Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I wanted to buy this

But it was $200.

I just couldn't live with myself!

It's these kinds of things that I love though, and I don't even paint!

 Ship painting just listed at


A Perfect Gray said...

oh, I love that. but, yeah, a little much. well, way much. but I love it. donna

Tricia Rose Rough Linen said...

Did it have super-dooper provenance? That's the only thing I can imagine would justify the price (25 used and not-too-clean brushes at $8 each, plus stand). Well, maybe...

Unknown said...

I happen to be an artist. They are beautiful :) You can almost hear them singing about creativity. I am sure you will put them to very good use, enjoy.

Blondie's Journal said...

These brushes look well used and loved...maybe that's why they appeal to you so much. If they are really good brushes, the price could be justified...they last forever.


cjsullivan133 said...

hee hee.. I know where those came from. I picture them against a white wall in some vintage-modern space, standing all by their lonesome with a ray of natural light shining on them.

Beach House Living said...

Not well taken care of enough for $200! Hope you left those right where you found them.

Arabella said...

Love it and I DO paint! :O)

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi "T"
I wish you did buy them so I could talk you out of them :) I would have had to hold myself back as well. I have a thing for paint brushes!!

They are a sight are they not! and what a story they could tell.

Thank you for sharing your longing for these brushes!!


PS. Come for a visit to my GiveAway!! enter up to 3 times, it ends Saturday!!

Hill Country House Girl said...

LOVE this! I bought some paint brushes last summer and they are in a vase on my coffee table. Start hunting old brushes and make you own. Oh the discipline you had!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

My secret...I too love old paint brushes. They absolutly speak love and beauty and creativity! However, that price is steep so I'm glad you kept control of yourself. Though it sure is tempting!
You always amaze me with the treasures and beauty you find.
Lots of love.

French Curiosités said...

Understand completely!!!!! Love palletes and brushes too.

Theresa Cheek said...

Well, you got my attention with this photo! i like the stand for the brushes.


Love the look too - but yeah - too pricey. Why not try to make something similar of your own?

:D Lynda

Cashon&Co said...

i inherited my aunts paintbrushes in 1979 and still love them. ps. i LOOOOOVED HEARING YOUR VOICE. you are a doll. we would get along infamously in person, must do it soon. xoxo