Last weekend my Mom watched the Cat so I could run to the Salvation Army and look around for some treasures. When I got there, I was happy to see that they were having a sale: all clothes and knick knacks were 50% off and furniture was 25% off. I am happy to say that I found some pretty good bargains, including a vintage coat for about $4 and a cookie jar for under 2 bucks. I spent about $17 and came away with a ton of stuff. I got a gorgeous navy blue wool blazer with little pins on it that tell me it probably came from a Catholic school. It's a kid sized blazer, yes, but a big kid, so it fits.
I always make sure to take a look at the furniture and lamps, because you never know what you're going to find, and on this particular day, I struck gold with this beautiful specimen...
Now, who doesn't want the bust of some unknown man in their home? I am assuming this is a Spanish explorer, possibly Cabrillo by the looks of his helmet.
So handsome, so austere. What's that you say? You simply don't have the room for a rather large bust of a Spanish explorer, even if he has been commemorated on a stamp? Well, fear not, my friend. This bust, nay, this art, does double duty...
as a lamp. So not only can his surly, determined, no-nonsense expression light up your life, it can also light up your living room.