Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hand Painted Treasures


This hand painted old wooden window mirror, was a birthday gift to me on my 45th birthday. I learned about the artist from a friend. The artist has a shop behind her home, collects antiques and paints them. Every piece she paints seems to come alive, with her attention to detail and the ability to copy the original, perfectly. This old mirror has a special place on the wall of our bedroom.




Often I have my cup of coffee in the morning, in one of my two exquisitely painted coffee mugs. A birthday gift several years ago, from a dear friend. She purchased them from one of her artist friends, who also seems to have the same ability as the artist mentioned above. These two coffee mugs look so nice sitting in my glass cupboards with lights.

Another treasured birthday gift from my wonderful sister-in-law, years ago. This artist is a good friend of hers, and also does beautiful, real looking painting. I enjoy filling this glass bottle with my homemade salad dressings. It dresses up my kitchen table with it's muted shades of greeen.


Hand painted treasures sure do make meaningful gifts, and have a way of reminding me, each time I use them, of the dear people in my life, who gave them to me. Gifts that keep on giving...the best kind.

10 comments:

Happy @ Home said...

I admire people who are able to paint such beautiful things. I love the mirror and it looks so nice against your blue and white wallpaper. In fact, the glimpse of your bedroom shown in the mirror looks like it is a lovely room.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I wish I could paint when I see your treasures! Beautiful keepsakes...for sure.

Stacey said...

You have such beautiful pieces! I was stunned by the mirror but the coffee cups are amazing too. Thanks for showing those. Get some rest this weekend. :)

Tracy said...

How beautiful!!! Those are treasures, indeed. That mirror especially is perfect in your bedroom. She has such talent.

Hope you're enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Hand made gifts of any kind are always so special! Your are right in that do indeed keep giving...
What beautiful gifts you have received.

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Judy, your things are wonderful and so, so lovely!

I give handpainted items to friends and have for years. In fact, two of my favorite girlfriends and I spend an entire day in my craftroom every November and I spend the day painting gifts for them to give! How fun is that.

Thanks for sharing with us.

Barb

Brenda said...

Oh goodness, I'm in love with that window!
Brenda
http://cozylittlehouse.blogspot.com

Charli and me said...

These are beautiful treasures. You have such a lovely home.

LisaShaw said...

Those are beautiful!!! I'm not gifted in this area but wish I was. Thanks for sharing with us Judy.

Christina said...

Buddy painted a 100 year old window for me a few years back, I will have to post it sometime, the window you posted is beautiful!

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