When you think of a collector, you
might think simply of someone who has an above average interest in a particular
item. Liela Nelson on the other hand, as seen by her Master's thesis, is more
than just an interested collector, she is one of the top experts in her field.
Liela actually stumbled onto
walking sticks inadvertently while searching for another type of collectible,
which was carved ivory. As seen by the pictures included within this web site,
many antique walking sticks have elaborately carved ivory handles. Well, it was
love at first site, and what a match it is for an individual whose Master's
degree is in Decorative Arts.
Liela has been collecting
walking sticks since 1988. It was around 1992 that her husband, Bernard Nelson,
suggested that she turn her passion into a business. Now, when Liela travels to
other countries, she not only has the opportunity to visit and view the many
splendid examples of art and history they have to offer, she also has the
opportunity to obtain new pieces for her collection/business.
Remembering that most of
Liela's collection is comprised of one-of-a-kind hand made pieces, one never
knows what unique find her next trip might uncover.
Be sure and stop back and visit
the web site often. The collection changes on a regular basis as pieces are
added and sold.