Monday, April 27, 2015

Beautiful Blue Find

Hi Friends
On a recent junkin trip ,  I stopped in at
 Main Street Mercantile in my town.
Fairly new, I had not been yet and found it to be a wonderful spot with great 
gifts and antiques.

I really wasn't on the hunt for anything particulate 
but once inside this painting above the fireplace in the shop,
stopped me in my tracks.

A vintage canvas oil painting in shades of blue with a gorgeous vintage frame
and signed by the artist and the date 1972.
I really can't read the name of the artist and I could not find it online but I believe 
the year means 1972.

The painting measures
30" by 36"

I asked the owner about the piece since I did not see a price.
Figuring it would be very expensive I was blown away when
she said it was 30 dollars.
I couldn't say, I'll take it fast enough!!!
My goodness the frame alone is worth more then 30 dollars.

I looked it over very well and although it is 43 years old,
it is in perfect condition with the stretched canvas 
still holding taught and pulled beautifully on the backside.
No flaws in the painting and the colors still bright and vivid.
I'd say it was well cared for through the years.
The stretched frame on the back is old but very sturdy.

I knew it would be perfect in my living room on the mantel
with my spring and summer accent colors of blue.

Since  adding blue to my decor this spring, it is a beautiful addition to the mantel.

The fame is all wood  stained and antiqued gold with a bit of distress only adding to the charm.

The vintage books were my mother's from the 40's and the shades of blue look
perfect with the painting.
The sweet little blue bird is a gift from my friend Ginny in Michigan.
She also has a blog but is not posting at the moment.
Miss you Ginny!!
Love the bird!!

To the hearth I've added this gorgeous case in shades of antiqued blue green 
and accented with beautiful paper roses, butterflies and tag,
which also picks up the colors in the painting.
This was created and made by my talented friend Donna

She also accented the sides and inside below.

I love this piece Donna and it works wonderful with my new/old painting.

Also on the hearth I've added a wire basket filled with old 
architecture and metal pieces collected over the years.
The crocheted throw is another I created last year knowing I was going to add
this shade of blue again to my decor.

This metal ceiling tile with this saying just spoke to me.
My grandmother used to say this all the time.

I love adding rustic elements to a room.

Tall flower stems soften the rock of the fireplace.

Love the painting in the evening with the spotlight on it.

As the sun goes down, this room takes on a cozy evening glow.

So glad I stopped at Main Street Mercantile
and I look forward to dropping by again soon.

Sometime we find the best treasures when we least expect, don't you think?

Thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful Spring Day.

Celestina Marie

Thank You
 for the Sunday Showcase Fan Favorite 
for this post HERE


Home Meadows said...

What a great find and it looks lovely as the centerpiece on your mantel. I'm looking forward to doing some thrift shopping this summer. Have a great Monday, Heather

decorayadora said...

Hi dear Celestina ! Que cuadró más maravillosa ! Tu casa esta llena de rincones con encanto

Rita C at Panoply said...

What a great find, and I love how you've put all the sentimentality together. The last photo is gorgeous and yes, it is funny how you find that something special when you're not even looking - the best kinds of finds!

Jan Hermann said...

Celeste, I love that painting - it truly was a special find at that new shop! The addition of that painting, combined with all the other blue...and against your fireplace is amazing!

Jan ♥

chateau chic said...

What a beautiful painting! I love how it picks up the colors in other accessories around the room.
Mary Alice

Linda Walker said...

Hi Celeste,
I can see why this painting caught your eye. It is beautiful and sits perfectly on your mantel. I have to say that I love all your decorative touches and the afghan is so lovely done up in that shade of blue. What a beautiful livingroom! Have a nice week!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Celeste you got a great deal here!!! I too saw a vintage oil for 98$ and the frame alone is worth more. The painting must date from the 7th or 6th and I must have it too! Have fun my friend!

Jill said...

