Tuesday, May 11, 2010

~ Unframed Floral Beauties ~




I often find these when I go thrift shopping. Little hand painted floral art works. Completed by amateur artists, aspiring painters and the like. Most people pass them by as they are unframed or on bare canvas or they just plain don't know what to do with them. But I adore them. And at only a few dollars each they can really make for beautiful table scapes.

36 comments:

  1. I wish I could go thrift shopping with you ;)

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  2. I'd love to come across some brightly hand painted pictures whilst thrifting - nothing as yet.

    We did go out of town recently to a really cute country side setting and someone had set up a canvas outside of their house and the painting they'd started on was really pretty, I wish I would've knocked on their door to ask to view their collections. Maybe next time. :)

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  3. You are so right! I may have nabbed that lovely on the right if I'd seen it before you did! :) So pretty!
    Blessings!

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  4. They're really sweet! It's been ages since I've been to the tip shop..I think a visit is in order :)

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  5. Oh I have picked up some too..of ballerinas..I adore them. Happy Tuesday to you. xo

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  6. I love these little paintings too. They add a lovely individual feeling, and so pretty as well xo

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  7. Hi girl !!
    I simply loved your blog!!
    I´m falling ´n love with it!
    From now on I`m following you!
    Bye.

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  8. I love unframed paintings! And I love the 'rough around the edges' look they have and feel they give a room.
    When my kids were in high school they used to come home with all sorts of pictures their friends would do in art class (they would all exchange paintings of pets, and flowers, and landscapes), I still have them and recycle them all. And I still pick up odd pieces here and there.

    I've been reading back on all I've missed, and I love all your thrift store finds and projects. And I can't wait to see your bathroom makeover, and I'm anxious to hear your 'Beach Vintage' news!
    That bird story was amazing and brought tears to my eyes! 'Lucky' is a very appropriate name too, you are both lucky to have found each other!
    All the best to you,
    Eileen

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  9. You find the best trinkets and sweet things. Is your town huge and you have tons of thrift stores to wander through? I have to start taking more time to sort through our stores.

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  10. Oh Simone, they are very nice. I especially love the last one, the colours are so beautiful.

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  11. These paintings are just gorgeous Simone. I can't believe they end up in thrift stores! Lucky for them they have someone special like you to rescue them:) They look lovely in your tablescape. Wishing you a lovely week ~ Tina xx

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  12. They are gorgeous Simone...& HOW exciting when YOU find a scrumptious little goodie like these..

    someone has obviously thought they are NOT worth MUCH...

    BUT hey..to YOU or ME....they are kind of invaluable..
    beautiful original artwork...from an unknown..

    BUT worth a FORTUNE to US...~~~

    great finds...xx andrea...
    (ps..i am showing as the vintage hatbox...trying to get this blog up & runnng...BUT i am trying to list in as the pink poodle...WHATS going on??)...

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  13. great finds. you can never have enough florals around the house :)

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  15. Wow--they look so nice in your home! Love your jar of shells, too. I have one and it makes me happy to stare at it!

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  16. i love little unframed canvases on my dressing table, alonside my kids photos and a jar of flowers....your finds ones are *just lovely*...

    ps- gave you another challenge on my blog today
    m xx

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  17. I love to use them in back of my shelves behind my vignettes. It gives the displays interest. You found two very sweet ones! Hope you have an amzing week!

    Take care.

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  18. Me too, I love small naive paintings.

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  19. That is a great idea! I see these quite often too.
    Now I have one more item to look for when scouting for cool things!

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  20. these are quite beauuutiful.
    love them.<3

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  21. Awww...it is nice to know that these amateurs are still appreciated! They do look so pretty where you have placed them! xxx

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  22. I love the look unframed art gives to a room, makes it feel more casual. Great finds!

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  23. And who knows? Maybe someday one of those painters will be famous and those paintings will be worth a fortune!
    Brenda

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  24. How very beautiful....flowers that never fade away! They are just breathtaking.

    God bless and enjoy this wonderful day!!!

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  25. Beautiful artwork! I'm on the hunt for a few of these myself, but I never seem to come across any as lovely as the ones you have found!

    Kat :)

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  26. They are charming, and a wall of them behind a writing-desk would look lovely. Plus you could pass them off as your own with fake false modesty.

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  27. I think you are wright sometimes they are even better without frame, love them.

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  28. I love all florals. I'm so glad these beauties found you. xx

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  29. simonne...they are lovely!!!!!!...once l saw in a magazine the country house of an argentine designer, the living room has a wall,a big wall,full of this roses paints,diferent sizes,and all with diferent frames,wood,gold,white,olds....and all looks so so beautifull...were lots but that lots was amzing!!!....your flowers brings that remeber to me!!besos enormes!!!!!!!!

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  30. I will go with you when you are going shopping !
    I love your "things" very much !
    PS there is a give-away at my blog , i hope to see you there !
    Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥

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  31. I love those obscure little "sunday painter" artworks you see at flea markets as well. Though I don't go for the florals, I go for the lonely little landscapes, my collection started with a dreary moonlight lighthouse painting done in 1908, and I've since picked up dreary or forlorn looking beach, ocean, or marsh type scenes that remind me of the coastal area here. They are all in storage now, as I am between homes, but I still keep my eye out for new pieces.

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  32. What a find! Your blog is inspirational. Thank you!

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