Every now and then I find an antique that seems so unlikely that it is overlooked by other shoppers.
Then again maybe it's just my weird taste and nobody likes it.
I found Cindy Lou (yeah, I name my animal antiques. We name our cars too. Ruby and Max. But that's another story) for $15. She's about 18 inches tall and is an old plaster carnival prize.
Most of those old chalk ware pieces have garish colors or goofy grinning cartoon faces. But Cindy Lou looked like a sophisticated and serious lady. I just had to have her!!
Every room needs a statement piece. Don't you think? I just love a few large whimsical items displayed in a home. It gives the home a heartbeat and pizazz!
|I once knew a real pig named Cindy Lou...it was the sweetest little thing!|
But gosh, the house seems so un-sparkley when the holiday decor comes down doesn't it?
In some ways it feels good to have an empty clean slate...
Although "clean" is a relative term. I keep finding Christmas doo dads hidden in every nook and cranny, like my snowballs and feather tree ornaments. Do you see them here? Where's Waldo?!
And another lucky find lately was this little painting. For $3.99. Yes, it is an actual oil painting. And it is very old. It must be a knock off. It must! I can't imagine a dutch master painting being in a thrift store!! And if it is a knock off, kudos to the talent individual. I can almost read the signature...I need to research it. Maybe it's worth a fortune! Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Here's the corner desk...patiently waiting for inspiration.
And lastly here's the new mirror I bought with some xmas money I recieved. It weighs a ton, so I'll need to bribe my better half to help me get it hung up there.
I guess next is spring stuff right? Hard to think about that when it's 30 degrees outside. But you know me...I have to change things up constantly. In between making dinner and folding laundry...
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