Garage Sale Art

When I get asked “what would you save in the event of a fire” I always respond that I would save my garage sale art (because kitties and photos are a little obvious).

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I found this collage on wood at a garage sale about 7 years ago. It was priced at $50 and I was a broke college student. But it was lust at first sight. I mean, I wanted to make out with it but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to BUY it. For $50. So my sister convinced me to ask the couple selling it (they were moving to Europe, how chic) if they would take $30.

They looked in pain when I asked. I could tell they didn’t want to part with it at all. The husband had created it with his highschool graduating class of 1970. They came back with $35 and I said “sold!”

Since then lust at first sight has transitioned into a deep and solid love.

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Everytime I look at it I can find something new. It cost me $35 but now it’s priceless.

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  1. Hollie

    I love your blog.. your posts are so bittersweet to me. I used to live in Edgemere before I moved out of state, and I swear I left a piece of my heart in that neighboorhood 🙁

    This piece of art is absolutely gorgeous! Is it painted or are those clippings?

  2. Hi Hollie – Aw, thanks for the comment. What state did you move to? I adore this area and if we ever had to leave I would definitely be leaving a piece of my heart too.

    They’re all clippings modge-podged or laquered down to wood.

  3. Yansy

    This piece is absolutely stunning! I want one just like it for our home.

  4. Oh the joys of finding treasures out of others junk! Love it.

  5. Hollie

    I moved to Dallas – and unfortunately all the old houses around here are so expensive.. I guess old is the new black!

  6. Hollie – one of my best friends is moving to Dallas (from Edgemere) and to even find a bungalow it cost 2 – 3 times as much as I paid for my home! It’s insane! I think it just depends on the market. Historical homes in Norman are twice as much as well (because of the location and proximity to campus).

  7. Hollie

    I moved there unintentionally and I fell in love with it. I seriously miss it daily.. especially during fall.. so pretty.

  8. jasmine

    it’s so cool! i love it! and $35 is such a steal. heck, $50 is such a steal!

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