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!

4 comments:

  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.
    Cindy

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  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.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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

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

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