Saturday, March 20, 2010

Not Just Another Thrift Store Find....

Today started out with a quick bite to eat here at home
and coffee for the road. My husband and I were going
carpet shopping, for his room, his man room....
you know his own place in this house of girls!
Well, more on that later....
but on the way home I suggested we stop at our local
Thrift Store, here in our own little town. Sometimes
you might be able to find something...
but not always! He agreed. I usually head right to the
dishes and pictures area. Especially lately since I have
been re-doing our Guest Room....which I am still tweaking,
but I am LOVING it! So first I go to the pictures and
INSTANTLY, my eyes are drawn, no kidding, to these
two pictures. The colors in these pictures are GORGEOUS....
I don't even think I can do them justice in this post,
I mean really, they are beautiful....
and I had to have them....
but I had to convince him first. They were marked $39.99, down to $19.99 each,
and for a Thrift Store picture, to me that was a bit high.
But, he soon found me and he agreed they were beautiful,
but wanted to go Home and "google" them first....
so we did! And of course I ran right back to the
Thrift Store and purchased them both!
They are J G Keulemans Lithographs

~Signed~

Framed somewhere in Chicago....
a loooong time ago. The backing is in very poor shape,
but the fronts are beautiful!


~Burmese Roller~


~Coracias Spatulatus~



~no real price found~


~worth at least $165.00~

Apparently the guy was born in 1842 and died at the age of 69
in 1912. I am very excited about these pictures and would appreciate
anyone with knowledge on art like this to advise me of what steps
I should take to maintain these pictures! Even if they are not
priceless pieces of art....I think they are worthy of
preserving in some way!

They are large pictures, 17 x 21 and matted nicely,
all seems to be original too!

By far, THE BEST find I have ever found in a Thrift Store!

My husband told me at dinner tonight, basically
that he doesn't always care for what I bring home from
a Thrift Store, but he thinks these are a Great buy....
and he gave me a sweet potato!
(knuckle bump for those who don't know, lol)

8 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS! What a STEAL! Don't know anything about them but I LOVE THEM!

    xoRebecca

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  2. What a great find!
    and gorgeous to boot.

    I think they look fabulous- your guest should love them.

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  3. Oh Lisa! My first reaction to seeing the pictures was to gasp. They are so beautiful. My second reaction was pure jealousy because I want them! LOL, that's ok. You did good, girl!!

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  4. Oh I'm delighted for you...have no information to help, but what you've shared gave me goosebumps! Super find! Now enjoy them...

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  5. They are beautiful, what a find!

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  6. Just lovely! A great find for sure. WE always buy what we love don't we. Some times things just call out to us.
    Have a great day!!
    Big hugs, Elizabeth

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  7. They are beautiful and such a great deal!

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  8. Those are just beautiful. I would have bought them too. I love pictures of birds and those are really lovely!

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