Monday, May 10, 2010

Serendiptous Find

I have been searching high and low and racking my brain for an inexpensive way to put art on the large wall in the basement we just finished.

In the shopping center near us we have what used to be a great antique mall but is now more a second hand store and flea market. After I finished my grocery shopping I thought I would take a quick run thought to see what I couldn't live without.

I spotted a pile of pictures leaning against a wall and what attracted my attention was the large size and the frames were already black. Good, maybe I could just replace the pictures with some great posters.
Ladies, I don't need to do a thing. The pictures probably wouldn't be my first choice but I can live with them.
All the colors are perfect for the room.
I thought this one would look nice above the table. Look how well the colors blend with the material on the chairs.

I thought the second one would look great above this bench.


Now all I have to do is get my hubby to hang them for me.
Not only are they the perfect color and size they were $19.95 each.
What more can a girl ask for?



13 comments:

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Stella -
I was so happy to see that you had stopped by for a visit. I love those pictures...they look great against your wall color and what a great price! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I'm off to visit with you for a little while.
♥ Toni

Marydon Ford said...

They are awesome & perfect for that area! What a great $$$!

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN~ Hugs, Marydon

Kissed by an Angel said...

Wow!! Two perfect pictures!!! They are lovley!!
xxxx

T's Daily Treasures said...

Fabulous! Those framed posters are perfect in the areas you've planned them for. Best wishes for the rest of your week. :) Tammy

Star said...

I think the post of the train could be worth something! These are highly collectible. If I was you, I would do some research and see just what they are worth!
Blessings, Star

bj said...

Girl...are you kidding me?
These are PERFECT...just PERFECT...and the price couldn't be better.
You did good!!

O, and that "extra big lump in my bed"....heh heh heh !!

Bearly Sane said...

Oh I love them Stella, the first a little more ... very French ... very chic ... perfect colours for your decor. WHAT A GREAT FIND!!!

The first one is Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's Poster of entertainer Jane Avril. He painted many female entertainers and she was one of the two with whom he maintained the longest friendship.

A 24" x 32" print is worth around $70 USD. Thought that might make you appreciate it a little more...LOL!

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Just Breathe said...

They are perfect!

Chatty Crone said...

I like those - especially the one with the red pillows. Sandie

daylily777 said...

Everything is looking wonderful , the new pictures were a great find !
The cakes below looked delish !
Blessings & hugs ,
~Myrna

Anne said...

I love the one with the ship. And your right, they do match very nicely with your decor. Thank you for stopping by Peek-A-Boo Street. Have a pleasant week!

Rettabug said...

I think you solved your problem of finding just the right artwork for that area. They look great!

Love the new header photo, too!!

Mimi said...

Hi stella!!!
I love those old vintage pics!!!!SO much so!!!!
I think they are perfect!!!!!I adore things like that and I think they are perfect for that room!!!
great find!!!
hugs,
jamie