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Friday, February 15, 2008

Show and Tell Friday




Today, I am going to show you my hidden treasure.
Many years ago I went to the second hand store to try to find some old cheap picture frames for some pictures I had. I bought this frame that had a picture of a little girl holding a balloon. It looked as if it had been cut out of a magazine but of course it was the frame I wanted. After I got home and took the back off, behind the balloon picture was this painting. Written on the back of the small canvas it says "Old Iron Gate Entrance French Quarter New Orleans by Colette Pope Heldver 1933". I looked up her name and she and her husband both were known painters. It is an amazing little painting because it is so small (3 1/4 x 2 3/4) and yet so detailed.

5 comments:

JeanMac said...

It's so great to make a find like that!

Lady Di Tn said...

Wow, I guess we will see you on the Antique Road Show someday.
Peace

Chatty Crone said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my Blog. I think we could be kindred spirits. Love your Blog too.

sheoflittlebrain said...

Treasure indeed! What a great find and how lucky for the little painting that it came to live with someone who appreciates it:)

smilnsigh said...

Great story of a hidden treasure!

Mari-Nanci