Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thrift Store Art

Girls, in this crazy, mixed-up world there are a few things we can still count on. Step into any "art" area in any thrift store in the western hemisphere and you will see the following:

At least one print of moody early 20th century babes staring off into space. This one gets extra points for including a river and ducks.

Speaking of ducks, there will always be a framed print of something mallard-esque. Always.

And a cheesy poster of a child with a butterfly and wildflowers.

Wait! What the hell is that? And more to the point, who would hang it in their house?
By the way, I could do that yoga position if I wanted to, I just don't want to.

13 comments:

LV said...

What interesting art work.It make me hurt just looking at that girl all bent out of shape.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

A truer post has not been done! OMG yes, you would see all of those in a thrift shop anywhere...well except the weird yoga pose...hmmmmm

JunqueMagnet said...

And cats.Don't forget the cheesy cat prints that are always there!!!Usually something with tacky hearts.Oh and boats, always boats.That said, I have a pretty fabulous collection of thrift store art.Real art.Which reminds me it's been a while since I've done one of my Thrift Your Art blog posts...

Pam @ Frippery said...

Too funny. I have yet to find an art treasure while thrifting. I sometimes find a decent frame or even a piece I actually have hung on my wall. But ya gotta kiss an awful lotta toads first!

Janelle said...

It's so funny you posted this--I was at the thrift store the other day and was thinking how there's always a print of that Picasso drawing of the hand holding the flowers, and always one of those vintagey looking bouquets of flowers with a particular month listed underneath!

KarenSue said...

Great post! I have seen every one of these classic thrift store pictures. I don't want to do that pose either.
Happy Sunday to you!
KarenSue

concretenprimroses said...

Its so true. don't you just love looking though?
Kathy

trash talk said...

I agree. Thrift stores are not exactly MOMA!
Debbie
P.S. Why would you want to?

~Kat~ said...

I just laughed so hard I think I cleared my blocked sinuses... brilliant. Oh and ya, I just di dthat yoga pose yesterday, I don't have to prove it- my word is good enough.

EverydayMe said...

yeah I don't feel like doing that either... tee hee... {{hugs}} Michelle

Amber Von Felts said...

Man, I'd hang that yoga painting in my house...simply because I know I'll never be able to do that! I can't even touch my toes from a standing position!

Shoshana said...

"And a cheesy poster of a child with a butterfly and wildflowers."

I never thought I would say this but I know who painted this, one Mrs. Karen Noles. She happens to be the sister-in-law to my boss!

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