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Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Show and Tell – Thrifted Watercolor Painting

Show and Tell

Show and Tell Friday is hosted by Kelli at There is No Place Like Home.

As I mentioned in a post last fall, I have quite a collection of pineapple themed items here at Oak Rise Cottage. The pineapple is a symbol of hospitality and I enjoy having family and friends over. Here is an original watercolor painting I bought for only fifty cents at a church yard sale back in the 1980’s. It measures 16" high by 20" wide.


The subject of the painting, two pineapples with a knife that has been used to split one of the pineapples in two, is very well executed by the artist.

I bought the painting unmatted. Soon after I was given a framed print by my sister, and I found that the 27" x 21" frame and mat was just right for my thrifted painting.
I was delighted, and placed it right over the table in the breakfast area in the kitchen of my apartment.

Thanks for stopping by and do visit more Show and Tell at Kelli’s house.

18 comments:

hip chick said...

What a perfect picture for a dining room or kitchen. I love it.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

How I do love to stop in here for a hospitable visit. So many uplifting things. Always a joy. : )

Sally said...

What a treasure for 50cents! I'm always amazed at some of the things families give up for church and yard sales. Sally

Linda C said...

Very neat picture for an eating area! Great job!
Linda C

Melinda said...

That's really neat. I love pinapples. And what a bargain!

Manuela said...

That's neat that you were able to frame and mat it for free - that can cost so much. The print looks great!

Manuela

ceekay said...

I love the symbol of the pineapple. Great job!

Anita said...

That is gorgeous! I love that...

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Carrie, I love how the picture looks so good in that frame with the matting..a great spot to hang this artwork!!! I am loving all of your teapots that I see on your sidebar..I will have to check them out!!! hugs, Baba

Lady Katherine said...

How delightful your pineapple is, love the frame.

Pink Slippers said...

Love the pineapple.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That is a lovely painting, and what a bargain! I used to paint, don't remember ever painting a pineapple. I think they would be hard to paint!

Katherine

Susie Homemaker said...

Your print is gorgeous...such beautiful color. I love the folklore behind the Pineapple...

Blessings,
Susie

Miss Janice said...

Hello,
I love to incorporate pineapples into vignettes when possibl--your's are very pretty:)
Miss Janice

La Tea Dah said...

I love your painting. It's beautiful! I love how it represents hospitality. I don't have a pineapple painting, but I do have a pineapple flag flying outside of my front door!

LaTeaDah

marypoppins said...

da te sempre cose belle!!
un abbraccio
Mary

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

very nice...I do "picture study" with my kids and this would be a good one *U*

Kelli said...

I didn't know that about the pineapple...how neat! The painting is wonderful!
~Kelli