Lockdown 27

….was burbling on about label makers in the comments section of a recent post when I remembered these… a pre-lockdown find at the local dump-shop….

…bargains at $4 each….

…could use those lovely bulging plastic frames for some form of art skullduggery…..

…then I noticed the over-labelling….

…kiwiana repurposed hand built diorama madness!…

…did they just make two?….

…did they have a little shop at the base of the mountain?….

…here they are out of the frames (carefully) for clarity….

….(and you all KNOW how conflicted I am….shall I peel the labels to see what they housed originally…should I be considering filling them with dioramas of my own?….how many more did the original perpetrator make?…do I have the whole set?….are these valuable examples of pre- mass produced kiwi keepsakes?…..soooo conflicted…did I mention “how many did they make”?)….

…(guess I could hang onto them till after lockdown….if you lean in real close and squint it’s almost like being in the mountains)….

Walking Down the Street

…on the side of the road where there’s been a kind of a yard-sale going on the last couple weekends….

…a guy was sitting on the old couch part of the old lounge suite..

..as I greet him, I know him …he’s been in the shop,…

…I glance down…IMG_0874IMG_0875IMG_0880IMG_0881IMG_0882

 

…these are on the ground, next to the hedge…

…the Tui and the Piwakawaka (fantail) are two of my favourite NZ birds (the Kokako will always remain my number one… check his call!)

…they are approx’ 25cm in diameter, hand painted and signed by the artist in pokerwork….

…I only had bus fare in my pocket… “home-from-the-dentist-clutching-my-aching-face” bus fare…

…he accepted my half price offer..

…had no fillings, so I walked home without pain but with treasure.