While out shopping on Saturday, I couldn't believe how many paint by numbers I passed by. I purchased one tin wall pocket of cardinals because the lady only wanted $5.00 for it and I love the birds. But out of all the others I saw, even ones within my price range, ones I thought were nice, I passed them by. This baffled me. What is up with that?
Well, Sunday morning, I got up and headed to the flea market. While walking the outdoor section, I came across a younger man that looked like he just cleaned out his attic and decided he needed to get rid of stuff. He wasn't a dealer, just wanted to clean up and maybe make some money doing it. OMG!! A boatload of PBN's! I kid you not. I ask him, what do you want for the PBN's? He says, .50 cents for the small ones and $1.00 for the larger ones. OR, take them all for $10.00. I said, round em up, they are sold but you can keep the two black velvet ones! LOL!
He was so sweet. He says to me, these were done by a very famous artist. I smiled and said, did you do them? He says yes, all except the largest one, that was done by an older man. I said, I love them all.
Then he says, are you a connoisseur? I said, I guess you can say that and he looks at me and says, I'm so glad they are going to a good home! And I'm SO happy to have them! (I'll show them to you at a later time).
I finish the outdoor section and decide I'll go indoors, even though I don't always go in. I'm walking around with this fishing tin case I purchased outside and getting strange looks (one man asked me if I was carrying around a bazooka) and my large bag of PBN's and come across a shop that is about the strangest thing. She has bins and bins of jewelry, just thrown together. I had purchased some of my Cracker Jack charms there last year so I stop to look. First thing I spy is one of those mini bowling pins that I have to get when I see them, $1.00 SOLD, do you have anymore? I have no idea, she replies. OMG, wouldn't you organize your shop if you don't know what's in it? It would drive me crazy being that unorganized.
I look up at the rafters and there is a Last Supper pbn. She's only asking $8.00 for it and doesn't want to get it down if I don't want it. LOLOL! I said, how do I know if I want it if I can't see it up close? I have to inspect it for damage. sigh. She gets a stool and gets it down. I'll take it, it's wonderful. I find another one and another one and she points out one more. These have frames with them so I would ask for more for them but I offer her $20 for all of them and she took it!!! One of them is so well done, I really wasn't sure if it really was a pbn until I got back to the hotel and looked for it at the pbn museum and sure enough, there it was.
Now, I have so much stuff I have to go get my car and pull up to the building to load up! LOLOL! But, now I know why I passed on so many of them on Saturday! I lost track of how many I bought but it was somewhere between 14 and 18 of them, all for a total of $30.00! Woohoo! I would have only gotten 3 or 4 of them on Saturday for that much.
This is just one of them and the photo is from the PBN Museum: