"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner
Friday, August 26, 2011
yard sale finds
I know it’s been a while since the yard sale, but I thought I’d share with you the items I bought anyway.
I don’t know if it was because my hopes were sky high about the cool stuff I was planning to find, or it really was junk, but seriously, if I saw one hideous old throw pillow, I saw 1,000. I mean, do you honestly expect me to buy a used ceiling fan out of your YARD? No.
Anywho, there were still a few diamonds in all that rough, and those of you that are aware of my love for Japanese culture should not be surprised in the least with my haul. Well, if “haul” means three items. (Forgive the poor quality of these pictures. I took them with my phone at dusk.)
The dude that sold me this Japanese stamp print actually lived there for a few years while he was in the army! Five bucks! It needs to be re-framed, but I love the colors.
Aren’t these pretty? I had my first experience with haggling, and it gave me such high anxiety, I didn’t do it again. The lady was asking $12 for each print, and I offered her $20 and she took it. Whew.
I love the yellow flower in this one! They're actually painted on silk, and the pattern around the art is a lovely fabric.
And the bronze bamboo-y frames are so pretty and in great shape. PS – the price tag on the back said $115 each! I can certainly live with 90% off! I can’t decide what to do with them, but I feel like I’ll know the right place when the time comes.
What do y’all think of my new art? Do you have any art you're particularly proud of? Or an incredible deal you scored?