A Sweet Old Painting...


Isn't this a lovely old painting?  It is on stretched canvas, with roses and geraniums.  The colors have beautifully muted over the years and it has a wonderful old patina.  It was probably done in the late 1800's to early 1900's when floral paintings were en vogue.  The amateur "Sunday painters" of the era did some charming naive works...and when I find one, it is a real treasure to me!  This one was from a garage sale last week...can you believe someone was selling it for a dollar?



The finish is beautifully crackled...




These old paintings look beautiful wherever they are used!  I will be using this one in our sunporch, which is still being finished (note the unfinished sheetrock).  This room is being done in a cottage-style with Americana~ my favorite space in our home...



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Until next time...

19 comments

  1. No, I can't beleive it was only $1!! It's a gorgeous piece that you were so lucky to find.

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  2. I love these old painings too. They don't turn up here often. Crazy price! Amazing! And really well done.

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  3. Linda what a sweet painting and only $1!! Your porch is going to look amazing! hugs, Linda

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  4. Linda, it is so very beautiful, I also love old flower paintings-and the two flower baskets are Wonderful also dear.
    This spot will look fantastic when you are done.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  5. I love it and good for you for finding it. I have quite a few I found at similar prices-craziness.

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  6. Love your old painting. I would say you found a lovely treasure and it is so romantic, would be charming hanging in a bedroom. Connie :)

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  7. Linda, what a gorgeous old painting! You are lucky Connie from Hartwood Roses doesn't live close by, she would have wrestled you for it!

    Kat

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  8. What a beautiful old painting. I think it is just gorgeous and perfect for your sunroom! xo Diana

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  9. What a great painting!! And only a dollar? Good deal!
    chris

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  10. I was about to say I can't believe it, but I did find a fabulous Parton painting several years back. It wasn't until my neighbors saw it that I found it to have value - I just thought it was beautiful! Happy to follow through GFC - looking forward to seeing what else you find!
    Kathy

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  11. Linda that pretty and old painting is perfect in your "Americana" room. Ann

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  12. Wow, that really is a sweet old painting, and I love that old flag. :)

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  13. Really cool painting. Love garage sales! Mimi

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  14. Just beautiful....lucky finds! Love the patina too...charm beyond measure.
    Kari

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  15. $1.00 for that painting? WOW, I love it and would have paid much more. It's a beautiful addition to your sun porch.

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  16. Linda,

    I love the old flag in the background! Can you help me? I want to pin some ideas from the idea house, but when I click on the link....it just pulls up the picture. Can you send me the link directly to the post? They always have the very best ideas!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  17. Okokok... you've twisted my arm, I'll pay you double what you paid for that painting! *wink*

    You lucky duck!

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  18. The painting is beautiful, and a steal at that! I'm jealous of your sunporch, SO wish I had one! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. I'm following you now, too! Have a great weekend.

    Kathleen

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  19. I think I almost fainted when you said that vintage floral print was only $1! Oh how I love it!

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