Thursday, May 27, 2010

Boy and Girl Sculptured Heads for Cindy's My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday!




It is fascinating to look through mail order catalogues and see so many thousands of items from all over the world.


Sculptures have always appealed to me. However, the downside of catalogue shopping is the prices are not always affordable. Such was the case with sculptured busts of children.  Every time I went through a certain catalogue, those childrens' heads struck my fancy.  Their prices, however, did not because the sculptures were purely "want" and not "need" items.

I decided to leave them in the catalogue and just enjoy looking at them that way.  Then, one day,  a notice about a church flea market appeared in the paper. It's a sale that's held annually and is always pretty good so off I went.










There was table after table of merchandise and I carefully scanned every inch. Then I saw them----"alabaster" busts of two very pretty young people, probably from the Victorian age. Detailed features made up their sweet faces.














Picking each one up,  I admired how nicely they were done and then looked at the prices on the bottoms. Each one cost 50 cents.  Sold!


WHAT WAS THE LAST SUPER BARGAIN YOU FOUND BY CHANCE?

11 comments:

Linda said...

Those are seriously adorable! Love them and the price was a steal!!

Chatty Crone said...

I agree with Linda - they are beautiful! And it was a steal. I can't remember ever getting anything at that great a price! sandie

afistfullofweeds* said...

I have 2 sets, but, I think mine are pottery or something...Yours are Fab!!!

Anonymous said...

I believe I have an exact set as yours. I bought them over 30 years ago at a garage sale put on by my church. Isn't that something? It was love at first site and I still adore them. There's a little sticker on the bottom of them, but it is too scuffed up to read. Congratulations on your find.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

Karen Lange said...

I have always been amazed at the skill that carved pieces require. I don't know that I'd have the patience! :)
Have a great weekend,
Karen

Sherry said...

Those are wonderful! I love a great find. My most recent find was a $3 lamp shade in excellent condition. It was exactly what I was looking for.
Have a great weekend!

Susan said...

I love your children sculptures. They are so precious.

Crystal said...

What a great deal!! They're beautiful!!

Susan said...

Thanks for visiting and commenting, ladies. LOVED hearing from you all. Come back to visit soon, okay? Sincerely, Susan

Jeanne Selep said...

Don't you like items you have been previously interested in and you find them for a great price?

Here is one of those finds for me.

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