Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Thrift Store Therapy

Last night I woke up in the early morning hours with a big, fat headache. I knew if I still had it by the time the alarm went off, that it would be with me for the day. I've learned over the years that even though the headache is bearable, there are other symptoms that make it wise for me to stay at home. work for me today.

Usually by late morning or early afternoon, the worst of the yuckiness is over. I thought some light activity might do me some good, so I indulged myself by visiting a couple of thrift stores. You know the thrill of the hunt, right? Many times I come away empty handed, but occasionally I find something I really "need".

My find today was this small oil painting. It's hardly worthy of Sotheby's, but I was drawn to the colors. I've learned to trust my instincts when it comes to buying art. If it calls to me initially, I'll walk away to think about it. If I find myself irresistibly drawn back (and if it's within my $$ range!!), I go for it. At $5, this was definitely within my range, so the choice was an easy one.

When I got home, I started looking right away for a home for this little lovely. For now, it's hanging over the fireplace. It's really too small for that spot, but I love the shot of color it adds to that end of the room.

I count this as a definite pearl placed in my path, and I'm thankful for it!