5/04/2009

It's "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

Hello my friends...it's time for "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!

"2nd Time Around Tuesday" is hosted by the very talented and Queen of 2nd Time Around treasures...Diane over at A Picture Is Worth A 1000 Words! Why don't you swing by and see what Diane has for us today and while you're there you can check out all of the other "2nd Time Around" participants!!!

My "2nd Time Around" Treasures...
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Today I'd like to show you my "2nd Time Around" treasures. A couple of months ago I went to an old Antique Flea Market. This shop is huge and they always have some fabulous treasures at great bargain prices! I'm always in my "7th heaven" when I'm shopping an Antique Flea Market!!!
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In one of the corner booths, I spotted a large rack full of old vintage advertisements, signs, and prints. This particular booth was running a 50% off sale...Ooooh, how could I resist? I'm always up for a pretty new or should I say a pretty old...print! I'm tellin' ya, wall art IS my thing! Hehe!!!
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This is what I found....


These prints were all wrapped and sold individually. When I found the first one, I swooped it up and kept thumbing through the rack of prints! Lo & behold...I found two more prints that were evidently done by the same artist. They look like a set! They came pre-matted too!!!
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Treasure #1....


Ahhh...just look at this sweet print! It's a Colonial couple! The backgrounds of these prints are done in the prettiest creamy off-white. I love how the artist drew the scenery in black ink...and the couple is done in color!

A close-up of the print...

I'm not real sure what time period that this print is exhibiting...maybe 1700's? Just look at the archetecture of the building and the beautiful horse drawn coach...pretty fancy!!!

The couple is certainly dressed and look to be out on a Sunday stroll! I just love their beautiful clothing!!! The woman's dress is gorgeous, isn't it?...and look at the handsome man! I love, love, love the colors that the artist used here...the reds, blues, and greens!!!



Treasure #2...



This second print is my favorite of the three! I just love the background scenery in this print. It could be a little European village! I love this couple's clothing! Just look at the gentleman's beautiful brocade vest...his suit...he certainly is debonaire!!! The woman's attire is also very pretty...I love her flowered bonnet!!! The pretty coral, green, and brown colors are lovely! They must be traveling and are waiting for the next coach to arrive.



Treasure #3....



This last print is a bit different...just the lady...wonder where her man is? Hmm...maybe he is away at war or away at sea?
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The background scenery is of a beautiful room...maybe the sitting room! I'm not sure but which ever room it is...it has some beautiful furnishings!!! Just look at the unique oval cutouts with shelves sitting behind...Oooh, I see a pretty teapot! I love the little footstool...such pretty lines!!!
This fine lady's dress is soooo beautiful...I love the style!!! Pretty pink and blue...and her sleeves, collar, and skirt ruffle have sweet pink roses on them!!! Ohhh, I want a dress like this!!!
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She so sweetly sits...with her embroidery in hand!


How much did I pay for these three little treasures?
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They were lableled $4 each...however with the 50% off discount...
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I only gave $2 for each print!!!
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I think I got a bargain! Yeeehawww!!! Hehe! Can you believe that they had these pretties labeled as "JUNK"??? Ohh my!!! One girl's junk is another girl's treasure!!!
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I'm not sure what I will do with these beautiful prints...how I will frame them or where they will hang. I guess that's another post in the making...wink!!!
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Well my friends, I'm so happy that you stopped by today! I do love our visits...please leave me a comment...I love getting back to you!!!
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Happy "2nd Time Around Tuesday"!!!
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Love ya'll,
Chari

30 comments:

Lou Cinda said...

These prints are gorgeous! The colors are to die for and what a deal you got! Lucky!!

Havea a great week!

Lou Cinda :)

salmagundi said...

Those prints are special!! How could anyone call them 'junk'? I bet they would look lovely in your guest room!! It is still cool here, but Bob has been working some in the yard - the peas are up about 2" as is the lettuce. Hopefully, we'll have something to eat in June if it ever warms up! What are you up to? Sally

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Chari, I love your beautiful prints. You are lucky to have such a wonderful store close by. I can't wait to see what you do with your prints. You are so talented I know they will be displayed perfectly. Hugs, Terrie

Stacey said...

They are very pretty. Way to go!

Cynthia said...

Chari,
I can't wait to see what you do with these, they are just so pretty and what a deal girl! I think that you are one talented treasure hunter as well as all your other talents. I must go to bed, have a great tomorrow my friend. Cindy

Happy To Be said...

