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June 12, 2011

A Last Minute Find

Filed under: Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 6:00 PM

I am sure I have shown you the artwork in my bathroom.

I was at a very small charity sale and wanted to contribute to the cause but could not find anything to buy.  Even the raffle tickets were not for anything I could use.  As I was about to leave I saw a short stack of round wooden frames.

Let me show you the top 2 images in the frames.  They looked like cut up greeting cards.

I knew I could afford them and feel like I was contributing something.

Here are all six on an 8×11 envelope.

When I got home I turned them over and found this.

Marked Italy

I can not imagine any reason someone would want to fake that.
They are never going to be worth a fortune.

At another church sale I found 2 iron on transfer pattern books, uncut.
I’ve heard they can resell well.


One is from 1975 and the other 1981.   


What do you think about their resale value?
Linking up with:
Pennyworthy Project 


  1. Thanks for coming by. I get an incite every spring and fall for his sale. We should have gone on friday would have seen more. lol

    Comment by Linda — June 13, 2011 @ 6:45 AM

  2. I’m really keen on those books, I’m sure they’ll go down very well on eBay!

    Jem xXx

    Comment by Jem — June 13, 2011 @ 7:37 AM

    • Or I was thinking just a set price on etsy?

      Comment by dogsmom — June 13, 2011 @ 8:27 AM

  3. Pictures like that were popular in the 1960’s and they were high style for formal living rooms. I have several similar to yours that belonged to my grandmother. If they are wooden, I would think the frames are from Italy!

    Comment by Mary — June 13, 2011 @ 8:34 AM

  4. I love those minitiature portraits! Makes you wonder where in Italy they were made or who they belonged to. Something very romantic about them.

    Comment by Anonymous — June 13, 2011 @ 11:46 AM

  5. First, thank you so much for coming by my blog and commenting — it was wonderful to hear from again and I loved your comments — especially on organizing the craft room, how you can never find something (and you just saw it!) That is me all over. About the transfer books, I would figure out how many transfers are in them, then set a reasonable per transfer price (like 25 or 50 cents per) and then multiply the number of transfers by the price you set to get an idea of how much to charge for it. With Etsy, I’ve found that if I get a ton of looks but no hearts, then it must be priced a bit too high and it’s so easy to lower the price on Etsy. Good luck with that!

    Comment by Laurie — June 13, 2011 @ 1:01 PM

  6. Those prints look so much more endearing in the little round frames – I really like them.

    Thanks for linking up with Magpie Monday x

    Comment by Liz Burton — June 13, 2011 @ 2:40 PM

  7. I have never such small portraits, they are lovely. Imagine the work that the artist put into them. I am not sure how much your iron on transfers would be, but I do love them, so I can see the appeal. Bx

    Comment by Becky — June 13, 2011 @ 3:51 PM

  8. I just happened on to your blog tonight, I recently found these same small round frames with the very same pictures in them. So they were manufactured with these pictures, not replaced like you suggested. Hope I’ve helped.

    Comment by Donna Dover — June 13, 2011 @ 8:36 PM

  9. When you do list them remember to link them up to the Penny Worthy Project, it’s a GREAT way to get traffic to your listings! I think those little portraits are so cute 🙂

    Comment by laura — June 14, 2011 @ 7:59 PM

  10. I have the same picture of the girl and the dog you have in your bathroom–I would have been so excited to find the set in the round frames! Those pattern books look cute too, great finds.

    Comment by Jessica — June 30, 2011 @ 9:08 PM

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