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VINTAGE BLOOMS



The flowers are in bloom...
well, in these paintings and prints at least!


I am always keeping my eyes out for pretty vintage flower paintings and prints.


Occasionally,
I find some great ones at the thrift stores or flea markets.
Looking through stacks of random frames or old prints-
sometimes there will be one mixed in the bunch.


Love them all, but old oil paintings are my favorite.


I found this large one at the flea market for $5.00
and lucked out finding the fantastic gesso frame that fit it just a few rows over
for $10.00.


Love little smaller ones sitting on a frenchy chair in the hall
or grouped together on a wall or shelf.


The old chippy frames, thick brush strokes & spider crackles
in the paint from age are fantastic.


There is just something about the patina on an old oil painting.


Love it.

It's rainy, rainy, rainy here today
so thought a few pictures of blooming beauties
might brighten it up a bit.
Just a quick post today~off to work on some projects!


Happy Tuesday everyone!



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37 comments

  1. A very awesome way to anticipate spring!

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  2. I need to go treasure hunting with you = ))) Happy Tuesday My Friend.

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  3. Love your post it`s AWESOMELY WONDERFUl!!! :) Love you mom!! :)

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  4. Your prints are so pretty...GREAT way to brighten up the indoors!

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  5. Beautiful paintings Courtney, and I love how you have them grouped together. Very pretty! Martina

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  6. The paintings are so pretty, Courtney. I love the reds in them!!! Gorgeous! I wish I could find great buys like that around here!

    Grouped together, they would brighten anyone's day. :D

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  7. I love those too! Really pretty. I have found a few as well on my travels but those ones are very special.

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  8. Just gorgeous. Oil paintings are getting so hard to find! The grouping is just perfect,
    hugs,
    Debra

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  9. Hi Courtney, You have collected some lovely vintage paintings. I especially like the last one and the pretty frame it is in.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

    ps: Thanks for putting my party button on your sidebar!

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  10. Courtney I love all your flower pictures! I especially love the old paintings of flowers! You have some lovely ones. I'm also inspired by how you just casually set them in a french chair...what a great idea!I can always count on you for some envy (I)eye candy *winks* Vanna

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  11. I love your blooming paintings ;-)...I love the crackle of the paint ~ although some would say they are damaged, nooooo they are loved. ;-)

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  12. So beautiful. I love flower paintings and these are wonderful. Dianne

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  13. Wonderful paintings! My grandmother use to paint flowers, but they have all disappeared.Your collection is fabulous. Have a wonderful evening!

    Ann-Marie

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  14. You have a beautiful collect. I love the little square on sitting on the chair. The frames are all so gorgeous!

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  15. Great paintings, Courtney. What a great deal on the painting and frame. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  16. Just beautiful Courtney! I can't believe that score! amazing! I was at an estate sale last weekend, and those frames were definitely not $10 at my spot! (not a thrift store either!) have fun with your purchases.

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  17. I love your collection of art! You have a great eye!

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  18. They are beautiful Courtney. I was thinking "There's just something about oil paintings, and there texture" and scrolled a few lines down and read almost the same words.

    Hugs,
    Lisa x

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  19. They are beautiful.. seriously that price is fantastic.. What a wonderful find.

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  20. It was cloudy and gloomy and sleepy here today, too!
    The paintings and prints made me smile especially the geraniums-yum.
    My favorite flower, in red, on the porch or deck, every year!
    I love old gessoed frames, too! In fact, I just won one in an auction a few weeks ago and it now graces my mantle near my hydrangeas (brothers and sisters of the ones I sent you!) in an ironstone pitcher :)
    I must keep an eye out for more vintage florals!
    HUGS to you, Courtney!
    Thanks for the cheer-up!!
    ~me

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  21. What beautiful paintings and frames. Love the big one. You really scored on that one. Thanks for showing and sharing. Karie

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  22. How charming are those vintage floral prints and frames! How you dispayed them is darling! xoox

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  23. What a beautiful collection Courtney. I never see oil paintings anywhere, only prints.

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  24. Oh, those are all so my colors Courtney! If you find them missing sometime I promise it wasn't me! :-)
    Vanessa

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  25. Hi Courtney, Love your vintage blooms! I love old floral prints and paintings.
    Have a great rest of the week!
    ~ Julie

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  26. What a beautiful collection you have and those frames are just gorgeous. I agree with you about old oil paintings - it's as though they all have a story to tell. x

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  27. The pictures are beautiful but I also think the frames are great!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  28. LOVE those pictures Courtney..oils are my faves too. I cannot believe how dirt cheap you got the large one, for the painting and the frame! Gorgeouse frames on all too!

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  29. What a perfect post for my Swing into Spring party. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up. Gorgeous pictures.

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  30. Your 'flowers' certainly brightened my day! It's raining and gray here today as well. You have a lovely collection of vintage florals! I keep my eyes open for them as well!

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  31. Their all very pretty girl and the rain can stop any time now..we were going to Second Sunday but my daughter hurt her back so we couldn't make it..hey Vanna and I are trying to meet up in Portland for a fun antique trip girls weekend...I have known her for almost 4 years so this should be fun...Come by and see my newest "Globes De Mariee" hugs and smiles Gloria

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  32. Hey girl I emailed you..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  33. I absolutely love the first one you posted! Now I'm ready for spring...

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  34. Dear Courtney,
    I have to agree, these flowers are in bloom and being in a painting or print they sure can melt the heart. All of yours are so beautiful..
    ~Shirley

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  35. Thanks for linking this up to Transformations and Treasures!! These just make me smile everytime I see them! :)

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  36. The paintings are BEAUTIFUL!

    Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my
    Par-Taaaay!

    xoxokara

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