|Manhattan glass cream and sugar set|
|Late 1800's Ironstone plate|
|Imari birthday present|
At a stall that always has interesting art, I saw a painting that I have admired over numerous visits and asked the vendor what he was selling it for. He said that he had sold other pieces by the same artist on eBay for close to $300 but was willing to let this one go for $150. I said I was just curious and wasn't going to buy it today. He told me that if I took it today, he would sell it to me for $100! Well, I couldn't pass that up now could I? It is by an artist named Mary Gold (?) and is very reminiscent of Cezanne in terms of brush strokes (brighter colours though) and was completed in '77 (presumably 1977). It needs to be reframed as it is quite out of date, but it is a lovely piece nonetheless and I can't wait to hang it with all of my other Canadian, female painters' works.
While, we were in that stall, CC saw a small, framed postcard of Rose of Sharons that tickled his fancy and he got it for a mere $5.
On the way out of the area, we had a quick look at the tables set up near the parking lot and CC found a cut-glass bud vase with a sterling silver base. Originally, he was going to buy it for a friend of ours, but once he got it home and cleaned it up, he decided to keep it - it now sits on our chest of drawers. It was only $20!
This Saturday is the big sale at Aberfoyle and we are returning, along with another couple, to see what strikes our fancy this time...