I meant to post this about 3 weeks ago, but my camera battery ran out THE SAME DAY I took these photos, and I couldn’t get them off my camera. Gah. However, the fine folks at Kay C’s Art and Collectibles kindly agreed to show some of my paintings during the Hermiston Art Walk in early May. I’ve been having some health problems and just couldn’t see myself sitting there for the entire day, plus the setup and clean-up involved — it was just too much for me this year. But William kindly agreed to show a few of my paintings, along with his co-owner Mary Corp who sells her own paintings. Her work is scattered throughout the store, if you are in the area it’s worth your time to pause on Main Street and take a look! Right across the street is the drug store, and you can still get a ice cream soda (I should have taken a photo of that, too!).
So, instead of the post I’d originally planned (back when it was still before the art-walk and more relevant), I’m posting a few photos of the beautiful things I will buy one day when I am rich. Who doesn’t love looking at beautiful things and wishing?
My photo of the store name (Kay C’s Art and Collectibles) did not turn out (I think my battery was starting to go), but here is a photo of the store front.
I would so love to have a male canary warbling away through the day, and I’d love to have a cage that looked just like this. The only thing that stops me buying it immediately is I just think it’s too *small* for a bird nowadays. I can’t imagine any bird being happy with hardly room to open it’s wings. But if you didn’t want an actual bird, just a prop in the living room, wouldn’t it be fine?
William wanted me to show off his brass banks, the elephant and taj mahal (is that what that is?). The pretty lady is just pretty, the classic lines of art nouveau.
This wash stand is exactly like one I saw in a magazine, except that one was painted Swedish Blue. I would SO love to buy this one and paint it! Pretty vintage towels hanging off the rack at the back…how pretty would that be?
And I love this porcelain lady who I bet is meant to hold hat pins, and not sewing pins. She is just so large, it makes more sense. But hat pins might just poke too-large of holes in her fine satin skirt….
I don’t remember where I saw it, probably a decorator magazine, but somewhere I saw a saddle poised on artisan-made sawhorses standing in front of a picture window. Art all by itself. I loved it. One day I’d like to have a living room LARGE enough to showcase such art!
I love everything about this Americana print — the dog, the flags, the kids who look like Boy Scouts, and the very feminine little girls. Such purpose in their little parade.
This is not the only old lamp there, but I love the cobalt glass. I just wish cobalt fit into my living room, but it does not. This one is just so pretty. Maybe I will buy it, anyway….
Having moved here from California, I’m almost ashamed what I used to pay for things like this. Seriously, his prices are 1/3 as much. And there are a few of my paintings still on display there, too, if you want to see my work in person. Right off H-395 on Main Street, next to the Pheasant Lounge. Across the street from the drug store. You can’t miss it. Who can resist art and antiques?