Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It's Time............to Clear Out the Treasures!


It's time to let someone else enjoy some of the treasures that I've dragged home from all corners of the earth.
Above is a painted scene of NYC taxis by Benny Carter who is a prolific and interesting "outsider artist" who resides in North Carolina back in the piney woods.

Above is "Mr. NoBull" (my name for him), that I found also in NC made by Hubert Walters, a former shipmaker.  Mr. NoBull is made of bondo which is used in ship building.  His little hip is being repaired as I write this so there will not be a blemish anywhere.  He is very heavy and I so love him.  Hate to give him up!

The amount of "Last Suppers" that I have is taking over the kitchen.  It's time to share with others. This one is from Ochomichu, Michoacan and was purchased about ten years ago.  Aren't they fun?

Last but not least is my electrified church made by "Sam the Dot Man".  Sam resides in Winston-Salem, N.C.  His work is widely recognized and is even in the Smithsonian.  What fun it was to visit him in 2007.

In addition to the above items, there are pillow covers and wallhangings from Chaing Mai, Thailand; items from Chiapas; fabrics from all over the place; ceramics from Guerrero; and on and on and on.

If you're in San Miguel and you want to add to your collections, come by on Saturday from 10-2.  I guarantee you'll find something you MUST have.  That is IF it doesn't rain.

Leave message with your email address and I'll send you the address of the sale.
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14 comments:

sparks_mex said...

What a collector.

A note on Bondo, it's more often used in auto body repair and could be used to smooth a plastic boat hull. it's basically a plastic paste that hardens with a catalyzer

Funny ... I couldn't read your last "Please prove you're not a robot" text so I tried sound and got a stream of everything in the library

Babs said...

Interesting........

alcuban said...

I like that Last Supper, but no, I don't want to buy it.

al

Calypso said...

Wish we were there - have a home for some of that STUFF!

Babs said...

Well, come on over! There is SO much stuff - took me all day yesterday just to price things.
Ridiculous to have so much!

Babs said...

Al, there is bound to be something here you can't live without.......ha.

Steve Cotton said...

As you know, I appreciate several of your pieces. But I have no room. It is too bad I put my collecting days behind me.

DanaJ said...

Does a clearing out sale mean big changes are coming?

Larry J LeMieux said...

The more you get rid of, the more you will acquire...it's a known fact.

Larry J LeMieux said...

The more you get rid of, the more you will acquire...it's a known fact.

Babs said...

Steve, I'm with you. My "collecting" days are over......I was amazed when I went to the Yucatan that all I bought was a few little purses for granddaughters and clothes for the wee ones. Nada else. Whew, I have no intention of reacquiring.

Babs said...

Larry, cute photo - no mas stuff, nada.

Dana J - Not at this time.....just clearing out! And I have so much you can't even tell that I'm getting rid of stuff that took me 8 hours to price - good grief!

Shannon said...

Well, I guess it couldn't hurt to just look.....

Babs said...

Not at all Shannon, come on up and look.......oh and bring your pesos, tee hee.