Friday, August 6, 2010

...in the Eye of the Beholder



You never know what you'll find at a flea market
estate sale,
or antique mall.

That, to me, is part of the excitement...
looking through boxes,
digging in drawers,
turning over old pages in a dusty book.




What to me holds magic,
can be discarded
by another.

But for just a few dollars
I made them mine.


We found these very old lithograph prints
last year in the back of a furniture booth.



Undoubtedly they had been hidden
in a dresser drawer
for many years.

When found, they were more of a bother than a treasure.


So there they were,
for a tiny fraction of their worth;
beauty,
grace,
divine inspiration...
art

for me
to find,
 enjoy,
 behold.



Their age is showing...
foxing covers the fragile paper,
but they are timeless.

An unexpected gift
for me.



I'm joining in at the French Cupboard
for Vintage Black Friday.




And if you haven't entered the
Design Your Own Give Away
click Here




Have a wonderful weekend!
love,
Debra

30 comments:

  1. Debra,
    These are really beautiful. I too, collect vintage religious art and lithographs. They are just so inspiring.
    Mary

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  2. What beautiful thoughts on neglected treasures, Debra! Love those prints--lucky you!

    Hope you're having a most wonderful day!

    Julie

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  3. What an amazing find Debra...these prints are fantastic!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  4. I think these prints are wonderful & would have them framed.... Either as they are or in a collage might be interesting!!
    Great Find!!
    Love,
    Marilyn

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  5. Treasures? Indeed! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Debra - those are GORGEOUS!!! You lucky YOU!!!

    Have a fantastic week-end!!!

    xoxoxo
    robelyn

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  7. I think the foxing adds to the beauty of them. Lucky you...and smart you for keeping them.
    Debbie
    P.S. My you've busy...so many posts....makes me feel like a slug!

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  8. Hey Debra. I love your new banner at the top. Is it just me or does that scale seem to be smiling? And I adore that bird print. Those are beautiful lithos. I can't wait to see how you display them.

    Hope all is well. Love you, Tracy :)

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  9. Gorgeous! We believe that qualifies you to be a "Lucky Ducky!" We are so with you when it comes to the thrill of the hunt;0)
    Karla & Karrie

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  10. I agree--treasures indeed! Love them all!

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  11. They are vintage goodies indeed. Voluptous also just like me. I was born in the wrong century I dare say. I feel slug like also as you are posting up a storm but this heat is slowing my outside stuff way down. loveya♥olive

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  12. I love the prints and I am glad you found a treasure special for you. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. What a find! Those are truly a treasure to hold onto!!

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  14. What wonderful finds and so glad I stopped by to visit! I love treasures such as that, enjoy! XOXO

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  15. Lovely prints and quite a good find for you.
    I just know you will have them looking great for display.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. Ahhh Debra! What lovely images! I love 'em more when they're not perfect!

    Shoot, I'm SO behind on blogging! Busy week! Just home from Garage hunts,,,,I'm exhausticated!

    Going to post your giveaway and then curl up with a book I found today!

    Hugs,
    Shell

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  17. HI Debra ~ Fantastic find . The images are just gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

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  18. These are just dreamy, Debra!
    I especially love the gal in the first picture.
    She's losing her top, though! Wardrobe malfunction!

    Talk this weekend.

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  19. Your post reminds me of the good old days in downtown Chicago. There is an old 3 story Salvation Army hidden on the west side of the loop. Upstairs there is an "antique shop" in a Salvation Army. Can you believe it? I have some of the most beautiful things from digging in boxes in that shop.

    Lovely finds Debra, thank you for sharing. I love them all.

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  20. Beautiful finds Debra. I love it when I get to dig for my treasures too. These were definitely worth digging for!!!
    hugs

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  21. Dear Debra-
    You are the best 'finder' I know.
    I need to just follow you around!

    Have a blessed weekend,

    Laura

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  22. What a beautiful find, thanks for sharing!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

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  23. I adore digging thru boxes and drawers at estate sales:) That is one time dusty is good! Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

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  24. it's so exciting to find treasures tucked away in or under something unexpected. great finds!!!!

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  25. Oh my goodness Debra, what incredible finds! Wish I lived near you, I'd tag along, you have such a great eye for beautiful treasures, maybe I would find some too!

    Nancy

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  26. Ooooh! Debra,
    Are they now framed and displayed in your wonderful home. Would love to see them in your likeness.
    xxDore

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  27. Debra, These are beautiful! I do hope you plan on displaying them. Hugs, Sherry

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  28. Hi Debra,

    I can see why your "heart stopped"..these are so beautiful....all of the signs of aging add such beauty to them. What a great treasure you found.

    I'm visiting for Vintage Black Friday...drop by! I'd love to have you visit.

    Happy Day,
    Stephanie ♥

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  29. Just gorgeous! What is it about those old sepia toned drawings and etchings that capture our imagination and take our breath away. You done good gurl! I love em!

    hugs,
    c

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