Friday, January 20, 2012

Ode to Italian beauty....

For years I collected Olde World ladies head art. I had many absolutely gorgeous pieces. Some were more valuable than others...........but over the years my tastes keep changing, and I have sold off a few of the collection. I still *love* this specific art, but no longer feel the need to surround myself with too much of this good thing. Oh how it makes me wish I had the talent to draw or paint well! I didn't get that gene!

Here are two of my favorites I did keep. The first one is housed is a gorgeous stone frame. It's quite large and heavy, and I kept it on my mantel until just a few months ago - would move it at Christmastime, but for the most part was always there. I now keep it on the wall above our sofa.

This second one is a wonderful small sketch surrounded by handmade paper in a muted painted silvertone wooden frame.

Linking up with Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday!

Linking up at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home!


  1. What beautiful artwork and lovely collection. I can see why it would be hard to part with them even if your tastes change over time. I find I hold on to things way too long, but I only buy what I love.
    You have a lovely blog ~ love, love, love your chickadee banner! Welcome to blogland ~ it's a wonderful place full of friends and ideas. Newest follower and I'll see you around.

  2. What lovely pieces you have, Michele! You could start a small gallery in your home with those. Thanks for sharing and for you visit. Wishing you a lovely weekend.


  3. Your Italian artwork is lovely. Thank you for sharing it at Potpourri Friday! I am now happily following you too!

  4. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


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