Most of the time I leave a consignment store with dirty hands and dust-covered trinkets that weren’t worth the trouble, but every now and then there’s a hidden gem.
On Saturday, a friend recommended that we stop at Legacies in Milwaukee. The store looks small from the outside, but it manages to pack items in every nook of the building – and 70% of it is beautiful. I moved aside a cherub-adorned print (part of the questionable 30%) and discovered this beauty behind it. It’s four feet of nautical perfection. It’s the piece. I wasn’t exactly sure where it’d be displayed (and I still don’t), but it wasn’t staying at Legacies.
And that’s when I realized just how small my car really is. We tried to slide the painting through the trunk, tried to angle it, even considered tying it to the roof, but there was no way the painting was going to fit in my Honda Civic … not with the large, gaudy frame anyway. I freed the canvas and tossed the frame in a dumpster. Classy.
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