Hoarder’s World


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Hoarder’s World is a junk/antique shop in Milwaukee’s trendy Third Ward. It was already a place I knew about and visited when nearby, but the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel featured it this past Friday (click on “Hoarder’s World” to read the article). After visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum with my youngest, I asked where he would like to go next. “The junk shop!”

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This head on a table greets third floor visitors.

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The Kneeling Woman Torso End Table was seen in the J/S article so I was delighted to see the ugly thing in person. Would look wonderful in my son’s dorm room. Below is a shot of the top, which also looks like it would really go with college dorm room decor.

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There is a lot of junk, of course, but every once and while you see these large paintings tucked in along walls. They aren’t bad either, if not quite mainstream. I don’t understand the comment on the one below. Maybe a note to the artist to remember what color he was going to finish up the background with?

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In another third floor corner . . .

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This large painting has been in a room on the second floor for a long time and I LOVE it. I’ve never inquired after a price because I’m sure if it’s even for sale I can’t afford it. I just keep taking pictures of it whenever I see it.

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Shot glasses for sale in a window.

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Hoarder’s World is located in an old warehouse-y building with lots of interesting twists and turns and odd passageways accessed by industrial looking doors in the middle of walls that make you want to explore. Here’s a couple shots of one of those intriquing doors.

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Stairway from first to second floors.

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Long view of the second floor, which gives you a better idea of the general crazy, fun layout.

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Copper Bowl


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As I now look back over these four Copper Bowl photos, this one here is the one that most closely resembles what the thing actually looks like. The colors are very firey and the blue is very blue, just like it looks here. I used auto-fix settings for at least one or two of the others, but they don’t look quite right. This is a fire bowl in my yard that stays outside all year, or at least most of the year. This past winter was so mild that I never put it into the garage like I usually do. It was used late in the winter and had ashes in it, and then it filled with rain water. After I dumped out the entire mess last week, this beautiful color was left behind. I used the tag “rust” although I don’t think copper rusts. It’s not really verdigris either. Maybe the thing is only copper coated and this is oxidation beneath? Not sure, but it is stunning.