Here’s the oil painting I found a couple of weeks ago. It didn’t sell in my shop, so I took that as a sign that I should keep it! It’s not a great painting (came from a Starving Artists sale according to the sticker on back), but I think it’s lovely & I already had a frame sitting in the closet that fit it, so how serendipitous is that? So, I found a spot in the upstairs hallway & really like how it looks. This frame was too bright gold, so I toned it down with some Raw Umber paint. Works wonders!
It’s in perfect condition & the color is so yummy.
It really flows & looks great with all the other aqua pieces I’ve lucked out & found. Also found the bamboo easel for $1.00.
Another piece to add to my creamware pottery collection, a pretty platter from a pottery in PA, stamped on the back. I’m going to work on those shelves this week & hope to get these all in place soon. This was $1.00.
This sweet little vintage painting was $2.00 and has the sweetest story on the back about a Lt. in the Army who was stationed in France during World War I & painted this little painting. From the description on the back, this little lady watered her geranium every day & placed it on the wall. After an air raid, the Lt. noticed that the pot was broken, so he replaced it & watered it & put it back on the wall. The little lady came out & part of the paper is torn, so I can’t really read it all, but it looks like she looked toward the sky & noticed it was raining & that her geranium was fine…something to that effect. Anyway, I thought it was facinating, so I have to find a neat little spot for this one! Can’t read the date it was painted, but whoever wrote this note on the back got it in 1962. Isn’t that cool?
I have added a lot of new things to my little shop, so I hope you’ll all go by there & take a look. I am going to have to slow down from bringing so many things home & will probably not keep adding a lot more until I get some of these items sold.