I spotted this gorgeous piece of art Saturday morning while driving by a neighbor's yard sale, and (I can't believe this in retrospect) kept right on driving. I knew the sale had started the day before, so I assumed anything left over had to be junk. I thought it would probably turn out to be a cheap print.
On my way home hours later, it caught my eye again, and this time I stopped. It turned out to be a mounted and framed art deco revival (70s) Erte silk scarf. I snapped it up at the asking price. I haven't decided where it will end up, but I love it. As I researched Erte, I fell in love with several of the artists' other works and now am keeping an eye on them on Ebay. Art Deco (think Great Gatsby) is hugely collectible these days, and a piece like this one recently sold for $275.
Here's another amazing score from a different neighbor just down the street. This mid century wood handled flatware was never used.
The entire service for 12 is now mine!
As vintage needlework is my weakness, I had to rescue these 70s/80s pieces.
Look at that color!
This was the first needlepoint made by the homeowner,
when she was right out of high school, about 35 years ago. Pretty!
I love the orange and brown hues in this one.
This one is a little more understated...I might have to turn this one into a cushion.
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