For quite a while, I was able to construct still life photos using dishes, plates and other ephemera found around my house. Unless one happens to be a hoarder, running out of props happens. (In case you were wondering, Walter points out that the world’s largest ball of twine is a monument to thrift. . but I digress as usual). I am fairly certain that I have managed to locate the best thrift outlets in the mid-atlantic/northeast. Boyden’s attic, just up the road from me in NJ is my absolute favorite. Rob, whom I refer to as “my guy” in the way that people from NJ have “a guy” is my favorite junk dealer. A close second is the Johnny cake center in Westerly, RI. A big thanks to my good friend and master of all things fabulous Adam Crowe for sending me to this palace of “junque.” (you know, fancy junk).
Last week, I was home in RI and in the market for some cheap tea pots – lots of cheap tea pots. My mom and I took a trek to the Johnny cake center and I managed to snag 10 tea pots, 2 vases and a pedestal dish for 41 bucks. . .oh yeah, and I also bought my mom a quilting book (25 cents, I am the last of the big spenders).
Clearly, this is the go to place for still life aficionados.
As if they know what I am looking for, they have all of the items sorted by color and style!
Hmmm. Joseph Kosuth anyone? (go ahead, google it)
Seems like a good deal. . . but thanks anyway I think I’ll pass.
I assume you would like Lou Monte to sing just for you. Who wouldn’t really with that pompadour?
$41 dollars worth of awesome. These tea pots will be appearing soon with taxidermy and other goodies.