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Re: yard sales

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Nnaell_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sun Oct 29 2000 - 06:19:37 PST


Good grief...voyueristic....my heavens! Yard sales are the art teacher's
find of the future..think of all the great stuff you can get there...ugly
pot/vases for still lifes....ugly silk flowers for still lifes or other
projects (I do a Saturday group and we are making wreaths!) Silk flowers are
very expensive for projects...but not if you pick them up as you go! Odds
and end of china which can be painted on or broken and used for mosaics.
This is truly stuff that would go to waste if not for US....the ART TEACHER!
I also collect odds and ends of blue and white china...so this is very nice
for me! So designated "Antique Stores" do the same thing and mark the prices
up 400%. Think this is an exaggeration??? I have a friend who helps in a
second hand store (so she can get first pick of all cool things that come
in!) The store buys estate jewerly and very nice furniture and objects
d'art. She had a fantastic tag sale.....and many antique dealers (she knew
them all personally) came. She sold several old, but fun pillows for $5.00
each. She was one day crusing the antique stores in town...and came across
several of her pillows marked for $40.00! Can you believe it??? Very
amusing!

There is no doubt...one man's (woman's) junk is another's treasure! Go
scavange!