Showing posts from February, 2015

There is Fine Art in the Thrift Shops

This amazing acrylic on canvas by Fred Draper has me stunned.  A gem from the great Thrift Shop Beyond that has found its way to me. I immediately hung it up on our living room wall.  It is almost criminal that I paid $6.25 cents for this high quality piece of art, marked $12.50, it was half off day at hospice thrift.   Acrylic Glendole Grange #168 Moumouth Cty Link to my  i-dearly-love-maxfield-parrish  find. Included with the Draper delight were these clothes (the lot for less than $20). I score at these types of sales because I look for offbeat or professional suit type pieces.  A three piece black Pendelton suit/pant set, an unmarked beaded sweater (detail shown below), Studio Collection houndstooth pants, and a Woolrich gray shirt.   I will replace the yellowed buttons and affix the loose beads on this sweater. The second stop thrift shop finds were remnant material in a little black office cube with a ladies cape and two retro sewing books (images fr

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First up is Beverly at How sweet the sound  for her weekly Pink Saturday linkup.  I have been image gathering, and as always with Beverly, I promise to behave myself (and am not always successful). Continuing with the pink theme, I am showcasing my recent thrift shop finds of this embellished silk/cashmere sweater labeled Suzabelle Resurrected Couture ($2.50) and Luna Claire knit skirt ($3.99).  One reason I so enjoy shopping thrift is finding unique pieces like these for just a few dollars.  Helloo to all of my Visible-monday  visitors! The Leaning Tower of Tami Finally, I Heart with Anne of  and her 52-pick-up weekly prompts.   A body positive shout out link on a Huffington Post article about  super-women-super-models-fashion-ads .  The focus being on models who are not the "usual" models, one being Ruth Bader Ginsberg.   1987 Pink pattern of the day Two thrift shop pinkies that I didn't buy - the beaut