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

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