OMG Chari those prints are just beautiful my friend...if I had been with you we would have arm wrestled over these beauty's..Where are you going to put them...Love the soft colors of them...I think the last one is my favorite...it just speaks to me..Thank you so much for sharing your great finds...you did great girl friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

Hi Chari, I can't believe you only paid $2 each for those gorgeous pictures? How about if I offer you $4 for each of them? LOL! J/K. They are truly magnificent and so unusual. You are so lucky to find them...Christine

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

These prints are wonderful Chari! Don't you just love it that some people thing these things are junk so we can have all these wonderful treasures in our homes!!!!!!! Keep the junk coming I say!

blessings
mary

Vivienne said...

Score! :)

Amy said...

They really are just incredibly beautiful! I can't believe how vibrant the colors are for being so old. I think you really got a great deal on some wonderful art! Amy :)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Chari, one girl's junk is TRULY another's girls treasure!!! Always been my motto!

You got a real bargain. Someone put so much work into those. Who ever it was would love it that you appreciate them so much.

BTW, thank you so much for your very gracious comment on my post today. I will have to say that my hubby loves playing in the yard and is responsible for planting most of the flower gardens. I am very appreciate of the hard work he does. I'm so glad gardening is his hobby and not golf! :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Gorgeous prints, I need to go junking more often. You gals fine some really great stuff. Thanks for all the sweet comments that you made on my garden. I alway smile when you come to visit.

artis1111 said...

Love a good find, and this is beautiful. Kathy

sue said...

Hi Chari, you got yourself the bargain of the century!! The prints are fabulous, can't wait to see what you'll do with them! My favorite kinda day too, antique/junque shopping! Have a great week sweetie!! xoxo

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Great find! Great deal! I haven't seen anything like this before.

Lou Cinda said...

Chari: You and Jamie could not, I repeat NOT go shopping together....EVER!!! We would never see either one of you again!! Jamie whips out her list and says "I am looking for a blue shirt with a little speck of pink in it and a turquoise stripe. I just stare at her... I say "I need somethin' to match this skirt.

Gotta love'er!

Lou Cinda :)

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

You found some treasures there girl! And $2.00 each? Wow! Can't wait to see what you will do with them or where you will put them. I'm sure it will turn out fabulous whatever the outcome. I'll talk to you later.
Kim

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

What pretty and colorful prints. A great find!

Chrissy said...

I think you all but stole those prints young lady!! What a deal, they are so unusual, very pretty!! hope you are having a good week, see ya!! Chrissy

The Muse said...

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I invite you to drop by for a visit (at the above url)as I also celebrate the blogland event 2nd Time Around Tuesday.

GASP!
Your posting brings to mind one word...

JACKPOT !

LOL

jeanne said...

Hi Chari, you hit the jackpot with those lovely prints. I love them and th artist is surly the same for all three. I can't wait to see the next step of framing them. A great find, be still my heart. sigh!

Hugs...Jeanne

Debby said...

WOW!!!! What a find, they are really wonderful prints and such a deal.
dEbby

ellen b said...

Hi Chari!
Oh what a fabulous find. These prints are lovely!! Enjoy...

Carrie said...

These prints are exquisite, and it's great that you have three to make a nice display.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, those are just so charming. I agree with you, I love that the background is black and white. The beautiful clothing colors stand out. (What a deal!!-I love those booths that say 1/2 price-I feel that it is necessary for me to find SOMETHING to buy in a 1/2 price booth!) I can't wait to see what you do with these beauties. laurie

bj said...

Absolutely beautiful, Chari...!!

Cynthia said...

Hi Chari,
Your such a sweetie! You made my day with your nice note and comments. I am helping my daughter move out of her apartment that she shared with 3 others including an ex-boyfriend who was not nice. I am so happy she is finally leaving him and yet now my nest is not empty again. LOL, just when we were getting used to it. Sorry for babbling on, has spring sprung in Co.? I am bettin its pretty. Cindy

Candy said...

Love the detail and sweet colors.
They are just waiting to make their appearance on 'What's on your wall Wednesday' sometime in the near--or distant--future.

Thanks for stopping by the merry~go~round but come back and see, and listen, to the rainbows.

Happy MOM day to you,
Candy

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness girl these are all so gorgeous!
I am always amazed by your amazing treasures and finds.

Have a wonderful day my friend.
~Melissa :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

What a find! I love the watercolor subjects with the black inked backgrounds... what a beautiful idea......so glad you found them and got a great deal to-boot!

xoxo
Spencer