I'm on one of my weekend antique sprees! A MUCH needed break, if I must say so myself.
I love staying in hotels. Is that weird? I love turning on all the lights and not giving it another thought! Or taking very long hot showers! Not having to get up and down to let a dog out or in.
I treated myself to a suite this time and am really in love this time! It's huge! Has a sofa, kitchen nook, table and chairs to sit and eat. I may never leave.
Didn't find too much today. A few craft items and that was about it until I decided to stop at a church run thrift shop. I had been to this one only one time and wasn't that thrilled with the prices so I debated as to whether or not to stop this trip. I finally decided I may as well stop. When I pulled into the parking lot, a gentleman was getting out of his car and I noticed his lights were on. I thought, they are probably the type that shut themselves off after a few seconds, so I noted what the man looked like and watched his car. When they didn't go off, I went into the shop and hunted him down. I told him his lights were on and he looked at me like I was crazy! He says to ME, why would I turn my lights on? Well, okay then. I said I don't know but they are on. I guess that was my good deed for the day and I was rewarded for it.
I turned around to go back to the front and start shopping when this huge picture grabbed my eye. Yep, you guessed it, a huge paint by number! Larger than I have ever seen before! I scanned for a price and saw one. I thought, does that say $100.00? Oh, they will probably get that for it, too. I moved closer and looked again, the price was only $10.00!!!!!! Move out of my way, this puppy is MINE!
It is so large, especially the frame on it, that I couldn't walk with it unless I took a step, moved the picture, took another step, moved the picture etc. I was laughing at myself and wondering if I could get this into my car. I don't care, it's mine.
I left it at the register while I shopped around but nothing else was mine. There was two men sitting on a bench waiting for their ladies and they had comments for me, I don't care, it's MINE! Now, let's get it out to the car. This time, I tucked it up under my armpits and off I went. I had to go down some steps and the darn thing is hitting each step as I went down. I don't care, it's MINE!
Get it out to the car, open the trunk and I'm thinking, I think I can, I think I can. Well, I can't, it came up a few inches too short. Well, just fold down the back seats and I'm in great shape. I could NOT figure out how to get them to go down and the whole time I'm thinking, those men are in that shop, placing bets that I wouldn't get this in my car. So, I took it out of the trunk and carefully placed in my back seat, so there, you two old men that didn't think I could do it!
I needed the luggage cart to get it into my hotel room. And now for the the moment you are all waiting for! I found this photo of it online (at the PBN museum):
It's called Indian Summer and is 27 x 36 unframed.
Taken from the catalog:
Hidden away deep in the woods a cabin watches Indian Summer . . . nature in her most lavish mood spreads the colors from her pallete with gay abandon.
This is a 90 color oil painting done on canvas!
More research found this:
Woohoo!!!! How cool is that? Made my day!