Floral Paintings...


I have always loved old floral paintings!  Whether they are done by professional or "Sunday painters", I love their charming and sometimes naive qualities.  If they are damaged, and many of mine are...I just consider it part of their charm and old age (I wish I could feel the same way about my own aging process LOL).  They just add a spot of color and life into any room.  I have a couple of Sunday painter deep red roses paintings- you can just imagine the person working on these in the late 1800's to early 1900's.

   This old pottery wall plaque is very Art Nouveau- it is large and hand painted with beautiful pansies.  From the writing on the reverse, it appears to have been done in an Arts and Crafts school for women- I find this very interesting!

  If you have been reading my blog, you will remember this lovely foxglove Valentine painting.

I also have an old yard long still life and a petite little roses painting that was a gift from a dear friend.
 My favorite floral painting however, is not old- it was my daughter's very first oil painting done as a 17 year old teenager, eight years ago.  It showed all the promise and talent of a young artist and I framed and hung it in our entryway.  It keeps a special moment in time for me!  Do you have artwork that is special to you?
 Until next time...
Linda

25 comments

  1. Your daughter's painting is absolutley gorgeous! I adore florals, old and new. ~ Angela

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  2. You have a very talented daughter,amazing to paint like ,when so young,- it is so lovely, and I love your other rose paintings as well, a beautifull collection.
    Dorthe

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  3. Your daughter is very talented. You must be very proud.

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  4. What a lovely blog. I enjoyed visiting here.

    Carol

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  5. Your daughter has a lot of talent! The picture she painted was beautiful.
    I love your collection of floral paintings!
    Jane

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  6. Your floral paintings are charming. My mother was a watercolor artist and I have several of her painintgs which I cherish. Welcome to blogging. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. You are going to meet some generous, creative and friendly people in blogland.
    Rhondi

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  7. Love the pics, the yellow one is esp nice! Hugs, Janna

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  8. I'm loving the rose paintings. They are so charming. (I posted my one and only rose painting on my blog last week.)

    Read about you on the Cozy Little House and wanted to stop in and say hello.

    Blessings,
    Necel from the Old House in Texas

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  9. Gorgeous paintings! I love florals too but don't really have any place to put them. Your daughter's painting is so gorgeous!

    Manuela

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  10. Hi Linda! Welcome to blogland! I love your vintage sewing items. Sophie and Bailey are so cute and I know that my Bentley would just love to meet them. It's great to meet you. I will be back to visit you often and I hope that you will visit me too.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  11. those are lovely paintings...i love the one your daughter did most of all, what a talented girl she is...thanks for sharing!!!

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  12. So lovely! I also love the old rose paintings! Have a couple, but they are not as old as yours. Your daughter's is wonderful!
    :)Heidi

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  13. Wow Linda! I'm so glad to have been steered to your blog by Cozy Little Cottage. She was right - you have an amazing blog. I just did a post showing a floral picture that I got at a thrift store and it is one of my most cherished and prized possessions. I would love your feedback on it.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  14. Oh, and I just checked out your Etsy store - Fabulous! I have a vintage store on Etsy too. I'd love your feedback, and if you ever wanna do a swap that'd be fun too!
    Kim

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  15. Hi, welcome!!! Your daughters painting is beautiful....Kathy

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  16. Hello Linda
    Nice to meet you. I am Darlay (aka LiBBy BuTTons) . Welcome to blogland. I found you thru my friend t "Cozy LiTTle HouSe"
    Your collection of paintings is simply divine! I would imagine your walls are lovely and filled with them.
    smiLes & do stop by,
    LiBBy BuTTons

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  17. I love these and your daughters especially.
    Just found you thru Brenda at Cozy Little House from her sweet post about you.
    Glad I did because I love your site.
    I do a Temptation Mondays Post where I put bloggers on it that sale on Etsy or other places you might want to have your shop on it sometime
    Also come by and enter my Chocolate giveaway
    Maggie

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  18. So happy to find your blog Linda....love these florals...I, too, can never resist them!
    xojanis

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  19. Are you kidding me Linda? She is very VERY talented. I love the foxgloves too. Lisa

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  20. Love you daughter's painting! She is obviously very talented. My daughter is just beginning to dabble in portrait painting and I have to say, she's doing very well! Your florals are lovely. I've always had a soft spot for all things flowery! :)

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  21. Thank you everyone for your nice comments- my daughter is SO appreciative, too!

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  22. I do love florals and botanicals. I do have a few. Your daughter is talented. Love her artwork. Mimi

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  23. Hi Linda! Yes, my mother china painted. She also did 2 large wall hangings of roses. They are my favorite. She's gone but I see her painting all the time. I need to blog about her paintings.
    Yours are great especially your daughters!

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  24. Hi Linda,

    What beautiful paintings you have! I love anything with floral, such a pretty look! Your daughter did a beautiful job too!

    Hugs, Cynthia

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  25. I am absolutely crazy about all your florals, but you're so right, that one by your daughter is far and away the best!

    Just beautiful!

    Anne

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