Monday, October 29, 2012

Didn't need it but who cares.

Just a quick post about this lamp. Yesterday I saw this at GW. I actually wanted it but knew I didn't need it. But about two blocks down the road, I turned around and went back to get it.  This lamp is very heavy.  Even the employee who helped carry it to the car kept saying how heavy it is. It is a little over five feet. It was only twenty dollars and worth the gas I spent to turn around to go back and get it.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Why didn't I get here sooner

    I'm sure we have all gone to an antique store, flea market, or thrift store and saw someone walking around with something we wish we saw first. Well that was the story of my weekend. There was a painting a woman carried around for thirty minutes and refused to put down, even though it looked heavy. It was priced at $50 and I heard her asking the salesman if they would mark it down in the future. He told her they may in a week or so. Guess she couldn't wait and she brought it. Second store I went to there was a woman scooping up all of the Fiestaware saucers and bowls. I guess she had second thoughts and started putting them back. Right when she moved out of the way I started to scoop them all up. Some man saw me and said "Great find huh? Fiestaware?" The answer is yes to both. Third, was a red suitcase. A customer got there first and I was mentally willing her to put it back. She did. Now it's mine, all mine.

Isn't the inside pretty?  I don't know who makes it or if it's vintage.

I also found these nativity figurines for .99 each. They are signed with what appears to be Josepi Sackica. If you know anything about these please let me know. I can't find anything online. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thrift Art

I have found many things since my last post. Today I will focus on the art. I found these two pictures. I don't have a place to hang them but couldn't leave them behind. They were $2.99 each. They are marked R. Mcmullen.

I also found this picture for $6.99. I have it hanging in my bathroom. I really am running out of places to hang all of this art.

All of these things were found at G.W. I will never shop retail again for art. Have you found any good art lately?