Friday, November 7, 2008

Thrift Store Art

I thought I'd show some of my thrift store finds. This first painting came from an Oak Cliff (part of Dallas) Sally Ann about fifteen years ago. The canvas cost less than five dollars but since it was an odd size, I had to search quite a while for the frame. I eventually found one in a consignment store in Plano, which I paid $40 for. Still, it was a good price for a piece of art I've used ever since.

This next piece I bought at a Thrift Town on Jacksboro Hwy. in Ft. Worth. (My sister calls it TrashTown.) This is a quality print of a Van Gogh--House at Arlens, I believe--and I bought it for the frame, not the art. (Not this frame--I mucked up the one that was on it with several different paint treatments and gave it someone who really would strip it!)

This painting Tom and I found at a garage sale a couple of summers ago. This photograph is not as clear as I'd have liked, but it's a nice primitive piece. I think we paid $10 for it, frame and all.

This next one I bought at a flea market in the mid '80s. It has an impressionistic style to it, which I tend to like, and I paid $25 for it, also frame and all. (Can't you tell? The frame is so-o-o-o '80s.)

The last one in today's post is one of my faves. I got it at an east Dallas Sally Ann about 10 years ago for $5. It was frameless, and I finally had to shell out fifty bucks to buy a frame to fit it, but it looks terrifical over my guest room bed.

That brings me to the end of my first installment of thrift store art. More to come so keep watching!


Daisy J said...

What's a Sally Ann? Never heard of it. Love your artwork.

TexNan said...

I so haven't been to this place in a while. Just saw your comment. Sally Ann's blog talk for Salvation Army. Forget what Goodwill is; I'll have to check it out. I'm determined to start posting here again, but dang, it already feels as if I'm on the 'puter all day--when I'm not working in the "studio." (Fancy talk for my shed in the back.)