Miguel Covarrubias - Pagaent of the Pacific
Friday began in San Rafael at an estate sale that listed Mid Century Modern items.
Have you ever been to a sale that feels like most of the good stuff had already been removed either by family (which I am okay with of course) or perhaps a pre-sale? This sale just felt that way. I bought hardly anything although I did find a small gold pin and two sterling pins which was a great way to start the weekend.
I love finding sterling or gold.
It still made the drive worth it. The only sale in our area didn't look very interesting.
I spotted this print in an estate sale ad that was to begin on Saturday. I recognized it because I own another print by Covarrubias. I found my original one on Bainbridge Island when I went thrifting with Jacki. She bought two of them and I bought a single one. My memory is lacking though and I can't seem to remember which one I have since it's been packed away for nearly 2 years now. Jacki, perhaps you remember?
Covarrubias was an amazing artist. I love the fact that he painted animals playing on the equater.
This was my find for the weekend.
When I spotted this hat box in the closet I gave an excited little woot. Then I looked inside and might possibly have given a little shriek.
Okay, vintage hat experts....is this a fidora hat that hasn't been shaped? I looked at Royal Stetsons on google images and many of them are referred to at fidoras but they do have the top crease and side creases. I'd love your expert advice. Let me tell you that the price I paid was incredible.
A similar hat that I found on Worthpoint had a wider band than mine but it sold for $300.
The artist W. M Mitchell is very collectible. One of their painting sold for $250. I found this painting nearly an hour and a half into the sale sitting on a book shelf.
We are spring cleaning this weekend. Sunday we were purging heaps of items in preparation of turning Dave's office into a guest bedroom. I needed a break mid afternoon so we all went to the last closing hour of the sale where I found the hat, map and little painting. I found this photographed signed by the photographer. Some of his photographs sell for $50.
The contents of the house were a fascinating mix of old California and Native American art from the Northwest. Everything that we saw and touched was so interesting. The book collection that consisted 1950's California State Parks, Jack London books, Rocks and Minerals book and many craft books. There was a huge bead collection that took up an entire surface of a table. The walls were covered in art. Although the house was nearly empty on Sunday afternoon, Dave still found the home so interesting. It's sales like this that make me feel so lucky to be a professional Thrifter.
Here are some items available for you in my Little Shop.
Little Shop Prices are based on price I paid and work involved to take photos, list the item and ship. I do try to keep Little Shop prices low overall unless it's a large item or somewhat rare. If prices are higher than others, it's usually because of the price I paid for an item was higher than usual.
Little Shop recently moved from being a blog based shop to a Storenvy Shop. I had my first order last week and it went so smoothly and easily. I was so excited to list more items today for you.
I hope that you enjoy this week's selection.
Ladybug Wallet can be found here. Doesn't ths remind you of Vera?
Vintage Crystal Necklace is now available here.
Child's Crystal Necklace is waiting for you here.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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Don't forget to visit Her Library Adventures for Flea Market Finds.