Monday, July 20, 2009

First secondhand purchase for the new house!

Dear Reader,
I did not intend to do any garage saling this past weekend, but sometimes garage sales just happen to you. I was driving along, minding my own business, when I saw a colorful, attention-grabbing sprawl of a sale. I quickly pulled in to the drive to see what it was all about. "See anything you can't live without? Besides me?" boomed the host's jolly voice. Considering that only days before I had moved from a small apartment to a spacious house, I was ready and willing to find something. This ornate frame and portrait caught my eye immediately- I couldn't live without it! The host of the sale said that she had no clue as to the identity of the four subjects, but it appears to me that it could have been a double wedding. I'd like to get house family portraits taken, replace their photo with ours, and hang it up in the dining room.


  1. Very, very nice! I don't know about removing the picture, though. It just seems wrong somehow. But maybe I'm just too sentimental.

    One of my favorite thing to find at Garage Sales, Flea Markets, Thrift Stores, etc. are old photos (and negatives!). I wish I could just buy every one.

  2. I think you should keep the photo and hang it in a special place in your home. It'll add a nice creepiness factor just like Liz's pictures of dead people.

    p.s. I can't figure out the profile thing.

    Dan Buckholz

  3. The more I look at these people the more attached to them I become. Also, I'm beginning to think that maybe it was twins marrying twins. Or quadruplets. They all look alike! What a mystery. Perhaps I'll keep them around.