In the past year or so I have gotten into yard sales and second hand shopping much more. The kids getting bigger and more self sufficent has made this more doable. We live near an "artist colony" so finding art at sales is common. Seems like everyone aroung here has some sort of art and craft talent. Shopping second hand is so much more fun than shopping in department stores, it does take much more time and patience however. But the rewards, as you can see are great and cheap!!!