto posted an update in Antique & Vintage Toys

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This is unbelievably cool!!!!

https://www.msichicago.org/explore/whats-here/exhibits/colleen-moores-fairy-castle/
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Amazing, my dollhouse was a box lol
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Hahaha! I broke my leg when we lived in Asia and was stuck upstairs for a couple of months while it healed (treacherous stairs.) Built, painted, wallpapered and shingled a doll house for my daughter to pass the time. I'm not a doll person at all, never have been, but I am totally fascinated by out of scale stuff, miniatures and giant stuff like 30' forks, stuck in a pasture.
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minto posted an update in Fine Art

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France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook. (via Lustik)

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France-based street artist Mantra has been unveiling a series of trompe l’oeil murals that convert the facades of commercial and residential buildings into larger-than-life butterfly display cases in Spain, Austria, France, and Bogota. Seen here are a few pieces from the last year, but you can explore a bit more on Facebook.
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minto posted an update in Books

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