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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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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