Monday, February 23, 2009

2nd Time Around Tuesday: Estate Sale Art


Welcome to 2nd Time Around Tuesday. If you love second hand treasures you are in the right place. Just create a post and link the title of your post to Mr. Linky below. You can post most anything...things from an antique store, garage sale, estate sale, thrift store, flea market....just use your imagination! Or maybe you have something that you inherited or was given to you-we would love to see that too!

Today I'm going to show 2 pieces of framed art I bought recently at an estate sale. Often estate sales in our area will last 2 days. The second day the prices are usually cut at least in half.

I didn't get to go to this sale on the first day, but decided to stop by on Sunday which was the 2nd day. One of my teacher friends was there and pointed out these 2 watercolors from Paris. She really thought I needed them since I had traveled there not too long ago.They were marked $45.00 each. I really liked them, and my friend encouraged me to just make an offer. So I did, and got both of them for $40.00!

They have a new home in my foyer area, right next to the piano.
This one is of Notre Dame Cathedral.
And this one is the Arc de Triomphe.

Later I may work on the frames and possibly the mats, but for now I just wanted to get them hung up!

Thanks for stopping by today! I look forward to seeing all the second hand treasures on 2nd Time Around Tuesday!



49 comments:

ellen b said...

What a great deal you got on those two great prints. They are framed so nicely! I still haven't framed some prints we bought in London because it costs so much to mat and frame them. Good buy!

Dawn said...

That's a great deal you got! They look nice haning on your wall.

I'll have my post up in the morning. I did link tonight. I hope you don't mind!

take care,
Dawn

ann said...

I love the frames.That was the first thing I noticed.great purchase.They're lovely...Ann

Blondie's Journal said...

Diane,

I love these beautiful pieces of art. The frames alone are worth more than you paid! I love bargains like this! :-)

Thank you for sharing!

xoxo
Janie

Southern Lady said...

Diane, your prints are so elegant and the fact that they remind you of the time you spent in Paris, make them even more special. That was a great buy, too!

Thank you for hosting "2nd Time Around Tuesday" for us ...

Sincerely,

Janie

Jules from "The Roost" said...

OH I LOVE THEM!!!

bj said...

I love your beautiful pictures and what a great deal you got on them. Perfect!!
I just linked to your Mr. Linky.
xo bj

Marie said...

i like the frames. the pictures are very pretty. great find.
marie

Shelia said...

How lucky you are, Dianne! These pictures are very pretty! Oh, I'm excited for you learning to crochet! I love to do it, but don't as much as I used to!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susie Mitchell said...

What beautiful art! I think you found a real bargain! Diane, if I'm not supposed to be in this 2nd time around...or if I'm doing it wrong...please tell me! It looks like fun and I have tons of second hand treasures. Hope you have a blessed Tuesday.
Susie

playsdolls said...

What wonderful prints,you got a great deal on them.They look so nice in your foryer.

playsdolls said...

What wonderful prints,you got a great deal on them.They look so nice in your foryer.

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Smilingsal said...

Because the framing is professionally done, you got a fantastic bargain. How do I know about the framing? Because I have two prints, and one of them is the same as the second one you've displayed! Diane, we match!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love the pictures, especially the Notre Dame one!! Love to hear of great bargins! Enjoy your day!

Terry said...

Your header is beautiful! I had to take a few minutes just to take in all of your pretty things! I love the 2nd Time Around and all of your finds! Have a great day!

Rose Haven said...

What a great price for 2 wonderful pieces of art!!

:-)

Sherri S said...

Beautiful! What a score. I love them just as they are, of course I am sure I would love them if you changed them up too. I traveled there also ....in 1980! But would have grabbed them too.

Darlene said...

Those are beautiful artwork! You got them for a fabulous price also. Love it.♥

April said...

Please tell me you didn't actually land those two prints, framed and matted, for the low, low price of $40!!! That's unreal!!! Love them, Diane!

Bo said...