Oh Celeste what a beautiful picture! It accents your mantle so nicely! Love the piece your friend made for you as well! Your whole room looks amazing!

Many Blessings,

Donna said...

What a beautiful painting, Celestina! I do believe that it was meant for you:) The colors are perfect, and you are right, the frame alone is worth well over $30! I love, love, love the blue tones that you've added to your living room, especially your pretty throw that you crocheted, and the vintage books. The blue bird is so sweet, and I am glad you are enjoying your petite trunk! Oh, I also love the wire basket that you have filled with treasures, and your iron fireplace screen is just stunning!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wow what a great find! It does have the perfect look for your home and looks wonderful on the mantel. I love a good frame too and that one is really nice!

Sola Scriptura said...

That frame and painting were such a great bargain! And it looks fantastic where you have it displayed.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, with the spotlight on it, it emits a real, warm glow! lovely!

Ginny said...

Celeste, The painting is beautiful, and all your little treasures look wonderful together! You always amaze me with your ideas! I am planning on blogging again, soon. Until then, I will continue to read your blog and be inspired!

Debbie Harris said...

Beautiful as always!
You certainly entered that Shoppe at the right time, why that has your name written all over it, Celestina.
I love the colors you are using in your living room. That color blue has been one of my favorite colors I've enjoyed in my wardrobe. I love the bright freshness of it.

Your home is a comforting place, and my visits are always a pleasure. I leave relaxed and feeling as though I have been in your presence. Your sweetness radiates through your blog.

Love and blessings,

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Dee said...

That painting is amazing and what a great deal! I love how all of your pretty blue finds work so well together. Each special touch that you add truly makes your house a home.... a very beautiful and welcoming home. Blessings to you... :)

Linda M. said...

Celeste, I think the beautiful painting found you. It's perfect in your room. Gorgeous! You are an inspiration always. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

I believe in serendipity and what is meant to be found that speaks to our heart. There it was the lovely painting waiting for you to be its caregiver. Waiting for an appreciative eye to display it and love it. It picks up the Blues in your mantel arrangement. Wonderful find, enjoy.

Cynthia said...

Oh Celeste I can't choose what I like most. You pulled everything together. The basket filled with the architectural pieces is fantastic. I'd snapped that picture up too.


Claudia said...

Hi Celeste,
this Painting Find ist beautiful! You lucky one :O)
It matches wonderful in your so sweet home, my friend!
Wishing you a great week, sending Love and hugs and blessings,

Okio B Designs said...

What a wonderful find and such a steal! It looks gorgeous on your mantel.


Valerie-Jael said...

What a wonderful treasure you got there for a bargain price, wow! Hugs, Valerie

suziqu's thread works said...

Wow Celeste all I can say is that the painting was meant to come home with you. It just looks so perfect above your mantel and you, above all, would really be able to appreciate it's beauty including the gorgeous frame!
Enjoy it my friend.
Hugs from downunder,

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Celeste
My comment just disappeared. So again just to say the painting is gorgeous and was meant for you as you, above all, can really appreciate it's beauty!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

That is a beautiful painting Celestina! It looks so pretty on your mantel too. I enjoyed this post so much, looking at all the details. You have such a knack for decorating. Love the touches of blue and the basket full of favorite architectural pieces is perfect. Love it all friend!

Dianna said...

Absolutely beautiful, Celeste! What a treasure! It looks beautiful on your mantel...and I especially like it with the light over it. All of your pieces are've been blessed with such a special talent, my sweet friend. xx

cynthia lee designs said...

The painting is so pretty and looks like it was made for your mantel. What a great deal you got!!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You really found a beautiful treasure. The picture is perfect for your mantle. I love when you come across something that you weren't even looking for - that's the best.

Have a Sunny week,

Joy Junktion said...

The painting is gorgeous but the whole of the fireplace/mantle/hearth is just beautiful! You truly are a talented woman! Love it! Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous painting and what a deal!! I think it was meant to be with you.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Once again, your comment was not delivered to my email. Darn Blogger, grrr!

