Friday, March 21, 2014

Hex Signs

I am a huge fan of Pennsylvania Dutch Folk art. I grew up in a rural area of Pennsylvania and used to see hex signs on barns and in my own family's houses. I was always a bit more intrigued by it since it's also my heritage. Over the years I would look at the art at different festivals and in library books, and I'd end up getting little knickknacks with the art on them. However, I never had an actual hex sign until my friend Catie got me 4 of them as a gift.

As far as I remember, she told me they were from a yard sale (I've since acquired more of a collection, but a lot of them are from my mom who bought them in a store in Lancaster County).

Each sign has a meaning behind it, but the general theme is for good luck.

Most of them are by the artist Jacob Zook. And as with any collection, I'm always on the lookout for more and different ones I haven't seen before!

Happy Thrifting!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Brass Animals Part 2

Here are a few more pieces from my collection of brass animals:

This pelican comes from the Route 65 Trading Post. It was part of the bunch I got from Ed on Christmas 2012.

This frog is also part of that bunch mentioned above.

I can't quite remember for sure, but I think I got this pair of deer from Goodwill.

This rabbit is yet another one from the Route 65 Trading Post Christmas gift. I love how it's perfectly balanced!

If you wanted to see the first bunch of brass animals I posted, click here :) I don't have a whole lot of info with this post since it's a continuation of a previous one, but as always if you have any questions don't hesitate to leave them in the comments!

Happy Thrifting!