This scan is a little dark but I think you can see enough to see why I was so excited to find this in a box of junk at the Goodwill. Of course the best part was the price, 50 cents.
This is a brooch, hand painted on shell, signed and dated and backed with sterling. Overall size is 1 1/2 by 2 inches.
Also bought two great books, one was a $39.95 book called, Rose Gardens by Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall. It is full of art work and illustrations, 202 pages. The second one is not near as grand but it is called Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening Perennials. This book should be very helpful in working in my garden.
As if this wasn't enough blessings for one day I went to visit a friend and she gave me some starts of ferns and lilies.....hope tomorrow is a nice day, I think I'll play in the dirt. So what great things have you found in thrift stores or yard sales?