I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah
oh, I love that. but, yeah, a little much. well, way much. but I love it. donna
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...
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.
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.
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.
Not well taken care of enough for $200! Hope you left those right where you found them.
Love it and I DO paint! :O)
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!!
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!
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.
Understand completely!!!!! Love palletes and brushes too.
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?
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
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