Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vintage Thursday Thingie: Watercolor

This is a watercolor that I bought at a flea market a few years ago. It was really the opposite of What was I thinking? which I missed :( last week...this was so dirty and dust covered I only bought it thinking about using the frame for something. When I got it home and cleaned it up, I liked the watercolor-the frame is actually terrible! It is unsigned and I'm pretty sure its just an amateur painting, framed for their own pleasure (and now mine!).
It used to hang in the laundry room but now its on the wall outside my sewing room.
I got the rattan rice hat that hangs above it, in Japan in the 1970s when I was there teaching English...its quite old and was old when I got it.
Be sure to go to Coloradolady to see more vintage treasures.





16 comments:

Susan said...

I like that you paired the painting with the hat; the scene is peaceful. So, you taught English, hummm. :-)

Micki said...

I love the watercolour and what a wonderful find! I like where you placed it!
Micki

Elizabeth said...

How fun that it turned out to be a great find. I like the painting, too.

Marie Reed said...

You taught English in Japan! I'm an English teacher and have been looking into doing that over the summer. There are many programs out there! You must have had a phenomenal experience!

LV said...

These are great pieces.

bj said...

There's just nothing any better than finding a treasure for little money. I just love that!
The painting is nice.

Donna said...

nice post ....like that hat

CC said...

your painting is wonderful..so peaceful. happy VTT..have a great weekend.

Bea said...

Beautiful watercolor. I like it with the hat too.

Tikimama said...

That's a beautiful painting, what a nice surprise!

Barb said...

That is a very interesting painting.
It evokes a lot of emotion.

Thanks for coming by.
You are right. The boots are new. I just love how they look, but they are a size 5, and I'm a 6 1/2!
So, in the store they go.

blessings,
barbara jean

mannequin said...

The hat just fits perfectly Miri!
I can just imagine the unveiling of dust and the surprise.
Here's wishin a lovely weekend!

Kate in NJ said...

How nice that you hang them together. They give a feeling of great peace. Thank you for visiting me..it is so nice to "meet you"!

farmlady said...

The two go together quite nicely. Very cool hat.

Carrie said...

The painting is a nice landscape scene. Glad you gave it a place on your walls.

Coloradolady said...

This is a lovely painting. I love that you took something a little questionable and cleaned it up to shine! Lovely. Thanks for participating in VTT. Sorry, my comment was late, I have been out of town.