Cindy's Pick of The Week
Last week Dany and I went to and estate sale - chosen
because it advertised "lots of books."
We arrived early. Not so early as to be the first in line,
but early enough to be among the first in. More folks arrived as it drew closer to starting
time. Putting us just about middle in the cue when the door opened.
It felt like we were being sucked into the house as the
proprietor stepped back and we flowed in.
As Dany, I, and the pack of hungry hunters, swept through
the house it felt almost like my hands were magnets as I made my way
to the books. Things just simply came into my hands as I passed through the
Every room had books. Dany went to one, I to went to the next.
We meet up in the last room. As we finished our book picking
we had one, last book shelf, to browse. The one in the living room that we were pushed
past when we entered.....
Only one of us could fit near the bookcase. Set in front
of the shelves were baskets lined with saws. The guys kept coming by and swinging them about to
get a closer look at the blades... a very dangerous spot to be!
While I did a quick check of the book shelf contents - Dany asked
"what's that on the top?" - When I looked up the row was covered
with hand carved wooden Folk Art pieces.
There was an assortment of hand carved wooden spoons from Africa, pipe
holders and some very interesting wooden cups. Dany and I marveled over the
details - one piece of wood carved into a cup and designed with such loving
We really liked these little pieces and decided to pick a
couple of the cups up.
Later we learned, from the items that we purchased along with
the books, that this
estate was owned by a doctor who traveled - much of his traveled seemed to be to the
poorer countries of the world.
With a little research we learned that the cups are
Yugoslavian Shepherds Cups. Hand carved in Yugoslavia.
Sometimes, it seems you just have to buy something so you
can learn more about it.