Friday, August 26, 2011

Artist Estate Sale

A couple of weeks ago I was up in Woodstock at an artist's estate sale... actually two of them.  I couldn't believe the number of cars there so bright and early. Obviously a lot of eager artists looking for treasures.

I have such mixed feelings about estate sales. Somehow it feels like I'm intruding on something very private and sad. The other side of me says "I will love and use these things, knowing how much they meant to the previous owner." It was bittersweet to see all the lovely art supplies along with works of art throughout the house. Nonetheless I was happy to have some beautiful new treasures to add to my inspirations. Here are a few of the things I got that day.
Brass Stencils

Clock Parts

Copper Fittings

Drafting Tools

Drafting Tool Kit

1915 Eyelet Setter

Rub-on Type

Metal Letters

Printers Type

Salt Shaker Caps

Now to put all of these wonderful things to work!

An aside:
Those of us here in the Hudson Valley are preparing for the hurricane to hit on Sunday. This past week we experienced the earthquake from Virginia. My house was shaking terribly, pictures tilting, computer monitor shaking and dogs hiding under my legs.

Do you ever feel like you're living in a disaster film sometimes?

Have a happy and safe weekend.
Best... Canace


Cherie said...

Oh Darling, Darling, your finds are sensational BUT OMG I'm shocked to realise how close you are to the hideous weather. Prayers coming your way that you're all safe and secure and know we're thinking of you with huge Love.
Please make contact as soon as you can so we know you're safe♥♥

Jeanette Janson said...

Great finds, Billie! You hit the jackpot!!

Carol said...

What a wonderful collection of loot. I'll be keeping an eye on your blog to see what you make of them.

Seth said...

All I can say is wow...and I hope to see some of these items at the Art Trunk!

Pam McKnight said...

Great finds! Found your blog through Seth. Great blog. You live near my cousin in NY state, went to visit last year. I am in Idaho. Hope you survived the storm, ok. best, pam