Art and Sand said...

Your hearth looks lovely.

We are still having fires at night, but I am going to mimic a few of your ideas once we clean out the fireplace for summer.

Art and Sand said...

Your hearth looks lovely.

We are still having fires at night, but I am going to mimic a few of your ideas once we clean out the fireplace for summer.

BeachGypsy said...

Great find! and it matches really well! My Ma-Maw sang that 'bushel and a peck' song to me too!

farmhouse-story said...

such a beautiful find, celeste:) and the price was great! have a great day!

Creations By Cindy said...

Such a beautiful painting! I just love the "bushel and a peck". TOO cute! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Wow! You had the perfect spot for it. I love the combination of colors in your decor and smile reading the bushel and a peck, too. Enjoy your day sweet friend. Hope those Spring storms aren't too bad today. Hugs, Diane

miss b said...

I like to change the decor with lighter coloured accessories for spring and summer. What a pretty painting! I hope you manage to find out more about the artist.

Mari said...

Celeste what an amazing score! That painting is simply gorgeous...I love how it flows with the soft blues you added in your beautiful room..


Christine said...

It's beautiful and as if it was meant to be there on your mantel!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina,
I love your painting over the fireplace! It goes perfectly in your living room. Hope you are having a nice week!
Julie xo

Denise said...

Awesome find my friend. Everything is so lovely, just like you.

Alessandra said...

Beautiful find, Celeste! This painting looks great on your mantel. I love the touches of blue in your home.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

It's beautiful, Celeste. Your fireplace mantel and heart look wonderful with all of the summery blues.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

How pretty, Celeste! What a great find and price. I love the colors in this piece!

handmade by amalia said...

What a pretty painting and so perfect in your room. And a great price, as well!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great find, Celestina! It looks just wonderful on your mantel and I love the decor on your hearth too! Great look!
Have a great day~

Anonymous said...

Celeste, your painting is lovely on your mantel! What a fantastic find! It glows at night and provides a magical ambiance to your room. Your additional accessories are such a wonderful compliment for this painting!

Feral Turtle said...

Wow You really scored with that beautiful painting Celestina! That chest is so cute! I love how you have pulled it all together. So pretty!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

You did good! The painting is lovely and it looks perfect on your mantel. Love all of your blues. it looks so pretty and fresh. Happy Wednesday. xo

Ping's Nom Fiction Life said...

Wow, I love the painting and the colors! And of course it sat perfectly on your mantel. Have a wonderful Wednesday CM. Hugs, Ping

Stephanie said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my! You found a remarkable and stunning painting, my friend! And I must say that it looks PERFECT on your fireplace mantel :)

Also, the case made by your friend is truly beautiful! She is quite talented :)

It's always a joy to have you at Roses of Inspiration - thank you. Much love!

Heritage Hall said...

Happiness walks in through a door you didn't know you left open...
Beautiful painting....and the frame???? Oh my.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love that shade of blue too. Beautiful find! xoxo Su

Createology said...

Some of our very best finds are when we are not looking. That is how I found my wonderful husband. Your painting is Bluetiful and adds just the right element to your décor. Creative Blue Bliss Dear...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

What a fabulous find! It's perfect in your home as if it was just waiting for you to come by and fall in love with it. All your spring treasures for decorating are wonderful. So sorry I haven't been around much. Been busy getting ready for our big trip!

Lots of love & hugs, Edie

Dorthe said...

You really found a most beautiful painting and the frame, I love,too. So romantic, it is Celestina, and the colours so lovely. It fits perfectly inside your elegant room, and the little blue accents everywhere, are so wonderful. What a lucky find, dear.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

It was just meant to be...the painting is the perfect addition to your beautiful room. I just love that color of blue that you've accented with. I usually find the best things when I least expect it, which makes it so much fun!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..