Hi Diane...You really made a great buy and I'll join the chorus & say I like the frames as they are too. Are you able to read the artist signature & research anything about him/her? ;-) Bo

vintagewindow said...

Love the paris prints. What a great price.

Kris

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, Your prints are wonderful and look great where you hung them. You are the queen of good buys for sure. I love the old fashioned look of them and the frames are really pretty. I also like your new header. I love the way you are constantly changing your look. It is a great way to show the things you love. The top of the list is your grands for me. I love watching them grow.

Have a wonderful day.

Love...Jeanne

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

I love estate sales. You really got a good deal and they look wonderful on your wall. Thanks for sharing them.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

ellen b. said...

I just had to come back to the comments here and say how much I love your new look!

Raggedy Girl said...

They are really nice. Paris on your walls, that is sweet.

Have a Terrific Tuesday
from Roberta Anne

Jen r. said...

What a great find! I posted a yard sale find I re-did for the booth. Thanks for hosting a great party Diane!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

These are beautiful,Diane!

I love your new banner,too!

nikkicrumpet said...

Those are beautiful...and I'd say you got a terrific bargain!

Melissa Wertz said...

Very nice watercolors Diane. I think you found a very good deal there.

Sandy Toes said...

I love estate sales...love them!
-sandy toe

Home Sweet Hideaway said...

Love the watercolors, love Paris too. What a great find!

Natalie

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Those are both gorgeous watercolors Diane! They would have cost a fortune any other way so you drove a good bargain.

Happy "Fat Tuesday"! (day before Lent begins)


Hugs, Pat

Beth at Aunties said...

I really enjoyed your prints. They brought back memories.
Mr B took many picture of both of these places when he lived in France. When I saw these beautiful prints of yours last night, I asked him where they were. They would be beautiful framed also.

Thank You Diane for sharing!

Beth

Nola @ the Alamo said...

What a bargain! Both of the watercolors are beautiful. I like the frames, I don't think I'd change them at all.

Judi said...

Hi Diane
Great deal on the pictures especially since you have been there! They were made for you!
have a lovely evening
Judi

Becky said...

This looks like so much fun. I love thrift stores, flea markets, garage sales... you name it. I'm a second hand junkie. I'll be back next week to post for this great project.

Becky said...

Oops forgot to mention that I love your paintings and love even more how you got them to come down on the price by so much. The arc painting has such pretty color.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Diane, I think these pictures look great just like they are. What a bargain! laurie

santamaker said...

Great pictures. My mother had some just like that. I wish she had kept them.

Lorrie said...

What a great find Diane--I think they look great. Good for you for making an offer!

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I've been hanging paintings and such back up in the garden room for days. Can't have enough paintings!
Brenda

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, I absolutely LOVE your pictures! They are unique and fabulous! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Tomarie said...

Beautiful pics!! Laura

Elaine said...

Diane...I just found out about 2nd Time Around Tuesday....sounds like fun. I'm sure I'll be particpating in the near future. I've been having fun looking at some of the entries. And I love your paintings...they're lovely.....what a deal! Elaine :)

The Berry's Patch said...

Wow, they're beautiful. What a deal!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, that is a GREAT deal! I think in frames alone it would have been a steal, but add the art, and WOW! I really like them a lot. I love estate sales. So glad you found these.

XO,

Sheila... who missed y'all yestrday!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Oh...I have a small collection (four pieces) of Notre Dame prints, so needless to say I'm loving yours! My most expensive piece was $10, I think, so it's one of my thrifty collections for sure. Your were a DEAL! They are framed so beautifully.

I bought something today that I want to include in a future Second Time Around...I was thrifting around with the mister (much to his dismay, lol) and even he approved. :-)

Florida Sue said...

Oh dear Diane. I did not realize that you already had your Tuesday special, and I went ahead and did a "pet buddy" Tuesday. I did not mean to infringe upon your day. Let me know if you think that it is okay. I am fairly new to all of this, and I don't want to upset anyone.

Sue