A few weeks ago as my husband was walking home he happened upon a garage sale. They had this painting for sale. $10.00!!!
The artist is Stany Lemmer and the woman that sold it to him bought it in France. It is dated 1948 and I can tell it is old by the canvas back that is aged a light brown. It is a bit moody and dark though it may just need a good cleaning.
I think it looks great with the other oil paintings in our "gallery".
A few weeks ago I was near a Value Village and had to take a peek. My finds there have been hit and miss but it is always a fun "hunt". I was intrigued by this "Georges Briard" piece. Mid century collectibles are usually not my thing but for $5 I couldn't resist. A bit of sloothing on Ebay put this right around a $15 - 20 value.
I then spotted this little compact in the jewelry case. I love the buillion top and the patina.
It has the original label inside. I was able to find "Schildkraut" brand but nothing in this design when searching online. Another $5 treasure that looks great next to the Briard!
I love to imagine the fashionable lady who brought this lovely compact out to powder her nose.