As most of you will know, I
am an avid charity (thrift) shop hunter.
I can spend hours in them -
clothes, books, jewellery, curios,
the more bent and buckled
Missing an eye?
I have to admit that the negative side of
this activity is that it feeds my
(please note: I don't steal,
I merely 'collect'. Alot.)
and Hope has taken to forcing me to
watch those hoarding programmes
on the television..........
.....nodding at me sagely when the
hoarder is unable to let a broken
umbrella leave the house.
I'm not that bad.
Really I'm not.
But I do know that it has got a little bit
out of hand and so I have been trying
to be a little more selective about what
comes into the house.
But I couldn't resist this,
and who could
It was just £5.95
17" x 15"
this is an oil painting and
on the back is a little label to say
that the artist is
Miss P E Ford,
giving a local address
and the place she had painted is
Itchingwood Common, September 1986
(local to here).
I can't find any information online
about Miss Ford so I imagine she is/was
a (very skilled) amateur artist.
It's so lovely, and looks perfect on
the sitting room wall.
It reminds me of where we usually
take Rosie Mae for her run.
Meanwhile, the decluttering continues.
I'm sure I'll need that broken umbrella
one day, wouldn't you agree.............?!