The test of an adventure is that when you are in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something is wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure. -Thornton Wilder

The nice thing about being confused is you get a chance to notice things a lot better than if you knew where you were going.

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last Week's Flea Market Find


I go to our local flea market/swap meet most every Sunday morning usually just to look.  As one seller mentioned to me This place is a circus.  Yes the people there, buyers and sellers alike, are interesting.  I rarely buy anything but last week when I saw this, I wanted it.  The only problem was I didn't know if I had the wall space in my study for it.  I walked around a bit more thinking about it some, went back and bought it for $10.  I didn't even haggle the lady on the price for I felt it was a steal.  
The 26x32 antique gold frame with green felt matting alone would exceed that. 

A print of a map of the New World as it was known in 1587.  
Everything is in Latin so I can only guess for most of it.

Now I need to find a place for the cow skull with horns that was hanging there before.





12 comments:

  1. nice to find that little something in your meanderings at the market John

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  2. Great map. There is so much to learn from them. I t never stops.

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  3. That's great. Amazing that someone wanted to get rid of it.

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  4. Oh, this is really a nice find. I like the frame too and the image is so interesting to look at.

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  5. i like it - a lot! and especially cool for a roamer like you. :)

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  6. Super, and I love the green mat against the red wall. What a cool find.

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  7. Nice. I call stuff like that a "happy find."

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  8. That is a great find. I wonder what year that map was made.

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    1. Great find. Looks like you found a really good deal.

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  10. How interesting. I didn't know they knew so much about the shape of the "New World" at the end of the 16th century.

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