Can I ask you a question?
Just between us, I want to know why.
Why do yard sale signs over-promote themselves?
They use words like EPIC and GIANT and ENORMOUS and MULTI-FAMILY all to imply that it is the biggest sale since sliced bread.
They get your heart racing.
They get your car turning.
They get your wheels spinning.
The sale is nothing but a broken down washer and dryer and last decade’s tupperware.
I’m taking a different approach.
I’m on the lookout for signs that say SUFFICIENT YARD SALE.
Or OKAY YARD SALE.
Or JUST A BUNCH OF OUR OLD STUFF SALE.
Truth in advertising.
I went to one of those sales this past weekend.
A nice, sufficient yard sale that under-promoted and over-delivered.
A yard sale where I found this.
A vintage needlepoint piece of art.
Look at the colors.
Look at the brilliant stitches.
Look at this vintage frame.
Here it is in all its glory.
Can you imagine the work that went into a piece like this?
It’s good sized and measures 48″ wide by 30″ long.
I walked into the yard sale and asked the price and when they told me $25 I started shaking and grabbed onto the frame like it was the last yard sale find in the universe.
I brought it home and dusted it off.
I need your help figuring where to put it.
To help us find the best place in the house, with the help of photo editing, I put the needlepoint artwork in four different places.
Please get your opinions ready.
1. The office.
It would fit perfectly on the wall when you walk in the room.
And add a little color to the space.
2. The fireplace
This is the fireplace in the family room.
I really love it here, but this space is around the corner and not really seen when you walk into the room.
3. The stairs
I have these typewriter patents on one side of the stairs.
It might add a pop of color if the needlepoint went on the other side.
4. Over the couch in the family room
I really like the art here because you can see it from so many different rooms.
But I just added these cabinet doors to the wall so I’m not sure if I want to change it.
And so my amazingly talented friends can you help a needlepoint owner out?
What do you think?
Where is the best place to put my new find?
Thank you for helping me figure it out.
And for celebrating needlepoint art.
And vintage finds.
And bargains and treasures and one-of-a-kinds and hidden gems.
And under-promoted yard sales everywhere…
…that are anything but sufficient. 🙂