Monday, June 11, 2012

one mans junk

I'm a sucker for wooden bowls at the thrift shop. I usually pay less than fifty cents for them....
What I find so funny about this, about this low price, is the fact that the pricing is done by many little old ladies. They see these turned bowls, these amazing works of art made by their husbands out in their collective garages and they make a statement. "What a waste of time."
In the same thrift shops are old quilt magazines. Some of them are from the seventies and eighties. They predate the rotary cutter. They predate colored photos and yet these are seen as being many times more valuable than burl bowls and turned vases. They are never sold for less than $1.50.

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