Friday, March 13, 2009

Pink Saturday










Today I'm sharing pictures of a painting salvaged years ago from a shed on my in-laws property. The painting was unframed at the time and had been stored along with items inherited from a great-aunt...nobody wanted it, but I always loved it and eventually I claimed it. It didn't "go" with my blue and white country dining room nor my 80's Santa Fe Southwest rust and navy living room, but still I dragged it home because I just loved the brush work and the softness of the colors...it didn't "go" with my style, but still I loved it...finally, years later, we built a house to suit it, I painted a dining room to go with it, and Hobby Lobby had half-price week. I had looked at frames for a long time, but one day HL received some beautiful materials that just seemed perfect for my Pretty in Pink painting.
I don't even know what find of flowers those are...nothing that grew in deep south Texas, that's for sure. But I love it...and I love casually remarking, "Oh, yes, it's been in the family for years." when anyone compliments it. It's dated from the 1940's...certainly NOT antique, but I love having it...and I guess the lesson is to buy and save things you really love...most of the Santa Fe items are long gone...but this will go to the assisted living center with me when the time comes.

30 comments:

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

The painting sure is lovely and in good condition too. I can see you're really proud of it and that you treasure it so much not only because of its loveliness but it's been with the family for years :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Yes, excellent advice, because ultimately what you love will all work together. Happy Pink Saturday!

Amy said...

Lovely painting.. so great that you saved it!

g said...

It really is beautiful and what a great story. How smart you were to keep it around waiting for the right time and place.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful treasure, and I know it must look beautiful in your home. Thank you for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Michelle said...

That still life would look great in my house! Love the wallpaper on your blog.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful painting - aren't those peonies?

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Riet said...

That is a lovely painting. Good of you for keeping it for so long. Now you can be proud of it. Hppy pink Saturday

Claudia said...

what a lovely painting. I love paintings with flowers and the fact that it was a family member's makes it more precious! Happy Pink Saturday!

TRES BELLE said...

Very lovely painting. One of the best kind comes from the memories it brings with it.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Kris

Susan said...

petty painting! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Jennifer said...

the painting is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Abundant Blessings said...

That's beautiful, what a save.
Happy Pink Saturday.
Blessings,
Shelley

Light and Voices said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Awww it's been in the family for years.... Keeping something because it was in the family for years really isn't a good reason to keep something. But you kept this painting because you loved it. You purchased the frame. And you painted a room to place it in. Adored the story. Thanks for sharing such a positive, wonderful story.
Joyce

idrawpix said...

I love that you rescued this painting. Back in 1940 someone painted it hoping it would be displayed. Bless you for doing just that!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Karen

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love the painting. Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)

Irma

Deanna said...

Hi LaVerne
I loved that floral painting. You are so right..the paint strokes are so pretty. I love the colors the painter chose. It was waiting for Pink Saturday wasn't it? LOL!

BTW, I remember that Santa Fe decor (my best friend) and the country rose and blue decor (me). I still have a fondness for the country and homespun decor but now I have Shabby chic in the bedrooms and my bath and mid-century in the rest of the house.

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

peppermint said...

Sometimes things have a way of coming together and eventually your beautiful treasure did! Thanks for sharing! Happy PS!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Lovely painting! Happy Pink Day and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Llyn M said...

Very pretty!
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Happy Pink Saturday!
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Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Beautiful post!


~ Gabriela ~

Stephanie said...

Lovely pictures...great "save"!

Stephanie said...

Lovely pictures...great "save"!

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh how I love Redoute roses - these are lovely, what a find. And now its time has come, you can display it in all its glory.

Happy Pink Saturday

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

that is such a lovely painting.. love the flowers.. glad that it has a new happy home now.. thanks for sharing and have a good week

someplace in thyme said...

I am so glad you dragged it home because that painting is just beautiful. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well, LaVerne. Shouldn't we both agree on how we're decorating our assisted living center apt?!@!$?? That's okay, I love your painting and trust your impeccable taste! Love, Nanner

Candy said...

Terry and I had a blast at the Q, it was so much fun! You girls did a good job.
Dixie, Terry, me, and possibly a few other bloggers are planning to do Market Days. We will sure stop by.
Until then, Candy

mbkatc230 said...

LaVerne, I really love this painting. I do agree, if you love something hang on to it, so many times our styles change over the years and it will probably find a place eventually. I had so much fun Saturday, it was great to meet you and all the other gals. You really did have a great sale and I can't wait until the next one! I'm going to try and make it to Wimberly for Market Days, if I do I'll look you up! Kathy

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