Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Thrifting for Art?

Do you expect to find fine art at your local thrift store?


How about this 50 cent purchase?


They might be considered ‘quirky’ art.


After all, I love anything made out of shells.

For 50 cents, I can afford to buy quirky. If I can’t find a perfect place to put them, I’ll just donate them back to the thrift store.

But what about $5?


I walked right up to this little painting at the thrift store and it was love at first sight.


(it says Art Guild, Brooklyn, NY Fine Oil Painting)

And $5 is a great price….the frame would cost more than that. I love shopping at Hospice Thrift store. It’s such a good cause and you know your money is going to help others right in your own community.


This is the wall with doors going into my walk in closet on the right and master bath on the left.

Of course I love my beautiful swan, made by Raggedy Angie. I’m not sure I like the scarf on my jewelry armoire though.


And I bought this painting for the frame but I've kept the pretty lady…for now.


I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday

and Creative Cain Cabin.

Have you found any art at your thrift store lately?


Diane said...

Great finds! Last week, my dau bought a girl made from shells and painted purple (hmm...) also for 50 cents.

Anonymous said...

beautiful finds and I LOVE LOVE the swan!!!!I do thrift for frames, all the time, but I have never found any real art, not like you have!

Stacey said...

Your little painting is so pretty!

Clara said...

I went in that thrift store and I couldn't get over how cheerful and organized it was. You found some wonderful thrifty items. Love the painting.

Cranberry Morning said...

So fun, Diane! You really inspire me to get out there and go thrifting.

Vee said...

No, but I'm always looking for the $5 wonder worth 5 million. You, too? ;D


Hello Diane,

The little painting is very pretty and one never knows it could be worth a whole lot more.. You always find great creation when you go shopping. I reckon I should join you someday.

I also bought a special "Florida Art" piece to hang in My Master Bathroom. Please have a look and let me know what you think??

Hugs Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the shell art! Those always crack me up! Nice framed piece of art. I'm only donating right now, not buying!


TexWisGirl said...

those little birds are very cute!

Musings from Kim K. said...

I'm completely hooked on thrift stores. You never know what you are going to find. Aren't you having fun!

20 North Ora said...

You found a treasure in that framed painting. It's so pretty. I love to shop the thrift store. Never know what you are going to find.


cucki said...

Aww cute birds..great finds (:
Hugs x

Barb said...

Fabulous and fun findings...I can never see it until someone points it out to me!
Enjoy your day,

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The little shell birds are very clever and I love the painting. What a find! Have a great day!

Solstitches said...

You found some lovely things at the thrift shop.
The painting especially and those cute little shell birds.

sweetbriardreams said...

What great finds! How perfect to have some fine art on the walls. xx

Unknown said...

Great finds indeed...

Shelia said...

You found some great things! Love the pretty oval frame with the lady in it. The little shell art is so sweet too.
I'd love to browse around in your thrift stores.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

You're lucky so find such treasures at the thrift stores in your area! Around here, it's mighty slim pickings, LOL.

Unknown said...

You found some nice items and I especially like the little framed art.

Rick Watson said...

Seashell ears. You gotta love that :)

cynthia lee designs said...

I have one of Angie's swans too...love it!!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What great finds!!! the picture is amazing.so is the frame.Of course I love the swan and even your strange little bird shell...LOL
Saw the post on the horses of course.We had two horses a few yrs back.They were our joy.
You have two lovely post .I enjoyed myself very much.
May God Bless And
Happy Days to you,
Marie Antoinette

Helen J. said...

You just have such a good eye for Treasures. They are so pretty! I must make a trip to that Hospice thrift store!! Love, Aunt Helen

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Diane, that little painting is so pretty. What a great deal you got! I wish I lived near a store like that. laurie

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi, it is so much fun when you find unique items like that.
Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

That little painting is such a treasure!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Diane!

I LOVE your thrift store finds! There's nothing like a good thrift store to make life exciting - you never know what you'll find.
The lady in the one frame is beautiful - I think I'd leave her in it too.
I'm really looking forward to seeing your lady of Shallot bedroom. What an awesome idea for decor. I'll be checking in to see your future posts for sure!!

Hugs & Blessings, Edie Marie

Anonymous said...

You find the best goodies, Diane.
Love it.