Wednesday, August 22, 2018

{Thrift Shop Temptations} Is she Cinderella?

I'm not a fan of needlepoint framed behind glass. The glare on this piece was so bad that I thought it was a flat reproduction of a needlepoint piece until I took a much closer look. 

The flamenco dancer was huge, and this piece was even bigger. Apologies for the bad picture, but glass outside on a bright summer day is probably the worst circumstances for trying to photograph needlework....

He was sixty-five dollars. After seeing that, I didn't even look for the price on the dancer. I'm not in the market for vintage needlepoint....

Then I saw this one. She's under glass, but it seems to be the anti-glare kind. And she was eight dollars.

I managed to resist until I stepped inside the store and saw that all wall art was fifty percent off. Four dollars for a gorgeous piece of vintage needlepoint? If I'd left her behind she would've haunted me for years.

I thought the colors were too bright, but now that she's inside the piece is steadily growing on me. I love the fireplace, and her shoes, and the hatchet. (Please tell me that she isn't planning on cooking any of  those birds for dinner!) 

This post is linked to Share Your Cup


Tami Von Zalez said...

That flamenco dancer is amazing, I would have bought her in a heartbeat, esp. with half off. One can dream ... *sighs*

Susan said...

I would at least have had to look at the price on the dancer. LOL She is magnificent. Cinderella is also well done, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't eat her friends. LOL That was a steal. You can't get a frame alone for that.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

She is sweet and yes, I think she is Cinderella. :) I was always told not to put needlework under glass because if moisture gets in it can ruin it. I think I would remove the glass. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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