Lots of nice finds at local thrift stores recently. These are not garden related, but I still felt like sharing.
A Shawnee cat creamer, "Puss 'n Boots." I misread the price tag, so paid more than I normally would at a thrift store, but it all goes to a good cause. This makes it my second piece of Shawnee, and my second creamer, but it isn't a collection until I get three! That's my rule! Two is just a coincidence, three is a collection!
My first grey porcelain insulator. (Ohio Brass Co. B)
I've been finding quite a bit of art that draws me in. I have two rules for thrift store or garage sale art.
1 - it must catch my eye instantly
1 - it must be original
I love what I call "Lady in Orange," even if everyone else passed her by and those who know I love her think I'm nuts!
A "demonstration painting" for the use of pallet knife and brush done in an Oregon coast gallery.
It's a scene in Cap Corse, Corsica, based on the artist's sketch done in 1961. I don't know when the painting was done. A lot of information about the where and when are written on the back.
A small, 5x7, painting called nothing but "seascape #9" by the artist. It looks more like a lake scene than a seascape, so I'm thinking of a new name!
It's hard to see how pretty (I think) it is by the full photo, although easier than on Instagram, where images are much smaller than on computer (which I use for this blog), so here are two close-ups.
I am not sure I posted this intaglio etching (a type of print) by Al Kaufman, who actually has an Internet presence and an askart.com page! It's "Mariner Bay." I'd love to find his "Sailor's Cove," another etching of the same harbor, different details, different boats.
Oh, my, I can't forget my poodles! Or, oh, my, I can't forget my decanters!
Again, two is a coincidence...
The hooks held shot glasses (or little mugs actually).
"Penny" the Jim Beam poodle from 1970 in white. She comes in grey also.