Ceph items and jewelry collection...

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  1. Donnerboy

    Donnerboy Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Hello,

    I am a TonMo Supporter, but new to the forums. I started chatting with a number of people in the introduction section about where to list all the octopus furniture, jewelry, and art that I have been collecting and finding sources for.

    I love these pieces as they remind me and others of what I tend to be all about. If any one is curious, I'll also try to start listing where I found them and who sells these pieces.

    Some of these I have already listed in my first thread, but they were so well received that I want everyone to see them.

    As you can see they are two sets of octo-based drawer handles and the third piece is a small chest-of-drawers.

    Let me know what you think.
     

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    Donnerboy Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    More items...

    Here are some others.

    The frame is available from the Tokyo Disney as part of their 20,000 Leagues set up.

    The Lamp is a little accent piece that is great for a desk.

    Finally, the barrette is something that I had to get for a female friend to kind of brand territory as everyone knows I am the 'octopus guy'.
     

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  3. dawnchihuahua

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    OMG I love your stuff!!!!!! I am so jealous! :mrgreen: Where did you get the lamp??
     
  4. Donnerboy

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    I got the lamp off ebay for $19.99.

    They are posted up every once in a while.
     
  5. Donnerboy

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    Here are a few more...

    One is a small table/stool.
    The second is simply a light switch plate.
    Finally, this is a gate that I found online from Sparks Steel Art Gallery.
     

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    New items...

    These have their own thread, but I decided to list them here as well in case anyone still follows this.

    The first is the new bad guy from Pirates of the Carribean 2. He is a half-ceph captain of the cursed Flying Dutchman, Davey Jones. Yes it mixes two nautical folklores, but it works.

    The second is an antique sewing tape measure. It is heavy and wonderful and has a starfish on the other side. It is a little too expensive for me right now which breaks the heart. I am not a seamstress, I am just a guy who loves his ceph stuff.
     

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    A fianl piece for this thread...

    This first piece is a little odd, but I found a small heart-shaped box with an octopus on it. It has a pewter finish, and try as I might, I have no idea why these two symbols were combined.

    The second piece I showed in a different thread is also supposedly a jewelry box like this first piece. It is much more elaborate and I love it. As a guy, I have just kept it as an odd ornament for my desk.

    The third piece is some dining silver from Crystal Art USA and as can be seen has a great octopus on the tray.
     

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    are these your pictures, their pictures or a mix of both?
     
  9. Donnerboy

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    These are a combo of both mine and their pics.

    Especially the tape measure. I didn't buy it as it was too expensive. The octopus lamp for example is also ther pic, but I bought the lamp. The lamp, by the way, has a twin up for sale right now on ebay. It is $24.99 with 5 days left on the auction. The last I looked, which was this morning, there were no bids.
     
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    Something I just got...

    I just got 3 of these off ebay. It is a stamped out octopus from a piece of brass for brooches and that sort of thing. She is 2" high, 2.5" wide and has a hollow back. They cost only about $1.75 a piece and they are great for decorating little things to reflect one's Nemo like ceph-fascination.

    As a guy who enjoys a nice cigar, I am looking for a nice, very blue humidor for my cigars that I can mount one of these babies on. I have commonly seen them in barrettes, so I may give my girlfriend one to do just that.

    There are more for sale on ebay right now. Go to ebay and type in "octopus brooch" and you can buy as many as you need.
     

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    Hey, Steve and I have these as key rings! They sell them at the National Aquarium in Napier, NZ. 8-)
     
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    I think the barrette is made from the same stamped octo you show below! I was looking carefully at each design and noticed the similarity.

    Nancy
     
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    Cool stuff! I love that foot [arm?]stool especially. Are you able to get to TONMOcon? I am bringing a large box-o-stuff to sell. See photos below. :vampyro:
     

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    Newer ceph stuffology...

    I have found even more pieces out there.

    The first is a silver bowl and lid from a wedding site of all things.

    The second is a unique pic I found on the web. It has to be a custom piece, but I am trying to find out.

    The third is a table built by a man who makes larger designs and corporate pieces. The priece is probably astronomical, but I am too curious not to know.

    Just for all you cool cats and kittens in the know, I try to make the name of the site into the pic name so I have a record of where I found it. Let me know and I may be able to hekp you track down something.
     

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    A couple of others...

    A couple more wild pieces,

    This first one was a table and chair. The table is ok, but the chair actually is rather emotive.

    The second giant wood sculpture is a totem of some sort, but seems to be able to be purchased.

    Finally, the third carving is from a group that makes violins and guitars for all you ceph loving musicians.
     

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    I just found this thread in a search on google. I have the octopus jewel box! And a woman I work with today showed me a picture of an octopus lamp! Slowly I am corrupting them!!!!!:mrgreen:
     
  17. Donnerboy

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    New items...

    I have gotten a couple of more pieces.

    The first two pics are of a torch style lighter. I host a weekly cigar night for some guys and this is my new lighter.

    The second is a great little ceph crawling over a shell.

    I just do not get bored with ceph art and I love to add new pieces to the collection. My house including living room, den, bedroom, and master bath are all slowly taking on this...feel.

    It's not like a house where someone has a pig fetish, and they just have tons of stuffed and pottery pigs, my house is decorated with ceph ornamentation. It makes it look like Nemo has a house in Georgia.
     

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    Ceph Furniture anyone?

    In my never ending quest for these pieces (God help me if I ever become rich), I have found some very unique items which I wanted to share.

    The first is a table as one can plainly see. I have posted a table before, and this tentacled piece is really an eye catcher. Imagine it in front of the old tv.

    The second is a great jar. It's ceph head sculpted top form the handle-nob, while it descends more into simple painting at the bottom.

    Finally, the third piece is an octopus box. Striking and sophisticated, it is highly emotive for anyone even without our shared passion for cephs.
     

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    Ceph Art...

    My last pieces for today...

    The first one is a great sculpture that I think is done by Michael Anderson. This is for significantly deeper pockets than little old me, but I can dream. I don't know anyone who wouldn't be in awe of this piece.

    The second is a silly little octopus box. His mantle comes off revealing a little storage room inside.

    Third, and this is just for fun, is a Stikfas figure. Stikfas are stickmen like the ones you used to draw as a kid, but as plastic poseable action figures. I have known about them for years, but they finally released a Diver & Squid. Actually, the parts are interchangeable. The squid can be made into an octopus with a mantle and no club arms. It's really pretty cool.
     

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    Octopus Lamp


    corw314,

    If you mean this lamp, it can generally be found on eBay for $24-29.
     

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