Thrift Painting of the Moment

“Ernie”

Is it a painting if it’s made from pipe cleaners?

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Shelved

A couple of months ago I complained about the new record shelves at Goodwill. Now look what Find did in their latest reorganization:

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Hard to flip through, and I’m not even gonna bother bending down to the two bottom rows. What they had before was ideal – boxes on a tabletop. I chatted with an employee and she was well aware of the problem – I guess I’m not the only customer to mention it. Hopefully they’ll do something soon. On the other hand, the corrugated cardboard signage is awesome.

Thrift Item of the Moment: The Paintings of Ada C.

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This remarkable painting, labeled “Daniel In The Lion’s Den”, is by Ada C. – her name, address and phone number are printed on the back. I found it at a thift store last week and was immediately taken by the cubist/art deco style. I didn’t have my camera on me (what was I thinking?) so I had to come back the next day to take a picture. I’d love to buy it but I don’t want to pay the $30 sticker price. I tried haggling with store staff but they wouldn’t budge on the price. They said it might be marked down in a few weeks if it doesn’t sell, so I’ll be checking back.

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Ada also did this painting (of a Roman soldier?). Nice, but it’s no “Daniel”.