Yesterday proved to be a fruitful day on the garage sale circuit. There were tons of sales, the weather was spectacular, and I had more fun. Here are my finds and I hope you all are not terribly jealous as you see what I got.
First of all, I got this cabinet. It is for my studio and will serve two purposes First it is a great wooden surface for still lifes. There are wonderful wormholes and cracks in it for that perfectly aged look. Secondly, it is a good cabinet for holding supplies. I paid a whopping $10 for it.
Then, I found this bee-autiful print of one of the Dutch flower paintings (it is not attributed to anyone so I don’t know which artist painted it). I am not into Dutch flower paintings, but it is a lovely reference with the composition and the light, and a remarkably good reproduction. I paid $3 for it. It was in a frame, which I didn’t want, and tried to barter the lady down if I gave her the frame. That was when she came down to $3 from $3.50 if I would just take the whole thing. So I did, took the print out and hung it on my bulletin board in my studio.
Finally, I scored the following wooden box of tiny 50 year old pastels that have never been used for FREE in exchange for helping this man get rid of a bunch of other art supplies!
So, it was a great day of sale-ing. Those of you who are not out there on beating the pavement and shaking the trees every Saturday morning– perfect! That leaves more for me.