You know, this house has a very high freak out factor.
So, we're researching and tagging last night with the full intention of still having an estate sale. Some of the items will only be sold through the website because we don't have time to go through them now (like most of the ephemera).
Today, we also found out the making the bathroom work will most likely cost more than we had planned for in our budget. So we were kind of down. Whatever leaked up there back in the 1950's seriously damaged the floor and ceiling below, possibly got between the walls and pushed out the wood lathe. Which can't be reused if that is the case. Some days, I want to weep for this house. It deserved better.
We squared our shoulders and kept tagging. But certain items kept drawing me back to them. Like this plaster or chalkware "sculpture" (?):
I think it is very pretty. And the writing scratched into the back? I never thought to plug it into the computer. It is signed:
6016 Ellis Avenue
I thought, how sweet! Maybe a very talented local person who took up a craft.
And then Google spit these out at me:
So not only was this guy an Art Deco sculptor and amazing, he served in PANCHO VILLA'S army in Mexico!
How do you...what do you....okay. So, where do we go from here?