A Special Painting

2.04.2011


This is a special water color that I won (paid for) at a silent auction several years ago at
our county's charity cancer ball. I didn't give a lot for it since not many bid against me.
The proceeds from it went to cancer research.


This is a water color of the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, Ga.


The reason it is special to me is because I lived on St. Simons Island when I was six
through eight years old. I was in first through third grade there before my dad got
transferred again through his job.


The yearly fall festival was always held in this building in front of the lighthouse. 
Those are special memories to me.


When I decorated in here for Christmas I had to move this apple painting and it kind of stayed
where I moved it to. I will share that another time.


This is how it looked before in the guest room. I had it in a very dinky cheap
frame surrounded by another frame.


Hobby Lobby had their frames all fifty percent off a couple of weeks ago and so I
thought I would find a better one for this painting.


Now I can enjoy this painting everyday as I sit here and blog on my lap top.

Do you notice any other changes here?

Frame cost $15.

Have a wonderful weekend!

KIM

Joining the following parties:
A La Carte for Junkin Finds Friday
Bargain Hunting with Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

 I go to the movies and come back and the button images are gone from the post before this one. What's with that??

47 comments:

  1. Oh I love it! Thank you for donating to cancer research Kim. It means alot to me since many are affected in my family. It's very pretty and what an amazing place. It reminds me of the part of Florida that I'm from. PC,Bch.

    Love the new red ball lamp too. Right? Beautiful. I need a new lamp for the office. I'm looking.

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  2. That is really neat Kim...Love it there, and the lamp is adorable too!

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  3. The lamp was on the other side of the sofa. It is the one with the sunflower on it. The sunflower faces the back now because of the way the cord is. That is only one of the changes.

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  4. The painting is very pretty Kim! The lamp is different and so is the table?

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  5. Love this painting. I love watercolors and this lighthouse is great. Nice that it has meaning for you also. I like the new frame a lot. hugs, Linda

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  6. The painting looks wonderful. It's so nice to have things around your home that remind you of special times.

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  7. The size and colors of the new frame so much better. I wish I could get out and do some shopping! Maybe tomorrow...afternoon.

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  8. I love the painting and the special meaning behind it. So....did you put the gingham on the lamp?

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  9. love this style of painting ,its a real picture :0

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  10. I love the picture because it holds such special memories. That is what making a home is all about! I think you have a new table and lamp! Ok... I say new, but if I know you... you painted the lamp, added a new shade, hot glued gingham to it, painted the table that was in another room and moved it here! :-) I am going to go read the others comments and see if I was right! I didn't look to see if I could figure it out! Have a great weekend!

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  11. That is a very beautiful print. I have been to a few places in GA. I dont think I have been to this one though. It seems like a great Southern City.

    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  12. That is really pretty. I liked it on the wall too with two frames. You are so creative!

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  13. Crystal, a while back I added the gingham ruffle.

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  14. Looks nice there, Kim. How special that you have a piece of art that brings back childhood memories.

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  15. I love that print!!

    Kim thank you so much for telling me I had that word verification on!!! Here I curse other blogs that have them lol when I try to leave a comment!!! Thanks again!!!!

    Our climate here on the south coast of Vancouver Island...the Cowichan Valley is rainforest climate. Rain in November and December. If it snows it is wet and heavy lasts only 1 day. Summer does not go above 80 degrees no humidity. It barely gets lower than 10 degrees in winter. I laugh when I hear people complain about the cold or heat ! It is a very temperate climate. This is one of the reasons my husband wanted to come back.

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  16. I like that picture very much! I have one lighthouse pic from Sullivans Island. I've never been to St. Simons but have heard many a good story about how beautiful it is! I like how it holds a special memory in time for you! It looks good there too!

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  17. I love all your prints, they are so pretty! Really neat idea to put a picture within a larger frame, aren't you smart!!!

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  18. It looks perfect where it is! Love that you incorporated something so special to you in a room you can see it more often! Hugs to you!
    xoxo

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  19. My favorite things are those with special memories or stories to go with them! AND, your purchase was for a good cause. So, it is great on several levels. Plus, now that I am dabbling in watercolor, I am especially fond of that painting!

