From Our Dealers
Hello from The Carouselcarver,
I would like to introduce you to our booth, D115.
We have over 1000 thimbles, all different, and a great many of which are displayed in the 987 illustrations found in The Thimble Encyclopedia by John J. Von Hoelle. After collecting for many years, we decided to sell and share our knowledge and hobby with others. We have glass, Sterling, ceramic, and porcelain, as well as some rare Alibaster thimbles. There are also some plastic advertisement, whimsical, motif, and even wood. We can answer many questions about makers marks from all the different manufacturers throughout the past few hundred years.
In our booth we also carry many different purses such as Coach, Dooney and Burke, Louis Vitton, and can often show how to authenticate such items.
We have hundreds of items in Sterling, jewelry, Vintage Hotwheels, and antiques. We try to change or add new items all of the time, currently we just added a large assortment of Redline Hotwheels and antique Sterling to our case.
Jim and Jeannie are a photographic team and owners of J. Francis Miley Photography. Jim has been a professional photographer for over twenty five years and Jeannie joined the business in the last 10 years. Recently retired from the rigors of their successful
commercial and wedding photography business, they are currently pursuing the creative side of photography - - fine art photography. This shifts the emphasis from realistic representational to emotionally evocative. The work they produce is intentionally designed to evoke a feeling of serenity.
Jim and Jeannie both capture images through photography and Jim uses the computer on their digital images too enhance the image as he used to do in the dark room with film, and wet photographic processes. Their photography captures the majestic beauty of landscapes and the hidden beauty of everyday items. It is often the result of combining two or more images to create the impression and emotion they seek to evoke in the viewer.
Their photographic art is a blend of digital enhancement of images with a traditional photographic composition. A combination of different print processes and types of paper further stylize their images; making the work different from the normal photographic process.
Their art can be seen here at booth 23, The Finer Stuff of Life as well as guest artist at the BrandonGallery and The Merc in Old Town Temecula and up the coast at Seaside Gallery in PismoBeach. Their work also graces several rooms at CottageMedicalCenter in Santa Barbara.