Sunday, September 9, 2007

I Wish I Could Paint, But Since I Can't...

I have always wanted to know how to paint and one of these years I'll get around to taking some lessons. Until then I find myself drawn to amateur paintings when I see them at thrift shops or yard sales and I have found a few this past year I love.

This first little painting I found at a consignment store near my daughter's house and since it was a scene of Cape Ann in Massachusetts, right near where I grew up, I fell in love with it. I have had it on my big giant mantle in my new family. Please ignore the glimpses of plywood you may get as we have not tiled the front yet.

I have had it resting with my daisy painting I got a while ago, along with a basket and a tray my MIL gave me.

And even though it was 96 degress yesterday, it is in the 60's today so it got me thinking about autumn and I decided to change the mantle today. I picked up these two paintings over the summer and stashed them away until now. I just love the colors in them. Soon enough we will have the same colors all around us outside here in NH.

I think it makes a pretty mantle for fall. I love having that big flat surface to decorate!


  1. wow, i love those paitings..they are so cute..

  2. What fun . . . I love the idea of changing out the pieces for the season. Time to shop? *s*

  3. Those paintings are lovely. What a nice idea to decorate to the season.

  4. That's such a clever idea - changing the paintings as the seasons pass. And I love the paintings - especially the first one and the silo/barn one. A little off topic but, I hear that old paint by number paintings are becoming a popular collectible.

    By the way the cupcakes your daughter made are sooo cute and the cake for your mother in law - gorgeous - your sister in laws friend is truly an artist.

  5. Those are beautiful! I love the barn and how sweet to be able to change them based on the seasons!
    Wonderful idea!


  6. The daisy painting is wonderful. thanks for visiting my blog and commenting.

  7. I love your paintings! I have one from an antique store of two girls; one playing the piano and one the cello. It is called "The Recital" and I love it! Thanks for sharing yours!

  8. Oh, the ideas I find when I'm blogging. What a great idea to change out paintings with the seasons. Thanks for sharing, and thanks for letting us take a look at your lovely paintings.


I pray that risen from the dead,
In glory I will stand,
A crown perhaps upon my head,
And a needle in my hand.