    The table and the lamp are changed.

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  20. The lamp looks new to me. Love it and the painting! Always nice to be able to gaze at something that holds special memories.
    Brenda

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  21. I love those red shutters! Have you done a post about them? The look like painted louvered doors. Am I right?
    They look great on the room.
    Cheers!
    Rita

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  22. Your rooms are so lovely--I love your idea to place a frame around the pic. Beautiful.

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  23. What a beautiful treasure this painting is! it's a double treasure, because it depicts a place that has memories for you and because you donated to cancer research by buying it. I'm so glad you were able to get it. I love the red lamp with the checked trim on the shade. Of course, I just happent to love seeing anything in this wonderful room. Thank you so much for linking to Favorite Things. Have a great weekend! laurie

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  24. Rita May, those are old shutters that we purchased unfinished from a salvage warehouse and then my husband hinged them together and I painted them.

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  25. Hi Kim, I love St. Simons! We used to visit Jekyll Island and St Simons often. What a pretty watercolor.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  26. Love your painting. I think something like that, with a memory attached, is the best kind of artwork to own. Love the new frame too. I'm glad it is in a spot where you will see it everyday.

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  27. I can imagine how special that painting would be to you, Kim, since it is part of your childhood. It is really pretty too!...Christine

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  28. Love your painting and it looks great there! Thank you so much for your two cents on which house I should move to. Having everyone's opinion is so helpful, and I really value your opinion on it as I just love your home and style!

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  29. Don't you just love art that has personal meaning? The reframing is beautiful.

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  30. I love your watercolor!! Lighthouses are a favorite of mine too..we live close to a replica at our lake..but I enjoy it just the same! Beautiful colors..and I was looking at your sunroom posts..just beautiful!!

    Miss Bloomers

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  31. HI Kimmie! Oh,,, what a sweet watercolor and that it reminds you of your childhood! It does look wonderful in your sunroom.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  32. The only thing that I can see that is the same is the red shutter screen and artwork (not frame) itself. Do i get a prize?
    Say, the "old" bird lamp?

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  33. The painting is charming, especially with the red shutters behind it.

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  34. Hi Kim,
    I love both the paintings!!
    And yes, I notice a change...what a gorgeous red lamp and that awesome trimmed shade!! Cute, cute, cute.:o)
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  35. Lovely painting and how nice that it brings back such wonderful memories. Beautiful frame also. I really like the apple painting too, it is stunning. Love the shutters, table, lamp and everything. Beautiful setting. Hugs, Marty

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  36. i love the watercolor and what the cause was and the memory you have seeing it .It looks like you have a new table i love the scallop effect of it .you have a lovely home no matter what you do:)

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  37. I love art that conjures up fond memories of a time past, a favorite place or fee-good moment! And, for some reason, I always gravitate to small paintings of fruits and veggies. I think I just like their simplicity --and the lively colors.

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  38. i am your new follower ms. kim. i loved all your projects and your lovely home. ill keep coming back:)

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  39. Love the memories it holds for you, you chose the right frame for it too! I think you changed the table or painted it? Love the lamp and the gingham ruffle on it. Always wonderful Kim!

    Rondell

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  40. What a treasure for you. It's nice that it's been given a place of honour.

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  41. OOohhhh....ahhh! I spent my birthday last year at Jekyll Island and St. Simon's! One of my MOST favorite places on earth! Love your painting! How special! ♥

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  42. Kim, Love the watercolor as well, especially since it's my hometown!
    Your home and canine are one of my favorites. We have Yorkies too!

    Carol in GA

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  43. When I saw the first photo, I thought my goodness that has to be St. Simons. It looked so familiar. Yes, those childhood memories there are so special - the Casino skating rink and swimming pool, pineapple sandwiches under the live oak trees. Remember when you couldn't go back to the pool immediately after eating or you'd have a dreadful stomach ache. I always hated the waiting.

    You probably know that the Casino building of our childhood was torn down a few years ago but it has been replaced with a beautiful pool and putt putt golf course. No buildings block the view of the water.

    Enjoy your blog!

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  44. Kim what a beautiful painting and how wonderful that it has such personal significance! I love the new frame!

    Kat :)

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