This weekend not only did I find new fair ladies, but I got reacquainted with an old friend of mine.
Before I show you can I just say how much I am missing my camera? Yup, I left it at my sisters last weekend and won’t get it for a few more days. Phones are great, but really didn’t get the best pics of these gals, thought I would share them anyway. Don’t ask me where the pink glow is coming from.
In May my friend, Joyce and I went to Spring City to order a sheep painting from a local artist. While there we stopped at a few yard sales.
I found a couple of little cameo pictures that I thought would be fun to redo. Forgot to get a before pic, but they were gold with black rubbings and mounted on gold velvet. The frames were brown wood with an inner gold rim.
I gave them a little washing with white chalk paint, sanded and mounted them on a piece of b&w houndstooth that I picked up at a thrift store. Have I ever told you that I am ‘hound dog’ crazy about houndstooth?
I hung them on a wall in my basement bath. They look pretty cute with the b&w tile. By the way, did you know that cameos are a hot item lately? I didn’t until a guy at a flea mentioned they were.
Here’s a pic of the bathroom and tile if you missed it.
Now if you think those two ladies are cute, wait till you see these. I got this at a yard sale this week. Don’t you love that dimensional heart and arrow? I have to tell you that the photos of the cherubs are the same ones that hang in my fil’s bedroom. Been there as long as I can remember. They are in two separate frames and I have always adored them. At first I was going to white wash the frame because it was quite scratched. Hubby liked it as it was so I pulled out the ‘Old English’. It did wonders. I think I will hang them in our basement bedroom.
Last of all, I want you to meet this fair maiden. I have had this picture for years. My mil, brought it to me from the home she grew up in ID. It was hanging in the master bath at our previous home. Our son was renting it when we had it for sale and I left a lot of things there so it didn’t look empty. He got married and ended up buying the home. Recently I asked him if they wanted this lovely gal or could I have her? I thought she would look cute in the basement bath as well. At the bottom is says that it is published by ‘Currier and Ives’ and is called, ‘My Choice”. Not sure if the date is authentic, but carved in the wood on the back is the year ‘1853’.
What do you think of my fair ladies? They may be old (I mean dated) but I think they are ever so sweet! Do you have a favorite?
p.s. I want to thank these sweet ladies for featuring me this week:
My kitchen was also one of the top 3 viewed at Common Ground
Thanks I truly feel honored! I love partying with these gals.