Today, after dropping off donations at my local Goodwill, I wandered inside to see what treasures I could find. I love looking, but am never super optimistic. I mean, let’s face it, thrift-store stuff is the detritus of people’s lives. The castoffs. The stuff that doesn’t get sold at yard sales or given to family and friends.
My first port of call … the book shelves. I found two vintage books on needlepoint design that will make a great set. Not a huge money maker, but still nice.
Then I headed to the “art” area. Yes, it’s “art” in quotes because usually it’s generic posters and a few cheap frames. Today there was a nice oil painting of a 1940s/50s-era woman for $36 which I didn’t buy because it was so large (but I wish I had…she was rather lovely…maybe I’ll go back for her!) and a numbered print for $19 that according to the price tag was just put out today.
I’m clueless about art, but I liked this print and thought, “Hey, it’s numbered, signed, in a nice wood frame. The frame alone is worth the money!” I was happy to buy it.
I haven’t found a more current valuation for this print. (Still working on that.) But I’m hoping to get between $300-$400.
So sweet to have a bit of good luck at Goodwill. Doesn’t happen often. And I’m going enjoy this print till it sells. It’s rather enchanting.
How about you? Any good finds lately?