sunday i was out before the sun was up poking around my favorite
parking lot flea market.
this is the kind of place where display is a blue tarp on the ground.
then i spied these beauties. the vendor and i made the deal
and i was on my way.
i thought they were nice, but it turns out they are really, really nice.
i couldn't find out anything about them on the internet and
i couldn't read the maker's mark.
i was stumped until i decided that those are water lily leaves.
then it all came together.
they were designed by mcclelland barclay (1891-1943) around 1930.
he was an very well known new york illustrator,
as well as a designer of jewelry and decorative items.
i hate doing research. i am "a buy it and sell it" kind of girl,
but this Monday morning tracking down information about these bookends was fun.
well, back to work on listing the items i am going to sell.
it was a busy weekend at le shop, anythinggoeshere.etsy.
come by for a visit.
look at those gray hairs. who could they belong to?????