Vintage Love

5.05.2011

In one of my posts the other day I told you that I found a good deal on something I collect when I went shopping at my favorite antique mall.


Here it is. My new wonderful green demijohn. No, it doesn't sit here on the bench. I was looking for a good spot to get some decent photos. This also shows how big it is. These are 20 inch pillows by it.


Usually when I find these bottles they are at least $95 to $125 for one this size.


I wasn't even going to look at the price tag on this one because I don't want to pay a lot for one.


The price on this one, to my surprise, was only $37! I looked it over to make sure it was really old and it is.  Sold!

I decided to put my demijohns and vintage grain sack in this old laundry basket from the same antique mall.



Now, I want to show you my new favorite framed art piece from the same antique mall.

I saw this painting and just stood there and looked at it. Something about it really attracted me. They say when you find a piece that really speaks to you then grab it.


I believe it is an old paint by number piece. I love the solid wood frame, too. This piece is signed with a name and 1955. That is the year I was born. Guess it was meant to come home with me.
Post edit: Cathy from Our Country Bungalow blog told me that the original painting is called "The Angelus" by Jean Francois Millet. The title of the piece is "Stopping for Prayer at Noon"
I had no idea that this was a copy of a famous piece.


I believe I am just drawn to this couple praying over their garden.


This is where I hung it along with my rooster print from, you guessed it, the same antique mall. Hard to not get glare on the glass front. I may look into getting a non glare piece of glass.

Thanks so much for taking a look. 
Is it really Thursday again? Then have a wonderful weekend!

KIM

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63 comments:

  1. GREAT finds Kim. Your art piece looks perfect paired with you Rooster! Hope you are having a great week!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  2. Wow, that was a great price! Now where is going to reside? (For the moment, anyway.)
    Brenda

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  3. Hi Kim,
    Why is it that everything you touch turns so beautiful! I love how you are displaying your glass pieces and the picture looks perfect paired with the rooster.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  4. Love the new demijohn, it is such a great size. Your new painting is wonderful also. You found two really great pieces. Hugs, Marty

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  5. great finds and what a steal on the demijohn!

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  6. The painting is called The Angelus- by Jean Francois Millet. Stopping for prayer at noon.
    I love your little paint-by-number version!
    ~cathy

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  7. Hi Kim, oh I just love that painting!I've seen one in a gallery in Georgia. Too costly for me, 10,000, so I've been looking for a likeness since. Doesn't it say a lot? This one found a good home, and so did your other finds. Hugs!

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  8. Love your new finds Kim. The green demi-john is huge but what a great price:o) Your paintings are sweet - I love the rooster. My laundry basket is almost identical to yours...but I still use mine for the laundry!
    Have a great weekend :o)
    Rose H

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  9. Kim I love the demijohns in the basket, great textures going on in that sweet basket!! Kathysue

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  10. You did great! Love the color of the green glass...and the paint by number is charming where you have it displayed! :)

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  11. $100 plus is a big price tag.
    I am so glad you found them at a great price.
    I have seen these in my thrifting for around $15 or so.
    I guess it all depends on the area you are in.
    GREAT FIND!



    Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  12. Wow, Loretta. I only paid $65 for this one. I hesitated to pay that, but they say buy what you love so I did.

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  13. Kim, I love your finds! That painting is very special, and I love that it was the year you were born. Love that green demijohn too. You did good girl!

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  14. Wonderful finds, Kim !! The print is so unique ... you found the perfect place for it !!

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  15. Wow how much fun to have a great antique store so close...love your new additions you always get the good stuff girl!

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  16. Great finds! The little framed piece is pretty, and a great example of the faith many farmers/people have.

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  17. Cathy, thanks so much for that information. I cannot believe this is a paint by number of a famous piece. No wonder I was attracted to it.

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  18. Love the picture paired with your rooster, looks like it was meant to be. The year couldn't have been more perfect either...love the demi-john glad you found one at such a good price!

    Rondell

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  19. You did find some goodies, didn't you? I love the glass demijohns in the basket, perfect!!!

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  20. More great finds Kim! Love the demijohn and how you placed them in the antique laundry basket. Such a pretty print too and it looks perfect in your kitchen. Martina

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  21. That's a great looking piece of glass.. and I know what you mean by the glare. It's not easy taking a good photo of anything framed under glass!

    Di

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  22. Hi Kim! The demijohn looks great with that big basket. Your little paint by number is just charming! You find the best things.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. I see why you wanted this picture. I have never seen it before so I wouldn't have known it was a famous painting either. It is so sweet.
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

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  24. I can't believe the size of that demijohn!!! Wow! I remember seeing that painting in art class and always liked it. It is funny how those old paint-by-number pieces are finding favor now. I did a ton of them when I was a teen.

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  25. I love your finds Kim! Especially that absolutely lovely painting. It really does "grab" you doesn't it? Something so sincere and heartfelt about that couple committing their garden to God. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  26. Kim,
    Those paint by number pieces are really collectible. I love the place you hung it, very striking there! Nice demijohn too. Thanks for linking it up!
    Sherry

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  27. The painting looks perfect there! Great finds.

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  28. Hi Kim!

    I think you got a great deal on both. The paint by number painting is really special! I like when you find a piece that speaks to you. Looks right at home in it's new spot!
    ~Michelle :)

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  29. Kim - I LOVE the paint-by-numbers! You were smart not to let that get away!
    -Trish

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  30. What a great find! The painting is amazing! Lovely space you got!
    Hope to see you on my blog..:)
    G'day.

    Sanghamitra.
    http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

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  31. Yes, the painting was meant for you. I like where you have it hung in your kitchen. What a great find!

