Sunday, September 20, 2009

My fleamarket find

For years, I've wanted a little old painting, dimmed by time, to mix in with my newer items. Last Sunday, at Aberfoyle, I spied this little gem. It may not look old in the photo, but in reality, it's darker and murkier-looking. The frame is wood and in great condition, the painting is on masonite and it's signed. It's the back of the painting that's a bit of a mess and that attests to its real age. The price was right (for me). So I brought it home. A week later, I'm still very happy that I didn't pass it by.

I could clean it up, but I'm not going to. There is so much charm in the way it is. When I'm gone, perhaps it will end up at a flea market again, and some tender soul will take it home and cherish it. I hope.


  1. Ooh it's lovely, i've been hunting the car boot sales and flea markets for a frame like that but with a painting of a ship in it for my front day it will be mine ;)

    Micki x

  2. I have a great frame like that as well. You got yourself a great deal. I love thrift shops and yard sales, you can always find something.Have a great Sunday.

  3. It is special. I love snow scenes. This one has a nostalgic charm to it.

  4. Charming painting and wonderful images here. Did you do the crow stamp? It's amazing
    I like your blog so much.


  5. Julie, you flatter me!! The Crow stamp is a Tim Holz production. I don't think it's handcarved, but it is wonderful.

  6. What a great find!! Lucky you!

  7. I was so excited for you when you found the piece! The seller was so sweet too!

    Sandy xox


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