Sunday, July 13, 2014

What I found appealing…


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For the past few years, I have been collecting some vintage artwork.  This isn’t an expensive collection, because I don’t generally spend more than $15 on any one piece. In fact, some have been just a buck!

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I don’t really care what kind of frames they have, as I am going for a specific look – Miss Marple’s house in St. Mary Mead.  Collected over decades, when it’s actually only been 8 years.

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As you can see, I tend to favor landscapes.

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(DL and I have a deal that we will never pass up a painting with a windmill on it.  We love Holland.)
 
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This little horse is an anomaly,  but it reminded me of the illustrations Wesley Dennis produced for Marguerite Henry’s books.  What do you think?

What vintage items do you find appealing?

13 comments:

ART aka Anna-Ruth Taynton said...

I LOVED Marguerite Henry books when I was growing up! That horse portrait is PERFECT!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I have no idea who Marguerite Henry is...but I love the one that looks like the cabin in the Alps from Heidi!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I have quite a few pieces of vintage art- I love them, too. I have a very similar horse that was done by Magoo's uncle. It's one of my favorites. I'll be on the lookout for windmills for you.
I'm with Danni, I favor Heidi's cabin. :)
Cool collection, Kirbs.

Bliss said...

I think they all remind me of the pictures my mom liked, only many of hers were paint by number she did herself. I like your collection much better, and I like them when there is more than one, then they look like an intentional collection, unlike my moms.

Tuula @ The Thrifty Rebel said...

Love your collection. I could quite happily live in any of those landscapes. Just beautiful.

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

I love collected art pieces that can tie us back to a special place, memory that we have. Happy sunday!

chateau chic said...

You have some great vintage prints. I love them too!
Mary Alice

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

What great finds and a wonderful collection. I especially love the landscape with the bamboo frame. Have a great week Kirby! We missed you at Haven this year.

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Oh these are awesome! Yes, I was channelling Misty of Chincoteague (sp?) with that horse painting! Think I have a copy around here somewhere...
Xo Heidi

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love this type of painting when they are in clusters. Really great collection!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Wait - no close ups of the pretty ladies? I think it might be time for you to hang up that pretty collection! :) Linda

Suzan Sweatman said...

I love the landscapes - they make me think of English cottages - John's Aunt has a gallery wall with these type of prints - ( in Yorkshire, England ! )
Great collection !
XOXO

Feral Turtle said...

What a wonderful collection Kirby! I love landscapes too!

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