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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rose Wednesday

Hello! I have a lot of rose stuff so I wanted to start playing on Rose Wednesdays w/ Jan. Poor thing! Her neighbor ran her over w/ his lawnmower this week...stop in & give her a hug.

I wanted to start off w/ what started me on my thing for roses, years ago. At the time, my house was done in all black & whites & I was growing bored w/ it. I was cruising around eBay & saw this beautiful print...a yard long reproduction of Paul de Longpre's. I paid under $10 for the print & then turned around & paid over $100 to have it framed. LOL It was worth it though as I still love it.

I have a faux mantel in my living room. I had it out in the driveway, giving it a coat of paint & a bit of distressing, when a gust of wind came along & blew it over! It distressed it up but good for me! A little too much; as it added a crack down the front of it. I could fix it, of course but it was so much easier to hang this lovely print over the crack. ;o) I honestly can't imagine the mantel w/out it so even when, & if, I ever fix the crack, this print will still reside on the front of the mantel.

I'm off to see all the other rose posts @ Jan & Tom's Place .


Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Cami,

Thanks for the well wishes and hugs!! And, thanks for joining us in ROSE Wednesday!!!

Your print is beautiful...I lightened it a little and it really is pretty!!!


jeanne said...

Cami, I knew we more than just a casual connection. I am a huge fan of Paul de Longpre. I used to sell his original prints when I was in the antique business. Oh how I wish
I still had some of them. They are very valuable if they are vintage. However, the reproductions are awesome. There are few vintage ones around these days. I did a post on him not too long ago. It was posted August 5th.

Your print is very familiar to me and it looks beautiful with the mantel. Forget about the crack. I have a faux mantel in my bedroom. I adore it. See, we are two peas or something. LOL

Love, Jeanne

Lady Laurie said...

What a gorgeous picture! I look forward to future Rose Wednesdays with you ~

Elizabethd said...

What an unusual and very lovely print...a yard long!It must look so attractive over your mantel.
Thank you for your visit and for your prayers and good wishes, we are so blessed to have such good friends who have kept us in prayer over the last 2 months.

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet you....That's Rose painting is gorgeous...It's so elegant and beautiful where you have it. Thanks for stopping by...You have a Wonderful Rose Wednesday...Katherinellen

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

I'm a big fan of Paul DeLongpre too. I have an old print of his roses in an old frame in my guest room. I bought it about 15 years ago at an auction for $7.00. Not many people were interested in his old prints back then.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Cami, I too have the same rose print of yours.. isn't it beautiful? :-) thanks for sharing and happy rose wednesday..

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Cami,
It's so nice to meet you. I love your blog, it's so pretty and fun too. Love the quote at the top of the banner too. Your rose picture is gorgeous....I don't think I could ever grow tired of roses either....they are just a classic beauty, that stands the test of time! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

That is one of my most favorite prints in the world! Your solution to the overly distressed mantel was PERFECT!

I love your profile and all those wonderful quotes. It is good to be reminded of these things, keeps us from getting to sunk in our ruts, yes?