I do like finding new but old additions to my household. It gives me so much more pleasure than just buying some random print from Ikea or wherever. And I much prefer the process of stumbling across something special, somewhere you may have never thought to look, and you know it is one of a kind - it gives it more weight, more meaning, and more significance to its presence in your life.
My newest old additions are -
A very cool portrait of King George the second of Greece (Γεώργιος Βʹ) who ruled twice, from 1922 to 1924 and then 1935 to 1937. I don't know when this portrait of him was done, but it has been sitting buried in one of the back rooms of my family home for over 26 years. As it went somewhat unclaimed (I had to fight my sister over it a little bit, but she is lovely and let me win) it has now got a lovely new place in my home. Joining King George are - a postcard of Serge Gainsbourg sent to me years ago by my lovely friend Johnny, a picture of a little girl covered in tattoo's (you can never start too young), Lobster Telephone by Salvador Dali, and a Gilbert and George postcard also sent by the lovely Johnny (we went through a postcard phase in London).
|This is a real picture of King George (thank you Wikipedia)|