....is definitely another man's treasure--especially for me! One of my favorite things to do in the summer--flea markets, garage sales, antique shows--wherever there are forgotten items, sometimes destined for the trash--that's where you'll find me.
.......just a sampling of what I love...
watch parts, any old hardware, costume jewelry...and a great find at this particular haul--those santas and vintage ornaments--always on the look-out for vintage Christmas that doesn't cost an arm and a leg--that box of Christmas stuff was a great deal.
And once in a while you'll have a lover of your art appreciate it so much that they take the time to GIVE you some of their collection! She collects my art, and is particularly attracted to my assemblages--so she knew that I would appreciate these items and make good use of them..
|yes--all of these blocks she gave me--some of them dating back to the early 1900's (some were her father's blocks when he was a child)|
more Christmas--she knows me well :-)
Everything I find becomes part of my art supplies--just like I need paint and paper for my other art--I need these objects for my assemblages--they most definitely put themselves together--
...a printer's tray
this bird is in an old drawer from a vintage sewing table
a 'lady's dressing room'--I call this one
a little bit of my process--
gathering--this is what takes the most time--once I find all of my 'puzzle' pieces--the rest is easy--
new fairy doll
And another fun bird--
love this one!
And just last Saturday--at a garage sale--
really nice wood cupboard doors--just laying on the grass marked FREE! And I almost didn't go that day--you never know what 'treasure' you're going to find!