Thursday, April 17, 2008

Friday Show and Tell......Pay It Forward winner, Excellence blogger award

Friday is always a fun day looking at Show and Tell on everyone's blog.......check it out over at Kelli's........

About two weeks ago I was in one of favorite thrift shows and saw this picture or painting. It looks hand painted and seems to be painted on wood with a very glossy finish. It has a label on the back that states it was made in , gosh, I don't where it says....just a lot of letters......

Anyway, I like it and think maybe it's a father, mother and grown daughter. Is anyone famili
ar with this style?

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I won the Pay it Forward book give-away over at Mar
y's Writing Nook. I am to read the book, which I will enjoy I'm sure, then pass it on to someone else to read. The book is:
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Another nice surprise today, Jewe
lgirl surprised me with the Excellence blog award.....thank you Jewelgirl and I'll pass it along in a few days.......
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25 comments:

Kathy said...

Congrats, Betty! You deserve it...Kathy@ Mimi's Garden

Kathy said...

Forgot to say...the painting is beautiful...what a great find!...
Kathy

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

What a great find Betty....... a lovely winter scene. I’m certainly no expert, but to me, it has an Eastern European look about it. It will be interesting to see what other ideas come forward.

I’m really looking forward to visiting these wonderful ‘Thrift Stores’ you have, I must try and arrange to leave some space in my luggage to bring a few treasurers back with me. Happy Friday and have a blessed weekend. I await the news this day brings. Bestest Love - Marion

Pam said...

Big congratulations on your awards Miss Betty!

I'm not familiar with that style of painting or artist, but it is a gorgeous piece. I know you'll enjoy it. It made me want to curl up under a blanket with some hot chocolate!

Jennie said...

It looks like a Russian Troika to me, and that would fit in with the snow and the warm clothes too - lovely picture. Enjoy the book too!

P.S. Glad your stove "healed" itself (I'd have done the same as you too - it annoys me when obsolescence is built into modern electrical goods. We have two fridges here from the early 1950s - and they will freeze milk because they are so well insulated!)

Simply Heart And Home said...

Betty,

I am not familiar with the painter but the painting is lovely. I can imagine a story to go with it! :)

Thank you for sharing it.

Blessings,
Gina

Carrie said...

Nice painting...and congratulations on winning and for the award!

Connie Marie said...

That is a nice picture. We got to ride in a horse drawn open sleigh at a Christmas party, and your new-old picture reminds me of that time. Thanks for sharing.

Char said...

I'm not familiar with your painting but I do love it. Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Constance said...

I am not familiar with thsi style but it looks like it's European to me. I guess the man's coat looks like it could be that or Russian. I read your stove saga in your previous post. Replacing stoves is a pain in the neck! Mine went out the day I was planning my annual Christmas Bake-a-thon! I love my new one though, it has 2 ovens. It has a shallow one on the top and a regular sized one on the bottom! I can crank out cookies twice as fast now!
Connie

Hootin' Anni said...

I would love that painting too!!! It's almost 'romantic' isn't it? Great SnT!! [I read the book]

My show n tell is shared....come on over.

The Apron Queen said...

What a beautiful painting. I always love visiting you.

My show & tell is up... vintage bling bling! Do stop by. I love the company.

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

LBP said...

What a pretty painting!

Blessings

Linda

cookie said...

Hi Betty,
You've got lots of goodies today. I don't know anything about the picture, but I do like it.

cookie

Barbara H. said...

What a wonderful find! I agree the people in it look Russian.

Linda said...

Hi Betty, I really like your picture...it reminds me of the holidays and I love snow settings....but I have no information about it.
Congratulations on your award and winning the book. Have a happy weekend. Hugs, Linda

Judy said...

Betty, you found a lovely example of Russian Folk Art painting that is a Troika. It's probably not wood but papier mache. Russian papier mache is much different than ours. I'll venture that it's painted in oils and is from the village of Fedoskino or Zhostovo, two of the predominant painting villages and styles, near Moscow. I've visited both factories and many of their painters have come to the U.S. to share their skills. Many of them are involved with the Society of Decorative Painters. Nice find!

Mary said...

Betty,

I love your painting. That is a real treasure and a great find.

Congratulations on the award. You are very deserving. The book was mailed on Thursday and I hope it reaches you by the end of next week. Please let me know how you enjoy it.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Love that kitchen.

Blessings,
Mary

Jewelgirl said...

I am very happy you enjoyed the
surprise award! You are a ray of
sunshine Betty - out in the blogosphere! Thanks Again!

I agree Russian art, does it have
weird symbols that look like letters? This might be Russian too?

Betty said...

Hi Betty,

Congratulations on your award. Your blog is indeed a blog of excellence. I love the pictures. It is beautiful and painted on wood.

I don't know if I've told you, but I love the look of your blog with the border on each side.

Barbara said...

Congratulations on your awards Betty.
I guess we will see this new picture next Christmas amongst your great collection.

Tori said...

I just found your lovely blog and I'll be back to read more!

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Simply Heart And Home said...

Betty,

I sent you another email and I copied and pasted what I saw. Let me know if you see the same thing. (Look on the left part of the page on the clicked link) Now I should go to bed! lol

Blessings,

Gina