On a recent thrift store visit, I saw a picture that just enchanted me. I looked at it several times, but decided that I really did not need another picture.
But then I went home. And I saw my piano. And I thought, hey, that picture would look really nice over the piano. So the weekend came and went, and I went back to the thrift store, fully expecting that picture to be gone.
I did not see it at first, and I was going to walk away from the area where the pictures are displayed. But I thought I would just take one more look.
And there, behind another larger picture was the sweet one I had seen.
These two little children just charmed their way into my heart. So the picture went home with me, and right on the wall above my piano.
Now the thrift store was having their end of the month sale that day, so the picture was marked 1/2 price. How could I turn down this lovely when it was only $3.50.
But the next day, I was in the same area. I knew I did not need to go back to the thrift store, but I just thought I would run in there and look once again. No, I told myself, there really isn't anything else that I wanted. But self got the better of me, and I went anyway.
As I walked into the store, talking to myself the whole time (saying, what am I doing here again?), I saw it! Straight ahead on the wall.
I was instantly drawn to it because of the quilt. Being a quilter, quilts of any kind usually catch my eye.
I know this picture was not there the day before, so I walked over and took a look. It turns out to be a signed and number print by Sandy Lynam Clough. I took it down and looked it over. The custom frame has three mats. And of course it was still 50% off day, so the $14.99 price was had for $7.50.
So I took this little beauty home and hung it in my entry way.
What a fun day that was.
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Grace at Home No. 242
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