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  32. You really got lucky with the demijohn! It looks great with the others. Isn't it interesting that a paint by number someone probably did just for fun, is now a treasure in your home so many years later? I just love it when something I find "speaks to me". I'm excited that it found you:)

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  33. That is an awesome picture! I agree, if it strikes you- you should go with it! Your big green demi-john is great...I never heard the term demi-john before I read it on your blog. I take it it's the shape of the bottle, large on the bottom with a tall narrow neck? It looks great grouped with the others in the laundry basket!

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  34. Yes, that bottle looks like it should belong to you! Have you seen the ones that have been cut on the bottom and turned to cloches? Very cool! I have always loved that painting and have a framed tapestry of it. I love the look of the old paint by numbers too. It looks wonderful with your things!

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  35. I love this print and have seen it before!!
    Those bottles look fantastic displayed in your basket. I have the same old basket and use it for my laundry! Found it years ago at an antique place.
    Love the green in that bottle..great finds Kim!

    You had an posted on your blog awhile ago about home design course..well i signed on and my stuff just arrived today. So starting Monday I will be hitting the books to be a Home Stager!

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  36. Great finds indeed! Everything seems so special, I love the bottles!

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  37. Great finds Kim. I love how you are displaying your demi johns.

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  38. Great finds, Kim. The painting looks perfect with the rooster. You have a good eye for design.
    Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

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  39. Lovely Finds.. Kim.. . Love both the painting and the demiJohn.... The painting looks perfect paired with the painting...!

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  40. Kim that demijohn is beautiful. I also really like your painting! hugs, Linda

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  41. O, Kim...I am just beside myself that you found this beautiful bottle for such a great price. It looks amazing how you have them all in the basket and don'tchaknow that is JUST what I want to do with mine!! :))
    I am such a copy kat!!

    Also love the painting and when I first saw it, thought it was a paint by numbers...love it!!

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  42. Two wonderful finds!

    The painting in particular tugs at the heart strings. A reminder to give thanks for all we have and to trust in God for that all we hope for!

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  43. What great finds! That art piece is priceless!

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  44. Love the paint by number painting! :D

    Great finds!

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  45. Just a little tid-bit of information on your new print is that it's the same print that hung over the mantle on The Andy Griffith Show!! Look for it...you'll see it!! :-)

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  46. Love the painting,maybe their Irish praying over the pototoe famine.
    I love Mr Rooster.
    The green demijohn is awesome.

    It was so much fun linkin' up on Wednesday,I'm following.hope you can follow back.
    ~JO
    LazyonLoblolly

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  47. Love the green bottle... Let's fill it with wine and have a great Mother's Day...

    Pattie

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  48. Kim, You scored on the demijohn and the painting is wonderful. It looks so good hanging in your kitchen. Next time I visit Atlanta we will have to visit this antique shop where you get all these great things.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  49. Beuatiful find Kim! You always find great items.

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  50. Great finds Kim! I love how you displayed the demijohns in the basket with the grainsack. Very nice! I also love the painting. We planted a vegetable garden for the first time, so I can totally relate to the couple in the artwork. Can't imagine relying on our garden for our main sustenance!

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  51. Hey sweet friend! Im sorry I havent been around much at all the last few weeks...Im still fighting these shingles and now Ive caught a bad headcold...Happy Mothers Day weekend!

    OK! You find the biggest STEALS!! I want to go shopping with YOU! That is a HUGE one! I LOVE it!!!
    And...you are SO FUNNY! You mean you dont leave that jar on your BENCH?? LOL! You ALWAYS put things together BEAUTIFULLY! I Love the Basket inside the Bigger basket! YEP! I SO look at the small details! You have such a picture perfect touch to everything!

    I Missed WUW this week :( I was SO SICK that day I had to have the HUB get my party up and running!
    I will be here next WUW!

    Love you!

    xoxokara

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  52. Love the jug and the print. I would love to visit that Antique Mall on one of my Atlanta visits. Wondering if it is close to the city? I will have to do some research on where it is. Thanks for sharing.

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  53. I enjoyed your post and the nice photos of the bottle and the old paint by number. I never saw one look so perfect for a spot like you did in your kitchen

    KAT

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  54. LOVE your paint by number find!! It does speak, doesn't it? Kim, you always find the best stuff! blessings ~ tanna

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  55. Hi Kim, I love your demijohns! I'm not sure, but I think I may have one that I purchased sometime back at an estate sale. I just did a blog post about it. I love how you displayed your demijohns.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  56. I love that painting!.. what a great depiction, especially for those of us who love the sea. This one has romance thrown in...

    I never ever find demijohns that reasonable. Ever.

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  57. I need to come with you to shop at THAT antique mall. looks like lots of great things and good prices. The origninal painting is the partner piece to "the Gleaners" another favorite of mine. Very country French!
    Thanks for linking up dear Kim, I always love having you join in for VIF! xoxo Debra

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  58. Just had to peek at the rooster pillow again, I'm in pillow envy everythime I see it!

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  59. Love the demi john! That's funny that you said they were praying over their garden. I thought they were clam digging. LOL! My mind is always at the beach...sorry!

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  60. Hi Kim~ What an absolutely fantastic find on that demijohn! It's lovely and so great in the basket. Such a pretty green! Love your paint by number painting in it's new spot too. Thanks for sharing at my party. Have a Happy Mothers Day! :)

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  61. I never knew those were called demijohns. Love what I learn on blogs! Like your art piece - how fabulous it is! I did a few paint by numbers waaay back when (you and I are very close in age ;) and I see they're making a comeback!

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  62. Kim...I can not mis a few days of reading blogs because I get so behind on yours! You found some great additions to your beautiful home there.

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  63. I love the idea of the wicker basket for the demijohns. Great use of textures and creative display. I have included one of your photos in my post about my demi-john and credited your blog as the source. Hope you don't mind!

    Amber

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