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California thrifting

More eye candy from me this morning without much commentary. One of the charms for me of collecting thrift shop or flea market art is — as with mail art — imagining the journey. Where did these objects originally reside? who loved them before I did? Why are they in the thrift shop or flea market. I make up many stories about them but mostly I love them. This one cost $1. All objects from Pacific Grove CA SPCA thrift shop on 17th St.

(top image is detail from “Tuneweaving” album by Dawn….as in Tony Orlando and…only here, copyright 1972, cover art by Miriam Greenfield, Tony hasn’t staged his coup yet and he’s just one of the gang. Dawn even has a fan club it says on the inside. See bigger here.)


The embroidered image from a photograph (see bigger here) reminded me of Whitney Lee‘s hook rugs based on internet porn imagery seen at Spector and reported on in artblog here.

Etching by B. Koya, ’80 12/150 says the signature. $10.

Etching by V.V. ’02 64/300 $5.

Silver-plated (or Libby thinks maybe chrome-plated) salt and pepper shakers 1924. See bigger. $15.