Friday, May 26, 2017

Auction Stories

I saw a few pretty little original pieces of art at the auction
 this week and I was fortunate enough to get to bring
three of them home with me!

This one is a water color and I just love the
sweetness of that little cottage, picket fence and the
muted colors!  After the auction, a guy came up to
me and told me that his great grandmother painted it.
Helen Bell Ralph (1866-1938) was a Daughter of The
American Revolution.  He said that her paintings
were almost exclusively done in the 1800's and
that I should be able to find a signature on the back,
usually in pencil.  He said that he had a dozen of
her paintings and this one that I got was the last one
hanging in her home and it ended up in the auction.
Makes me think it was one of her favorites since
she kept it for herself!

It's always fun to know something about these pieces!
I can't wait to open it up, find that signature, clean up
the glass and hang it in our home.  So fun!

I'll be taking a little blogging break until next week!
We're off on a great adventure 
for the holiday weekend!
Hope you all have a good Memorial Day weekend!
Don't forget to remember all those that gave
their lives to give us our free country.
God bless the USA!

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Yes, I love it.
It's such a restful color, especially for a bedroom.
And no, this isn't a black and white photo...haha.
How fun that Slate matches so well!
You'd think I'd embrace gray hair and not
color it.  Uh......no. haha.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sweet Cherries

One of my favorite things about May!
But those darn pits!  They really slow you down
when you want to gobble them up! ha.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Talking To Plants

It's especially fun to talk to plants when the
planter looks right at you and smiles!