Saturday, June 4, 2011
Aboriginal Art - yard sale finds!
I lived in the Northwest Territories of Canada for 6 years. And let me tell ya, summer time there is crazy busy with yard sales. Now this isn't odd or unfamiliar to most people who live in large cities, but these communities are very small. The place I lived in had a population of a whopping 5000, at best. Yard sale day was Saturday and sometimes Sunday...and if you want any success at all you had better get up at the break of dawn Saturday morning. I mean, seriously, there are people that will push you aside with no regard, just to get to a table before you. It is insanity! But on the bright side they will sell anything. Absolutely the best yard sales I've ever seen, there are so many goodies you don't even know where to start. So I became a collector, naturally, of all things handmade from the aboriginal people. Obviously these are items that I left untouched and appreciated as is. These are my favorite pieces, but there are many more in the collection.
Hand painted plate...Gorgeous! $2
Etched glass...Yup, it's chipped! $4
handmade ceramic jug :) $5