Jamie Kohler's Profile
My love of all things with history began as a child on my Grandmothers ranch in Atascadero California in the 1960’s. Word on the street was that Opal was a bit “odd”. She was very much the gypsy, colorful, eccentric, a talented storyteller and very, very beautiful.
At this time she was married to her 4th husband and they shared a common love of collecting treasures from trash heaps, second hand shops and such. She didn’t sell anything so some would consider her hoarder and, perhaps, she might have been but I thought her magical.
While visiting her with my family, I would spend hour upon hour in her barn which seemed to me to be a city block long and wide, searching through boxes and drawers and cupboards filled with everything imaginable. Jewelry, furniture, dishes, glass bowls, silverware, furs, shoes, dresses, paintings, books, frames, you name it, she had it. I would find myself in a dream…
- Born on August 26
- Joined January 29, 2012